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In collaboration with the UNC General Alumni Association

Click in with Carolina Public Humanities’ Max Owre for Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With Faculty. Don’t miss this series of one-on-one talks with Tar Heels as they discuss leading figures in history — some likely strangers, some more familiar to you — and discover new things about impressive people.

Fall 2021 schedule:

September 10: Dr. Katie Turk and activist Mary Jean Collins

September 17: Dr. David Garcia and musician Arsenio Rodriguez

September 24: Dr. Matt Andrews and Babe Ruth

October 1: Dr. Charlene Regester and actress/singer Hazel Scott

October 8: Dr. Cemil Aydin and Turkish statesman Kemal Atatürk

October 15: Gabrielle Calvocoressi and poet Nikky Finney

October 29: Robert Buxton and composers William Grant Still and Florence Price

Each event starts at 12:00 noon and runs approximately 45-60 minutes. Details for accessing the webinar will be sent by the morning of the event.

All conversations are held online as a Zoom webinar.

Tuition: Each Lunch with Friends and Strangers event is $10.00. Purchase a Lunch with Friends & Strangers Season Pass for $55.

Click here or call 919.962.1544 to register!


Save money by purchasing a Season Pass to attend all 7 Lunch with Friends and Strangers programs for only $55!



 Previous Lunch with Friends & Strangers programs are available for viewing on the Carolina Public Humanities YouTube page.


Spring 2021 Guests

  • February 12 – Hassan Melehy on Jack Kerouac
  • February 19 – Charlene Regester on Dorothy Dandridge
  • February 26 – Matt Andrews on Muhammad Ali
  • March 5 – Kathleen DuVal on Manteo
  • March 26 – Victoria Rovine on the Pith Helmet
  • March 31 – Heidi Kim on Jade Snow Wong
  • April 9 – Philip Gura on William Apess


Fall 2020 Guests

  • September 25 –  Lloyd Kramer on Marquis de Lafayette
  • October 9 – Kathy Williams on Ida B Wells
  • October 23 – Don Raleigh on Leonid Brezhnev
  • October 30 – Matt Andrews on Billie Jean King
  • November 6 – Beverly Taylor on Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • November 13 – Karin Pfennig on Joseph Leidy


Summer 2020 Guests


  Co-sponsored by the UNC General Alumni Association