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Chuck Stone Symposium on Democracy in a Multicultural Society

The UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication will host the inaugural Chuck Stone Symposium on Democracy in a Multicultural Society Oct. 23-24 in Carroll Hall on the UNC campus. The symposium will bring together scholars and journalists to discuss the issues of race, inequality, justice and democracy in America, which were central to Chuck Stone’s work over a 60-year career.

Screening (two episodes) of Los Jets,  a documentary series about a Siler City, N.C., high school soccer team of Latino immigrants, coached by UNC journalism professor Paul Cuadros, with a Reception followed by a Q&A with Paul Caudros (coach and SLI board chair) and Daniel Estrada, Los Jets team member featured in television series who is now a freshman at UNC-Chapel Hill

Chuck Stone Symposium on Democracy in a Multicultural Society

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 5:00pm
Carroll Hall Auditorium, UNC campus 




Rohini Mohan, "The Seasons of Trouble: Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka’s Civil War"

Join the Carolina Asia Center for an evening with Rohini Mohan, author of the just-released book The Seasons of Trouble (Verso, 2014), a searing account of three people caught in the throes of war and the aftermath of a 30-year-long ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka. Through five years of immersive undercover reportage, Mohan looks beyond the heroism of wartime survival to reveal the creeping violence of the everyday. Jon Lee Anderson of The New Yorker has called her work “haunting and unforgettable.”

Rohini Mohan is an award-winning political journalist based in Bangalore, India, and educated at the Columbia University School of Journalism, New York. She has written for Tehelka, The Caravan, Al Jazeera, New York Times, The Hindu and Outlook.

This event is sponsored by The Carolina Asia Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Creative Writing Program, the Department of Asian Studies, and the Department of Peace, War and Defense. For more information, please contact Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Assistant Professor of Creative Nonfiction, at .




FLAS Info Session

What is FLAS? Who is eligible?

Each year, the US Department of Education awards Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) funding to Global Area Studies Centers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. FLAS funds are awarded in a competitive process open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students to pursue foreign language and area studies for professional purposes. FLAS funds are intended to support high-level second language acquisition among US professionals.


UNC Global Area Studies Centers offer more than 30 academic year and more than 22 summer FLAS fellowships each year providing more than $1 million annually in graduate student support. 


http://areastudies.unc.edu/flas/


UNC Global Passport Drive

Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on campus 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 by UNC One Card, or before the event at the UNC One Card Office. You are encouraged to get your photos before the event to avoid waiting.



UNC Global Passport Drive

Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on campus 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 by UNC One Card, or before the event at the UNC One Card Office. You are encouraged to get your photos before the event to avoid waiting.


Southern Culture Movie Series: The Quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend

This Emmy-winning, high-definition film documents a group of internationally-acclaimed African-American quiltmakers from Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Their compositions have been hailed by Michael Kimmelman of The New York Times as “some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced.” The Quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend explores the extraordinary lives, inspirations, and history of these artists, and also follows them on a touching bus journey to see their quilts exhibited at The Milwaukee Art Museum.

*Discussion by Bernard Herman, Chair and George B. Tindall Professor of American Studies







GPS: Global Projects Showcase

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Want to travel next summer? Looking to fund your global project? Enjoy a showcase of students' research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations.  Learn more about past international summer projects the Center for Global Initiatives has funded from the students themselves.  Lunch will be provided.

Find more information here.

*Student speaker schedule TBA.