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March 2022

Sanctions and International Crises with Dr. Navin Bapat

March 28 @ 6:30 pm
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McLester Colloquium: The Objects that Remain

March 30 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Building from her book, The Objects That Remain, Laura Levitt will consider the ways in which the material remains of violent crimes inform our experience of, and thinking about, trauma and loss. She will do this by considering artifacts in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and evidence in police storage facilities across the country. What might it mean to do justice to violent pasts outside the juridical system or through historical empiricism, the dominant ways in which we think…

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April 2022

Jonathan Hess Diversity Prize

April 1

Today is the application deadline for the Jonathan Hess Diversity Prize Overview: $100 for the best undergraduate essay addressing an issue connected to diversity in the field of German and Slavic Studies!   Students may self-submit: for additional details, write to   Deadline April 1, 2022

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April 4 - April 8
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Reflections in a Time of War: Yiddish Culture and Jewish History in Ukraine

April 4 @ 3:00 pm

About this event This panel discussion, featuring Berlin-based singer and songwriter Daniel Kahn, will discuss Jewish history and Yiddish culture in Ukraine. Panelists include: Naomi Seidman, Jackman Humanities Professor at the University of Toronto, Mikhail Krutikov, professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Preston R. Tisch Professor of Judaic Studies at the Univ. of Michigan, Gennady Estraikh, scholar of Yiddish literature and culture and professor at New York University, Karen Auerbach, Associate Professor; Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat Scholar in Jewish…

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April 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Join Professors Christiane Lemke, Konrad Jarausch, and Holger Moroff for a discussion on the new German governing coalition, focusing on the “Stoplight” coalition’s first 100 days in government, public reception, policy initiatives, and hurdles to be overcome. This event is part of Europe Week 2022.

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April 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join alums of CES’ EURO-TAM Excel @ Carolina program as they share their experiences navigating the undergraduate major in Contemporary European Studies, the TransAtlantic Masters Program, and heading out into the transatlantic workforce. This event is part of Europe Week 2022.

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5:00PM SCREENING: “A SWEDISH DEFENSE” A Swedish engineer tries to prevent his activist daughter from embarrassing him at work and ruining Sweden’s relations with Turkey. In this satirical drama, an international arms deal is interrupted by teenage protesters. 5:30PM SCREENING: “WOMAN AT WAR” Halla is a 50-year-old environmental activist who crusades against the local aluminum industry in Iceland. As her actions grow bolder, her life changes in the blink of an eye when she is finally granted permission to adopt…

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UNCRFP Field Trip: Golden Hex

April 6 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy a trip to Golden Hex, a local Eastern European grocery store! Students will receive a tour around the store and learn about popular Eastern European foods! Spots on the bus are limited. Please RSVP here.

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Works in Progress – Professor Thomas Pfau, English, German and Divinty at Duke

April 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

"What is an Image? Some Reflections"   more details coming soon...

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