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October 2019

Info Session: FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowships

October 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
FedEx Global Center #3009, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Learn more about Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships! Meet FLAS coordinators from the four area studies/global centers that provide FLAS awards, hear about details including the application process, and ask questions. Do some research beforehand by reading the CES-specific FLAS page, and the main FLAS web pages. Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking less commonly taught language and area studies coursework. This program provides both academic year and summer fellowships to graduate and undergraduate…

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Na Gàidheil Ùra ~ New Gaels: A Global Future for Scottish Gaelic

October 22 @ 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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The Scottish Heritage USA Visiting Lectureship in Scottish Gaelic Studies at UNC-CH is delighted to welcome Member of the Scottish Parliament Kate Forbes and Professor Robert Dunbar, Department of Celtic and Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh to discuss Scottish Gaelic as an endangered yet vibrant global language. Light refreshments will follow the lecture. Access the PDF of the event flyer.

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Twentieth-Century Anti-Utopianism and its West German Antidote

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
569 Hamilton Hall, 102 Emerson Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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A melancholic thread in assessments of the end of the Cold War, the triumph of liberal democracy and capitalism over “really existing socialism” led academics and public intellectuals to pronounce the end of utopian ambitions. Some West Germans, however, resisted this logic and refused to abandon hope for a superlative existence. But they also recognized that old paradigms of utopian thought had lost their currency, jettisoning the conviction that society marched incrementally and inexorably toward an ideal form. Instead, they…

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The Importance of an International Education & the Benefits for Business

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
FedEx Global Center #1005, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join CES and the Triangle British-American Business Council for a panel discussion on the value and perspectives that employees with an international education and experience can bring to a global company. Reception to follow. Please RSVP here. The event is free to attend for all NC Students and University employees.   Moderated by Katie Lindner, Executive Director, CES Panelists Dr. Ted Leinbaugh, OBE, PhD UNC, President, Transatlantic Forum for Education & Diplomacy; Director, British Affairs at the Association of Marshall…

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The Proliferation of Mass Immigrant Detention and Externalization of Immigration Controls: The Hegemony of American Crimmigration | TAM Friday Lecture Series

October 25 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
FedEx Global Center #3009, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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An alum of the UNC TransAtlantic Masters Program, Dr. Melina Juárez Pérez is an instructor of Political Science and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Western Washington University. She utilizes theories that speak to and incorporate the lived realities of marginalized peoples; theories such as embodiment, historical trauma, decolonization, intersectionality, and Marxism. Her work aims at developing a critical understanding of the structures of power and privilege that inform policy and ultimately affect immigrant health. This event takes place from…

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Info Session: FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowships

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
UNC School of Law, 160 Ridge Rd., CB #3380
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Learn more about Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships! Meet FLAS coordinators from the four area studies/global centers that provide FLAS awards, hear about details including the application process, and ask questions. This session will take place in room 4082 in the UNC School of Law. Do some research beforehand by reading the CES-specific FLAS page, and the main FLAS web pages. Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking less commonly taught language and area studies…

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Pints & Politics: Brexit & the EU, What’s Happening?

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Back Bar at Top of the Hill, 100 East Franklin Street, 3rd Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join UNC’s Center for European Studies & Carolina Public Humanities for an informal discussion Brexit. Moderated by Dominic Nyhuis, DAAD Visiting Professor, Political Science Stephanie Shady, PhD Student, Political Science Lucas Fernandez, European Studies Major

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November 2019

Mitchell Orenstein | TAM Friday Lecture Series

November 1 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
FedEx Global Center #3009, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Mitchell Orenstein is Professor and Department Chair of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Orenstein’s research focuses on the political economy of transition in Central and Eastern Europe, pension privatization worldwide, the role of ideas in economic policy reform, and Russia’s hybrid war on the West. This event takes place from 12:15-1:45pm. Please be informed that the campus weeknight parking program begins August 15, 2019. The program does not include weekend parking from 5pm Friday–7:30am…

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Info Session: FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowships

November 6 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
FedEx Global Center #3009, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Learn more about Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships! Meet FLAS coordinators from the four area studies/global centers that provide FLAS awards, hear about details including the application process, and ask questions. Do some research beforehand by reading the CES-specific FLAS page, and the main FLAS web pages. Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking less commonly taught language and area studies coursework. This program provides both academic year and summer fellowships to graduate and undergraduate…

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Help a Woman, Help the Planet | Annie Griffiths

November 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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Photographer Annie Griffiths will present a 60-minute talk entitled Help a Woman, Help the Planet, followed by Q&A. This touches on all aspects of the Ripple mission of assistance to women globally, and will have a component on Syria and the refugee crisis. She will also show the Ripple Short Film The Water Wheel shot in a refugee camp by Ripple photographer Lynn Johnson, with music written by Syrian-American composer Malek Jandali. Guest Speaker: Annie Griffiths | National Geographic Photographer…

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