Featuring Inga Pollman, Assistant Professor in German Interested in polishing or refreshing your German language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in German. All participants will receive a short German-language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our…Find out more
Dr. Silvia Kargl (Historical Archives of the Vienna Philharmonic) and Dr. Friedemann Pestel (History, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg) will speak about how the Vienna Philharmonic occupied a special position under the Nazi regime: a private association in a cultural-political environment which imposed repressive rules of institutional and ideological conformity. In order to preserve its self-administrative structures, traditions, and performance capacity, the orchestra actively cooperated with the Viennese Nazi authorities…Find out more
Niklaus Steiner, Director, Center for Global Initiatives What is the difference between “immigrants” and “refugees,” both subsets of “migrants?” This talk will explore these differences which have important ethical and practical implications for contemporary Europe as it contends with an unprecedented flow of immigrants. It will explore national and supranational public policy implications when these terms are blurred inadvertently or deliberately, and provide a clearer…Find out more
Devran Koray Öcal is a Ph.D. student in Geography at the University of North Carolina. His area of study includes cultural and political geography with a focus on geographies of religion and intimate geopolitics. His current project engages with the Turkish Islamic community in Germany. He completed his B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration at Kocaeli University, and his M.A. in Political Studies at…Find out more
Educators, meet CES staff at the NC Council for the Social Studies annual conference. Come speak to us in the exhibit hall and attend our presentation, Teaching Today’s Europe: Digital Resources for Current Events! The presentation will be Friday 3/3 from 10:20-11:20am. Check back soon for the location, and contact Noel Bynum with questions. We look forward to meeting you!Find out more
Featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your French language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in French. All participants will receive a short French-language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for…Find out more
Rahsaan D. Maxwell, Associate Professor of Political Science The integration of Muslims is one of the most challenging issues in Europe today, with some skeptics proposing that Muslims’ conservative religious values and practices are incompatible with progressive and secular norms in contemporary Europe. This talk will question those assumptions by exploring the extent to which difficulties in Muslim integration reflect common challenges among immigrant communities of…Find out more
Featuring Amy Chambless, Senior Lecturer of Italian Interested in polishing or refreshing your Italian speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in Italian. All participants will receive a short Italian-language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our…Find out more
This event is part of the Carolina Gender, War and Culture Project and Series. “Camouflaged Etiquette” examines depictions of enlisted women in official military documents and media reports in the 1970s. These documents attempted to configure a female military officer, at a time when the only existing metric was male. Furthermore, rules pertaining to and depictions of enlisted women reflected an attempt to hold on…Find out more
“Giftküche DDR” – the lead story of Der Spiegel in January 1990 about the GDR’s toxic legacy confirmed the worst fears about the environmental record of state socialism. Yet days before unification became official in October 1990, the only freely elected government of East Germany created five national parks, six biosphere reserves, and three nature parks, putting 10% of its state territory under nature protection,…Find out more
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