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February 2018

Phillips Ambassadors Application Deadline -Summer 2018

February 14

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Deadline: UNC Summer in Singapore

February 14

Join Dr. Peter Coclanis and fellow UNC students on this summer faculty-led experience in Singapore. The program is hosted at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and is designed as a hybrid experience in collaboration with their Faculty of Arts and Social Science summer program (FASSTrack). Students will spend 5 weeks on the NUS campus living and studying with local and international students from around the world in a truly metropolitan setting. Singapore is at the crossroads of multiple cultures…

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Deadline: UNC Summer in India

February 14

UNC-CH is proud to offer students the opportunity to study Indian culture and Hindi language in this summer immersion program that travels to several cities! Led by UNC Department of Asian Studies faculty members Afroz Taj and John Caldwell, this program allows students to explore a variety of fascinating and contrasting cultures and regions. Three weeks are based in New Delhi, the vibrant political and cultural capital of India, along with excursions to Agra, Aligarh, Rishikesh, and Haridwar. The group will…

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Colleen Woods – “The Freedom Sun of the Katipuneros:” Anti-Communism, Race, and the Politics of Covert Warfare in Cold War Southeast Asia

February 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
FedEx Global Education Center Room 4003 Chapel Hill, NC United States

This talk will focus on the Freedom Company, a paramilitary organization created by a group of Filipino veterans and U.S. CIA agents to wage covert, anti-communist warfare in Southeast Asia. In the 1950s and 60s, the Company moved through U.S. military and intelligence networks throughout Southeast Asia, putting Filipinos—rather than Americans—on the ground in a strategy described by one CIA official as “Asiatics working with Asiatics.” Formed in Manila in 1954 and tasked with training and aiding anti-communist groups in…

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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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Dr. James Dobbins: Cats, Dogs, and Buddhism: D.T. Suzuki and the Welfare of Animals

February 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Dr. James Dobbins (James H. Fairchild Professor of Religion and East Asian Studies, Oberlin College) is a leading authority on the works of D.T. Suzuki (1870-1966), a Japanese Buddhist scholar who published extensively in English and was a key figure in introducing Buddhism to the West during the 20th Century.

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Asian Exchanges Public Tour

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

Please join us for a public tour at the Ackland Art Museum highlighting art that demonstrates artistic exchange between east and west. There will be a reception at 5:30 PM with sushi from Spicy Nine, followed by a guided tour at 6:00 PM, which will feature three different works of art. This event was organized by Art&Life, the Phillips Ambassadors program, and the Ackland Art Museum.

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24th Annual Mary Stevens Reckford Lecture in European Studies, ft. Zia Haider Rahman

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hyde Hall, University Room Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

The lecture is entitled, “Brexit: The Reckoning.” About the author: Zia Haider Rahman was born in rural Bangladesh, raised in London, and educated in England, Germany, and the United States. He is a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University; a Fellow at New America, Washington, D.C.; a Senior Fellow at the Kreisky Forum, Vienna; and has been appointed a 2018 Director’s Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He is a Visiting Professor in the low residency MFA program in…

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MGF INFO Session

February 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Frank Porter Graham Student Union Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

Come out to Union Room 3201 this Friday (February 23) at 3:30 for the second INFO SESSION about the Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship. We will be talking about the details of the fellowship, the application process, and we will have Mary Lagdameo present to answer any questions about the application! DON'T worry if you didn't come to the first info session, since there is PLENTY of time to still complete the application! If you have any slight interest with working with…

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Journey into Asia (JIA) 2018

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Memorial Hall Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

Journey into Asia (JIA), started in 1992, is the Asian Students Association's annual cultural showcase. JIA is an essential part of UNC’s AAPI community, providing the largest platform and outlet for AAPI students to express their Asian-American identities, both through the multitude of diverse cultural performances and through the physical stage space JIA provides. It is a large-scale show aimed both to empower the AAPI community to be proud of their cultural heritage and to connect us to the larger…

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