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June 2017

Nations in Transition: Mexico & Turkey – A Dialogues Seminar

June 3, 2017 | 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Mexico and Turkey are key nations in the recent social and political upheavals that have shaken public life in North America and Europe, yet outsiders often misunderstand the complex changes that are transforming both of these countries.  Join us for a Dialogues seminar with UNC Professors Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo and Cemil Aydin to explore the tensions within Mexican and Turkish societies and the influence of these nations on contemporary politics in the United States and Europe. Our seminar will include a comparative discussion of why the transitions in Mexico and Turkey are…

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Persian Art Center in Carolina Presents: The Secret World of Omar Khayyam, Rumi, and Sohrab Sepehri

June 4, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

4:00-4:30    Social 4:30-4:45    Introduction:  Dr. Amir Rezvani 4:45-6:00    Speakers: Dr. Ali Kasiri 6:00-6:30    Discussion 6:30-6:45    Break and refreshment 6:45-8:00    Live music and poetry reading by the audience   You can park at any parking space that is Not Marked Reserved and is not numbered. The Persian Poetry Group in Chapel Hill honors, respects and promotes freedom of speech and expression. Organized by: The Persian Art Center in Carolina. For more information: 919-259-0959. 400 Oak Tree Drive (The Club House) Chapel…

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Ramadan Solidarity Iftar

June 4, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Raleigh, Raleigh, NC United States + Google Map

Join ANERA on June 4 for a benefit iftar and spoken word performance by Omar Offendum. A full course dinner will be served. ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid) is a leading development organization improving the lives of Palestinian refugees and poor families in Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon. Omar Offendum is a Syrian-American Hip-Hop artist - born in Saudi Arabia, raised in Washington DC and living in Los Angeles. He has been featured on several major news outlets (Aljazeera /…

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