FedEx Global Education Center

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FedEx Global Education Center
Phone:
+1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

January 10, 2018

View photography from around the world in this exhibition featuring work by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni, faculty, staff and students. The exhibition will open Jan. 10 and run through July 20, 2018 at the FedEx Global Education Center. All photography on display was submitted as part of UNC’s annual Carolina Global Photography Competition. A committee of judges selected the winning photographs, with special consideration given to images that are distinctive and embrace a new perspective. Photographs were been selected for first, second and third place as well as thematic and regional spotlights.

Each area studies center and departmental unit housed in the FedEx Global Education Center selected a regional spotlight photo that represented their mission, vision, academic focus and/or world area.

Thematic spotlights were awarded to photos that incorporated the following themes:

  • Chancellor’s choice (photographs the chancellor finds globally relevant and distinctive)
  • Food for all: local and global perspectives
  • Global perspectives within the U.S.
  • Learning moment
  • Movement
  • Nature’s beauty
  • A new take on an old landmark
  • School spirit

This event is co-sponsored by the African Studies CenterCarolina Asia CenterCarolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim CivilizationsCenter for European StudiesCenter for Global InitiativesCenter for Slavic, Eurasian and East European StudiesCurriculum in Global StudiesGlobal RelationsGlobal Research InstituteFood Theme Steering CommitteeInstitute for the Study of the AmericasInternational Student and Scholar Services; and the Study Abroad Office.

MULTIMEDIA

View slideshow of winners and chancellor’s choice selections
View slideshow of FedEx Global Education Center spotlights
View slideshow of thematic spotlights

2018 Carolina Global Photography Exhibition flyer

Exhibit contact: Ingrid Smith, manager of events and exhibitions for UNC Global, ingrid.smith@unc.edu.

Media contact: Katie Bowler Young, director of global relations, UNC Global, kbowler@unc.edu, 919-962-4504

Start: January 10, 2018
End: July 20, 2018

March 19, 2018

The Carolina Asia Center will offer Bahasa Indonesia, Thai and Vietnamese workshops starting Monday, March 19 as part of Asia Week 2018. Please register in advance for the workshops.

This four part workshop series is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Start: March 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
End: March 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

March 22, 2018

Join the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies (CSEEES) for a book panel discussion to mark the publication of Jasmin Mujanović’s monograph Hunger and Fury: The Crisis of Democracy in the Balkans.

Participants include Kiran Auerbach, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Dimitar Bechev, a CSEEES fellow; Besir Ceka, an assistant professor at Davidson College; and Mujanović.

Less than two decades after the Yugoslav Wars ended, the edifice of parliamentary government in the Western Balkans is crumbling. This collapse sets into sharp relief the unreformed authoritarian tendencies of the region’s entrenched elites, many of whom have held power since the early 1990s, and the hollowness of the West’s ‘democratisation’ agenda.

There is a widely held assumption that institutional collapse will precipitate a new bout of ethnic conflict, but Mujanović argues instead that the Balkans are on the cusp of a historic socio-political transformation. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, with a unique focus on local activist accounts, he argues that a period of genuine democratic transition is finally dawning, led by grassroots social movements, from Zagreb to Skopje. Rather than pursuing ethnic strife, these new Balkan revolutionaries are confronting the ‘ethnic entrepreneurs’ cemented in power by the West in its efforts to stabilize the region since the mid-1990s.

Start: March 22, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
End: March 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

March 26, 2018

The Carolina Asia Center will offer Bahasa Indonesia, Thai and Vietnamese workshops starting Monday, March 19 as part of Asia Week 2018. Please register in advance for the workshops.

This four part workshop series is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Start: March 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
End: March 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

April 2, 2018

The Carolina Asia Center will offer Bahasa Indonesia, Thai and Vietnamese workshops starting Monday, March 19 as part of Asia Week 2018. Please register in advance for the workshops.

This four part workshop series is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Start: April 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
End: April 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

April 9, 2018

The Carolina Asia Center will offer Bahasa Indonesia, Thai and Vietnamese workshops starting Monday, March 19 as part of Asia Week 2018. Please register in advance for the workshops.

This four part workshop series is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Start: April 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
End: April 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

April 14, 2018

Mark your calendar April 14 for the annual GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics.

This free, annual conference is designed to help students challenge their assumptions, understand their cultural biases and prepare for a global experience at home or abroad. Students will also have the chance to learn from each other and connect with global faculty, staff and community members.

First-time travelers and experienced globetrotters alike can benefit from session topics including:

  • Issues of identity;
  • Teaching in a cross-cultural setting;
  • Ethics of providing healthcare abroad; and
  • How to reflect on your experience.

Please register in advance.

Start: April 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am
End: April 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm