UNC Global will once again sponsor UNC’s annual “Get-A-Passport Drive”
March 18 and 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the 4th floor of the FedEx Global Education Center. Each year, the global relations office hosts officials from the U.S. Department of State and a photographer to make first-time passport applications and renewals easy. The event is open to students, faculty and staff, as well as their families. We have had tremendous response in the past – nearly 1,700 people have applied or renewed their passports during past drives! Details about required materials and payment can be found at http://global.unc.edu/passportdrive.
Layla Quran is a Global Studies major who has researched how U.S. military involvement in Iraq has influenced sectarian walls, both physically and psychologically, between the people of Iraq. Her project, “Voices of Iraq,” arises out of her investigation into this issue. Quran’s research was developed in conjunction with Duke University’s BorderWork(s) Lab, which attempts to analyze the physical and psychological consequences of barriers in the modern world. The most rewarding aspect of her research was the opportunity she had to interview Iraqis who had lived through the Saddam Hussein regime and the subsequent U.S. invasion. She includes some of these in her comprehensive website that details her work.