*This event has been cancelled* Humanities on the Road: Is this China’s Century?
Due to unforeseen circumstances, both of the scheduled lectures have been cancelled and there is no plan to reschedule them at this point. Featuring Sara Castro, Teaching Assistant Professor in the Curriculum on Peace, War, and Defense program at UNC - Chapel Hill 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…Find out more »
Berlin: City in Flux
In collaboration with Robeson Community College featuring Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor of German Wednesday, October 2, 1st Lecture Session: 11:00am-12:30pm. Encore Lecture Session: 1:00pm-2:30pm at Robeson Community College, Lumberton Celebrate Oktoberfest with a discussion of Berlin! Professor Gabriel Trop will look at the ways in which Berlin—given its current status as the center of political and economic power as well as cultural innovation—navigates the complexities of its past by framing itself as a city of the future. This event is…Find out more »
Listening to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
In collaboration with the Center for Jewish Studies and Robeson Community College Featuring Michael A. Figueroa, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology Professor Figueroa will describe how musicians have helped shape the violent conflict in Israel/Palestine and share his ethnographic fieldwork among the music scenes and contested sites of Jerusalem. Cost: This event is free and open to the public. --- This event is part of the Sidney and Mary Schochet Family Series on Jewish Life and Culture UNC alumni Jan Schochet…Find out more »
Understanding China in the 21st Century: A Historical Perspective
A talk by Donald Santacaterina (Department of History, UNC Chapel Hill), free and open to the public, in collaboration with Robeson Community College. China's economic miracle and rise to world superpower amidst their maintenance of a one-party, authoritarian political model has left a wide variety of questions for global audiences. This lecture focuses on recent Chinese history from the "Century of Humiliation" (百年国耻 bainian guochi) and the Opium Wars through to the present day, emphasizing how the Chinese Communist party uses historical…Find out more »