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January 2016

Global Horizons Refugee Roundtable

January 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us tomorrow at 6pm in the Global Center (room 1005) for a roundtable discussion on the refugee crisis in Europe! The roundtable will be headed by members of European Horizons at Carolina (EHC) so this will be a great opportunity to learn more about the topic, and learn more about how you can get involved in EHC this semester!

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March 2016

Bill Corcoran, “Delivering Development and Relief in Palestine and Lebanon”

March 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bill Corcoran, the president and CEO of American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA), will speak on ANERA’s work among refugees in Palestine and Lebanon. Since 1967, ANERA has been responding to the critical needs of the Palestinian people and others caught in regional conflicts. For more information or questions about this event, please contact Dee Froeber by email or at 919.342.8928. This lecture is sponsored by the Coalition for Peace with Justice, the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East…

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Nile Green: “The Muslim Discovery of Japan, c.1890–1940”

March 21, 2016 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

In the half-century between 1890 and 1940, Muslims from India, the Middle East and Central Asia turned in fascination to Japan as an independent and industrializing ‘eastern’ (mashriqi) nation. As itinerant Muslim intellectuals struggled to relate Japan’s achievements to their own societies, they brought to Japan many of the same questions and conceptions. In the meantime, through mosque-building and religious publishing, Japan itself became a new Muslim hub in a way that was entirely without precedent. This outreach culminated in…

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Global Stories in 400 Seconds

March 30, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WHAT: Explore the world through “Global Stories in 400 seconds”, a fun, fast-paced PechaKucha style competition. Each presenter has 20 slides and 400 seconds to share their global travel story with the UNC community.  Apply to become one of 10 finalists to compete for the best global story! WHO: UNC Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni WHEN: Wednesday March 30 from 6:00-9:00 pm WHERE: FedEx Global Education Center Atrium and GEC Room 1005 Event Designed by: the Spring 2016 session of the First Year Seminar American Studies 61: “Navigating the World Through…

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April 2016

Women’s Narratives and Social Movements: Black Lives Matter and the Arab Spring

April 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This panel will include Dr. Zeina Halabi (Arabic Literature and Culture, UNC) Ms. Zaina Alsous (media and communications specialist, social activist in Durham, NC) Dr. Charlene Regester (Professor of African, African American,and Diaspora Studies, UNC). For questions about this event, please contact Nancy Smith at

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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on HB2: Origins, Reactions, and Possible Consequences for North Carolina

April 27, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on HB2: Origins, Reactions, and Possible Consequences for North Carolina Wednesday, April 27th | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Global Education Center Room 1005 Experts from across the UNC-Chapel Hill campus will engage the community in an interdisciplinary discussion of the legal, political, economic, and human rights implications of HB2. Professor Patrick Conway Economics Professor Maxine Eichner School of Law Professor Ferrel Guillory School of Media and Journalism Professor Andrew Reynolds Political Science Discussion moderated by journalist Steven Petrow…

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September 2016

Lecture by Mohsen Kadivar

September 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

The Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations invites you to attend a five-part lecture series on Gulshan-i Rāz (The Rose Garden of the Secret), featuring commentary by Mohsen Kadivar.  Gulshan-i rāz is the most eminent poetic work of renowned 14th century Persian Sufi poet and gnostic, Mahmoūd Shabestarī, one of the most prominent scholars of the Islamic mysticism.  His poetry concisely sheds light on a broad range of topics in Islamic mystical thought.  Please note that this event is in Persian and…

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November 2016

Two Ways Immigration and Food Experiences

November 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:25 pm

Israeli community members will share their experiences with Israeli and multicultural food. Student presentations on Israeli food will be showcased and an Israeli dinner will be served. This event is open to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students only. For more information, contact Hebrew lecturer Hanna Sprintzik. This event is part of “The Israeli Cultural Salad Israeli Popular Food & Immigration” series. These events are made possible by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies and a grant from…

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October 2017

Princeton in Asia Information Session

October 17, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Interested in teaching on the coast of Thailand, studying environmental conservation in Sri Lanka, reporting for a leading newspaper in Hong Kong, or working on local economic development in Mongolia? Then step out of the country, out of your comfort zone, and out of the cubicle and apply to Princeton in Asia. Join PiA alumni, Samantha Luu (PiA China ’14) and Priya Sadago (PiA Thailand ’16), to learn about the PiA experience and more about our application and community. Princeton in…

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March 2018

Sun Xia: China-U.S. Competition and Cooperation

March 19, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Guest lecture by Sun Xia, a Research Associate at the Institute at the Institute of International Relations at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai, China on energy crisis. Over the last four decades China’s economy has been growing by leaps and bounds. In the late 80s and 90s China’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) annual growth rate had been in the double digits. Even though recently, China’s economy has started to cool down with its GDP annual growth rate hovering around…

