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April 2019

Europe Week | EU Languages Lunch

April 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
FedEx Global Center #1005, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join UNC faculty and staff for a discussion on contemporary EU topics over lunch! The event will feature Czech, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish tables. A discussant at each table will guide conversation in each language about populism and the EU. The cuisine served will also celebrate the cultural diversity of various EU member states. One week before the lunch, Participants will be emailed an article in their respective language about the topic prepare for discussion in advance. Please…

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Europe Week | Brexit: What, Why, and Whereto?

April 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Fedex Global Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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What were the causes of the Brexit referendum? Why did 52 percent of those voting wish to leave the EU? Is the divide over Brexit a generational divide? What are the consequences of Brexit for the United Kingdom and for the European Union? Join our Europe Week 2019 keynote lecture featuring Professors Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks. Liesbet Hooghe is the W.R Kenan Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and recurring Robert…

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Europe Week | Europe Through Art: Happy Hour at the Ackland

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join us for a Happy Hour at the Ackland which will feature a special presentation of a video poem on European textiles from Professor Susan Harbage Page. The event will showcase modern and contemporary art from multiple EU member states, and will celebrate shared artistic traditions. Drinks and food will be provided as an opportunity to network with students, community members and CES staff and affiliated faculty interested in contemporary Europe and European art. The event is free and open…

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Europe Week | Short Films and Snacks: Visualizing LGBTQ identity in the EU

April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Center #1005, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This mini film festival will feature several short films (screened in their native language but with English subtitles) visualizing LGBTQ identity in the EU, from various member states’ perspectives. Each film will be briefly introduced by a UNC faculty expert, and a short guided discussion of each one will follow its screening. A final summative discussion will encourage the audience to analyze these films together with hopes of developing a more intersectional approach to understanding LGBTQ identity in the EU…

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Europe Week | EU Prize for Literature: Winning Author Public Reading

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join EU Prize for Literature winner David Machado for a reading of selections from his book The Shelf Life of Happiness. Learn more about Machado and the EU Prize for Literature, and access guided reading questions, on our EUPL page. Contact Sarah Hutchison, PhD, to receive a few free copies of the novel. A public reception will be held at 5:30. The public reading will begin at 6pm. This event is part of Europe Week 2019! Europe Week 2019 is…

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Europe Week | EU Prize for Literature: Winning Author Meet & Greet

April 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
FedEx Global Center #1005, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join EU Prize for Literature winner David Machado for a meet and greet over breakfast! Discussion will be on topics including his prize-winning book The Shelf Life of Happiness. Learn more about Machado and the EU Prize for Literature, and access guided reading questions, on our EUPL page. Contact Sarah Hutchison, PhD, to receive a few free copies of the novel. This event is part of Europe Week 2019! Europe Week 2019 is supported by the generous Getting to Know…

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Europe Week | Closing Reception: Celebrating the EU Through Sights, Sounds and Stories

April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Florence and James Peacock Atrium, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Join us for Europe Week’s closing reception featuring musical performances, winning images from the Europe Week Photo Contest, and the winners of the EU Today Essay Contest. Both photo and essay contest winners will present their work to the audience and explain the significance and meaning it has in characterizing the EU and contemporary Europe. The winners will also be awarded gift certificates to Flyleaf Books. Musical performances will be headlined by the Onyx Club Boys, a local Gypsy Jazz…

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