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DEADLINE: Faculty Speaker Series

October 22, 2016

Tenure-Track and Non Tenure-Track Faculty: Do you have something to share with the public on the topic of refugees, migration, and contact between cultures in the world today? Do you like to share your ideas with the general public? Would you be interested in giving an accessible (jargon-free) lecture for about an hour, taking questions for about 30 minutes, and receiving an honorarium of $150 in return?

The Program in the Humanities, the public outreach arm of the College of Arts and Sciences, has run a very successful speaker series at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill entitled Humanities in Action. The philosophy behind this series is to open dialogues on contemporary and potentially “controversial” topics, and provide scholarly context for issues that citizens of our nation and people all over the world are confronting.   Each semester we provide a theme for the series. Past themes have been, “Religion in America,” “Human Rights,” “Around the World since 1945,” and more. Several of our offerings in this series have been recorded and broadcast on C-Span and Book TV.

For spring 2017, we are proposing a theme of “Communities in Contact, Conflict, and Crisis.” The goal is to find five lectures on the topics of refugees, migration, and movement/confrontation of peoples around the world. With refugee crises in Europe, Africa, and Asia, and immigration-centered issues worldwide, we feel there is no shortage of potential topics and scholars at UNC-CH to fill out this roster of 5 speakers. In fact, there are likely so many qualified speakers on related topics that we don’t want to overlook potential great fits for the series and therefore welcome your proposals.

The five dates (all Wednesdays) we are looking to fill are:

March 1

March 8

March 15 

March 29

April 5

ALL TIMES are 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

If interested, please send the date you’d prefer (and any you cannot do out of the list above), a proposed title for your talk, and a brief (3-5 sentence maximum) description of your talk to Dr. Max Owre at . Please put “Humanities in Action Idea” in the subject line.

Please respond by October 22.


October 22, 2016
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UNC Program in the Humanities
919 - 962-1544
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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