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September 2018

India Since 2014

September 4, 2018 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Vivek Agnihotri is an award-winning Bollywood film director, producer, and screenwriter.  He is the notable director of "Buddha in a Traffic Jam (2016)" and upcoming Bollywood thriller film "The Tashken Files." Free parking is available after 5pm at the McCauley Deck (under the building) and Beard Lot. For more information, please contact Shuyi Lin at

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A Binational Meeting by the ISA (Institute of Studies on the Americas)

September 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Acompáñanos a conocer el trabajo que una red multidisciplinaria de académicos y profesionales realiza con comunidades migrantes en México y Carolina del Norte. En este encuentro participan la directora de una organización dedicada al desarrollo comunitario en el estado de Guanajuato, así como académicos e historiadores orales de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Unidad Xochimilco (Ciudad de México).   Confirma si asistirás, por favor. Evento en español. No se requiere invitación y puedes invitar a quien gustes.

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Global Project Showcase

September 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

LOCATION: FedEx Global Education Center, rm 1005 Want to travel while you're at UNC? Looking to fund a global project? Enjoy a showcase of students’ research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations. Learn more about past global experiences the Center for Global Initiatives has funded from the students themselves. Dinner will be provided. This session will feature the following student speakers: TRACEY SPAUGH: Global Studies & Public Policy double major - Passport to Go!…

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November 2018

The Muslim Ban and Us

November 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Muslim Ban in a 5-4 decision, the roundtable will cover the changing landscape of immigration policy, the role that racism and criminalization play in these policy changes, and the effects of bans on movement on transnational families and immigrant and refugee communities. Sponsored by the Humanities for the Public Good, UNC Global, the Im/migration, Illegality, and Citizenship in the Americas Working Group, and co-sponsored by the Muslim Students Association and the Islamicate…

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Islamization in the Golden Horde and Communal Identity among the Turkmens: The Subtle Social Legacies of a Fourteenth-Century Saint

November 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Dr. Devin DeWeese from Indiana University Bloomington for a talk about the religious history of Islamic Central and Inner Asia. Dr. DeWeese is a renowned scholar who studies problems of Islamization and the social and political roles of Sufi communities. His first book Islamization and Native Religion in the Golden Horde: Baba Tükles and Conversion to Islam in Historical and Epic Tradition received the 1995 MESA Hourani Book Award. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003 and was named…

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Israeli Culture in Films: Sports in Israeli Film “On the Map”

November 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

The film tells the against-all-odds story of Maccabi Tel Aviv’s 1977 European Championship, which took place at a time when the Middle East was still reeling from the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the 1972 Olympic massacre at Munich, and the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight from Tel Aviv. Through the of lens of sports, ON THE MAP presents a much broader story of how one team captured the heart of a nation amidst domestic turmoil and the global…

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Stephanie Elizondo Griest Book Reading

November 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Griest will share from her new book, a seven year collection of stories from Southern Texas on the impact of international borderlines. This area has transformed as the nation’s most common crossing ground for undocumented workers. Griest is Associate Professor / Margaret R. Shuping Fellow of Creative Nonfiction at UNC Chapel Hill. Reception and book signing to follow. Faculty Lecture for the Institute for the Study of the Americas for more information click

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February 2019

Sanctuary Everywhere? An UndocuCarolina RoundTable Discussion

February 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Since President Trump assumed office, not only has the number of sanctuary churches doubled, but also cities, universities, and even restaurants have organized to declare themselves places of protection for im/migrants. There are six im/migrants living in sanctuary in North Carolina, one of whom, Rosa del Carmen Ortez-Cruz, is only a short walk from campus at the Church of Reconciliation. Another, Samuel Oliver-Bruno, was deported after living in sanctuary at CityWell Church in Durham for eleven months. This roundtable will…

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April 2019

Screening and Q&A: Letter from Masanjia

April 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The UNC Falun Dafa club will be screening "Letter from Masanjia," an award-winning documentary that recently qualified for the 2019 Oscars! This event is being sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center. Recently qualified for the 2019 Oscars, the award-winning and feature documentary "Letter from Masanjia" will be coming to the University of North Carolina! "Letter from Masanjia" tells the story of how a desperate SOS note from a Chinese prisoner is found by a mom in Oregon in her Halloween…

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October 2019

Center for European Studies, British American Business Council, and the Transatlantic Forum for Education and Diplomacy event

October 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for an exciting panel on International Education and the Benefits for Business. This discussion will focus on the value and perspectives that employees with an international education and experience can bring to a global company. Our panel includes: Dr. Ted Leinbaugh | President, TFED; Diplomacy & Director, British Affairs at the Association of Marshall Scholars Neil Falkingham | Head of Ethics and Compliance, Global Pharma, GSK Andrew Terrell | British Consul, Business & Government Affairs Megan Poole…

