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August 2018

Conference: 1968 in Poland and Czechoslovakia in Comparison

August 31 @ 2:00 pm - September 1 @ 8:00 pm
UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall

The year 1968 was a momentous one in many spots on the globe, perhaps no more so than in Poland and Czechoslovakia. With a few exceptions, however, 1968 and its aftermath in these two countries largely have been studied in isolation from each other. This conference seeks to compare each “1968” while exploring transnational linkages that connected events, people, cultural expressions, and processes in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and beyond. Our goal is to explore a number of themes, including but not…

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September 2018

Anniversary Reception: The Center for European Studies & TransAtlantic Masters Program

September 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Fedex Global Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Please join us as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Center for European Studies, and the 20th anniversary of the TransAtlantic Masters Program. A reception will follow a keynote lecture by Caroline Vicini, EU Deputy Ambassador to the US. Caroline Vicini is currently the Deputy head of the EU Delegation to the US. Prior to joining the Delegation, Ms. Vicini served as Chief of Protocol, with the rank of Ambassador, at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden.…

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TransAtlantic Masters Program Alumni Panel

September 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Center #4003, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Please join us for an alumni panel celebrating TAM's 20th anniversary. A reception will take place following the panel discussion and Q&A.

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Rachel Epstein | TAM Friday Lecture Series

September 21 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
FedEx Global Center #3009, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Dr. Rachel Epstein is Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and Academic Co-Director of the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence. Her research and teaching focus on the relationship between the economy and security outcomes, international organizations and domestic compliance, the politics of finance, states in transition, and civil-military relations. Dr. Epstein's current research focuses on the role of banks in the European debt and currency crises, the developmental prospects for the EU's newest member states, and…

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Un beau soleil intérieur (Let the Sunshine In) | Tournées Film Festival

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Fedex Global Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Directed by Claire Denis, Un beau soleil intérieur follows Isabelle, a middle-aged Parisian artist and divorced mother, as she looks for love and meets different characters. This event is part of the Tournées Film Festival, organized by the UNC Department of Romance Studies.

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The Populist Challenge: A European Perspective

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Center #3009, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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CES Visiting Scholar Christiane Lemke will address the rise of right and left-wing populism after the Eurozone crisis and the refugee crisis. Relevant to the upcoming 2019 European Parliament elections, her talk will suggest some conceptual commonalities but also differences between countries. Christiane Lemke is a professor of political science at the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany, where she is Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Science. From 2010-14, she held the Max Weber Chair at New York University. Professor…

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Moi, un noir (I, a Negro) | Tournées Film Festival

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Fedex Global Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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In this 1958 film, Eddie and Edward, two migrants from Nigeria, journey to the capital of the Ivory Coast and struggle with a new way of life as their new modern lifestyle clashes with their traditional ways of life. This event is part of the Tournées Film Festival, organized by the UNC Department of Romance Studies.

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Louise en hiver (Louise by the Shore) | Tournées Film Festival

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Fedex Global Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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On the last day of summer, elderly Louise realizes that the last train has departed without her, and she finds herself alone in a small seaside resort town. The weather quickly turns for the worse, and the fragile and coquettish woman is not prepared to make it through the winter. She takes her abandonment as a challenge, and she is determined to survive by confronting the elements as well as her memories, which have found the perfect occasion to join…

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October 2018

Visages, villages (Faces, Places) | Tournées Film Festival

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Fedex Global Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Director Agnès Varda and photographer and muralist JR journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship. This event is part of the Tournées Film Festival, organized by the UNC Department of Romance Studies.

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Herman Mark Schwartz | TAM Friday Lecture Series

October 5 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
FedEx Global Center #3009, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Herman Mark Schwartz is a geographically oriented economic historian who finds it congenial to work in a politics department because he studies the constitution of and interaction of state and market power. He has worked on foreign debt financed, agricultural export led economic development in the 19th century; the development of the global economy since 1500; marketization of the welfare state in the 1980s and 1990s; and the global causes and consequences of the American housing bubble. He is currently…

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