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November 2017

Nyai Saraswati Gamelan Open House and “Petting Zoo”

November 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center Atrium Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

Interested in learning how to play the Javanese Gamelan?  Stop by on Friday, November 10 between 1:30 and 3:00 pm in the Atrium of the FedEx Global Education Center to explore some of the instruments of the gamelan and meet John Caldwell, who will be directing the Gamelan next semester (Spring 2018).  All are welcome!  Contact John Caldwell (asiaweb@email.unc.edu) for more information.

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UNC Global Passport Drive

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 15, 2017 at 10:00am

Each year, hundreds of Carolina community members obtain or renew a passport at the annual Passport Drive hosted by UNC Global. Officials from the U.S. Department of State are on campus once a year to accept passport applications and renewal applications and to answer questions from Carolina students, faculty, staff and their families. Application forms are available at the event, or can be downloaded from the U.S. State Department website. You can have passport photos taken at the event for $7 (cash…

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Industry Night: International Careers

November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center Atrium Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

Connect with professionals that have experience working internationally. Learn about international career opportunities. Gain information to help with your career decision-making journey. RSVP in Handshake (https://careers.unc.edu/students/resources/handshake). Business Casual Attire. Refreshments will be provided.

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UNC Global Passport Drive

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 15, 2017 at 10:00am

Each year, hundreds of Carolina community members obtain or renew a passport at the annual Passport Drive hosted by UNC Global. Officials from the U.S. Department of State are on campus once a year to accept passport applications and renewal applications and to answer questions from Carolina students, faculty, staff and their families. Application forms are available at the event, or can be downloaded from the U.S. State Department website. You can have passport photos taken at the event for $7 (cash…

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

November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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 today in different area studies, notably between the European studies and the Asian studies. The idea of the Cold War as an “imaginary war” or…

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

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 taken advantage of the amnesty offered by the government in 1980 and 1982. Here I generally explain the history of Hmong involvement with the CPT,…

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ASIA 231 Student Film Screenings and Chollywood Awards

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Join the students of "Bollywood Cinema" for their film project screenings.  You can vote for best film, best actors, etc.  From 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Refreshments will be provided. For more info contact Afroz Taj at taj@unc.edu.

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My Brother’s Keeper: Romanians and the Vietnam War

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This paper contributes to recent scholarship on Eastern Europe and the Global South by exploring Romania’s engagement with the Vietnam War.  In Romania, the Vietnam War served as a platform for critiquing American imperialism and showcasing socialist solidarity, with the press graphically depicting American barbarity against Vietnamese civilians and glorifying the Vietnamese People’s Army as heroic fighters for freedom.  These articles were intended to foster solidarity with the Vietnamese people in their struggle for national liberation and to highlight the…

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FLAS Info Session

November 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 28, 2017 at 1:00am

FedEx Global Education Center #3024, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Come learn about Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships from UNC Area Studies staff. For more information about FLAS, visit http://areastudies.unc.edu/flas/. FLAS fellowships fund the study of less commonly taught languages and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. The goals of the fellowship program include: (1) to assist in the development of knowledge, resources and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international…

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CineMASH: A Food and Film Festival

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

CineMASH is UNC MASH’s (Mixed API Student's Heritage) inaugural celebration of the Asian American experience through two essential aspects of our cultures: food and film! We are watching films that tell stories not often told in mainstream Hollywood. These selected short films will show off a variety of Asian and Asian American experiences. These are films that represent a challenging but more accurate portrayal of what it means to be Asian in today’s world. MASH will also be serving some…

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