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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.


Summer 2021 schedule:


Each event starts at 12:00 noon and runs approximately 45 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.  With your registration fee, you can attend the webinar in real time or you can watch the recording at your leisure for up to 2 weeks after it is posted – or both!  **Save money by purchasing a CPH Summer Pass to all summer programs for only $125 ($100 for GAA members).**

Click here or call 919.962.1544 to register!


Advance registrants can take advantage of our special CPH SUMMER PASS – register for all summer programs for $125.00 ($100.00 for GAA members).

If you take the GAA discount and are not a GAA member, you will be asked to join or pay the difference before the event. 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.



 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