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February 2022

Virtual: ‘Reporting from Jerusalem: Behind the Headlines with NPR International Correspondent Daniel Estrin’

February 15, 2022 at 10:15 am - 11:30 am

NPR International Correspondent Daniel Estrin joins the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies from Jerusalem to share reflections on his recent reporting about the ordinary and extraordinary lives of Israelis and Palestinians. Estrin has reported from the Middle East for over a decade, including seven years with the Associated Press. Since joining NPR in 2017, he has reported from Israel, Gaza, the West Bank, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. Other reporting has taken him to Britain,…

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March 2022

Virtual – Peace Corps Week: Around the World in 90 Minutes

March 1, 2022 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join University Career Services on Zoom as we celebrate Peace Corps Week and 60+ years of service! A panel of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will be sharing their stories and talking about the countries they served in. Ask questions about life as a Peace Corps volunteer, application tips and how to ace the interview! Click here for the zoom link to register.   For questions about this event, contact the UNC Peace Corps Recruiter at

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Think Fast: What Now? War in Ukraine and the Global Order

March 2, 2022 at 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Complimentary livestream on Zoom; Sign up required Sign up today. Professor Klaus Larres will moderate this discussion among four outstanding UNC expert panelists, alumni and friends. Panelists include: Admiral Dennis Blair, Ambassador Barbara J. Stephenson, Professor Graeme Robertson and Professor Erinn Whittaker (read each of their full bios below). The panelists will attempt to explain the reasons for Russia’s attack on a sovereign and independent country and assess the likely consequences for the U.S., its allies and partners, and the global order. The panelists…

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German Comics and International Dialogue: Birgit Weyhe’s Rude Girl (2022)

March 11, 2022 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Dr. Priscilla Layne and Birgit Weyhe will be discussing Weyhe’s new graphic novel Rude Girl. From the publisher Avant-Verlag: “In times of globalization we can move anywhere, work from anywhere, live anywhere – assuming we have the right skin color, sufficient education and most importantly: the right passport. As part of an exchange program, the white Birgit Weyhe from Germany taught at a US college. During a conference of American Germanists in the Midwest, she was confronted with accusations of cultural…

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Virtual – ASC Language Fair 2022

March 23, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate African Languages at UNC-Chapel Hill. The African Language Fair has become one of UNC’s traditions of celebrating Africa’s linguistic and cultural presence on the campus. This year’s Language Fair theme is “Supporting Modern African Languages and U.S. National Needs.” This online event will include a language panel, an interactive student-led session, and guest performances in Kiswahili, Wolof, and Yoruba. Student performances and guest artists: Swahili (Jabali Afrika), Wolof (Diali Cissokho and Diabel Diom) and Yoruba (Margaret Osuji).   Registration is…

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Sanctions and International Crises

March 28, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Register here. Since 1945, the United States has been the most frequent user of economic sanctions, accounting for just about 50% of all sanctions threats and impositions. Recently, the U.S. employed financial sanctions against Iran, Venezuela, and Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine. Can economic sanctions work? Please join Dr. Navin Bapat, the Dowd professor in political science and the Chair of the Curriculum of Peace, War, and Defense, for a discussion of economic sanctions and their effectiveness…

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Making Ocean Bombay: Capital and Community in a Colonial Port City, 1839-1945

March 31, 2022 at 5:00 pm

All are welcome to join the zoom lecture and discussion afterwards. Those who would like to read the pre-circulated paper can contact Dr. Cemil Aydin ( Tania Bhattacharyya is a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and a social historian of modern South Asia and the Indian Ocean. Her research interests lie in the history of the city, the nation, borders, itinerancy, labor, capitalism, cinema and popular culture, gender and community. Her book manuscript, Ocean Bombay, 1839-1945: Space, Itinerancy…

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April 2022

2022 Korean Culture Speaker Series: Korean Beauty

April 7, 2022 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Carolina Asia Center's 2022 Spring Series continue with a session looking at Korean beauty products and standards of beauty!! Please join the program for an event with Prof. S. Heijin Lee (New York University) and Prof. Hye-Kyoung Kwon (UNC-Chapel Hill). Prof. S. Heijin Lee will speak on “Making over ‘The Big Reveal" & Prof. Hye-Kyoung Kwon will speak on the "K-Beauty’s Rise from Dictatorship: AmorePacific’s Saleswomen and the Park Chung Hee Regime of 1961-79”. Register for the virtual event here

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The First 100 Days: The New German Coalition – Initial Results & Future Challenges

April 9, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Professors Christiane Lemke, Konrad Jarausch, and Holger Moroff for a discussion on the new German governing coalition, focusing on the “Stoplight” coalition’s first 100 days in government, public reception, policy initiatives, and hurdles to be overcome. This event is part of Europe Week 2022. VIRTUAL EVENT ONLY- RSVP HERE!    

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Studying Russian to Break the Ice

April 19, 2022 at 6:00 pm

UNC alumna Lisa Dickey (Russian Language and Literature, ’88) will discuss the importance of language study as a means of facilitating cross-cultural communication -- whether in times of peace or in times of strife. Dickey will share how her experiences studying Russian and traveling across Russia prepared her for her writing career and shaped her perspective on the country and its people. Register here.

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Alyosha Stupin, Putin’s Peter Pan: A Conversation & Virtual Exhibition with Artist Igor Ponochevny

April 25, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Alyosha Stupin is a seven-year-old Russian boy from Reutov, near Moscow, and he likes to draw. Alyosha’s drawings capture the pride and joy the adults around him take in Russia's national leader President Putin and his quest to restore the Soviet Empire, the Russian World, or both. The urchin’s drawings became so popular in the aftermath of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea that his “daddy,” the jurist-turned-artist Igor Ponochevny had to flee Russia as a political refugee after a series…

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February 2023

Russia’s War on Ukraine: Should and Will Ukraine take back Crimea?

February 28 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lieutenant General (ret.) Ben Hodges will discuss Crimea and Russia's war on Ukraine with Klaus Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor. This event will take place on Zoom. No registration or RSVP required. This event is organized by the Krasno Global Events Series. This event is supported by the Office of Vice Provost for Global Affairs, the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, the UNC College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of History.

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March 2023

Germany’s Global Influence: From Trading Power to the Ukraine War

March 23 at 2:00 pm

William Glenn Gray, Associate Professor of History at Purdue University, and Dr. Ulrike Franke, Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, will discuss Germany's global influence and Russia’s war on Ukraine with Klaus Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor. This event will take place on Zoom. No registration or RSVP required. This event is organized by the Krasno Global Events Series. This event is supported by the Office of Vice Provost for Global Affairs, the Triangle Institute for Security Studies,…

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