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April 2018

Adventures in Ideas Weekend Seminar: Whatever Happened to Global Diplomacy?

April 20, 2018 | 4:30 pm - April 21, 2018 | 1:00 pm
Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States + Google Map

Older systems and methods of international diplomacy are giving way to a growing populist disdain for careful diplomatic negotiations. Complex problems are often reduced to superficial statements in the mass media or to simple tweets that ignore the history of past events. What has happened to the traditions of global diplomacy? This seminar will examine this question through the perspectives of leading historians and public policy scholars who will analyze past diplomatic strategies as well as recent changes in transnational…

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Workshop for Educators: Environmental Issues in Latin America & the Middle East

April 21, 2018 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Teachers are invited to join the Duke-UNC Consortia in Middle East and Latin American and Caribbean Studies for a day-long interdisciplinary workshop to explore environmental issues in Latin America and the Middle East. During this interactive one-day workshop, teachers will explore pressing global environmental concerns including issues related to water, climate change, mining, and environmental activism. Through various learning activities, teachers will deepen understanding of environmental issues specific to each world region as well as comparative ways to examine these issues…

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