FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium

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FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
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+1.919.962.2435
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301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

February 20, 2019

The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) is pleased to host Hiro Yoshikawa for a visiting lecture in the FPG lecture series. Hiro Yoshikawa is a community and developmental psychologist studying the effects of public policies and programs related to immigration, early childhood, and poverty reduction on children’s development. He conducts research in both the United States and in low- and middle-income countries. is current projects include providing programming for Syrian refugee families in the Middle East and Rohingya refugee families in Bangladesh. He co-directs the Global TIES for Children Center, an international research center dedicated to designing, evaluating and advising on program and policies to improve the lives of children and youth across the globe.

Start: February 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
End: February 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

February 22, 2019

Thousands of migrants continue to arrive in North Carolina after fleeing poverty and violence in their home countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. How does climate change factor into this migration? Edwin Castellanos, leading scientist on climate change, will discuss recent changes in rainfall patterns in Northern Central America that have added additional stress to small farmers in the region and have increased the food security and poverty problems. Castellanos will discuss future climate models and what’s at stake for the region and the planet in the coming decades. Lecture will be followed with a musical performance by Cuban ensemble Charanga Carolina.

Find out more information.

Co-sponsored by the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Center for the Study of the American South. This event is free and open to the public as part of The North Carolina Conference on Latin American Studies. To register and learn about additional conference activities, please visit here.

Start: February 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

February 25, 2019

The Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) is honored to host Pulitzer Prize-winning Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumna Helene Cooper for a public lecture about how her experiences at Carolina prepared her for a global career as a journalist covering international economics, trade, foreign policy, race and politics.

This event celebrates the 25th anniversary of CGI. The talk will begin at 5:30 with a reception and refreshments to follow.

Helene Cooper is a Pentagon correspondent with The New York Times. She joined the paper in 2004 as assistant editorial page editor, before becoming diplomatic correspondent in 2006 and White House correspondent in 2009.

In 2015, she was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, for her work in Liberia during the Ebola epidemic. She is also the winner of the George Polk award for health reporting (2015) and the Overseas Press Club Award (2015).

Please RSVP to the event by emailing Lizzie Russler, events and exhibitions intern for UNC Global.

Start: February 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: February 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

February 27, 2019

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 the Curriculum in Global Studies. It is co-sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, African Studies Center, Carolina Asia Center, Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, Center for European Studies, Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, and Institute for the Study of the Americas. Additional support is provided by the Diplomat in Residence, Honors Carolina, Career Services, Center for Global Initiatives, UNC Global and UNC Peace Corps.

Start: February 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
End: February 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

February 28, 2019

Vladimir Putin won his reelection in March 2018 with a convincing margin, but now his regime is facing probably the most complicated challenges in the last 20 years. Why is that happening? How will Russian political elite resolve the succession issue? And what are the opportunities for the opposition in this changing political environment?

Leonid Volkov is a Russian politician and the chief of staff for Alexei Navalny, Russia’s main opposition leader. He is a former deputy of the Yekaterinburg City Duma and chair of the central election committee of the Russian Opposition Coordination Council. He is the founder of the Internet Protection Society, an NGO focused on internet freedom and digital rights in Russia.

Start: February 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: February 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

March 1, 2019

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 website has more details about this project.

Round-table discussions over a buffet dinner will follow the talk. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP in advance.

Start: March 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
End: March 1, 2019 @ 10:00 pm

March 2, 2019

The Crescent Music Studio is hosting their annual concert with songs to include:

The Sound of Snowfall
Ode to the Yellow River
The Great Wall
A Moonlight Night on the Spring River
Sleeve Dream
Whisper of Pipa
The Story of the Stone
Csardas

Start: March 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
End: March 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

March 22, 2019

Conflict over Gaza: People, Politics and Possibilities’ will shed light on the current realities in the Gaza Strip, giving participants a deeper understanding of the context of these realities and offering concrete options that can better the lives of Gazans. The conference also highlights Gazan music, films, food and art to showcase the beauty that goes along with the challenges of life in the Gaza Strip.

Opening night will include a reception featuring traditional Gazan food and a concert by Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar.

Registration required.

Start: March 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: March 22, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

March 23, 2019

Conflict over Gaza: People, Politics and Possibilities’ will shed light on the current realities in the Gaza Strip, giving participants a deeper understanding of the context of these realities and offering concrete options that can better the lives of Gazans. The conference also highlights Gazan music, films, food and art to showcase the beauty that goes along with the challenges of life in the Gaza Strip.

Panels will be occurring throughout the day. Breakfast snacks, coffee and Gazan lunch provided for registered participants.

Registration required.

Start: March 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am
End: March 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

March 24, 2019

Conflict over Gaza: People, Politics and Possibilities’ will shed light on the current realities in the Gaza Strip, giving participants a deeper understanding of the context of these realities and offering concrete options that can better the lives of Gazans. The conference also highlights Gazan music, films, food and art to showcase the beauty that goes along with the challenges of life in the Gaza Strip.

Gaza On Screen is a full day of screenings of both recent and historical works featuring the diverse film production from the Gaza Strip during the past 70 years including documentary, fiction and experimental pieces.

Registration required.

Start: March 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am
End: March 24, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

April 6, 2019

On April 6th, the Rotary Peace Center will be hosting its 16th Annual Rotary Spring Conference. The theme this year is “Action for Peace”. Class 16 Rotary Peace Fellows will be presenting their research, sharing examples of hope, peace-making and positive change from every corner of the earth.

With limited seats, the Center is expecting the spring conference to sell out early. Early bird tickets are on sale until March 1 at 11:59 p.m., after which prices increase to $25 minimum. Register here.

Start: April 6, 2019 @ 8:30 am
End: April 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Cost: 5 – 20

April 8, 2019

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.

Start: April 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: April 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm