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July 2018

Italian Language Lunch

July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on July 31, 2018 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

featuring Amy Chambless, Teaching Associate Professor of Italian Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Foreign Language Lunches take place from 12:00–1:30 pm. Space…

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August 2018

French Language Lunch

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on July 9, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on August 6, 2018 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Foreign Language Lunches take place from 12:00–1:30 pm. Space is…

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The Faces of America Today: Cristina García’s Monkey Hunting and Portraiture at the Ackland

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$30

Carolina Public Humanities is teaming up with the Ackland Art Museum for an exploration of portraiture in contemporary art and literature! Join Geovani Ramírez, doctoral candidate in English and Comparative Literature specializing in Multi-ethnic and Latina/o US literature, in a robust discussion of Monkey Hunting, Cristina García’s poetic novel about immigration, assimilation, and the prevailing integrity of self. The book talk will be followed by a close look at the National Portrait Gallery’s touring exhibition, The Outwin: American Portraiture Today,…

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The Great American Read: Other Worlds

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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Free

This summer and fall, Carolina Public Humanities will team up with the Chapel Hill Public Library, UNC-TV, and Flyleaf Books to present free public forums on the power of reading. Based on the PBS documentary series,The Great American Read explores and celebrates the power of reading. In free public forums at the library, local and national authors, community members, and UNC-Chapel Hill faculty will lead community conversations on how and why writers create their worlds, how readers are affected by…

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Italian Language Lunch

August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on August 28, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on September 25, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on October 30, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on November 27, 2018 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

featuring Amy Chambless, Teaching Associate Professor of Italian Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Foreign Language Lunches take place from 12:00–1:30 pm. Space…

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September 2018

The Importance of Being Earnest and Salomé by Oscar Wilde

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until September 11, 2018

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Kimberly J. Stern, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, September 4 & 11 on The Importance of Being Earnest: "Arguably the greatest farcical comedy in English"—Oxford University Press "Oscar Wilde's most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since its first performance in London's St. James' Theatre on February 14, 1895. The Importance of Being Earnest is celebrated not only for the lighthearted ingenuity…

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World War II in the Pacific

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Gerhard Weinberg The Second World War was a vast global conflict, but the war in the Pacific often receives less historical attention than the famous, horrific events in Europe. In this seminar, distinguished historian Gerhard Weinberg will examine the specific causes of the Pacific war, the main strategic components of both the Japanese and American military campaigns, and the reasons for the ultimate American victory. He will help us understand how the distinctive aspects of…

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French Language Lunch

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on September 10, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on October 1, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on November 5, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on December 3, 2018 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Foreign Language Lunches take place from 12:00–1:30 pm. Space is…

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The Importance of Being Earnest and Salomé by Oscar Wilde

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until September 11, 2018

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Kimberly J. Stern, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, September 4 & 11 on The Importance of Being Earnest: "Arguably the greatest farcical comedy in English"—Oxford University Press "Oscar Wilde's most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since its first performance in London's St. James' Theatre on February 14, 1895. The Importance of Being Earnest is celebrated not only for the lighthearted ingenuity…

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The Social Life of the Immune System

September 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Keely Muscatell, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Why does college cost so much? What happens when one’s religion isn’t recognized by the government? Why are college sports often engines for controversy? These are just a few of the thorny questions we will tackle at our Humanities in Actions series this fall. Join us for nine lectures on current issues that call for ongoing dialogues and humanistic perspectives. All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at…

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The Great American Read: Who Am I?

