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Seminar: “The Regime Change Consensus: Iraq in American Politics, 1990-2003” with Joseph Stieb (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Join the Triangle Institute for Security Studies for a dinner-seminar featuring Joseph Stieb. Joseph Stieb is a Ph.D Candidate studying U.S. History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His main advisor is Wayne Lee. He received a B.A. in History from Trinity University and an M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. Before starting the history program at UNC, he taught history at Lenox High School in Massachusetts. His dissertation, “The Regime Change Consensus:…Find out more »
Seminar: “From Muslim Cool to Umi’s Archive: Thinking with Black Islam” with Prof. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer (University of Michigan)
Please join us for the first event in this academic year’s Carolina Seminar on Transnational and Global Modern History. Prof. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, Associate Professor and Director of the Arab and Muslim American Studies Program at the University of Michigan, will be speaking on “From Muslim Cool to Umi’s Archive: Thinking with Black Islam,” on Wednesday, September 19 at 4:30pm in the FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003. A reception will follow. For more information on Prof. Khabeer’s…Find out more »
Duke on Gender Colloquium: “Black Muslims and the Black Arts Movement” with Ellen McLarney (Duke) and Su’ad Abdul Khabeer (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
The Duke on Gender Colloquium brings together Duke faculty from humanities and social sciences and visiting scholars to offer a multi-disciplinary space to develop and present current research and further critical conversations within gender and women's history, gender and queer theory, sexuality studies, transgender studies, and the study of feminism, social movements, and contemporary social issues and policy in a transnational world. On Friday, September 21, join the Colloquium for a presentation by Ellen McLarney, Duke, Associate Professor of…Find out more »
World View’s K-12 global education symposium is held each October at the William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC. This day-and-a-half program explores significant global issues, offers best practices and resources in global education and provides educators an opportunity to develop a global action plan for their classroom, school or system. This program is designed to meet the global education needs of K-12 classroom teachers of all disciplines, administrators, media coordinators, other school professionals, central office and…Find out more »
Learn about your rights when approached by law enforcement agencies (police, FBI, ICE, etc.), and your rights to freedom of religion and freedom of expression. The presentation will also focus on the interconnection between anti-Black racism, Islamophobia, anti-immigrant/anti-refugee bigotry, and other forms of oppression. The presenters will make a comparison between structural racism and institutional Islamophobia. They will also discuss strategies for building a stronger grassroots movement against racism and Islamophobia. The presentation will include practical examples of grassroots…Find out more »
The Kenan Institute and the Duke Library will hold a two-day symposium on entitled "Arabic Medicine Conquers Latin Europe, 1050-1300: Methods and Motives," showing how the accomplished Arabic medical writings of the medieval Middle East and Spain were discovered, translated, and assimilated by a previously wholly unsophisticated European world. The symposium will mark the opening of the exhibition of Arabic medical manuscripts at Perkins Library. A keynote lecture by Prof. Cristina Alvarez Millán of the UNED (Madrid), "Arabic Medicine…Find out more »
Organizations today are thinking differently about what it means to work. The global economy has greatly influenced this change in thought because exchanges by air, by sea and through technology serve to eliminate barriers that once existed. Physical location, language, culture and currency are all starting to become less difficult to navigate, yet their unique qualities remain important to acknowledge. As such, it is essential that educators explore the future of work so they can better prepare students to…Find out more »
UNC-CH Geography Colloquium Talk: “Being/Longing – Visualizing Belonging with Palestinian Refugee Children” with Dr. Sandy Marshall (Elon University)
In September, 2018 the US ended all financial support to the UN Relief and Works Agency serving Palestinian refugees and is demanding the organization adopt a much narrower definition of who qualifies as a refugee and what rights they have. For many Palestinian refugees, their identities as refugees is not determined by legal status alone, but is reproduced intergenerationally through narrative and spatial practices. This talk will explore how Palestinian refugee children create and visualize their own sense of belonging…Find out more »
Often described as the “world’s most intractable conflict,” the crisis embroiling Israel and Palestine has been making headlines for more than 70 years. But behind the violence and deep political and religious divisions lie human stories, told through artistic interventions into the conflict that reflect the possibilities for, and limitations of, Israeli- Palestinian collaboration. This Dialogues seminar will focus on cinema and music as examples of Israelis and Palestinians creating art that goes beyond hostilities. We’ll look at the Oscar-nominated…Find out more »
More details coming soon! Register at https://worldview.unc.edu/programs/2019-migration-seminar/. Friday Conference Center UNC-Chapel HillFind out more »
The field of postcolonial studies remains a primary site of radical political and cultural critique within the global anglophone academy. In response to the geopolitical conflicts and crises of our post-9/11 world, critics and scholars variously located within the field have in recent years begun to turn their attention towards ‘the Middle East’ as a crucial new area for postcolonial inquiry. Prominent themes to have emerged in the scholarship on this area include the politics of neo-imperialism, terror, and warfare;…Find out more »
Poverty is a worldwide threat. It has a direct impact on North Carolina where the poverty rate remains above historical averages (North Carolina Poverty Report, 2018). This symposium will explore topics and strategies that address poverty globally and locally. Through engaging interactive breakout sessions, plenary talks, and panel discussions, educators will learn about resources and build a network of colleagues who are passionate about this work. This program is designed for community college instructors of all disciplines, as well…Find out more »
History Colloquium: “The Throne of Syria – Muslim Aristocrats, Imperial Transition, and the Interwar Monarchical Order” with Adam Mestyan (Duke) and Michael Provence (UC San Diego)
The third history department colloquium this fall will feature Adam Mestyan and Michael Provence, visiting from UC San Diego. Professor Mestyan will be presenting a draft article titled “The Throne of Syria - Muslim Aristocrats, Imperial Transition, and the Interwar Monarchical Order," which will be the fifth chapter of his forthcoming monograph, Modern Arab Kingship. Professor Mestyan will be in conversation with Professor Provence, who is sharing the introduction and fourth chapter of his book, The Last Ottoman Generation and the Making of the Modern Middle…Find out more »