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Roundtable: Return to Authoritarianism in the Balkans?

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Cost: Free

Contact: Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies

Description: Though the Western Balkans are making progress to membership in the EU, politics in the region diverge from the script laid out in Brussels. International watchdogs and local civil society raise concern about democratic backsliding. The rule of law is shallow, the media fall under political control, and parliamentary opposition fails to hold powerholders accountable. […]

The Politics of History in East Central Europe after 1989: From Liberal Consensus to Memory Wars

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Cost: Free

Contact: Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies

Description: The politics of history has been one of the constitutive elements of the new democracies in East Central Europe after 1989. ‘Coming to terms with the communist past’ was especially important as a means of securing the legitimacy of new democratic regimes. The communist past increasingly became a field of political struggle with distinct variants […]

Korean Studies Department presents Dr. Heonik Kwon “Theorizing the PostColonial Cold War”

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: Carolina Asia Center

Description: The understanding of the Cold War has long focused on the experience of communities along the transatlantic horizon and on superpower interaction over this horizon. However, interests in the place of decolonizing societies in Cold War international politics have steadily been growing in recent years. As a result, diverging images of the Cold War exist […]

Ian Baird: “The Hmong and the Communist Party of Thailand: A Transnational, Transcultural and Gender Relations-Transforming Experience”

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Contact: Carolina Asia Center

Description: In the 1960s, a large proportion of the Hmong people living in the mountains of northern Thailand joined the Communist Party of Thailand (CPT) due to various injustices and abuses. The Hmong became an important group within the CPT. However, by the early 1980s most Hmong and non-Hmong in the CPT had given up and […]

The Theatrics of PUPPETRY

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Location: Donovan Lounge (Greenlaw 223)

Cost: Free

Contact: Creative Writing Program

Description: The Creative Writing Program & the Latina/o Studies Program are proud to present “The Theatrics of  PUPPETRY,” featuring artists Marianne Gingher and Anechy Padron. UNC Professor Marianne Gingher writes fiction and non-fiction, and in 2009 along with her collaborator Deborah Seabrooke founded Jabberbox Puppet Theater, a venue specializing in salon-style puppetry for adults. Their summer 2017 show was Beauty and the Botanist, a […]

War & Conflict in Contemporary India

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Location: Hamilton Hall

Cost: Free

Contact: Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense

Description: Dr. Arjun Subramaniam, visiting fellow with the Harvard University Asia Center, will give a talk on 16 November on a book he wrote to highlight the contribution of India’s military in preserving and protecting democracy in India and to give military history its rightful place within India’s contemporary historical discourse. The talk would cover myriad aspects of […]

International Civil Servants by Day: The Cold War of Everyday Life in the UNESCO Secretariat, 1956-1967

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Location: FedEx Global Education Center

Cost: Free

Contact: Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies

Description: This presentation, featuring Louis Porter, a PhD Candidate in the UNC History Department, will focus on a chapter from a larger project on Soviet participation in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the 1950s and 1960s. It presents a case study of the daily lives of Soviet citizens who worked in the international civil service […]