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January 2021

Virtual: Kaffeestunde (German Coffee Conversation Hour)

January 21 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 6, 2021

Join UNC German Club for Kaffee und Konversationen via Zoom. All levels are welcome and encouraged to come practice their language skills. Thursdays 12:30-1:30 Find out more about the UNC German Club.

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Virtual: Study Abroad General Advising, Credit Transfer and Financial Aid Drop-In Hours

January 21 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 6, 2021

Have a quick question about study abroad, navigating the website or financial aid? Meet with the Study Abroad Office virtually on Zoom during Drop-In Hours to ask general questions that might not require a 20 minute advising appointment. For questions about your study abroad credits or the credit transfer process in general, please visit the Study Abroad website to review the credit transfer process. If you have further questions, meet virtually on Zoom during the Drop-In Hours to ask one…

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Virtual: UNESCO Intercultural Competency Training

January 21 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Darla K. Deardorff, executive director of the Association of International Education Administrators, will lead in a training experience to build intercultural competencies based on her newly released Manual for Developing Intercultural Competencies: Story Circles, published by UNESCO and Routledge. The Story Circles methodology promotes intercultural competence development in building more inclusive societies and can be used in and out of classrooms. It has been piloted around the world through the United Nations and is now available in 5 languages as open-access…

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Virtual: Paige Cottingham-Streater, ‘Black Americans and US-Japan Relations’

January 21 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

PART OF THE 2020-21 SPEAKER SERIES, “BLACKNESS IN ASIAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES” This session will feature Paige Cottingham-Streater, executive director of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, “Black Americans and U.S.-Japan Relations,” and will be moderated by Morgan Pitelka, chair of the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. Cottingham-Streater directs the work of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission. The Commission is an independent federal government agency that supports research, education, public affairs and exchange with Japan. Its mission…

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Virtual: Lectures in Art History: Joan Neuberger, University of Texas at Austin

January 21 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Department of Art & Art History for a lecture in art history. The living forms of nature played a consistent, though unappreciated, role in all of Eisenstein’s creative work. From the hybrid human-animal sketches of his teens through his mature theory of polyphonic montage, he saw nature, not as something to be controlled, but as a source of individual liberation, a model for understanding film reception, and a blueprint for a utopian socialist collective. This presentation will examine…

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Virtual: Los Valientes Performed by Core Ensemble

January 24 at 8:00 am - January 31 at 5:00 pm

The Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA) welcomes Core Ensemble back to UNC-Chapel Hill with a streaming performance of Los Valientes. This chamber music theatre production for solo actor and trio (cello, piano, and percussion) explore the lives of three Latin American figures: Diego Rivera, Archbishop Oscar Romero and Joaquín Murrieta aka “Zorro". Los Valientes is written by José Cruz González. The music for Los Valientes features songs and concert/vernacular music by a wide range of Latin American…

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Virtual: Study Abroad General Advising and Financial Aid Drop-In Hours

January 28 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on October 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on January 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on January 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on January 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on January 28, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Have a quick question about study abroad or navigating the website? Meet the UNC Study Abroad team virtually on Zoom during Drop-In Hours to ask general questions that might not require a 20-minute advising appointment. Join Zoom Meeting

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Virtual: Discussion of ‘The Pale Death: Poison Gas and German Racial Exceptionalism, 1915-1945’

January 29 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the North Carolina German Studies and Workshop Series for a discussion on German racial exceptionalism. In the second year of World War I, the German-Jewish chemist Fritz Haber supervised the first deployment of industrialized chemical weapons against French colonial troops. The uncertain nature of the attack, both in its execution and outcome, led many German military men to question the controllability of poison gas. Over the next three decades, Germans would continue this line of inquiry, as aero-chemical attacks…

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Virtual: ‘Masters or Victims of the Chemical World?: The Question of Complicity in a Chemically-Minded Third Reich’

January 29 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join the North Carolina German Studies and Workshop Series for a discussion on gas masks in the Third Reich. The presentation will examine the ways in which the gas mask served as a technological site of discipline, conformity and complicity in the envisioned air and gas protection community of the Third Reich. Throughout the 1930s, the Nazis used the gas mask as a material tool in the creation of a compliant and chemically-minded German subject. With masks donned, German civilians…

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February 2021

Virtual: UNC Working Globally in Denmark Information Session

February 3 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Interested in spending your summer in Copenhagen, studying organizational communication in a global context? Join the Study Abroad Office to find out more about UNC Working Globally in Denmark and speak with Professor Steve May, who will be teaching COMM 325 in Copenhagen this summer. To participate, please enter the Zoom room at the start of the hour. The session will be recorded and you can contact for the recording after the session concludes. Join the Zoom information session.

