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April 2021

Screening: Go-Go City: Displacement & Protest in Washington, DC

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Bertelsmann Foundation documentary "Go-Go City: Displacement & Protest in Washington, DC" focuses on the intersection of go-go and the protests over racial justice that have proliferated across the city for the better part of 2020. The documentary dives into the rich tapestry of Washington’s culture and sound, as well as the forces of economic and cultural gentrification that stand to mute them. The film interweaves scenes of protest as displaced communities rally around the city’s beloved Go-Go music to…

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Crossing the Ocean: Effective Strategies for Studying Romanian Language and Culture on the American Continent

April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This mini-conference/workshop seeks to bring together students and professors of Romanian language and culture to discuss some of the most effective strategies of teaching and learning the language while considering internationally famous Romanian cultural products that have supported and/or inspired us/our students in teaching/learning about the country, its literature, arts, history, and people. This event is organized by Dr. Letitia Guran, Teaching Assistant Professor of Romanian in the UNC-CH Department of Romance Studies. The Zoom link to join is https://unc.zoom.us/j/92891900619.…

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POSTPONED: World in Turmoil: Globalization — Geopolitics: China, Russia, Climate Change, NATO/Transatlantic Relations

April 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join the Krasno events series for a virtual discussion with Sigmar Gabriel, former German Vice Chancellor. Visit the event page for the Zoom details to join the event. Speakers Sigmar Gabriel is former German Vice Chancellor Foreign Minister & Economics Minister, 2013-2018 & Environment Minister, 2005-2009; long-standing SPD leader; and Chairman of the Atlantik-Brücke since 2019. Klaus Larres (discussant) is Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor in the Department of History at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Sustainability and Renewable Energy in the Alps

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning eight countries, the Alps are widely recognized as one of the world's most iconic, idyllic destinations. Less known is their important role as a source of clean power for Europe throughout the twentieth century. This panel discussion focuses on the history of renewable energy production in the Alps and the lessons these mountains hold for a sustainable future. Speakers Marc Landry is an environmental historian of modern Europe, with a regional focus on Central Europe. His research interests center…

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May 2021

European Union Supply Chains and Trade: Improving Worker Rights?

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

How might international economic ties help to improve working conditions and human rights in Global South countries? This panel focuses on how the European Union, as well as its member governments, might use economic relations to shift firms’ and governments’ practices. Panelists discuss the inclusion of labor-related conditions in preferential trade agreements as well as unilateral trade preference programs (the Generalized System of Preferences); as well as the possible use of due diligence and transparency legislation to address a range…

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Populism, Political Change and the Rise of Authoritarian Rule in the European Union

May 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn more about how populism has transformed political competition in Europe, how populists appeal to voters and what happens when populists rule. Hear from Dr. Milada Vachudova, Associate Professor of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill, in this talk based on her new article “Populism, Democracy and Party System Change in Europe.” Speaker Milada Anna Vachudova specializes in the democratization of postcommunist Europe, the enlargement of the European Union, and the impact of international actors on domestic politics. She is an…

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Connecting your classroom to the world: collaborating with the UNC and Duke Area Studies Centers

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us on May 12 to learn about and discuss existing collaborations between UNC and Duke Area Studies Centers and Minority Serving Institutions and Community Colleges which have led to the internationalization of curricula across disciplines and institutions. The event will feature faculty from Minority Serving Institutions and Community Colleges across the Southeast who have successfully added global content to their classrooms. These curricula changes have varied, but always focus on how to best introduce global content to their students…

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Pride amid Prejudice: The Impact of the First Pride in Sarajevo

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Phillip M. Ayoub is Associate Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs at Occidental College and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow in International Security at the Hertie School. He is the author of When States Come Out: Europe’s Sexual Minorities and the Politics of Visibility (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and his articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, the European Journal of International Relations, the European Journal of Political…

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2021 Policy Analysis Contest Deadline

May 21

The Center for European Studies (CES) and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) invite student submissions to their inaugural Policy Analysis Contest. The competition is open to all currently enrolled UNC-CH undergraduate and master’s students. Examples of specific topics may include: cybersecurity and defense technology; biosecurity (i.e. Covid-diplomacy); nuclear proliferation and non-proliferation; military intervention; human rights and international law; climate threats; energy policy; NATO and EU defense policies; regional threats to security (i.e. Ukraine, Syria, Libya,…

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July 2021

TransAtlantic Masters Program Alumni Panel

July 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please mark your calendars and save the date for the next TransAtlantic Masters Program alumni panel! We are planning to hold our panel discussion on Friday, July 30th. These alumni events provide an excellent opportunity to find out more about TAM and to meet program graduates, students, administrators, and professors. Alumni will talk about their experience in the program and their career trajectory. Please email Sarah Hutchison to RSVP for the event or with any questions. TAM Alumni Panelists: Dale…

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