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March 2021

Roundtable on UNC Partnership with the American Academy of Diplomacy and ‘The General and the Ambassador’ Podcast

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The UNC Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs will host a virtual roundtable on Friday, March 26 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. to discuss a new partnership with the American Academy of Diplomacy and the podcast, The General and the Ambassador. This partnership is part of an initiative to strengthen the study of the practice of diplomacy at UNC-Chapel Hill. Faculty at Carolina are incorporating the podcast content into courses, with an opportunity for faculty and students…

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Black German Studies and Critical Race Theory Workshop Series | Vance Byrd

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

As part of the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies' Black German Studies and Critical Race Theory Workshop Series, Vance Byrd (Grinnell College) present his essay/chapter "Paper Battlefields: Remembering and Forgetting the Stakes of War." This is the final event in the series this spring semester. This event is organized by the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies. For the pre-circulated paper, please contact Dr. Jakob Norberg at

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April 2021

The Human Dimension of Heritage in the EU

April 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This panel will consider both the human rights law dimension of cultural heritage, and the role that heritage plays in protecting and realizing all human rights, comprising cultural rights. Our speakers will first explain that human rights law is central for the legal operationalization of heritage as it responds to the increasing global awareness of the value of heritage for societal relations, intergenerational and inter-community dialogue, development and peace. Then, while focusing on community participation and inclusion, the relationship between…

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Economic Inequality After the Pandemic

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This panel discussion is a public online event with Wolfgang Schmidt, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance of Germany, Angella MacEwan, Senior Economist, Canadian Union of Public Employees, and Branko Milanovic, Professor and Senior Scholar, the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, the Graduate Center, CUNY. The panel will address the inequalities revealed and exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, the public policy tools available to ameliorate those inequalities, and the likely paths economies will take in the recovery from the pandemic.…

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Yom HaShoah Event | UNC Hillel

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

UNC Hillel will mark Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) with a program featuring UNC students who are the descendants of Holocaust survivors speaking about their family's stories from World War II. Based on the Israeli program Zikaron Basalon, literally meaning “remembrance in the living room”, Tar Heel Holocaust Stories will offer a new, meaningful and intimate way to commemorate the Holocaust and address its implications through discussions among students, faculty, staff, and community members. While we can’t be together in…

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The Role of Lifelong Learning and Languages in a Transatlantic Work Context

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This panel discusses how young professionals can integrate vital language skills into transatlantic careers! Hear from diplomats, a professor, and an NGO director who use multiple languages in their everyday work. This panel is organized by "MEET EU: Making Encounters, Engaging Transatlanticists", an initiative bringing EU-focused content to Florida, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania via three university campuses. Panelists Lisa Arias Rodriguez Education Advisor of the Embassy of Spain Lisa Arias is an Education Advisor of the Embassy of Spain stationed…

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Get to Know the EU Institutions: EU Parliament

April 8 @ 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 April 8 webinar focuses on the European Parliament. 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 for European Studies. Allison studied abroad as an undergrad at Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen,…

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Linking Foreign Language to Careers in National Security

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the UNC Russian Flagship Program for an informal discussion on career opportunities with an esteemed group of UNC alumni in the government and non-government sectors and representatives from the National Security Education Program. The participants will discuss how their foreign language and area studies education at UNC has shaped their career trajectories and also share tips on how to get a head start in the national security job market through internships, networking, etc. Meredith Doubleday (Assistant Director; Russian Flagship…

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Nourishing the Volk: Nutrition, Health, and National Belonging in Germany’s Long Great War

April 9 @ 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. The talk examines Germany’s “long” Great War (1914-1924) through the lenses of food, health, and gender. Whereas most scholars have focused on how hunger and deprivation in war-time Germany contributed to social unrest and female politicization, this research focuses instead on how male nutritional scientists forged relationships with female philanthropists, women’s…

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The Future of German Jewish Studies

April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Focusing on two new volumes published in honor of Jonathan Hess, this panel discussion poses broad questions about the content and future of this elusive field of inquiry. Dismissed by some as a boutique enterprise dedicated to largely secularied German Jews whose time of flourishing lies in the rather distant past, German Jewish Studies emerges in these new publications in quite a different light. In the spirit of Jonathan Hess, the contributors present us with essays that span disciplinary boundaries…

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