Dr. Natasha Warikoo will talk about her new book, The Diversity Bargain and Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities. Scheduled for publishing in October, The Diversity Bargain centers on debates around race relations and meritocracy (i.e. affirmative action) in higher education in the UK, with some references to the US as well. This event is part of the CES 2016 Fall Friday…Find out more
The German Center for Research and Innovation in collaboration with DISCOVERY, a Horizon 2020 project for EU-North America cooperation in ICT R&I, and the UNC-CH Center for European Studies invites established companies, start-ups, and policy experts to a breakfast roundtable discussion. This roundtable will provide digital health experts the opportunity to discuss new developments in healthcare technology and data security while connecting with thought leaders…Find out more
Countries in Southeast Europe that are either recent European Union members (Croatia since 2013), candidates (Serbia since 2011), or potential candidates (Bosnia) have been at the forefront of LGBT rights debates and LGBT politics within Europe. Specifically, scholars are examining the processes and challenges of LGBT rights adoption across Europe. In this talk, Professor Swimelar looks at two identity-related factors in the LGBT rights debate…Find out more
This event is part of the CES 2016 Fall Friday Lecture Series, and will be followed by the TAM Alumni Panel at 5pm at the Carolina Inn. Phil Ayoub is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at Drexel University. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Cornell University in 2013, after obtaining a B.A. from the University of Washington and M.A. degrees…Find out more
Turkey: The 2016 Coup Attempt and Its Aftermath and Implications Reşat Kasaba October 18 at 6:00 PM-7:30 PM | FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium A failed coup d’état in Turkey on July 15, 2016 made world headlines and left hundreds dead or injured. Nearly a month later, tens of thousands of military personnel, journalists, judges, prosecutors, professors, university administrators and teachers have been…Find out more
Presenting is Jeffery Wade Jones, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of North Carolina in Greensboro (In cooperation with the UNC Chapel Hill Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies) In keeping with her journalistic style of conveying the views of others, the voice of 2015 Nobel Prize winning author Svetlana Alexievich is limited in the oral history she published in 1990 under the Belorussian…Find out more
Marko Klasnja, Dane Taleski, and Kiran Auerbach will be part of a roundtable discussion with Milada Vachudova. This event is part of the CES 2016 Fall Friday Lecture Series. Kiran Auerbach is a PhD candidate in political science at UNC-Chapel Hill. She holds an MA degree in Democracy and Human Rights in South-East Europe (cum laude), jointly issued by the University of Sarajevo and University of…Find out more
Presenting is Guy Miron, Professor of Jewish History and Chair of the Department of History, Philosophy and Jewish Studies at the Open University of Israel. Until the Holocaust German-Jewish history was associated with Jewish enlightenment, emancipation and assimilation, new religious movements, modern Jewish politics as well as the escalating threat of anti-Semitism. Jewish historians and intellectuals of the pre-Holocaust period, predominantly from Germany and Eastern Europe,…Find out more
Melike Eğilmezler Boylan is a Turkish sociologist specializing in contemporary satire. Her first book, Güldürme Beni! Mizah Üstüne Ciddi Söyleşiler (Don’t Make Me Laugh! Serious Conversations About Humor) is a collection of interviews with legendary Turkish writers, directors, actors, stand-up comedians and cartoonists, exploring their role in society. She has a PhD from Turkey’s Middle Eastern Technical University, an MA from Johns Hopkins School of…Find out more
Dr. Betina Hollstein will speak on social capital over the course of one’s life, and social selection in the transition to secondary school in Germany. This event is part of the CES 2016 Fall Friday Lecture Series. Betina Hollstein is a Professor in the Department of Sociology of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Bremen.Find out more
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