The Center for Global Initiatives hosts and co-sponsors global events and conferences across campus and in our community. Of note are our recurring events that take place throughout the year, Global Project Showcase and International Coffee Hour.

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February 2019

Gathering Global Stories: An Evening with Helene Cooper

Monday, February 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm EST
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St Ste 3000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

CGI is honored to host Pulitzer Prize–winning Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times and UNC alumna Helene Cooper, '87, for a public lecture, "Gathering Global Stories." Cooper will share how her experiences at UNC prepared her for a global career as a journalist covering international economics, trade, foreign policy, race and politics. This event commemorates the 25th anniversary of CGI, and a reception will be hosted after the talk to celebrate. Helene Cooper is a Pentagon correspondent with The New…

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March 2019

Global Project Showcase

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm6:30 pm EST
NC

LOCATION: coming soon! Want a global experience while at UNC? Looking to fund your global project? Enjoy a showcase of students’ research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations, and hear directly from other students about how they planned and paid for their experience. Dinner will be provided.

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International Coffee Hour

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm EST
ExpressOasis, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St Ste 3000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Join us for a monthly social hour to bring together international UNC community members and students excited about global engagement. Chat about opportunities and challenges on campus, and meet staff from the hosting offices with great resources to share. This date is hosted by the Undergraduate Library & International Student and Scholar Services.

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Fulbright Day

Thursday, March 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am1:00 pm EDT
3009 FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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The Center for Global Initiatives and the Center for Faculty Excellence invite aspiring Fulbright U.S. Faculty/Postdoc Scholars and Students to explore opportunities to engage in these prestigious cultural exchange programs in which selected US citizens study, teach, or conduct research abroad. Participants will: Learn about the history and current status of Fulbright Programs Hear presentations from UNC Fulbright awardees about their experiences abroad Break out into faculty and student groups to discuss specifics of the application process and to initiate…

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GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics

Saturday, March 30, 2019 @ 9:30 am3:30 pm EDT
3009 FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 United States
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GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics is designed to help students evaluate expectations, anticipate potential cultural and ethical challenges, prepare for engagement with global communities, and develop intercultural competencies. First-time travelers and experienced globetrotters alike can benefit from session topics like “Voluntourism” + the White Savior Complex, The Ethics of Healthcare Abroad, Race + Ethnicity in a Global Context, Local Global Opportunities, The World We See: Global Photography, and Gender + Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Travel. Learn More + Register

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April 2019

International Coffee Hour

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm EDT
ExpressOasis, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St Ste 3000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Join us for a monthly social hour to bring together international UNC community members and students excited about global engagement. Chat about opportunities and challenges on campus, and meet staff from the hosting offices with great resources to share. This date is hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

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You can also find more global events at UNC Global and the campus-wide UNC events calendar.