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March 2020

Free Film Screening: Magical Mystery

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FedEx Global Center #1009, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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A 2017 German-language film, Magical Mystery follows Karl, a former Berlin rock musician who returns to the scene after years away due to a nervous breakdown. He agrees to serve as designated driver for his old buddies, a group of techno musicians who are touring Germany in the mid-1990s — but this is only the start of the adventure. Please visit these guidelines for information on weeknight parking on campus.

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Brexit: What Happened?

March 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Morehead Lounge, Graham Memorial, UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Daniel Hannan is a writer and journalist. He spent 17 years as a Member of the European Parliament. He is the author of nine books, including New York Times bestseller 'Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World', and Sunday Times bestseller 'Vote Leave'. His latest book is 'What Next: How to get the best from Brexit'. Please visit these guidelines for information on weeknight parking on campus.

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A Twentieth-Century Crusade: The Vatican’s Battle to Remake Christian Europe

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Center #3009, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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A Twentieth-Century Crusade: The Vatican’s Battle to Remake Christian Europe is the first comprehensive history of the Vatican’s agenda to defeat the forces of secular liberalism and communism through international law, cultural diplomacy, and a marriage of convenience with authoritarian and right-wing rulers. Giuliana Chamedes is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a scholar of international and global history, with a focus on the place of Europe in the wider world. Her research centers on…

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Environmentalism, Fantasy and Intersectionality: A Comparison Between the US and the EU

March 26 - March 27
FedEx Global Center #4003, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Please visit the conference web page for the full schedule. This conference takes up the question of how fantasy and science fiction are used to address minority issues, specifically as they relate to environmental concerns in the European Union and the US. Scholars will gather from the EU and the US to present and discuss work on female and ethnic minority authors and directors using fantasy to engage with environmental issues, and the impact of human society on environment. Conference…

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Keynote: Humanization and Belonging: Reproduction, Environment, Futurity

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Center #1005, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This paper will argue that speculative genres ably convey how politics of migration are grounded in a racialized discourse of the human. Anxieties about national belonging and a “proper” relationship to specific environments express anxieties about difference that have their roots in “the human” as a category of racialization. Both Claire Denis’ High Life (2018) and Ali Abbasi’s Border (2018) use sf techniques to interrogate the anxieties about migration intersection with discourses of dehumanization. In distinct ways, both films raise…

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Europe Week 2020: Save the Date

March 29 - April 2

An initiative of the UNC-CH Center for European Studies, Europe Week brings together students, academics, and community members to examine, eat, drink, debate, and share knowledge on contemporary Europe and the EU. The films, art and public talks spark discussions on social justice, the transatlantic relationship and contemporary culture in the EU. Student performances, photos and community stories showcase local connections to Europe. This year's Europe Week will take place from March 29-April 3. Check back soon for more details!

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European Languages Lunch | Europe Week

March 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 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 European topics over lunch! The event will feature language tables including Arabic, Czech, French, Scottish Gaelic, Italian, German, Polish, Romanian, and Turkish. A discussant at each table will guide conversation in each language. Please RSVP by March 20! This event is part of Europe Week 2020!

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Lunchtime Interlude: European Trivia | Europe Week

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
The Pit, UNC campus
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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What European country has the most islands? What are the countries where German is the official language? Join Center for European Studies staff and colleagues in the Pit for European trivia, and test your skills on questions like these! This is one of our Europe Week 2020 lunchtime interludes, a series of noon-adjacent pop-up events! Please note that this event takes place during the day. If you are planning to stay on campus later, please visit these guidelines for information…

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Film Screening: Woman at War

March 30 @ 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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Join us for a free film screening, part of Europe Week 2020! A 2018 Icelandic-Ukrainian comedy-drama film, Woman at War focuses on themes of climate change, gender, and more. Halla is a 50-year-old environmental activist who opposes the actions of lucrative industries in Iceland. As she targets the local aluminum industry, her life changes in the blink of an eye when she hears she has been granted permission to adopt a girl from Ukraine. Woman at War won the LUX…

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Lunchtime Interlude: Opera | Europe Week

March 31 @ 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Florence and James Peacock Atrium, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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UNC student Melody Zhuo will be performing French, German, and Italian art songs! For a preview, read a feature on her experiential learning in Italy. This is one of our Europe Week 2020 lunchtime interludes, a series of noon-adjacent pop-up events! Please note that this event takes place during the day. If you are planning to stay on campus later, please visit these guidelines for information on weeknight parking on campus.

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