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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Free

This summer and fall, Carolina Public Humanities will team up with the Chapel Hill Public Library, UNC-TV, and Flyleaf Books to present free public forums on the power of reading. Based on the PBS documentary series,The Great American Read explores and celebrates the power of reading. In free public forums at the library, local and national authors, community members, and UNC-Chapel Hill faculty will lead community conversations on how and why writers create their worlds, how readers are affected by…

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Spanish Language Lunch

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on September 17, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on October 15, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on November 12, 2018 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

Featuring Cristina Carrasco, Teaching Associate Professor of Spanish  Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited,…

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So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$25

featuring Emily Burrill, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Director, African Studies Center Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 18 Winner of the first ever Noma Award for Publishing in Africa "Written by award-winning African novelist Mariama Ba and translated from the original French, So Long a Letter has been recognized as one of Africa's 100 Best Books of the 20th Century. The brief narrative, written as an extended letter, is a sequence of reminiscences—some wistful, some bitter—recounted by recently…

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The Social Scientist as “Expert Witness” in Cases of Religious Freedom

September 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Charles Price, Associate Professor of Antrhopology Why does college cost so much? What happens when one’s religion isn’t recognized by the government? Why are college sports often engines for controversy? These are just a few of the thorny questions we will tackle at our Humanities in Actions series this fall. Join us for nine lectures on current issues that call for ongoing dialogues and humanistic perspectives. All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel…

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German Language Lunch

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on September 19, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on November 14, 2018 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

Featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited,…

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Humanities Happy Hour: The New World Border

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Top of the Hill Back Bar, 100 East Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

Featuring Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Assistant Professor and Margaret R. Shuping Fellow of Creative Nonfiction Bring your friends, grab your favorite beverage, and join us for a fascinating discussion. Complimentary snacks will be provided by the UNC Institute for Arts & Humanities. Share with your friends and RSVP via Facebook.

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Song of the South: Assimilation and Secession in Today’s County and Bluegrass Music

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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Free

In collaboration with Wayne Community College, Goldsboro Featuring Jocelyn Neal, Professor of Music The musical heritage and modern musical practices of the American South are a treasure trove for exploring how Southern culture interfaces with mainstream American popular culture.We will look at present-day bluegrass and country to consider how those styles balance assimilation with the constant pressure to separate themselves as distinct genres and traditions. Along the way we will hear great music and meet unique and engaging personalities. This…

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Power and Ambition: Political Dynasties Through the Ages

September 21 @ 4:30 pm - September 22 @ 1:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

Families are time-honored sources of virtues and values. But what if a family’s greatest virtue is its thirst for power? This seminar will examine five families whose members obtained positions at the highest levels of society: the Medicis, Tudors, and Bonapartes in Europe, and the Kennedys and Clintons in the United States. Though they lived in different eras with unique histories, each family had a reputation to uphold while balancing the deeds of capable members with the embarrassments of their…

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Passing by Nella Larsen

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$25

featuring GerShun Avilez, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 25 "Written by one of the most acclaimed and influential writers of the Harlem Renaissance, Nella Larsen's Passing is a powerful, thrilling, and tragic tale about the fluidity of racial identity that continues to resonate today."—Penguin Random House "The genius of this book is that its protagonists, especially its Anna Karenina-like central figure, Irene Redfield, are complex and fully realized and individually responsible as well. Larsen's…

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Italian Language Lunch

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on August 28, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on September 25, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on October 30, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on November 27, 2018 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map
$20

featuring Amy Chambless, Teaching Associate Professor of Italian Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Foreign Language Lunches take place from 12:00–1:30 pm. Space…

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The Appeal of Living in a Black Community: From Durham to the Caribbean

September 25 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Karla Slocum, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director, Institute of African American Research Why does college cost so much? What happens when one’s religion isn’t recognized by the government? Why are college sports often engines for controversy? These are just a few of the thorny questions we will tackle at our Humanities in Actions series this fall. Join us for nine lectures on current issues that call for ongoing dialogues and humanistic perspectives. All programs are held from 4:30 to…

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North Carolina in Transition

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

In collaboration with Sampson Community College, Clinton Featuring Jessica Stanford, Demographic Analyst, Carolina Demography, Carolina Population Center and Rachel F. Seidman, Director, Southern Oral History Program This seminar will feature two scholars examining our great state, with a look to the past and the future. Professor Stanford’s lecture explores how North Carolina’s population has changed since 1990 and how it might change in the next 20 years. She’ll compare these results with national trends and provide an overview of how our state…