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Virtual: ‘Improving Quality of Care in Humanitarian Healthcare: Experiences from Doctors Without Borders’

February 4 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Save the date for a lecture with Anna Freeman, a Gillings Master of Public Health (MPH) alumna in maternal and child health. On February 4, at 12:00 p.m., Freeman will discuss her experiences as a nurse and quality improvement specialist with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders.   Freeman began working in humanitarian aid in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2008, and has since worked in nine other countries, including Haiti, Iraqi Kurdistan, Guinea, and South Sudan. A…

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Virtual: Teaching the African Diaspora in Latin America

February 4 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies Outreach Program will host a webinar that aims to provide middle and high school in-service and pre-service teachers with insights, information, and resources to teach about African diasporic communities in Latin America. Featured presentations include a panel with academic scholars, equity and justice directors, and NCDPI consultants discussing the importance of teaching the African diaspora, as well as practical, hands-on tips from middle and high school teachers on ways to increase…

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Virtual: ‘Empire’s Workshop’ with Author Greg Grandin

February 10 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Institute for the Study of the Americas will host a talk by Greg Grandin as part of the George and Ann Platt Distinguished Lecture series. Grandin is the Peter V. and C. Vann Woodward Professor of History at Yale University and Pulitzer Prize winning author. He is also the recipient of the National Book Award and the National Critics Circle Award. This talk will be centered on one of his books, Empire's Workshop. Register for the lecture.

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Virtual: ‘Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go’: Reading with Author Laura Wagner

February 11 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hold Tight, Don't Let Go follows the vivid story of two teenage cousins, raised as sisters, who survive the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Join the Institute for the Study of the Americas for a webinar with author Laura Rose Wagner, who will provide reflections on writing the book and read selected excerpts from the YA novel, which is best suited for grades 9 and up. A Q&A session with the author will follow. This event is generously funded with…

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Virtual: North Carolina Conference on Latin American Studies (NCCLAS)

February 19 - February 20

Join the UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American & Caribbean Studies and the Latin American Studies Program at UNC-Charlotte for the North Carolina Conference on Latin American Studies (NCCLAS). The third annual NCCLAS will be dedicated to “Engaging Latin American Realities". NCCLAS 2021 seeks to bring together scholars, specialists and graduate students in North Carolina engaged in the diverse and multiple disciplinary domains dedicated to Latin American and Latino/a studies, past and present. 2021 session topics include: Feminist struggles in Latin…

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Virtual: ‘Posing Modernity: A Retrospective View’ with Denise Murrell

February 19 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the Ackland Art Museum for a virtual conversation with Denise Murrell '76 about her exhibition Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today, which was on view at the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University and the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, in 2018 and 2019. Murrell was recently appointed Associate Curator, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Art, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. This Zoom webinar is free and open to the public. Register for the webinar. Following…

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Virtual: ‘The Doctors and the Black Death: Reconsidering Expertise in an Age of Pandemic’

February 23 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join UNC University Libraries for a lecture with Brett Whalen, associate professor in the history department at the UNC - Chapel Hill. On February 23, 2021, at 5:00 p.m., Whalen will speak on the black death and how this expertise can be reconsidered in the age of a pandemic.  In the popular imagination, backward and ignorant “medieval people” possessed no means of understanding the Black Death, the fourteenth-century outbreak of bubonic plague that ravaged Europe among other parts of the…

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Virtual: ‘Save the Date’ Global Career Night 2021

February 24 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hear from a virtual panel of phenomenal UNC alumni in globally focused careers! Panelists represent a variety of career options: government, private industry, NGOs, and more. They will share their professional journeys from studying at UNC, through the career searches, networking, and life choices that led them to their current roles. In the Q&A, panelists will take your questions on everything from advice on the job hunt to sustainable career growth over the years. Wherever you are in your UNC…

