Middle East News
For Carl Ernst, Islamic studies is about much more than studying the languages and cultures of the Middle East — it’s about fostering a much needed awareness of an area of the world with which many people in the United States are unfamiliar. Early in his career, he became convinced it was an area that… Read more »
“For the sake of the women, children, adolescents and families we serve in each of our communities and in the communities of our colleagues around the world, this is a promise on which we must deliver.” These were some of the closing words from Herbert Peterson, as he delivered the Hale Lecture to the American College… Read more »
A new exploratory study by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty member and a Carolina alumna found that Syrian refugees in camps and communities in Jordan would benefit from palliative care services currently unavailable to them. The work is an effort to document and begin to… Read more »
UNC-Chapel Hill is ranked fourth among large schools on the Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, up three spots from last year. According to the Peace Corps, 70 Tar Heels are currently volunteering around the world. To date, 1,338 Carolina alumni have served in the program.
At an international summit held in Tempe, Arizona, WiderNet became one of 15 organizations to establish a new consortium and issue a declaration of principles for advancing projects, strategies and technologies that can provide access to important digital content for people in places without adequate internet connectivity. Cliff Missen, clinical associate professor at the UNC-Chapel… Read more »
For Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, Global Spotlight Week is a perfect example of the kind of work that he hopes to expand in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s area studies centers. As senior associate dean for social sciences and global programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, he oversees the six centers co-sponsoring… Read more »
Dilshad Jaff, program coordinator for solutions to complex emergencies in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Research, Innovation and Global Solutions office, has analyzed road traffic accidents in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and proposed strategies that can diminish the financial and human toll associated with this public health issue.
UNC centers for the study of Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia and East Europe, Latin America and the Middle East present “Global Spotlight Week: Crises of Citizenship,” Feb. 17-24, 2018. The week’s art exhibit, films, concert, lectures and panels will highlight critical approaches to the contested issue of citizenship, exploring experiences of migration and belonging across world regions.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been nationally and internationally recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System and the University of Indonesia’s Green Metric for its work in promoting and maintaining sustainable practices. AASHE STARS is a nationally recognized, comprehensive campus sustainability rating system that enables… Read more »