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September 2021

Russian Flagship Program Interest Meetings

September 21 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Russian Flagship Program Interest Meetings September 21, October 4 & 13 Registration via Google Forms Interested in a program that will give you the competitive edge for your future career as a global professional? Want an affordable study abroad experience tailored to your academic interests and professional goals? The Russian Flagship Program, a federally funded initiative, provides UNC Chapel Hill students of all majors the unique opportunity to gain a professional level of Russian language proficiency as well as tangible work experience…

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Africa Today: Voices from Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria 

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Africa Today: Voices from Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria  Friday, September 24 at 12:00 p.m via Zoom (Register Here)  This series, facilitated by local NGO International Focus, focuses on local leaders and their impact on our community and internationally. In addition, we invite alumni who visited our area and who are interested in sharing their experiences in a variety of subjects (art, diplomacy, business, media, politics, environment, international relations, etc.) and thoughts about a particular theme. In this edition our alumni will tell us about their trajectories…

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Conversation with Michele Berdy

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Conversation with Michele Berdy September 24, 2:00 pm Registration via Zoom Join the Russian Flagship Program for a conversation with Michele Berdy, the Arts Editor for The Moscow Times and the author of The Russian Word's Worth, a collection of her columns. More information can be found at: https://russian.unc.edu/event/michele-berdy/

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Iranian Literary Diasporas: Parvaneh Hosseini in Conversation with Author Hamed Esmaeilion

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Iranian Literary Diasporas: Parvaneh Hosseini in Conversation with Author Hamed Esmaeilion September 25, 12:00 – 1:00 pm Zoom Registration This virtual lecture series is dedicated to exploring how Iranian diaspora authors reflect on the community’s attempts at carving out forms of belonging to their host nations.  Authors and discussants may address specific modes of power and representation that Iranian diaspora community has developed to rehabilitate their position as members of a minoritized population with ambivalent feelings of belonging. Presented by…

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Critical Language Scholarship Session & Alumni Panel

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn more about fully-funded intensive summer language study through the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program. Jonathan Poser, CLS Program Officer, will provide information about the program and application process. Following the presentation, UNC CLS alumni will share their personal experiences in the program before our live Q&A session. - Jonathan Poser is Program Officer for Russian and Persian Programs and holds a dual M.A./M.P.P. from the University of Michigan’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Gerald…

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Shared Governance and Academic Freedom: The Foundations of Higher Education and Their Uncertain Future 

September 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Shared Governance and Academic Freedom: The Foundations of Higher Education and Their Uncertain Future  Wednesday, September 29th  3:30 pm     While the history of higher education is one of constant tensions among state, private and faculty power, recent attacks on the work of researchers and educators are more subject to disinformation and political polarization than in decades past. The sometimes indistinct boundaries of academic freedom make the discussion about what it is or should be more challenging; the public itself is largely…

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October 2021

Global Careers for LGBTQ Folk

October 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Global Careers for LGBTQ Folk October 5, 4:00 – 5:15 pm Zoom Registration Members of the LGBTQ+ community play key roles in international business, diplomacy, advocacy, and scholarship, but they can also face unique challenges in global careers because of their sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression (on top of all the other challenges of global careers). This panel brings together members of the LGBTQ+ community who are navigating careers that cross borders and tackle international issues to…

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“Being and Belonging: Perspectives in North Carolina” Opening Programming

Being and Belonging: Perspectives in North Carolina” Opening Programming October 5, 5:30pm FedEx Global Education Center, Atrium A program celebrating the opening of Being and Belonging: Perspectives in North Carolina, an art exhibition at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will be held on Oct. 5. Programming will begin at 5:30 p.m., with remarks starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Florence and James Peacock Atrium. Each artist has been invited to speak about their work. Being and Belonging brings together 13 artists of Latin…

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