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March 2017

Global Leaders Foreign Policy Lunch & Learn: Refugees & North Carolina

March 27, 2017 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Carolina Center for Leadership Development, 140 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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Please join Go Global NC on Monday, March 27 for an insightful and educational discussion on the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe, the refugee admissions and resettlement process, the current composition and status of North Carolina’s refugee communities, and the history of Middle East-origin refugees in North Carolina.    Since 2008, Go Global NC (formerly the Center for International Understanding) has been at the forefront in preparing North Carolina legislators, business executives, and community leaders to address…

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Global Projects Showcase Lunch

March 28, 2017 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

Want to travel next summer? Looking to fund your global project? Enjoy a showcase of students’ research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations. Learn more about past international summer projects the Center for Global Initiatives has funded from the students themselves. Lunch will be provided. This showcase will feature the following speaker and additional speakers TBD: – Jalyn McNeal, Global Studies major, Passport to Go! awardee and Foreign Language and Area Studies Award recipient…

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April 2017

Soup for Syria: A lunchtime presentation with Janet Cowell

April 18, 2017 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Glenwood, 3300 Woman’s Club Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612 United States
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Please join us for a captivating lunchtime presentation from former State Treasurer Janet Cowell. She has just returned from Jordan where she learned first-hand about the Syrian refugee crisis, its effect on children and the humanitarian efforts to help them. We will have soups honoring traditions from around the world, salads and breads for lunch, and all proceeds will go toward to support its work helping Syrian children in Jordan. Please bring your CHECK for $25 (or more!) made…

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