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October 2020

Virtual: Regional Inequality in Europe and the United States, Are there New Empirical Measures and Policy Approaches?

October 29 - October 30

Scope of the Workshop Large levels of economic inequality-particularly between different regions, between urban and rural communities, and between different populations-are a significant, and growing, challenge in both the United States and Europe.  The aim of this workshop is to shed light on new empirical measures to describe the development of regional inequalities, to apply new methods to study the determinants, and to propose new policy approaches. In particular, this workshop is interested in contributions that address the following questions:…

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

October 29 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

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: Brown Bag Italian Lunch

October 30 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brown bag Italian language lunch featuring Jennifer Mackenzie, assistant professor of Italian 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…

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Virtual: Structures of Inequality: Hour of Action

October 30 at 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Reserve this hour to get involved, volunteer your time, or learn more about systemic racism. Honors Carolina will meet, offer options for activism you can complete during this hour, and then check back in to report what you accomplished. Please register for this event.

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November 2020

Virtual: Structures of Inequality: Systemic Racism & The Way We Think

November 2 at 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Join Honors Carolina and Phi Beta Kappa Society for the final talk of the six part series, Systemic Racism and The Way We Think presented by Keith Payne, professor of Psychology and Neuropsychology. Keith Payne is professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill. Payne received his PhD in Social Psychology from Washington University. He studies the effects of inequality on human thought and behavior, and how psychological patterns create and reinforce racial and economic disparities. This research is…

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Virtual: Study Abroad 101 Information Session

November 3 at 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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One event on October 14, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on October 28, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on November 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on November 11, 2020 at 11:00 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 91700106134 More info about Where to Start.

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Virtual: Credit Transfer Drop-In Hours

November 4 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on October 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Have a quick question about your study abroad credits or the credit transfer process in general? Please visit the UNC Study Abroad website to review the credit transfer process. If you have further questions, meet the study abroad team virtually on Zoom during Credit Transfer Drop-In Hours to ask a credit transfer specialist some quick questions. Join Zoom Meeting

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Virtual: Weekly Spanish Conversation

November 4 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 11, 2020

Everyone, regardless of language level, is welcome to weekly virtual Spanish conversations hosted by the Department of Romance Studies. This is an opportunity for students of all levels to practice Spanish, make new friends and hear from a special guest every week. Join Zoom meeting Passcode: 206792

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Virtual: Environmentalism, Fantasy and Intersectionality: A Comparison Between the US and the EU

November 5 - November 6

Note: This event has been rescheduled to Nov. 5-6, 2020. It was originally planned for March 26-27, 2020. This event will be held virtually. This conference takes up the question of how fantasy and science fiction are used to address minority issues, specifically as they relate to environmental concerns in the European Union and the U.S. Scholars will gather from the EU and the U.S. to present and discuss work on female and ethnic minority authors and directors using fantasy…

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Virtual: UNC World View Global Health: The Changing Prognosis Day 1

November 5 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

UNC World View presents Global Health: The Changing Prognosis a two day program, November 5 (2:00 – 4:00 p.m.) and November 6 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) via Zoom Global Health continues to be of particular importance today because health problems have significant political and economic impacts and can transcend national borders. The circumstances around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been fast evolving, forcing community colleges and other institutions of higher learning to re-imagine their teaching and learning. This UNC…

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Virtual: UNC World View Global Health: The Changing Prognosis Day 2

November 6 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

UNC World View presents Global Health: The Changing Prognosis a two day program, November 5 (2:00 – 4:00 p.m.) and November 6 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) via Zoom Global Health continues to be of particular importance today because health problems have significant political and economic impacts and can transcend national borders. The circumstances around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been fast evolving, forcing community colleges and other institutions of higher learning to re-imagine their teaching and learning. This UNC…

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Virtual: Unsettling Borders 2020 Conference: Learning, Teaching & Community-Building with Refugees