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The Transatlantic Relationship and American Diplomacy

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

European Horizons at Carolina and the Center for European Studies will be hosting Rebecca Neff, Deputy Director for Western European Affairs at the U.S. State Department for a talk entitled: "The Transatlantic Relationship and American Diplomacy" on October 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the FedEx Global Education Center in room 1005. Neff has overall responsibility for advancing U.S. policy priorities with France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Malta and the Vatican.  From February to July 2019, she served as Acting Director, supervising a team of 20 and…

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January 2020

“The Assassination of General Qasem Soleimani: Context and Implications for Iran and the United States” with Prof. Charles Kurzman

January 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

On January 3, 2020, the United States military assassinated the leader of Iran’s Quds Force, General Qasem Soleimani. What do the United States, Iran, and the Middle East region gain and lose by the death of Gen. Soleimani? How will this impact US-Iran relations? Join us for a presentation by and Q&A with Charles Kurzman, professor of sociology and co-director of the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies at UNC. Prof. Kurzman is the author of The Missing Martyrs: Why Are…

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Ethical Concerns and Global Research: Contemporary Europe in Focus

January 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This student panel will explore ethical concerns related to global research. Research has historically been framed as the production of new knowledge. But what happens when researchers based in one region are producing knowledge about another? How should the information be framed and used? This panel discussion includes student researchers Lucía Mock (UNC School of Education), Shreya Parikh (UNC Department of Sociology), and Kellan Robinson (Contemporary European Studies and Global Studies, UNC Class of 2020). A moderated Q&A will follow.

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February 2020

“Through the Blur of a Teardrop: Mario de Andrade’s Photographs and the Multilayered Temporality of Amazonian Modernity”

February 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In the late 19th and early 20th century, the Amazonian rubber boom triggered the production of varied narratives and images of the violent inclusion of Amazonian nature and people into global capitalist networks. This talk examines the tight link between social exploitation, environmental damage and technology in the Amazon photographs and diaries of Brazilian avant-garde writer and ethnomusicologist, Mario de Andrade.

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Conference: “Who Speaks for Islam? Approaches to Authority within the Academy and Beyond” – 17th Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Student Conference in Middle East and Islamic Studies

February 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

The 17th Annual Duke-UNC conference is the longest running graduate student Middle East & Islamic Studies conference in the country. The theme for this year’s conference is “Who Speaks for Islam? Approaches to Authority Within the Academy and Beyond.” Questions to explore include: Who gets to speak for Islam and Muslims? What landscapes of authority exist in the Islamicate world? How do power dynamics between the state and other actors shape everyday perceptions of identity? Keynote speaker Professor Kecia Ali, Professor of…

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September 2021

Carolina Conflict Management Group (CCMG) Interest Meeting

September 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"The Carolina Conflict Management Group (CCMG) is a planned student organization centered around conflict: understanding it, managing it, and resolving it. Right now, we’re still working to stand up the organization and, to that end, we’re conducting two listening sessions to see what students are interested in from 7-8pm on Wednesday, September 15th and Monday, September 20th in Room 1005 in the FedEx Global Education Center. 

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October 2021

GSSA Student Panel

October 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

GSSA Student Panel Tuesday, October 26th, 5-6pm FedEx Global Education Center, room 1005 The Global Studies Student Association (GSSA) invites Global Studies majors, particularly first- and second-year students, and those interested in possibly becoming a Global Studies major to attend a student panel being held on Tuesday, October 26th from 5-6pm in FedEx Global Education Center room 1005. Getting back into the swing of things on campus can be tricky so GSSA is here to lend a student’s perspective in navigating all…

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Movie Night: Вий

October 27, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Movie Night: Вий October 27 @ 5:30 pm in GEC 1005 Join the Russian Flagship Program and Chapel Hill Film Society for a screening of Viy and enjoy an evening of spooky Russian fun! Viy (1967, dir. Konstantin Yershov and Georgi Kropacyov) is based on a novella by Nikolai Gogol and was the first Soviet horror film to be officially released in the USSR. Introduction and discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Natalia Chernysheva, Teaching Assistant Professor of Russian. The…

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September 2022

Unravelling the Ṭawāsīn of Ḥallāj, A Conversation   

September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Unravelling the Ṭawāsīn of Ḥallāj, A Conversation    September 8, 6-9pm, GEC 1005   The Kitāb al-Ṭawāsīn of the Sufi al-Ḥallāj (d. 922 CE) is a fascinating versified mystical treatise of a monumental and intriguing figure in the history of Sufism. Ḥallāj was mercilessly executed by Abbasid rulers in a mêlée of political and sectarian machinations. His fateful cry “I am the Truth” has echoed in Sufi chambers until this day, generating a legacy of devotional, romantic, and even secular resistance poetry and prose. Join the Carolina Asia Center in a conversation…

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