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Virtual: 27th Annual Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies with Catherine Woollard

February 25 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Catherine Woollard, director of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles, will deliver the 27th annual Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies on Thurs., Feb. 25 at noon via Zoom. The lecture titled, “Protection vs. Externalization: The Politics and Law of Asylum in Europe 2015-2020” is free and open to the public. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. “Europe is the epicenter of the crisis of refugee human rights and inclusion of recent years. Coordinating…

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Virtual: ‘FDJ-ler Make New Friends: International Youth Exchanges in the Eastern Bloc, 1972-1989’

February 26 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join the North Carolina German Studies and Workshop Series for a discussion on international youth exchanges in the Eastern Bloc. In the spirit of communist internationalism, Eastern Bloc regimes provided ample opportunities for children, teenagers and students to travel and become acquainted with their peers from other peoples’ democracies. Not only were the exchanges a popular vacation alternative for young people, but they also served the purpose of strengthening Bloc cohesion and adherence to socialist values. Thousands of East German…

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March 2021

Virtual: Scholar Speaker Series: Werewolves & Other Bêtes Noires

March 1 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Institute for the Study of the Americas for a talk presented by Robin Derby, Associate Professor of History, UCLA. Derby’s area of research includes the French and Spanish Caribbean, especially the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Her work has focused on life under regimes of state terror, the social history of the Haitian and Dominican borderlands, and how notions of race, national identity and witchcraft have been articulated in popular media. Register for the lecture.

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Virtual: People & Environment in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador

March 15 at 6:00 pm

Join UNC scholars to learn more about the social, terrestrial and marine environments of the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. Amanda Thompson (Anthropology) will discuss nutrition and public health, Diego Riveros-Iregui (Geography) will talk about water and land dynamics, and Adrian Marchetti (Marine Sciences) will discuss marine ecology and biological productivity in the Galapagos Islands and their impacts on life and circumstances in a world renowned protected area. Register for the panel discussion. Sponsored by the Center for Galapagos Studies and…

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Virtual: ‘On Numbers and Feelings: Anti-Semitism in Germany Today’

March 26 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the North Carolina German Studies and Workshop Series for a discussion on anti-Semitism in Germany. Anti-Semitism seems to be on the rise, in Germany and elsewhere. However, the scope of this rise, its reason, its agents and its meaning, as well as the political consequences to be drawn from it, are fiercely debated. In my paper, I will discuss various ways of assessing antisemitism in Germany today: surveys and polls, historical and sociological qualitative research, statistics by police and…

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Virtual: ‘GoinGlobal: Preparing for International Opportunities’

March 30 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join University Career Services for a workshop on international opportunities. Global or intercultural fluency is a highly valued professional competency for success within any workplace environment. UCS can support you in identifying both local-global and abroad experiences that will enrich your college-to-career experience and leverage your marketability for employment opportunities in the future. This virtual workshop will provide resources on how to search for and secure internships and employment with international reach. Attend this program to learn ways in which…

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April 2021

Virtual: ‘Nourishing the Volk: Nutrition, Health, and National Belonging in Germany’s Long Great War’

April 9 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join the North Carolina German Studies and Workshop Series for a discussion on Germany's Great War. This talk examines Germany’s “long” Great War (1914-1924) through the lenses of food, health and gender.  Whereas most scholars have focused on how hunger and deprivation in war-time Germany contributed to social unrest and female politicization, this research focuses instead on how male nutritional scientists forged relationships with female philanthropists, women’s groups and housewives’ organizations to re-shape national ideas about food and identity in…

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May 2021

Virtual: Off the Shelf Author Talk with Finis Dunaway

May 27 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Finis Dunaway discusses his book Defending the Arctic Refuge: A Photographer, an Indigenous Nation, and a Fight for Environmental Justice on May 27, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Dunaway is a professor in the history department at Trent University. Tucked away in the northeastern corner of Alaska is one of the most contested landscapes in all of North America: the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Considered sacred by Indigenous peoples in Alaska and Canada and treasured by environmentalists, the refuge provides life-sustaining…

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