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January 2018

Intertwined Histories and Perspectives: Contrapuntal Reading of Attar A book talk by Claudia Yaghoobi

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center Room #1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Can modern concepts such as transgression, inclusion/exclusion, self/the other help us to better understand medieval subjectivity? Can medieval works shed light on out understanding of modern subjectivity? By looking at Attar's poetry contrapuntally with medieval European literature and modern theory, this talk will map out the ways Attar's poetry interacts with itself within the Persian cultural and historical framework as well as with medieval European culture and modern Western theoretical perspectives in regard to the concepts of transgression and the…

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Deadline: FLAS Fellowship

January 31

The Foreign Language & Area Studies(FLAS) Fellowship gives students funding to study a not commonly studied language such as Arabic, Chinese, Hindu, Japanese, Korean, Persian and Urdu. Grants are available for both the academic year and summer and are available for both undergraduate and graduate students. Awards can range from $2,500 to $18,000. Apply at tinyurl.com/cacflas by January 31, 2018.

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February 2018

Poems of Mulla Sadra

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center #1005 Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

Join The Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations and UNC Persian Studies department for a Persian Lecture Series presented by Dr. Mohsen Kadivar, a professor at Duke University. The lecture will be about the Poems of Mulla Sadra and will be in Persian. For questions, please contact mideast@unc.edu.

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Bridges, Not Walls: The Life and Legacy of Forugh Farrokhzad

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center #1005 Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

"What would happen if one women told the truth about her life?" Muriel Rukeyser asked. Her response was short: "The world would split open". And Adrienne Rich, who believed "Lying is done with words, and also with silences," argued, "When a woman tells the truth, she is creating the possibility of more truth around her." The Iranian poet, Forugh Farrokhzad(1934-1967) made a rope out of words and pulled herself up from segregated spaces and the burrows in which women's voices…

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Phillips Ambassadors Application Deadline -Summer 2018

February 14

Submit your applications today!

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Global Spotlight Week: Crisis of Citizenship

February 17 @ 8:00 am - February 24 @ 5:00 pm

These films, art, music and talks highlight critical issues of citizenship and belonging across world regions. As international debates center migration and belonging, these events will provide space for education and reflection on what it means to belong, what it means to have citizenship in our local and global communities. Each event in the series focuses on pressing themes of citizenship across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the post-Soviet sphere. Global Career Night and the Water…

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Documented Film Screening & Panel

February 19 @ 5:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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In our screening of Documented, we will learn about the life of Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is an undocumented immigrant and activist in the U.S. Vargas, a Filipino American, continues to be a strong proponent of immigration reform. The screening will shed light on the fact that undocumented immigrants are close to home, that they are our classmates and friends, that they are integral and important members of society, and that their desire for citizenship and…

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