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February 2019

Manuela de Leonardis, ‘The Blood of Women: Traces of Red on White Cloth”

February 19, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 2008/2010, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Manuela De Leonardis discusses The Blood of Women. Traces of Red on White Cloth, a traveling exhibition and book (supported by the Pasquale Battista Foundation) which brings together the work of 68 international artists. The exhibition explores transnational feminisms presenting work about the taboo of menstruation. Antique menstrual cloths are used as the basis for the work of each artist providing new clues for reflection about different aspects of the feminine including birth, puberty, motherhood, sexuality, menopause and violence. Personal narratives,…

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Kiran Klaus Patel, ‘The Making of a European Alternative: Cooperation and Integration in Western Europe After 1945’

February 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, DeBerry Board Room 3009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Kiran Klaus Patel is professor and chair of European and global history at Maastricht University. He also serves as Jean Monnet Chair and head of the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Before joining Maastricht University, Patel was a joint chair at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and an assistant professor at Humboldt University in Berlin. He has been a Kennedy Fellow at the Center for European Study at Harvard University, a visiting professor…

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Global Career Night

February 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Hear from a panel of stellar University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni in globally focused careers! A networking reception will follow the panel. At the reception, representatives from Honors Carolina, the Peace Corps, UNC-Chapel Hill Career Services and the U.S. Department of State will join the panelists and attendees. Panelists include Anthony Dest, University of Texas at Austin; Andrea Felder, American University; Erin O'Connor Minthorn, Raytheon International; and Justin Sosne, Bower Group Asia. This event is co-organized with…

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March 2019

An Evening on Immigration

March 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

This event is organized by student group Working Group on Refugees, Europe and Service Learning (WRESL). Susanne Dieper, director of programs and grants at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., will give the keynote lecture. Her talk will focus on the AICGS project called “Integration: Made in Germany.” This initiative is part of the Year of German-American Friendship and involves advocates and practitioners who work on behalf of immigrants in Germany. The AICGS…

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April 2019

Europe Week: EU Languages Lunch

April 7, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Faculty, staff and students will discuss contemporary EU topics over lunch. The event will feature Czech, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish tables. A discussant at each table will guide conversation in each language about populism and the EU. The cuisine served will also celebrate the cultural diversity of various EU member states. Participants will be emailed an article in their respective language about the topic in advance of the lunch to prepare for discussion one week before the lunch.…

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Europe Week: Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks, ‘Brexit: What, Why and Whereto?’

April 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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What were the causes of the Brexit referendum? Why did 52 percent of those voting wish to leave the EU? Is the divide over Brexit a generational divide? What are the consequences of Brexit for the United Kingdom and for the European Union? Lecturers will assist in the understanding of Brexit. This event is part of Europe Week 2019, which is supported by the generous Getting to Know Europe grant from the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.

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Europe Week: Happy Hour, ‘Europe Through Art’

April 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Happy Hour at the Ackland will feature a special presentation on European textiles from Susan Page. The event will showcase modern and contemporary art from multiple EU member states and will celebrate shared artistic traditions. Ackland experts will anchor the discussion. Register here by March 30. This event is part of Europe Week 2019, which is supported by the generous Getting to Know Europe grant from the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.

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Europe Week: Short Film Screenings, ‘Visualizing LGBTQ Identity in the EU’

April 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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This mini festival will feature several short films visualizing LGBTQ identity in the EU, from various member states’ perspectives. The discussion will be lead by experts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This event is part of Europe Week 2019, which is supported by the generous Getting to Know Europe grant from the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.

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Europe Week: Public Reading by Author David Machado, ‘The Shelf of Happiness’

April 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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EU Prize for Literature winner David Machado will be reading selections from his book The Shelf Life of Happiness. Learn more about Machado and the EU Prize for Literature, and access guided reading questions, on the EUPL page. Contact Sarah Hutchison to receive a few free copies of the novel. A public reception will be held at 5:30. The public reading will begin at 6pm. This event is part of Europe Week 2019, which is supported by the generous Getting to Know Europe grant from the Delegation of the…

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Europe Week: Meet and Greet Author David Machado

April 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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EU Prize for Literature winner David Machado will be conducting a meet and greet over breakfast. Discussion will be on topics including his prize-winning book The Shelf Life of Happiness. Learn more about Machado and the EU Prize for Literature, and access guided reading questions, on the EUPL page. Contact Sarah Hutchison to receive a few free copies of the novel. This event is part of Europe Week 2019, which is supported by the generous Getting to Know Europe grant from the Delegation of the European Union to the United…

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Europe Week Closing Reception: Celebrating the EU Through Sights, Sounds and Stories

April 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Florence and James Peacock Atrium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Europe Week’s closing reception will feature musical performances, winning images from the Europe Week Photo Contest and the winners of the EU Today Essay Contest. Both photo and essay contest winners will present their work to the audience and explain the significance and meaning it has in characterizing the EU and contemporary Europe. The winners will also be awarded gift certificates to Flyleaf Books. The cuisine served will showcase the cultural diversity of various EU member states. This event is…

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