Students at the University of North Carolina live in an increasingly globalized society. It is critical that they develop a fuller understanding of the variable nature of earth’s people and nations. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with its rich diversity of programs possessing a strong international focus and its strong commitment to study abroad, provides an exceptional learning environment for the study of these critical issues.
Read about how the curriculum in Global Studies achieves this mission.
We are excited to announce the launch of the MA in Global Studies. We are now accepting applications for Fall 2014. The application deadline is December 17, 2013. For information about the program and admissions procedures, please see the Masters tab above and the program brochure.
UNC Global announcement of Global Studies MA Program Launch
Next Wednesday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m the UNC LGBT Representation and Rights Research Initiative will screen the documentary ”Breaking Through,” followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and every ‘out’ elected political official in North Carolina today. The event will take place in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center on UNC’s campus.
“Breaking Through” will be screened with Director/Producer Cindy L. Abel and D.P./Editor Michael Bruno on hand. It will be followed by a panel discussion featuring every ‘out’ LGBT elected political official in North Carolina: Mark Kleinschmidt (Mayor of Chapel Hill), Lydia Lavelle (Mayor of Carrboro), Elic Senter (Mayor of Franklinton), Marcus Brandon (North Carolina House of Representatives), Lee Storrow (Chapel Hill Town Council), Damon Seils (Carrboro Board of Aldermen), LaWana Mayfield (Charlotte City Council) and UNC SBP candidate Emilio Vicente. Refreshments will be served.
“Breaking through” documents the stories of openly LGBT elected officials at all levels of government and from across the country – including the first gay US Senator, Tammy Baldwin. These politicians reveal a rarely seen and deeply personal side of themselves as they describe their self-doubt and triumph over multiple barriers, ranging from race and poverty to gender and sexual orientation. They reveal their reasons for running for public office and how they faced and overcame fear, stereotypes and personal attacks. As they offer their vision for the future – one in which being LGBT is no longer an obstacle – they offer encouragement to anyone who struggles with feeling “less than” or different, regardless of the reason, and reaffirm for those in doubt that life’s possibilities are limitless. For more information and to watch the trailer, visit: http://www.breakingthroughmovie.com/
Hosted by the UNC LGBT Representation and Rights Research Initiative. Supported by the Provost’s Committee on LGBTQ Life.