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    Flyleaf Books752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.Chapel HillNC27514 | $25

    While we wish for a world at peace, war—to-date at least—seems to be an enduring part of the human condition. With more than 50 conflicts currently being fought around the world, we should try to understand the forces that cause them, how they are waged, and how we can end and prevent wars. Carolina Public Humanities will explore these questions in our new extended-lecture, mid-week series on military history and topics in peace, war, and defense.

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    What do we learn when we exchange goods and ideas with other cultures? How does engagement with the wider world help us understand ourselves? This seminar explores connections among commerce, art, and culture in three eras. We’ll travel to early modern Venice to learn about that city-state’s ascendance as a commercial power in Europe and understand how business with the East helped usher in the modern age. Next, we’ll be introduced to American artists of the 19th-century era of imperial sail and steam to learn how art communities responded to cultural artifacts and ideas from abroad.The seminar will conclude with a review of international commerce in the contemporary world as we explore the meaning of “globalization” and the state of trade today, including the threat posed by tariffs.

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    William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education100 Friday Center DriveChapel HillNC27517 | $20

    In the state's complex loyalties, its sprawling and diverse geography, and its dual role as a home front and a battlefield, North Carolina embodies the essence of the whole epic struggle of the Civil War in all its terrible glory.

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    William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education100 Friday Center DriveChapel HillNC27517 | $30

    With liars and cheaters constantly in the news, this daytime enrichment course is about recognizing, thinking about, and dealing with ethical issues that affect us all the time.

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    William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education100 Friday Center DriveChapel HillNC27517 | $30

    With liars and cheaters constantly in the news, this daytime enrichment course is about recognizing, thinking about, and dealing with ethical issues that affect us all the time.

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    William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education100 Friday Center DriveChapel HillNC27517 | $30

    This course provides an historical overview of the United States’ involvement in the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial from 1945 to 1946—the world’s first international criminal court—which tried several high-ranking Nazis and members of the German military for war crimes, crimes against peace, and crimes against humanity. Over the course of 2 sessions, we will examine the various reasons why the Trial took place at all, and how Nuremberg’s legacy continues to matter today. We will also focus on key Americans who participated in the Trial and how their Nuremberg experiences shaped their views of human rights when they returned home.