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FedEx Global Education Center

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301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC United States
+1.919.962.2435

October 2022

Gathering: “CMEIS Social Cafe”

October 19, 2022 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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  Come meet and socialize with the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies (CMEIS) current students, faculty, staff and community members over delicious Middle Eastern sweets, tea and coffee.RSVP on HeelLifeSponsored by the UNC Center for Middle East & Islamic Studies   4003 (4rth floor) FedEx Global CenterUNC-Chapel Hill

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November 2022

The Other Side of Silence: a Memoir of Exile, Iran and the Global Women’s Movement

November 17, 2022 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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  As part of the Paydarfar Family Lecture Series, join Dr. Claudia Yaghoobi, director of the UNC Center for Middle East & Islamic Studies, for a conversation with Dr. Afkhami about the book, her life experiences, and more than 4 decades as an advocate for women’s rights. Dr. Mahnaz Afkhami is an Iranian women's rights activist who served in the Cabinet of Iran from 1976-1978. She is founder and president of Women's Learning Partnership, executive director of the Foundation for Iranian Studies and former Minister of Women's…

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