November 6 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Learning, Teaching and Community-Building with Refugees This roundtable brings together scholars, activists, and NGO volunteers to discuss how to learn from and with refugees, teach about refugees, and engage with refugee communities. What are the strategies for resisting the racialization and marginalization of refugees and for developing an appreciation of refugee experiences, knowledge, and contributions to societies? What interventions in research, in the classroom, and in community organizing are required to promote ethical engagements with refugees and to maximize benefits…

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Virtual: Conducting Cross Cultural Surveys

November 9 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This course will be offered via ZOOM only. This ONLINE course will provide an introduction to survey research methods for designing multinational and multicultural surveys. It begins with an overview of the field of comparative surveys. This will summarize their history and discuss some unique design features and implementation challenges inherent in their design and implementation. The second section discusses quality and risk management frameworks for comparative surveys. It will present some tools for monitoring quality processes and outcomes, and…

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Virtual: Equity Considerations for Scholars: Taking a Critical Approach to Research 

November 10 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This course will be offered via ZOOM only. In the face of increasing awareness of the need to capture the diversity of human experience, there has also been increasing concern to study and describe populations from a critical and equitable perspective. As science is itself a cultural practice, and knowledge production can perpetuate social inequalities prevalent in social systems, many times, as scholars we may perpetuate inequity through our language use, methods, theories, and findings. This workshop will discuss the…

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Virtual: Brown Bag German Language Lunch

November 12 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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“Artful endowments: The Portraits and Architecture of Begum Samru as Global Gifts in late Mughal India”

November 12 at 6:30 pm

A portrait for King Louis Philippe, drawings of her church for the Pope, two gold coins for a Mughal prince. These were some of the gifts that Begum Samru gave during her lifetime. A relic of the true cross from the Pope, a robe of honor from the Mughal emperor, a young elephant from an indebted English officer. These were some of the gifts that the Begum Samru received during her lifetime. Begum Samru (b. circa 1750-d. 1836) was a…

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Virtual: Nineteenth Century Science Goes Global Seminar

November 13 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Zoom URL for each NCGS seminar will be communicated two weeks before the event via the NCGS list serve.

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Virtual: Swastikas on Jakob Schiff-Straße: The Peculiar History of Jewish Street Names in Frankfurt am Main, 1872-1938

November 16 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Virtual zoom event. Please check back in early November for Zoom information.   La Confédération Universelle des Juifs Sépharadites: Building a Transnational Sephardi Network out of Interwar Paris After the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the region’s historic Sephardi Jewish population became dispersed around the globe, with many emigrating out of the Levant and seeking new shores in Europe and the Americas. In 1930s Paris, where over thirty thousand Ottoman Sephardi immigrants had resettled, a group of community leaders took…

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Virtual: Challenging Conversations: Post-Colonialism, Antisemitism, and the Holocaust: The Achille Mbembe Case in Germany

November 20 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Zoom URL for each NCGS seminar will be communicated two weeks before the event via the NCGS list serve. If you are not on this list serve please contact the NCGS  organizers Max H. Lazar, (maxlazar@live.unc.edu) and Michael Skalski, (mskalski@live.unc.edu) and ask them to be added this list serve or request the URL for the specific event. This spring has witnessed heated debate in Germany about the campaign to disinvite Achille Mbembe, the South African-based Cameroonian theorist, as the keynote speaker at…

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December 2020

Virtual: The Sociology of Empire: German and Habsburg Theories of Multinational Statehood, 1848-1914 Seminar

December 4 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Over the past twenty years, historians have dramatically reevaluated the Habsburg Monarchy. Whereas scholars once characterized the Monarchy as a “prison of nations,” they now emphasize the effectiveness of its institutions and its subjects’ loyalty to the dynasty and indifference to nationalist propaganda. And yet, despite its stability and “modernity,” Habsburg Austria came to be categorized in the decades before World War I as an “empire,” an archaic polity fundamentally different from Western European “nation-states.” This lecture will examine how…

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