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The World of Tomorrow: Benefits, Risks, and Challenges

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

Our society is experiencing fundamental transformations that affect nearly every aspect of our lives. New technologies and methods in communications, medicine, environmental engineering, robotics, and other spheres of innovation promise great benefits but also pose challenges to traditional ideas about our health, privacy, work, and daily life.This seminar will explore advances in genetics, robotics, and city planning, to paint a picture of the future–with all of its promise and potential challenges. TOPICS & SPEAKERS A Greener Future: Meeting Our Needs…

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October 2018

French Language Lunch

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on September 10, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on October 1, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on November 5, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on December 3, 2018 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map
$20

featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Foreign Language Lunches take place from 12:00–1:30 pm. Space is…

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The Essays: A Selection by Michel de Montaigne (Encore)

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until October 9, 2018

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Lloyd Kramer, Director, Carolina Public Humanities and Professor of History Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, October 2 & 9 "Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularizing the essay as a literary form. The Essays are among the most idiosyncratic and personal works in all literature and provide an engaging insight into a wise Renaissance mind, continuing to give pleasure and enlightenment to modern readers."—Amazon Books "Within a decade of his death,…

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Are Black Immigrants a Model Minority?

October 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Most Ifatunji, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center  Why does college cost so much? What happens when one’s religion isn’t recognized by the government? Why are college sports often engines for controversy? These are just a few of the thorny questions we will tackle at our Humanities in Actions series this fall. Join us for nine lectures on current issues that call for ongoing dialogues and humanistic perspectives. All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm…

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1968: A Global Revolution That Changed the World

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of 1968, a year of turmoil, violence, and social change whose legacies still inform our contemporary cultures and lives. What happened in 1968? Why was it a global phenomenon? How are the events of that pivotal year remembered, and what do they mean? This seminar will look broadly at 1968, revealing shared themes that shaped the famous protests of that year and crossed national boundaries, giving voice to women, inspiring musicians and composers to…

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The Essays: A Selection by Michel de Montaigne (Encore)

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until October 9, 2018

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Lloyd Kramer, Director, Carolina Public Humanities and Professor of History Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, October 2 & 9 "Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularizing the essay as a literary form. The Essays are among the most idiosyncratic and personal works in all literature and provide an engaging insight into a wise Renaissance mind, continuing to give pleasure and enlightenment to modern readers."—Amazon Books "Within a decade of his death,…

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Big Money College Sports: University Responses and Faculty Roles & Rights

October 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Jay Smith, Professor of History  Why does college cost so much? What happens when one’s religion isn’t recognized by the government? Why are college sports often engines for controversy? These are just a few of the thorny questions we will tackle at our Humanities in Actions series this fall. Join us for nine lectures on current issues that call for ongoing dialogues and humanistic perspectives. All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Advance…

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Changes and Continuities in Modern Russian Culture

October 12 @ 4:30 pm - October 13 @ 1:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

Modern Russian culture has both fascinated and baffled Americans who want to understand the complex history of this vast, constantly evolving nation.This seminar will explore the cultural and social dimensions of modern Russia, with particular attention to its creative films and literary legacy and the social experiences of its most recent generations.What makes Russian culture and society both distinctive and representative of the wider currents of modernity? We’ll look for answers to this question with the insights of four outstanding…

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Spanish Language Lunch

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 17, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on October 15, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on November 12, 2018 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

Featuring Cristina Carrasco, Teaching Associate Professor of Spanish  Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited,…

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Hip Hop and Diplomacy: An Unlikely Partnership

October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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Free

In collaboration with Wayne Community College, Goldsboro Featuring Mark Katz, Ruel W. Tyson, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Humanities and Director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities Professor Katz will speak about the State Department-funded program he directs that sends hip hop artists abroad to foster cultural exchange in underserved communities.This unlikely partnership of music and diplomacy makes a fascinating story. This event is free and open to the public. 

