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Beyond National Unity: The Future of Pluralist Democracy in Turkey Dr. Aykan Erdemir AUGUST 30 AT 6:00 PM-7:30 PM | FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium Turkey has been scene to mass demonstrations of national unity in the aftermath of the abortive coup of July 15. Some see this new spirit of consensus as an opportunity to move beyond the polarization that dominated the Turkish…Find out more
Join CES Director John D. Stephens and UNC Professors Lisbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, Konrad Jarausch for a panel discussion on the United Kingdom’s EU referendum and its aftermath. The event will take place in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the UNC FedEx Global Education Center. More information coming soon – check back for updates! In the meantime, visit these resources for coverage of Brexit: CES |…Find out more
Early 20th-century Britain succumbed to what people called ‘pageant fever’. Inspired by Louis Napoleon Parker’s influential pageant at Sherborne, Dorset, in 1905, communities up and down the country staged outdoor historical re-enactments before audiences that could number in the thousands. Large casts performed chronological selections of scenes, real and mythical, authentic and fabricated, from the ancient, medieval and early modern pasts of towns, cities and…Find out more
Presenting is Peter H. Wilson, Chichele Professor of the History of War at the University of Oxford and Fellow of All Souls College. Moderation: Terence McIntosh (UNC Chapel Hill, Department of History) (Co-Conveners: UNC Chapel Hill Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense, UNC History Department and UNC Chapel Hill Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies)Find out more
Dr. Natasha Warikoo will talk about her new book 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. Natasha Warikoo is Associate Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is an expert on the relationships between education, racial and ethnic diversity, and cultural processes in schools…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
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
Jack Lang, the former French culture minister, once said, “Paris is always Paris and Berlin is never Berlin.” In this Dialogues Seminar, Historian Don Reid will examine how Paris has evolved over the past several decades: the impact of immigrants, the growing presence of Muslim communities, the debates about the legacy of the colonial past, and the changing economic, social, and political contexts. In spite…Find out more
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