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April 2021

Virtual: Ambassador John Tefft, ‘Russia and the Biden Administration’

April 20 at 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Diplomatic and Security Challenges and the Near Abroad UNC-Chapel Hill will host Ambassador John Tefft for the expert talk, “Russia and the Biden Administration,” at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.  Ambassador Tefft, former U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation, Lithuania, Georgia and Ukraine, will focus on Russia’s near abroad policy and the implications of Russia’s increased military and diplomatic power on the international stage. Ambassador Deborah McCarthy, senior fellow at Harvard University and member of the board of directors at the American Academy…

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Virtual: The Rise and Fall of Empathy: Cuban-US Relations 2000-2020

April 20 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the Latin American Studies course 350: The United States and Latin America for a guest lecture on U.S.-Cuba relations from emeritus professor of international relations and history at American University, Philip Brenner. This presentation is open to the public. Register for the lecture.

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Virtual: Study Abroad 101 Information Session

April 20 at 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Ready to get started on your study abroad journey? The first step is to join the UNC Study Abroad team for a Study Abroad 101 Information Session! In this session, one of UNC’s study abroad advisors will cover general information that will help guide you through the next steps to study abroad, including the application process, funding and financial aid info, credits and more! Join this information session or navigate to https://unc.zoom.us/join and use Meeting ID 99726865661 More info about Where to…

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Virtual: ‘Black Feminisms and Black Geographies: The Possibilities for Disaster and Climate Change Research with Fayola Jacobs’

April 21 at 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

The Carolina Climate Equity Commons at UNC-Chapel Hill will present “Black Feminisms and Black Geographies: The Possibilities for Disaster and Climate Change Research” with Fayola Jacobs on April 21 at 12:30 p.m. Access to the Zoom link for this event Fayola Jacobs is an assistant professor at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. In this talk, she will discuss Black geographies and Black feminisms as potentially useful lenses for urban planning research on…

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Virtual: Asia Week: Southeast Asian Languages Workshops

April 21 at 8:00 pm - April 24 at 5:00 pm

Join the Carolina Asia Center as part of Asia Week for workshops in Bahasa Indonesia, Thai, Vietnamese and Tagalog. Bahasa Indonesia Tuesday, April 20 | 8 p.m. Thai Wednesday, April 21 | 8 p.m. Vietnamese Thursday, April 22 | 8 p.m. Tagalog Friday, April 23 | 4 p.m. Register for a workshop.

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Virtual: Brown Bag German Language Lunch

April 22 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

featuring Christina Weiler, teaching assistant professor of German Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming virtual environment? Bring your own brown bag lunch to any computer, tablet, or smartphone, and join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a lunch over Zoom chat where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take…

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Virtual: Kaffeestunde (German Coffee Conversation Hour)

April 22 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

April 22 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: ‘Teaching about the Middle East through Underreported Stories with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting’

April 22 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This session with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting on April 22 at 5:00 p.m. will explore reporting on the MENA region and curricular resources that can be used to connect underreported news stories to the classroom. It will outline ways to engage students in global issues through journalism, develop media literacy, encourage critical thinking about the MENA region, and connect with a journalist for a conversation about their experience reporting from the Middle East. For more information and registration…

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Virtual: Faculty Tea with Professor Whittaker

April 22 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the UNC Russian Flagship Program for tea (or coffee!) and casual conversation with Professor Erinn Whitaker. Erinn Whitaker, a former senior analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency and U.S. State Department, is a professor of the practice in the Curriculum of Peace, War and Defense (PWAD) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With nearly 15 years of experience overseas and in Washington, she draws on active teaching methods to underscore themes such as the dynamic between…

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Spring 2021 Virtual Cultural Festival

April 23 at 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

K-12 educators, would you like to have UNC students with international experience and expertise speak to your class through a virtual presentation? Sign up for the Carolina Navigators Spring 2021 Virtual Cultural Festival on April 23, 2021! Your students can attend up to 3 presentations. Carolina Navigators have a Virtual Cultural Festival in November, and April each year! SESSION #1: 9-10 AM EST, Transportation in Cuba and El Salvador, Presenters-Ava and Sammie (Level: Elementary, but open to K-12) SESSION #2:…

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Virtual: ‘The Past and Present of Activist Alliance’

April 23 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Asian American Center and the Carolina Asia Center are proud to co-present ‘The Past and Present of Activist Alliance’ panel featuring Jeanelle Hope, Hồng-An Trương, Dr. Ronald Williams, Manju Rajendran, and Betty Yu, part of the ongoing series “Anti-Blackness and Alliance: A Series on Asian-Black Race Relations.” The panel on April 23 at 12:00 p.m. will discuss the past, present, and futures of Asian and Black alliance, meditating on where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we…

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Virtual: ‘Comics and the Cold War’

April 26 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies on April 26 at 12:00 p.m. for a presentation by Eliot Borenstein, a professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University. Register here for this event.  From their earliest days, American comics either reflected the consensus about the country’s national interest or did their part in bringing that consensus about (as in the case of America’s involvement in World War II).  After the war, the fight against communism…

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Virtual: Krasno Global Events Series: ‘China, Russia, Iran, NATO and Transatlantic Relations, Climate Change, Economic Dislocation and the Future of the EU and Germany Beyond Angela Merkel’

April 26 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Klaus Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, will moderate the discussion on globalization and geopolitics. Speakers Sigmar Gabriel is the former German Vice Chancellor, the former Foreign Minister and Economics Minister (2013-2018), the former Environment Minister (2005-2009), a long-standing Social Democratic Party of Germany leader, and has been the Chairman of the Atlantik-Brücke since 2019.   No RSVP necessary, please arrive online at 3:55 p.m. via the Zoom access link.   The Krasno Events Series is a…

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Virtual: ‘Take your MBA Global’

April 27 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Kenan-Flagler Business School and the MBA Global Programs team on April 27 at 7:00 p.m. to learn more about how to take your MBA global. Hear from both the team and returned students as they discuss Global Immersion Electives (GIEs), as well as long and short exchange options with our partner schools. RSVP for this event. 