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The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O’Connor

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until October 23, 2018

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Patrick Horn, Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Associate Director, Center for the Study of the American South Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, October 16 & 23 "Tempering satire with compassion, underscoring pathos with humor, O'Connor lays bare the lives of a Southern family―three generations of men obsessed by guilt and driven to violence."—The New American Library "This novel--an exercise in the macabre--can be read as an allegory: a struggle for a soul, a conflict between evils."—Kirkus Review…

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The Curious Costs of College: Cost Drivers and Lessons

October 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

featuring Steven W. Hemelt, Assistant Professor of Public Policy Why does college cost so much? What happens when one’s religion isn’t recognized by the government? Why are college sports often engines for controversy? These are just a few of the thorny questions we will tackle at our Humanities in Actions series this fall. Join us for nine lectures on current issues that call for ongoing dialogues and humanistic perspectives. All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books…

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Humanities Happy Hour: 2018 Midterm Election Preview

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Top of the Hill Back Bar, 100 East Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

Still undecided for the 2018 midterms? Come to Top of the Hill's BackBar for our Humanities Happy Hour: 2018 Election Preview with UNC Political Science Professors Sarah Treul Roberts and Jason Roberts. Complimentary snacks will be provided by the UNC Institute for Arts & Humanities. Share with your friends and RSVP via Facebook.

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Syria in Transition

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map
$65

The Civil War in Syria is one of the most complex conflicts in the Middle East, and few outsiders understand its origins or its wide-ranging effects on the people who live there. This special Dialogues seminar will examine the historical causes of the devastating Syrian violence and give particular attention to the plight of refugees who have fled the country or struggled with the massive internal displacements that have shattered Syrian communities and families. A distin- guished historian of the…

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The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O’Connor

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until October 23, 2018

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Patrick Horn, Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Associate Director, Center for the Study of the American South Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, October 16 & 23 "Tempering satire with compassion, underscoring pathos with humor, O'Connor lays bare the lives of a Southern family―three generations of men obsessed by guilt and driven to violence."—The New American Library "This novel--an exercise in the macabre--can be read as an allegory: a struggle for a soul, a conflict between evils."—Kirkus Review…

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The Cultural Politics of Protest During the Trump Presidency

October 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Kenneth (Andy) Andrews, Professor and Chair of Sociology Why does college cost so much? What happens when one’s religion isn’t recognized by the government? Why are college sports often engines for controversy? These are just a few of the thorny questions we will tackle at our Humanities in Actions series this fall. Join us for nine lectures on current issues that call for ongoing dialogues and humanistic perspectives. All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books…

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The French Revolution: Politics, Violence, and Polarization

October 25 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Rd,
Pinehurst, NC 28374 United States
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In collaboration with Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst Featuring Lloyd Kramer, Professor of History and Director, Carolina Public Humanities; Maximilian Owre, Teaching Assistant Professor of History and Executive Director, Carolina Public Humanities; and Rachel Schaevitz, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Public Humanities, Carolina Public Humanities Political polarizations divide Left- and Right-wing groups in all modern democratic societies, but similar emotion-charged political conflicts were already present during and after France’s great Revolution of 1789. Join us to explore how modern political polarization emerged in Revolutionary…

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Beyond Gatsby and Bathtub Gin: Rethinking the “Roaring ‘20s”

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

The 1920s are known as the age of flappers, speakeasys, and the new carefree lifestyles of America’s upper classes, but other cultural changes, especially the creative contributions of African-Americans, are often overshadowed.This seminar offers a more nuanced and complicated picture of the era by examining the harsh economic conditions beneath the veneer of prosperity and exploring how African-Americans helped usher in wider American art forms while also devel- oping an empowering aesthetic of their own. TOPICS & SPEAKERS The Not-So-Roaring…

