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Adventures in Ideas (click on the title for a description)

Religious Beliefs and Religious Violence
September 12, 2015

American Muslims and Immigrant Identities
In collaboration with the PlayMakers Repertory Company production of Disgraced
September 19, 2015

After “Modernism:” Three Poets Respond to a Movement
Featuring George Lensing
September 26, 2015

New Perspectives on the Ancient World
October 3, 2015

Madama Butterfly: Japan and its Western Representations
In collaboration with the NC Opera production
October 24, 2015

Germany during World War II
Featuring Gerhard Weinberg
October 31, 2015

Environmental Drama, Social Conflicts, and the Meaning of Water
November 7, 2015

How Illness Changes our Lives and How the Humanities Change our Illnesses
An Adventures in Ideas EXPRESS seminar
November 14, 2015

Modern Families in Transition
November 21, 2015

Spotlight on Scholars

Funny Valentine: Paris, Blackface, and Paramount’s Funny Face
Michelle Robinson, Assistant Professor of American Studies
September 15, 2015
TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Simone Weil: Encounters with the Attention Ethic
Julia Haslett, Assistant Professor of Communication
September 22, 2015
TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Squid Tentacles, Elephant Trunks, Tongues, and Soft Robots
William M. Kier, Professor of Biology
September 29, 2015
TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution
Kathleen DuVal, Professor of History
October 6, 2015
TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Humanities in Action

Globalization: How It Has Transformed our World since 1945
Michael H. Hunt, Everett H. Emerson Professor of History Emeritus
October 14, 2015
TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Thinking Historically about the Cuba-U.S. Rapprochement
Louis A. Pérez, Jr., J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History
October 21, 2015
TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Russia and Security after the Cold War
Graeme Robertson, Associate Professor of Political Science
October 28, 2015
TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Creating a United Europe: A Visionary Strategy or an Idea from Hell?
Klaus W. Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor of History and International Affairs
November 4, 2015
TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Race and Reconciliation in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Lauren V. Jarvis, Assistant Professor of History
November 11, 2015 This talk has been rescheduled for December 2.