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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. 

The online application will be available mid-November.

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


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. 

The online application will be available mid-November.

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.


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. 

The online application will be available mid-November.

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


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. 

The online application will be available mid-November.

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



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



Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Award

In order to better accommodate the interests and commitments of early career scholars, the Fulbright Program is offering an additional application cycle for a select number of 2015-2016 postdoctoral awards, with the later deadline of January 15, 2015.

Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Awards are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees – typically within the five previous years. These grants present an excellent opportunity for recently minted PhDs to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields. Postdoctoral awards are available in STEM fields, the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Scholars will be expected to engage with graduate students in the host country and to be involved with host university training in cutting edge research in their specializations. In addition to their primary research or teaching activities, grantees will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host country academic community.

To learn more about these awards for early career scholars visit our website or the 2015-2016 Catalog of Awards