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Italian Language Lunch

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 28, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on September 25, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on October 30, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on November 27, 2018 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map
$20

featuring Amy Chambless, Teaching Associate Professor of Italian Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Foreign Language Lunches take place from 12:00–1:30 pm. Space…

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Arrested Development: How the Criminalization of Schools Hurts Us All

October 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Barbara Fedders, Assistant Professor of Law Why does college cost so much? What happens when one’s religion isn’t recognized by the government? Why are college sports often engines for controversy? These are just a few of the thorny questions we will tackle at our Humanities in Actions series this fall. Join us for nine lectures on current issues that call for ongoing dialogues and humanistic perspectives. All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at Flyleaf Books in Chapel…

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The Aeneid by Virgil

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 14, 2018

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$45

featuring James J. O’Hara, George L. Paddison Professor of Latin Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, October 31, November 7, & November 14 "The greatest of Western epic poems...Virgil’s story of the journey of Aeneas has been a part of our cultural heritage for so many centuries that it’s all too easy to lose sight of the poem itself—of its brilliantly cinematic depiction of the sack of Troy; the monstrous hunger of the harpies; the intensity of Dido’s love for the hero, and…

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November 2018

Bodies in Motion: Learning and Growing Through Human Movement

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map
$65

This Dialogues seminar looks at physical movement as a mode of artistic expression, learning, and self-improvement. From dance to informal “parkour,” or the art of moving through our environment, the human body is capable of extraordinary feats of dexterity and strength and demonstra- tions of beauty. Participants will be introduced to interdisci- plinary dance to see how visual and physical learning can be applied to many problems.We will then discuss the history of parkour and its origins in health-conscious movements…

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French Language Lunch

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on September 10, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on October 1, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on November 5, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on December 3, 2018 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Foreign Language Lunches take place from 12:00–1:30 pm. Space is…

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The 2018 William S. Brettmann Lecture: Is this China’s Century? Reflections on Grand Strategy and Domestic Challenges in the People’s Republic

November 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wayne Community College, 3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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Free

In collaboration with Wayne Community College, Goldsboro Featuring Sara Castro, Teaching Assistant Professor in the Curriculum on Peace, War, and Defense Leaders in Beijing are steering the implementation of long- term strategic plans that date back decades. As some of these plans come to fruition, it is worth asking what the Chinese Grand Strategy means for Asia, the United States, and the rest of the world.This presentation will examine Chinese strategic decision making from the Chinese perspective and explore its…

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Election Day: No Humanities in Action So Everyone Can Vote!

November 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

We're skipping Humanities In Action this week so you can go out and vote! Check your registration and find your polling place here: https://www.ncsbe.gov/index.html 

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The Aeneid by Virgil

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 14, 2018

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$45

featuring James J. O’Hara, George L. Paddison Professor of Latin Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, October 31, November 7, & November 14 "The greatest of Western epic poems...Virgil’s story of the journey of Aeneas has been a part of our cultural heritage for so many centuries that it’s all too easy to lose sight of the poem itself—of its brilliantly cinematic depiction of the sack of Troy; the monstrous hunger of the harpies; the intensity of Dido’s love for the hero, and…

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The Children of Harvey Milk

November 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

In collaboration with Flyleaf Books Forty years ago, on November 27, 1978, Harvey Milk’s iconic journey was ended by an assassin’s bullet. The generation of out LGBTQ leaders he inspired went on to transform the world we live in. UNC-Chapel Hill Professor of Political Science Andrew Reynolds has documented this history through the epic stories of courageous men and women around the world who came forward to make their voices heard during the struggle for equal rights. Please join us…

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The Great American Read: Villains & Monsters

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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Free

This summer and fall, Carolina Public Humanities will team up with the Chapel Hill Public Library, UNC-TV, and Flyleaf Books to present free public forums on the power of reading. Based on the PBS documentary series,The Great American Read explores and celebrates the power of reading. In free public forums at the library, local and national authors, community members, and UNC-Chapel Hill faculty will lead community conversations on how and why writers create their worlds, how readers are affected by…

