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October 14, 2015

Michael H. Hunt, Everett H. Emerson Professor of History Emeritus

We take globalization for granted, communicating instantaneously across continents, consuming products made by strangers in faraway lands, and enjoying cultural fare from areas outside our own communities. The global economy is here to stay, but how did it emerge? What makes our current world so different from other eras characterized by overseas trade? Michael Hunt, author of The World Transformed, Carolina’s go-to textbook for contemporary global history, will explore the history behind and the meaning of globalization in this kickoff lecture.

TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to The Root Cellar (Formerly Foster’s Market)
Monday – Saturday: 9-9
Sunday: 11-6
Phone# 919-942-7373