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Virtual: Ackland Film Forum Watch Party and Panel for ‘A Fantastic Woman’

April 27 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join the Ackland Art Museum for the final film in the Ackland Film Forum’s Global Queer Cinema Series, A Fantastic Woman (Sebastian Lelio, 2017, Chile). The series is a collaboration with the Film Studies Program in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill, and features a selection of four international films presented in connection with the Ackland’s Close Looks digital initiative. View the selected films on your own or join us for a watch party. Watch parties…

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Virtual: Study Abroad 101 Information Session

April 28 at 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Ready to get started on your study abroad journey? The first step is to join the UNC Study Abroad team for a Study Abroad 101 Information Session! In this session, one of UNC’s study abroad advisors will cover general information that will help guide you through the next steps to study abroad, including the application process, funding and financial aid info, credits and more! Join this information session or navigate to https://unc.zoom.us/join and use Meeting ID 99726865661 More info about Where to…

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Virtual: Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session

April 29 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Are you interested in researching or teaching abroad after graduation? Join the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs for a virtual information session to learn more about the Fulbright U.S Student Program. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program allows graduating seniors, master’s students, doctoral candidates, and recent graduates to self-design a research/study project or serve as an English Teaching Assistant in one of more than 140 countries. Visit UNC Fulbright to learn more about the program and application process. Join the…

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Virtual: ‘The Olympic Games: Peaceful Internationalism or Nationalist Competition?’

April 29 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With the 2020 Summer Olympic Games set to begin in Tokyo a year later than scheduled, this seminar will explore the complex relationship between the Olympic Movement and global politics. By focusing on a handful of the more significant Olympiads, this seminar will consider the paradox of an event that was created to celebrate human commonality, while requiring athletes to compete as representatives of different nations.  Join the Carolina Public Humanities and sports historian, Matt Andrews, on April 29 at…

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Virtual: Teaching the Asian Diaspora in Latin America

April 29 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Did you know that there are over 4 million Latin Americans of Asian descent? Shannon Hahn, Chair of Foreign Languages and Spanish Instructor at Durham Technical Community College, will demonstrate how Spanish teachers of all levels can bring Asia into the classroom. We will learn about Asian-Latin American connections through history, food, culture and more. Participants will receive a certificate for 1.5 PD hours for attending this free webinar! This event is generously funded with Title VI Funds from the…

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May 2021

Virtual: Brown Bag French Language Lunch

May 3 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

featuring Jessica Tanner, assistant professor of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming virtual environment? Bring your own brown bag lunch to any computer, tablet, or smartphone, and join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a lunch over Zoom chat where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place…

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Virtual: Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session

May 4 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you interested in researching or teaching abroad after graduation? Join the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs for a virtual information session to learn more about the Fulbright U.S Student Program. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program allows graduating seniors, master’s students, doctoral candidates, and recent graduates to self-design a research/study project or serve as an English Teaching Assistant in one of more than 140 countries. Visit UNC Fulbright to learn more about the program and application process. Join the…

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Virtual: Pysanky Workshop with the Russian Flagship Program

May 6 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Take a study break with the Russian Flagship Program and learn how to make beautiful Ukranian easter eggs from home. In this virtual session just a few days after Orthodox Easter, you will learn about the wide range of traditional Ukrainian folk art designs and their history and get the chance to create your own psyanky egg. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Meredith Doubleday, assistant director of the UNC Russian Flagship Program, at m.doubleday@unc.edu for…

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Virtual: ‘Odd Couples: Objects in Conversation’

May 16 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the Ackland Museum and Ackland interns Sarah Farkas and object based teaching fellow Erin Dickey on April 16 at 12:00 p.m. for a guided look at artwork from opposite corners of the Ackland’s collection. See how unexpected pairings can lead to exciting new insights! https://events.ackland.org/event/odd-couples-041621/The lecture will examine Molded Dish (istoriato crespina) with Europa and the Bull and Bhrikuti, the Female Companion of the White Avalokiteshvara, Lord of Compassion. This program will be held virtually via Zoom. Register here…

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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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June 2021

Virtual: ‘The World and Music of Chopin’

June 10 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Frédéric François Chopin set the bar for all pianist-composers of the Romantic era. His etudes, waltzes, and other compositions are familiar to many, but what are some of the stories behind their creation, and what are the keys to understanding what made Chopin so special? Piano maestro Robert Buxton will perform his pieces and discuss the life and art of the man whose name is nearly synonymous with his instrument. Join Carolina Public Humanities on June 10 for their virtual…

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Virtual: 22nd Annual Harvard Nutrition Obesity Symposium: Global Food Systems and Sustainable Nutrition in the 21st Century

June 15 at 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

The Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH) is pleased to announce the topic for this year’s symposium: Global Food Systems and Sustainable Nutrition in the 21st Century. We have an outstanding lineup of speakers who are experts in the fields of public health, global food systems, nutritional inequities, and sustainable nutrition. This event will be held virtually on June 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Register here and visit this site to get more information about the speakers. 

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Virtual: ‘Take your MBA Global’

June 15 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join the MBA Global Programs team to learn more about how to take your MBA global with UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Hear from both our team and returned students as we discuss Global Immersion Electives (GIEs), as well as long and short exchange options with our partner schools. Register here.

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