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January 2013

NC German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series
Seminar explores internment camps and politics of denazification

Lecture: "Internment Camps and the Politics of Denazification in American Occupied Germany, 1944-1950"

Sunday, January 20, 2013 | 5 - 7 pm | UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall

Kristen Dolan, a doctoral candidate in the History Department at UNC-Chapel Hill, will speak about the politics and policies of denazification in post-WW II American occupied Germany. Dolan's talk shows that from the outset the Germans authorities sought to distance themselves from the Third Reich while mediating between American guidance, public expectations, and their own vision of democracy. For more information, please visit website.

"Conversations on Europe" Speaker Series
Scholars discuss Croatia's future

Lecture: "The Next Member State: Croatia's Path to the European Union"

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | 12 - 1:30 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, TBD

Join us in the new year for another installment of our videoconferencing series that brings together participants at several remote sites to discuss Europe-related issues. In this conversation, we will use Croatia's impending accession to the EU as a starting point for a discussion of the history and politics in the Southern Balkans, the Europeanization process, and enlargement. Speakers include Robert Hayden (University of Pittsburgh), Natasa Besirevic (University of Zagreb), Laura Hastings (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and other experts throughout the US. Audiences at all sites are encouraged to participate.

"The US in World Affairs" Lecture Series
William Leuchtenberg examines the history of US foreign policy

Lecture: "US Presidents and Foreign Policy: From Harry Truman to Barack Obama"

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | 4 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, Hamilton Hall, Rm 569

Prof. William Leuchtenberg is William Rand Kenan Jr. professor emeritus at UNC-Chapel Hill and a leading scholar on the life and career of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

“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.

The Duke-UNC "Gender, War and Culture" Series
Dubrovka Zarkov speaks about gender, war, and violence in the Balkans

Date: Thursday, January 24 - Friday, January 25, 2013

Location: UNC's Global Education Center and UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Events with Dubravka Zarkov, Associate Professor of Gender, Conflict and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and author of The Body of War: Media, Ethnicity and Gender in the Break-up of Yugoslavia (2007) and Gender, Conflict, Development (2008). Join us for a two-day symposium on the Balkan wars. Day one (January 24, 2013) will feature the screening of Angelina Jolie's "In the Land of Blood and Honey" and will be followed by a podium discussion of the movie. On day two (January 25, 2013), Zarkov will participate in a luncheon reading seminar in the afternoon and will deliver a public lecture in the evening. For more information, visit website.

Ambassadors Forum
Deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs discusses the Balkans

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm | UNC-Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Philip T. Reeker, deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs and former U.S. ambassador to Macedonia, will give a talk on "The Balkans: from War and 'Ethnic Cleansing' to Democratization and Integration into Europe." His remarks will consider the complex history and politics of this volatile region from the Bosnian war in the early 1990s to the promising developments of the present.