The notion of returning to a better Syria drives Hiba Alzouby ’21, a doctor of pharmacy candidate at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Born in New Jersey and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Alzouby lived in Syria between the ages of 5 to 10 and considers it a second home. While living there, she traveled… Read more »
By Katie Bowler Young In August 2015, I had a stage manager’s dream role, pulling back a curtain and cuing Stephen Hawking to take the stage. We were at the Waterfront Congress Center in Stockholm, Sweden, where he was to deliver a public lecture, “Quantum Black Holes,” to an audience of more than 3,000 people… Read more »
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a delegation from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom March 1, 2018. As Essex is on track to increase its student body by 50 percent since 2012 and is also beginning a new strategic planning period, the delegation visited large U.S. institutions like UNC-Chapel… Read more »
The Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations hosted Syrian-American hip-hop artist, Omar Offendum, for a concert in the auditorium of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History as the final event of Global Spotlight Week on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. The concert tied together themes presented… Read more »
The Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center is accepting applications through May 31, 2018, for graduate studies commencing Fall 2019. The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship increases the capacity of current and emerging peace leaders to prevent and resolve conflict through academic training, field experience and professional networking. The spike in regional and local conflicts throughout the… Read more »
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 »
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a delegation from the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Feb. 14, 2018. The IVLP delegation consisted of government officials, public officers and social media forum leaders from several European countries, and they met with faculty from Carolina’s Department of Communication to learn… Read more »
This spring, the Carolina Asia Center and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School will participate in the Kakehashi Project, a fully funded youth exchange program designed to promote deeper cultural understanding among youth, create networking opportunities for future leaders of Japan-U.S exchanges and encourage future international work by broadening student perspectives.