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Korean War Legacies in the US & Asia

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

The Korean War is sometimes called the Forgotten War, but its legacy continues down to the present, influencing current events and political memories in both Asia and America. How do contemporary perceptions of recent conflicts in Korea reflect the contrasting ways in which the Chinese, Koreans, and Americans remember the Korean War? This seminar will focus on the Korean War’s enduring influence in China and Korea, as well as its effects on American war veterans. TOPICS & SPEAKERS The Memory of…

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Spanish Language Lunch

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on September 17, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on October 15, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on November 12, 2018 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

Featuring Cristina Carrasco, Teaching Associate Professor of Spanish  Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited,…

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The 2018 Elections: What Do They Mean?

November 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring William Leuchtenburg, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of Emeritus of History Why does college cost so much? What happens when one’s religion isn’t recognized by the government? Why are college sports often engines for controversy? These are just a few of the thorny questions we will tackle at our Humanities in Actions series this fall. Join us for nine lectures on current issues that call for ongoing dialogues and humanistic perspectives. All programs are held from 4:30 to 6:00 pm…

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The Aeneid by Virgil

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 14, 2018

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$45

featuring James J. O’Hara, George L. Paddison Professor of Latin Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, October 31, November 7, & November 14 "The greatest of Western epic poems...Virgil’s story of the journey of Aeneas has been a part of our cultural heritage for so many centuries that it’s all too easy to lose sight of the poem itself—of its brilliantly cinematic depiction of the sack of Troy; the monstrous hunger of the harpies; the intensity of Dido’s love for the hero, and…

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German Language Lunch

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on September 19, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on November 14, 2018 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$20

Featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Language Lunches take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Seats are limited,…

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Humanities Happy Hour: Reputation Matters in International Politics

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Top of the Hill Back Bar, 100 East Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

Featuring Mark J. C. Crescenzi, Bowman and Gordon Gray Professor and Chair of Political Science Bring your friends, grab your favorite beverage, and join us for a fascinating discussion. Complimentary snacks will be provided by the UNC Institute for Arts & Humanities. Free & open to the public. All are welcome. Invite your friends & RSVP via Facebook.

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Faust: A Tragedy by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

November 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 5, 2018

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, November 28 & December 5 "One of the greatest dramatic and poetic masterpieces of European literature"—Oxford World Classics "Hailed as Germany's greatest contribution to world literature, Goethe's Faust drew upon a folktale and Marlowe's Dr. Faustus for inspiration. But in this epic version, Faust sells his soul not for magic powers but for a heightened sense of existence."—Dover Publications "Faust is an exploration of that restless intellectual and emotional urge…

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December 2018

The Global Crisis of Liberal Democracies

December 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Chapel Hill Campus, Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map

Democratic governments may now be facing more social unrest and populist opposition than at any time since World War II. Political elites are widely condemned as “out of touch” with the problems of ordinary people, unable to solve the economic challenges of globalization, and unresponsive to public concerns. Popular nationalist movements and new social media are disrupting the traditional processes of democratic institutions. Has liberal democracy fallen into a global crisis that resembles or differs from earlier eras of political…

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French Language Lunch

December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on September 10, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on October 1, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on November 5, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on December 3, 2018 at 12:00pm

Weathervane Restaurant, 201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map
$20

featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills in a warm and welcoming environment? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Weathervane restaurant in Chapel Hill for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. Foreign Language Lunches take place from 12:00–1:30 pm. Space is…

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Faust: A Tragedy by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 5, 2018

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
+ Google Map
$35

featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, November 28 & December 5 "One of the greatest dramatic and poetic masterpieces of European literature"—Oxford World Classics "Hailed as Germany's greatest contribution to world literature, Goethe's Faust drew upon a folktale and Marlowe's Dr. Faustus for inspiration. But in this epic version, Faust sells his soul not for magic powers but for a heightened sense of existence."—Dover Publications "Faust is an exploration of that restless intellectual and emotional urge…

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