Middle East News

Carl Ernst Wins Global Humanities Translation Prize

The Global Humanities Initiative (GHI), in partnership with Northwestern University Press (NUP), has announced the winners of its inaugural Global Humanities Translation Prize. The $5,000 prize is awarded for a translation-in-progress of a non-Western literary or scholarly text; it honors two winners this year: Jason Grunebaum and Ulrike Stark, both from the University of Chicago,… Read more »

Former CIA Director Discusses Global Shifts During Annual Weatherspoon Lecture

What keeps the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency up at night? Michael Hayden answered that question at the annual Weatherspoon Lecture on Feb. 1 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School. The retired four-star general, who worked under three presidential administrations through both terror… Read more »

Fourth Annual GillingsX Talks Showcased Students’ Global Health Work

Six students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health gave presentations about their global health research experiences during the fourth annual GillingsX talks on March 23. About 120 people attended the event. The event, hosted by Gillings’ Student Global Health Committee (SGHC), is modeled after the Technology, Entertainment… Read more »

Dilshad Jaff

Researchers at UNC Conclude Hookah Smoking Is Public Health Threat in Kurdish Region of Iraq

A commentary by two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers concludes that hookah smoking is an emerging threat to public health globally, especially in the Kurdish region of Iraq. Dilshad Jaff, research adviser for conflict prevention and disaster preparedness in the Gillings School’s Gillings Global Gateway, and… Read more »

DigCCurr Professional Institute Has Shaped Digital Curation Practices Around the World

Since its introduction in 2009, the annual DigCCurr Professional Institute — an intensive workshop designed to foster skills, knowledge and community among professionals in the field of digital curation — has drawn 249 participants from nine countries and 33 states.  Hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and taught by international digital… Read more »

Advancing Education for Children Displaced by War

November 23, 2016

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumnus Scott Quilty knows first-hand how warfare tears communities apart. News agencies frequently report dramatic images of violence and combat, but for people living in wartorn regions, the challenges continue even if they are able to flee the violence. Inspired by his military service, Quilty is using the… Read more »