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October 2017

Lecture and Conversation with Scholar on Theater and Performance Studies

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Brian Quinn (University of Colorado Boulder) – specializes in the literature and drama of Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa, with a focus on theater and Performance Studies. His work has included extensive research on theatrical forms and performance practices in Dakar, Senegal and his current project examines the history and impact of stage performance in Francophone West Africa. He also researches contemporary performance practices in Senegal and has collaborated with forum theater companies and festivals in the Dakar region. Brian worked as…

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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: ‘Footprints of Pan-Africanism’ (U.S., 2017)

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

This evening’s screening will feature Footprints of Pan-Africanism (U.S., 2017). The documentary revisits the era of Ghana’s emergence into independence, when Africans on the continent and in the diaspora participated in building a liberated territory. This movement, rooted in the determination to reassert black people’s humanity and recover from the impact of slavery and colonialism, constituted an essential, indispensable part of the global Pan-African vision for liberation, which in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s ushered in no less than a black political and…

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Human Rights and Social Justice Symposium

World View’s global education symposium for K-12 educators in Chapel Hill will feature short plenary talks and sessions on human rights issues to increase awareness of human rights and social justice issues and to provide pedagogical strategies and resources for integrating human rights and social justice issues into teaching. This program is being designed to meet the global education needs of K-12 classroom teachers, administrators, media coordinators, specials and electives teachers, other school professionals, central office and all educators seeking the…

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Sarah Lemmen, ‘In Exile: Political Emigration from Eastern Europe During the Last Decades of the Cold War’

Contrary to the prevalent rhetoric of the Cold War, the 1970s and 1980s were a time of intensive exchange across the “Iron Curtain”. Particularly in the context of the international human rights movement, a Western public grew more interested in the activities and plight of East European opposition groups. East European political exiles in Western Europe and North America played a significant role as intermediaries between East and West. They also provided opposition groups across the Iron Curtain with information,…

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In Times of War and Peace: American Musicals of the 1940s

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tim Carter returns to the Adventures in Ideas stage with the second installment of his decade-by-decade examination of American Musicals. This fall he takes on the 1940s. Whether and how American musicals on stage or screen should respond to World War II was a matter of some debate at the time. Some argued in favor of morale-boosting propaganda, while others preferred escapist entertainment. But the return to peace forced dealing with new social realities, whether reintegrating the military into civilian life or…

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Spooky Spanish Lunch

October 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited, so sign up early to reserve your…

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Russia: Then & Now

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

What led to the collapse of the Romanov Dynasty after 300 years? Discover the social polarization that unfolded afterward. What challenges does Russia face now? What roles do President Putin’s policies and the Russian Orthodox Church play when it comes to market economics and family formation in Russia.  Dig into these issues and more as Professor Donald J. Raleigh and Professor Michele Rivkin-Fish take us through Russia: Then & Now. Donald J. Raleigh, Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor of History will…

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December 2017

5th Annual World Bank Group Youth Summit “Technology and Innovation for Impact”

December 4 - December 5

Deadline for Youth Summit Competition: September 29 Apply here.   Deadline for WBG Youth Summit 2017 Registration: October 10 Register here.   The WBG Youth Summit is the largest annual gathering of global youth at the World Bank. The primary goal of the Summit is to empower youth to find their own innovative ideas for development and provide a platform for dialogue between youth, the WBG, and the international community. The event has been organized since 2013, each year having a different…

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