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Panel Workshops: Global Brexit and the Lost Futures of European Empires

April 4, 2019 - April 6, 2019

Join us in discussing global responses to the United Kingdom’s anticipated exit from the European Union, and in exploring the historical context of these events. The keynote panel will take place April 4, and workshop panels from April 4-6. For the full schedule and more information, please visit here. Middle East-related panels include:

Panel Four | Friday, April 5 | 3:45-6:15pm: Promised Lands: the longue durée in the Middle East | FedEx Global Education Center, 4003
Panelists: Jon Parry (Prof. of Modern British History, U. of Cambridge), “British religious and political aspirations for the Middle East, 1830-60”; Dr. Sana Tannoury-Karam (Post-Doctoral Fellow in Middle East History, Rice U.), “The ‘East’ Has Awoken from its Idleness: the Political Organization of the Left in Post-War Lebanon, 1920-1928”; Caroline Elkins (Prof. of History and African and African-American Studies, Harvard U.), “Logics and of Violence and the Arab Revolt: a story of imperial convergence”
Chair: Erika Huckestein (MA, History, UNC-CH)
Comment: Cemil Aydin, Prof. of History, UNC-CH; Penny Sinanoglou (Assoc. Prof., Wake Forest University); Sarah Shields (Prof. of History, UNC-CH)

Panel Five | Saturday, April 6 | 9:30-11:30 am: Transnational Political and Religious Thought: universal and internationalist? | Institute for the Arts and Humanities
Panelists: Samee Siddiqui (MA, History, UNC-CH), “Mohammed Barkatullah and Anagarika Dharmapala in Tokyo: religious internationalism in conversation”; P.K. Datta (Prof., Centre for Comparative Politics and Political Theory, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru U. Delhi), “Rabindranath Tagore and the challenge of universalism”
Comment: Prof. David Gilmartin (North Carolina State U.); Dr. Sana Tannoury-Karam (Post-Doctoral Fellow in Middle East History, Rice U.)

Sponsored by: Dept. of History (UNC-CH); African Studies Center (UNC-CH); Carolina Asia Center; Carolina Center for Jewish Studies; Carolina Seminars; Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies (UNC-CH); Center for Global Initiatives (UNC-CH); College of Arts and Sciences (UNC-CH); Institute for the Arts and Humanities (UNC-CH); Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense (UNC-CH); Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies (UNC-CH); Curriculum in Global Studies (UNC-CH); Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, North Carolina Central University


Thursday, April 4 – Saturday, April 6 | Please see the schedule here

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April 4, 2019
April 6, 2019
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