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November 2016

Transitional Science Fictions: Olivia Wenzel, “Afro German Theatre and Afrofuturism”

November 14, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Transnational Science Fictions is a week-long event at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sponsored by the German Embassy as part of their German Campus Weeks program and the UNC Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures. The events will focus on German-American cultural exchanges around science fiction and fantasy.   Join in a discussion with Afro-German playwright Olivia Wenzel on November 14. Clips from her Afrofuturist plays “Corn in Germany and Other Galaxies” and “We are…

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The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine

November 16, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join UNC Students for Justice in Palestine and award-winning journalist Ben Ehrenreich as he discusses his new book, which explores the difficulties and resilience of Palestinian life under the Israeli occupation.

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April 2017

“Trends in Global and National Income Inequality and Their Political Implications.”

April 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Department of Political Science is delighted to present a panel on inequality featuring two leading authorities on income inequality nationally, globally, and across time: Janet Gornick (Director of the LIS data archive and Director of the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, CUNY) and Branko Milanovic (Visiting Presidential Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center and former lead economist in the World Bank Research Department).

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November 2018

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship Info Session

November 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship(FLAS) are academic year and summer-long grants to UNC students pursuing language study. Four different global centers at UNC administer FLAS, and each center prioritize different languages. Join us for the FLAS Info session with recent recipients: Nicole Nguyen, Undergraduate Mandarin Chinese, Taiwan, Caroline Todd, Undergraduate Mandarin Chinese, China, and Mike Hawkins, Graduate Tagalog, the Philippines.

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October 2019

Information Session: Careers and Graduate School in International Affairs

October 3, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Information Session Thursday, October 3, 2019 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  in the FedEx GEC 1009 Our focus is on careers, curriculum, faculty, admissions, and financial aid.  The five professional schools are: Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs http://www.sipa.columbia.edu/ Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service http://sfs.georgetown.edu/ Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies https://sais.jhu.edu/ Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy http://fletcher.tufts.edu/ The format for the information session will include…

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November 2019

Transpacific Anti-Imperialism: Asian Migrant Activists and the Question of Solidarity

November 20, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This talk explores how the multilingual archives of transpacific anti-imperial activists help us to more fully understand the complexity of prewar Asian American and migrant history. In the 1910s and 1920s, Japanese and Koreans crossed the Pacific and entered the United States as “non-immigrants,” including students, journalists, and political exiles, when the government was imposing anti-Asian immigration restrictions. Their experiences as intellectuals, workers, and racialized groups encouraged some migrants to imagine and radicalize interracial and interethnic coalitions in and beyond…

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January 2020

Cultural Event: Urdu Majlis

January 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join us on Saturday January 18, for the next monthly meeting of Urdu Majlis, the Triangle's Urdu Literary Forum. This Urdu Majlis will concentrate on the life and works of Faiz Ahmad Faiz (1911-1984, Pakistani poet and author in Urdu. He was one of the most celebrated writers of the Urdu language in Pakistan. Among other accolades, Faiz was nominated for Nobel Prize in Literature and won the Lenin Peace Prize. Participants are invited to bring refreshments to share.…

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February 2020

“Transpacific Archives and Public Memory: Histories of Japanese American Wartime Incarceration” with Courtney Sato

February 28, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This talk reflects on the Out of the Desert project (http://outofthedesert.yale.edu). Out of the Desert interprets World War II Japanese American internment history for a broad public audience (http://outofthedesert.yale.edu). Supported by a US National Park Service Japanese American Confinements Sites grant, the Out of the Desert digital project is an outgrowth of a multi-year, collaborative effort to present this history to a public audience. What are the stakes and challenges to interpreting histories of incarceration via digital methods? What are some of the ethical and methodological…

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March 2020

Global Studies Student Association Exec. Board Info Session

March 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Are you a global studies major? Are you interested in being more involved with the curriculum? Apply for the 2020-2021 GSSA Exec. Board!

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August 2022

Global Studies Welcome Event 

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Global Studies Welcome Event  Tuesday, August 30th, 5:00-6:00pm, GEC 1009  RSVP   Sponsored by the Curriculum in Global Studies & Global Studies Student Association (GSSA) for first year Global Studies majors, transfer students who have entered UNC as a Global Studies major, and those interested in declaring Global Studies as their major.    Meet with Global Studies students/faculty/staff to learn more about our dynamic, interdisciplinary major as well as other global resources & opportunities housed in the FedEx Global Education Center!    Pizza will be provided! 

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