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Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín

April 20, 2017

The UNC campus will host the signature concert of The Defiant Requiem Foundation, Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, which tells the story of the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezín) during World War II who performed Verdi’s Requiem … Continued

On the Study of Jews of Color

April 17, 2017

Lewis Gordon, (University of Connecticut) will discuss how stories of the Jewish people are told in a way that ignores what we have been for most of our history: people of color.

The Political Geography of Immigrant Rights in the United States

April 5, 2017

This talk will focus on how immigrant rights in the United States are dependent on place.  Although federal immigration law, including deportation policies, applies uniformly to all fifty states and their political subdivisions regardless of local culture or political leanings, … Continued

Writer’s Discussion Series and African Diaspora Lecture by Daniel O. Sayers

March 30, 2017

In the first thorough archaeological examination of this unique region, Daniel Sayers exposes and unravels the complex social and economic systems developed by these defiant communities that thrived on the periphery. He develops an analytical framework based on the complex interplay between alienation, diasporic exile, uneven geographical development, and modes of production to argue that colonialism and slavery inevitably created sustained critiques of American capitalism.

Humanities Happy Hour: American Anxiety and Islamic Terrorism

March 22, 2017

Join Professor of Sociology, Charles Kurzman at Top of the Hill’s Back Bar from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on January 18 for Humanities Happy Hour. During this free casual event, Dr. Kurzman will discuss why American fears of Islamic terrorism are often exaggerated. Come raise a … Continued

Ethics Around the Table with Rachel Shaevitz

March 21, 2017

“American Film as Propaganda”  This presentation will begin with a brief overview and discussion of propaganda films throughout history such as Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin,  Leni Reifenstahl’s Triumph of the Will and Frank Capra’s Why We Fight series. These films were created … Continued