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February 2021

Get to Know the EU Institutions: EU Council

February 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Ever wanted to know how the EU works? The UNC Center for European Studies (CES) is hosting a spring webinar series on EU institutions! The February 11 webinar focuses on the EU Council, an umbrella institution for the European Council and Council of the EU. Speakers include Holger Moroff, faculty in the UNC-CH Department of Political Science, and Allison Haskins, CES outreach coordinator. Please RSVP for this virtual event. Speakers Allison Haskins is the outreach coordinator for the UNC Center…

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Virtual Tour: St. Petersburg Edition

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tune in Thursday to discover St. Petersburg, Russia with the UNC Russian Flagship Program. Recent UNC grad Graham Weaver will take us on a virtual tour of the former imperial city and share his experiences in the "Venice of the North". This virtual event is organized by the UNC Russian Flagship Program. Register for the event via Zoom. For the most up-to-date details and RSVP form, visit the UNC RFP event page.

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Faculty Tea with Professor Graeme Robertson and the Russian Flagship Program

February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Grab a cup of tea (or coffee!) and join the UNC Russian Flagship Program for a chat with Dr. Graeme Robertson, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies. Learn more about Professor Robertson’s personal experiences in Russia and the surrounding region and what led him to his current research focus on political protest and regime support in authoritarian regimes. This virtual event is organized by the UNC Russian Flagship Program. Register…

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Screening & Director Talk: The Aryans

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In honor of Black History Month, the Center for European Studies is partnering with UNC faculty Dr. Priscilla Layne for a virtual screening of the film The Aryans and live virtual talk with director Mo Asumang. The Aryans is a documentary in which an African-German gets to the bottom of right-wing movements worldwide — and their completely wrong interpretation of "Aryanism." Director Mo Asumang is an acclaimed filmmaker, actress and tv presenter, well known in Germany due to her brave…

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Movie Night with the Russian Flagship Program and GSLL Kino Club

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

What is your idea of rock-and-roll stardom? Talent, hard work, luck, millions of admiring fans, successes and excesses? Few people today understand what being a rock musician meant for a bright constellation of young people in the Soviet Union, a country where rock was banned, where duplication and circulation of Western music was a criminal offense. Kirill Serebrennikov’s Leto (2018) cinematizes and romanticizes the earliest, most difficult, and absolutely exhilarating atmosphere that surrounded the magnetic figure of Viktor Tsoi (1962-1990),…

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Global Career Night 2021

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Hear from a virtual panel of phenomenal UNC alumni in globally focused careers! Panelists represent a variety of career options: government, private industry, NGOs, and more. They will share their professional journeys from studying (like you!) at UNC, through the career searches, networking, and life choices that led them to their current roles. In the Q&A, panelists will take your questions on everything from advice on the job hunt to sustainable career growth over the years. Wherever you are in…

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A Conversation with H.E. Martin Weiss, Austrian Ambassador

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hear from the Ambassador of Austria to the US as he talks about transatlantic relations, COVID-19, climate change, democracy, and more. The new Biden administration offers a chance to reset transatlantic relations after four years marked by ambivalence in the decades-old relationship and disputes over trade, defense spending, or climate change, to name a few subjects. Yet, leaders in Europe and the United States are contending at the same time with serious domestic and external challenges, especially the social and…

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2021 Reckford Lecture in European Studies: Catherine Woollard

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Ms. Catherine Woollard, Director of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles, will deliver the 27th annual Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies on Thursday, February 25th at noon via Zoom. The lecture titled, “Protection vs. Externalization: The politics and law of asylum in Europe 2015-2020,” is free and open to the public and will be followed by a Q&A session. This virtual event is organized by the UNC Institute for the Arts & Humanities. For the most…

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FDJ-ler Make New Friends: International Youth Exchanges in the Eastern Bloc, 1972-1989

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This event is organized by the NC German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series. For the most updated details and information on joining the event, please visit the NCGSWS website. Speaker: MICHAEL SKALSKI I Graduate Student, UNC—Chapel Hill, Department of History In the spirit of communist internationalism, Eastern Bloc regimes provided ample opportunities for children, teenagers, and students to travel and become acquainted with their peers from other peoples’ democracies. Not only were the exchanges a popular vacation alternative for young…

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March 2021

Europe’s Green Recovery | Frans Timmermans, European Commission Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission, is leading the European Commission's efforts on the European Green Deal. In this talk, Frans Timmermans will discuss what is happening with the European Green Deal and the path forward for a greener Europe. This virtual talk is organized by the European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh. For the most up-to-date logistics, visit their registration page. Access the PDF of the publicity poster. This event is part of the…

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