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October 2012

Fall Film Series
Come watch the screening of Markus Goller's Friendship

Date: Monday, October 1, 2012 | 5 pm

Location: UNC-Chapel Hill, Dey Hall 404

Join the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures for a movie screening of Friendship! The film will be shown in German with German subtitles. For more information on the Fall Film Series, please see website.

For more information about the movie, please see flyer (PDF).

"Immigration and Identity in the US and Europe"
Visiting EU delegate and UNC faculty tackle these important issues in roundtable debate

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012 | 6 - 8 pm

Location: UNC-Chapel Hill, Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room

Please join us for an important and timely public roundtable event on immigration and identity in the US and Europe. The event will feature visiting speaker, Michaël Privot, Director of the European Network Against Racism. He will be joined by UNC faculty: Sahar Amer (Asian Studies), Juliane Hammer (Religious Studies), Anthony D. Perez (Sociology), Jeff Spinner-Havel (Political Science), and Paul Cuadros (Journalism), who will serve as the moderator.  

The roundtable will provide a forum for the speakers to engage in a cross-disciplinary discussion about anti-immigrant sentiment, issues of citizenship and identity, and minority rights in a time of severe economic crisis. The event is open to the public, and will feature a question and answer session.

Please see flyer for more information.

CES Fall Speaker Series
David Coates examines negative consequences of British imperialism

Date: Friday, October 5, 2012 | 12 - 1:30 pm

Location: FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill, 4th Floor Seminar Room

Born and raised in the UK, Prof. David Coates (Wake Forest University) has written extensively on UK labor politics, contemporary political economy, and US public policy. His lecture is titled "The Thing the Opening Ceremony at the Olympics Failed to Mention: British Imperialism and its Negative Consequences.”

In the video below, TAM student Faisal Abdelrahman speaks with Prof. Coates about the relevance to Americans of the economic crisis in Europe.

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"The US in World Affairs" Lecture Series
Lloyd Gardner lectures on the imperial presidency

Date: Monday, October 8, 2012 | 4 - 5:30 pm

Location: UNC-Chapel Hill, 569 Hamilton Hall

Prof. Lloyd Gardner (Rutgers University) is one of the nation's preeminent historians of American foreign policy and diplomatic history. Still an active scholar and teacher after almost half a century, he will present a lecture titled “A View of the Imperial Presidency: Developments from Korea to the War of the Drones.”

“The U.S. in World Affairs: The Cold War and Beyond” lecture series is organized by the Department of History, in co-operation with the Center for European Studies and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian & Eastern European Studies at UNC.

"Conversations on Europe" Speaker Series
The End of Soft Power?
Scholars discuss the EU and the Middle East

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | 12 - 1:30 pm

Location: UNC-Chapel Hill, Peabody Hall, Room 008

Europe has, until recently, been an attractive model for countries in democratization, because of the non-threatening, non-military way Europe—and the EU in particular—attracted adherents. Almost two years after the Arab Spring, does Europe retain any influence, any ability to influence events? Panelists will include Tal Sadeh (Tel Aviv University); Urfan Khaliq (Cardiff University); Beverly Crawford (University of California, Berkeley).

The "Conversations on Europe" speaker series features some of the country's top experts on the European Union. The series links presenters and participants via videoconferencing across several sites.

Ambassadors Forum
Ukrainian ambassador pays visit to UNC

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Location: Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill

His Excellency Olexander Motsyk, the ambassador of Ukraine to the US, will present "Ukraine in Global Politics: Relations with Russia, Europe and the US," followed by a roundtable discussion with UNC faculty members.

The Ukrainian ambassador will be the second dignitary to visit UNC in conjunction with the new “Ambassadors Forum,” organized by the Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professorship at UNC, the UNC Center for European Studies, the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, and the Department of History. Please check back for further details about the event.

CES Fall Speaker Series
Claude Mosseri-Marlio examines Europe's future

Date: Friday, October 12, 2012 | 12 - 1:30 pm

Location: FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill, 4th Floor Seminar Room

Claude Mosseri-Marlio is professor of European law and the European Court of Justice at the American Business School in Paris. He is a frequent lecturer at universities in Europe and the United States, and most recently at the Tyumen University in Siberia. He will present a talk titled "Europe in Twenty Years' Time."

NC German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series
Gregor Thuswaldner analyzes Bernhard's critique of Austria

Event date: Sunday, October 14, 2012 | 5 - 7 pm

Location: UNC-Chapel Hill, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall

This seminar, led by Prof. Gregor Thuswaldner (Gordon College) will focus on the topic "Morbus Austriacus: Thomas Bernhard's Critique of Austria." Bernhard, an Austrian novelist, playwrite, and poet, is widely considered to be one of the most important German-speaking authors of the postwar era. Thuswaldner is Associate Professor of German and Linguistics and a Fellow in Gordon's Center for Christian Studies.

(Hosted by NC German Seminar Series in conjunction with the Duke Department of Germanic Languages & Literature and the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies)

"The US in World Affairs" Lecture Series
Mark Kramer discusses Cold War myths and realities

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 | 4 - 5:30 pm

Location: UNC-Chapel Hill, 569 Hamilton Hall

Prof. Mark Kramer (Harvard University) heads the Harvard Project for Cold War Studies and has collected over 200,000 pages of miscellaneous documents in many languages related directly to the Cold War. He will deliver a lecture titled "Cold War Myths and Realities: Understanding Today's Threats and Challenges in Historical Perspective."

“The U.S. in World Affairs: The Cold War and Beyond” lecture series is organized by the Department of History, in co-operation with the Center for European Studies and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian & Eastern European Studies at UNC.

CES Fall Speaker Series
Layna Mosley looks at "The Politics of Debt Management"

Date: Friday, October 26, 2012 | 12 - 1:30 pm

Location: FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill, 4th Floor Seminar Room

Prof. Layna Mosley (UNC-Chapel Hill) studies and teaches international relations, international political economy, and comparative political economy. Her current research projects examine the effects of international capital mobility on government policy choices, the role of private sector actors in global financial regulation, and the relationship between labor rights and foreign direct investment.

In the video below, TAM student Ben Thorne speaks with Prof. Mosley about the relevance to Americans of the economic crisis in Europe.

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