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January 2020

“To Girdle the World with an Iron Chain”: R.M Stephenson and the Imperial Railway Imagination | Erica Mukherjee

January 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
National Humanities Center, 7 T.W. Alexander Drive
Durham, NC 27709-2256 United States
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The Triangle Global British History Seminar and the Global and Transnational Modern History Seminar are pleased to convene our next session, Friday, 31 January, 2020, 4-6pm at the National Humanities Center, West Conference Room. Our speaker will be: Erica Mukherjee, Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor, UNC-CH, whose work is on South Asian and environmental history, in the era of British rule. Her paper is entitled: "'To Girdle the World with an Iron Chain': R.M Stephenson and the Imperial Railway Imagination.” Mukherjee’s…

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February 2020

A New Agenda and a New Team: The EU After Elections and Commission Renewal

February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Center #1005, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This talk will focus on the newly elected European Parliament and newly inaugurated Commission, as well as EU-US relations. Joseph Dunne has served as Director of the European Parliament's Liaison Office (EPLO) in Washington DC since October 2019. The EPLO was set up to foster and develop relations between the European Parliament (EP) and the United States Congress. In 2018, Joseph was a Senior Resident Fellow at the German Marshall Fund in Washington DC and a Visiting Fellow at the…

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Brexit and Beyond Panel Discussion

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Cannon Room, 16 W Martin St, 12th Floor
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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The British-American Business Council of North Carolina and senior experts from the UK Government, Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) and Deloitte will discuss key insights into the latest status of Brexit and what the future holds for American companies. The panel features Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner Antony Phillipson, and is moderated by Triangle Business Journal Editor Sougata Mukherjee. Additional panelists include Womble Bond Dickinson Legal Director Malcolm Dowden, and Deloitte Managing Director for Economics Patricia Buckley. The schedule is as follows:…

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Now on Friday 2/7: The Fields of Immokalee: Screening, Discussion, and Reception

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
FedEx Global Center #1005, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This event is now Friday, 2/7 at 12pm in room 1005 of the FedEx Global Education Center. "The Fields of Immokalee" is part one of three-chapter film Swing State Florida, directed by the Bertelsmann Foundation’s Samuel George. The documentary film mixes intimate portraits with expert commentary to give a vision of Florida in the run-up to the 2020 election. The challenges documented in the film present struggles replicated in swing states across the country. Swing State Florida takes the viewer…

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Swastikas on Jakob-Schiff-Straße: The Aryanization of Jewish Street Names in Frankfurt am Main, 1933-1938

February 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
569 Hamilton Hall, 102 Emerson Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Frankfurt’s municipal government “Aryanized” the names of nearly fifty streets named after prominent Jewish individuals in a campaign that lasted until September of 1938. Given the fact that the Nazis had effectively managed to roll back high levels of Jewish integration in various areas of political, economic, cultural, and everyday life in Germany by the end of 1933, how is it possible that the names of Jewish individuals continued to remain physically integrated into the fabric of this city for…

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Asylum-Seeking, Song-Writing, and the Mobile Phone among Young Africans in Sicily

February 12 @ 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Person Recital Hall, 181 East Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Arguments about immigration developed in Europe since 2015 have frequently engaged with the mobile phone. But while this small object’s capacity to facilitate people’s movement through space is now clear, its role in musical processes, particularly in the same communities of people on the move, is more rarely discussed. Prof. Beckles Willson’s interest is in thinking about the phone in both fields - movement and musical practice - and her presentation will draw on her activist fieldwork in eastern Sicily…

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Free Film Screening: Adam und Evelyn (Adam and Evelyn)

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FedEx Global Center #1009, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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A 2018 German-language drama film, Adam und Evelyn follows a couple faced with one partner's unfaithfulness. When Evelyn learns that Adam is cheating on her, she decides to leave for their couple's vacation on her own. It just happens to be 1989, and their own adventures coincide with striking political events of the era. Please visit these guidelines for information on weeknight parking on campus.

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Partitioning Palestine: British Policymaking at the End of the Empire | Penny Sinanoglou

February 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
National Humanities Center, 7 T.W. Alexander Drive
Durham, NC 27709-2256 United States
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At this launch and discussion, Professor Penny Sinanoglou will speak about her new book, Partitioning Palestine: British Policymaking at the End of the Empire (University of Chicago Press, 2019). Prof. Sarah Shields (UNC-CH), and Prof. David Gilmartin (NCSU), will comment upon the book and lead a session with Prof. Sinanoglou. Penny Sinanoglou is Associate Professor of History at Wake Forest University. Sinanoglou is broadly interested in the intersections between British imperial power and international systems of oversight and governance; the…

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CANCELED | Free Film Screening: The River and the Wall

February 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Varsity Theater, 123 East Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This screening has been canceled. Please contact europe@unc.edu with questions. Directed by Ben Masters, The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes. This screening is organized by Cameren Lofton, Program Assistant for the partnership between the UNC Center for European Studies and the Exodus Institute. This event is co-sponsored…

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UNC Clean Tech Summit

February 20 - February 21
Friday Center for Continuing Education

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host the seventh annual UNC Clean Tech Summit on Thursday, February 20, 2020 – Friday, February 21, 2020 at UNC’s Friday Center. The event will highlight the latest innovations, trends and challenges in the clean technology industry and how North Carolina is playing a key role in leading the way to a global clean energy economy. The Summit is co-hosted by the UNC Institute for the Environment and the UNC Kenan-Flagler…

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