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October 2021

Emerging Scholars: Contemporary Yiddish Performance and Jewish Futures

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Contemporary Yiddish Performance and Jewish Futures My work examines the music of Yiddish-speaking Jewish partisans and ghetto resisters, as sung for a modern audience by the Boston Worker’s Circle community chorus, A Besere Velt (‘A Better World’). For my master’s thesis, I drew from a combination of original interviews with current members of A Besere Velt across a wide age range, folklore and related interdisciplinary research, and primary Yiddish source material, examining what makes singing these songs so poignant for contemporary Jews, giving them…

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Career Panel: National Virtual Translation Center Career Fair

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description Join the Russian Flagship Program and Peace, War, and Defense to learn about careers at the National Virtual Translation Center (NVTC). The NVTC (nvtc.gov) provides critical linguistic support to the United States Intelligence Community and other federal agencies. We provide a variety of translation services and our language needs are diverse, from Russian, Arabic, Korean to Portuguese and Chinese – Mandarin. This is a virtual event.  Register here: https://unc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qf-mopzkoHdWfeucXKoOdKaLSdgIYOoGv  

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The German Elections 2021 & The End of The Merkel Era: What’s Next?

October 8 @ 12:00 pm

German Elections - a panel discussion with Professors Christiane Lemke, Dominic Nyhuis, Helga Welsh, and Konrad Jarausch This virtual event is part of the TransAtlantic Masters Program Fall Friday Lecture Series and 2021 Campus Weeks. Virtual panel with Professors Konrad Jarausch, Christiane Lemke, Dominic Nyhuis, and Helga Welsh along with a special guest speaker from the German Embassy – Markus Teglas. The 2021 German elections will have far-reaching consequences for domestic politics as well as for the future of Europe. The weakness of…

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The Rise of the Modern Research University: Emily Levine in Conversation with Molly Worthen

October 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Emily Levine is a trained historian and a Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Her recent book, Allies and Rivals: German-American Exchange and the Rise of the Modern Research University, traces the rise of the university in international context, providing lessons that are relevant for all of us today. She will discuss her research and then engage in a conversation with Molly Worthen, a Professor of History at UNC-Chapel Hill and a contributing opinion editor at the New…

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New York – Tel Aviv – Berlin: Queer Jewish Lives on Screen

October 22 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am

To sign up for this event contact: disunityworkshopseries@gmail.com

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A Graduate Student Workshop: Academic Careers in an International Age

October 25 @ 3:10 pm - 4:25 pm

To sign up for this event contact: disunityworkshopseries@gmail.com

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Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Info Session

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on November 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 2, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on January 14, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking less commonly taught language and area studies coursework. This program provides both academic year and summer fellowships to graduate and undergraduate students at the intermediate level and above. Information Sessions For the 2022 application deadline, the area studies centers will hold four virtual information sessions, hosted by FLAS administrators. Any students or prospective students with questions about the program or the application process should attend one of these sessions: For…

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Antigone’s Afterlives in Feminist Theory: Bonnie Honig in Conversation with Stefani Engelstein

October 28 @ 10:00 am

Join us for a conversation between feminist political theorists, Bonnie Honig and Stefani Engelstein, as they reflect on their mutual explorations of Antigone through the more horizontal lenses of sibling logics and sororal actions, and the ways in which such a focus has opened new paths of inter-related research for them. How has their work on Antigone influenced their current research on the politics of refusal (Honig) and the entanglements of the organism (Engelstein)? Stefani Engelstein is Professor of German…

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November 2021

The Business World of Central Asia

November 10 @ 10:00 am
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Roundtable: Fascism and Anti-Fascism in Global Perspective

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

NCGS Sub-Series “CHALLENGING CONVERSATIONS”: The electoral success of rightwing populist parties in major democracies has sparked an international discussion about the efficacy of “fascism” as an analytical framework. Do analogies with early and mid-twentieth century fascist movements and governments make sense today? What attributes, if any, do they share today and with historical fascism? To date, the German and Italian “models” have dominated the discussion about “strongmen” and authoritarianism. This roundtable takes a global perspective by posing these questions in…

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From the Siberian Steppe to St. Petersburg: Environmental Issues and Activism in Russia

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In this session, Angelina Davydova, a journalist and expert on international and Russian climate policies, will share some of the environmental challenges facing Russia, the policies adopted to combat them, and the initiatives in civil society responding to both. Angelina Davydova is an expert on international and Russian climate and environmental policies, civil society movements and media. Register here.

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Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Info Session

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 2, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on January 14, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking less commonly taught language and area studies coursework. This program provides both academic year and summer fellowships to graduate and undergraduate students at the intermediate level and above. Information Sessions For the 2022 application deadline, the area studies centers will hold four virtual information sessions, hosted by FLAS administrators. Any students or prospective students with questions about the program or the application process should attend one of these sessions: For…

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