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Art Exhibit: Annenberg Space for Photography’s REFUGEE

September 25, 2017 - November 3, 2017

According to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, the number of displaced people has reached over 65 million globally. Through images created by five internationally acclaimed artists, REFUGEE is a multimedia art exhibit exploring the lives of refugees from a host of diverse … Continued

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Exhibit: Yasak/Banned: Political Cartoons from Late Ottoman and Republican Turkey

November 1, 2017 | 8:00 am - March 12, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Perkins Library, Duke University
Durham, NC United States
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“Yasak/Banned: Political Cartoons from Late Ottoman and Republican Turkey” details the extensive collections held by Duke University Library. The Library’s Turkish satirical journals and cartoons span from the late 19th century to the present. The exhibition highlights three themes: Historical … Continued

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November 1, 2017 | 4:00 pm - November 2, 2017 | 9:00 pm
Carolina Theater of Durham, 309 West Morgan St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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  Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II.  Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned … Continued

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9:00 am

Turkey Today | Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies Annual Conference: Yasak/Banned: Print Media and Cultural Spaces from Abdülhamit to Erdoğan

November 2, 2017 | 9:00 am - November 3, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Duke University NC United States

  The Yasak/Banned Duke-UNC Middle East Studies Consortium Conference examines socio-political transformation and cultural representation in late Ottoman and Republican Turkey with an interdisciplinary focus on print media and cultural spaces. The conference begins Thursday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 PM with a Vernissage of … Continued

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6:30 pm

Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies Conference Keynote Speaker: Edhem Eldem

November 2, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Sultan Abdülhamid II: Founding Father of the Turkish State? Edhem Eldem teaches at the Department of History of Boğaziçi University and holds the international chair of Turkish and Ottoman History at the Collège de France. He has taught as visiting … Continued

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7:00 pm

Refugees: A Global Crisis: In Our Backyard: The Realities of Post-Resettlement Life and Community-Based Approaches to Rebuilding Home COURSE #3507

November 2, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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  Real-life stories – beyond the facts/figures, de-bugging some of the myths. What are the realities of daily life as a refugee? What are the barriers to refugee support efforts, how do we make them sustainable, what are the benefits … Continued

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Presentation: Beyond Borders: Environmental Cooperation in Israel

November 2, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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  Join us for a presentation by The Arava Institute, a leading environmental and academic institution in the Middle East that tries to advance cross-border environmental cooperation in the face of political conflict. Their program brings students from Israel, Palestine, Jordan and … Continued

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Rights!Camera!Action! Film Screening: Fire at Sea

November 2, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Smith Warehouse, Duke University NC United States + Google Map

Gianfranco Rosi is an Italian documentarian whose previous work has taken him to the Ganges River, the California desert and inside the Mexican drug trade. Fire at Sea is the fruit of an extended sojourn on Lampedusa, an island that, while part … Continued

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