The talk will be given by Julia E. Sweig. Dr. Sweig is Senior Research Fellow at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin. She worked for nearly 16 years at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) where served most recently as the Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies. Dr. […]
In the present, Colombia is facing an important conjuncture, largely shaped by the peace negotiation, taking place between the government and the FARC-EP (and most recently the ELN). The current moment is a dispute over the meaning of the past, present and future of Colombia, with hemispheric implications, that includes a discussion about the type of society that each actor imagines. Consequently, the actual moment is defined by a series of political, cultural and ontological struggles locally and regionally. While political, economical, and cultural elites seem resistant to pursuing significant changes beyond the demobilization of the guerrillas and small reforms to the system; civil society, social movements (indigenous, afro-descendants, and peasants in particular), intellectuals, and some politicians are yearning for a historical moment that challenges the unequal social arrangements of Colombian society.
COMMUNITY DACA FORUM @ UNC-Chapel Hill Join us for a forum about recent presidential administrative actions relating to immigration, including the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA). Sponsored by BB&T, the UNC School of Law and the Institute for the Study of the Americas.
On Friday April 3rd, there will be a free performance entitled “Trovas: Music of Costa Rica” at 8 PM in Hyde Hall. The performers, Juan Carlos Ureña and Jeana Paul Ureña, have performed extensively in Costa Rica and the United States. They will be playing a combination of original music and songs from the nueva canción repertory.
Please join us on April 11th, 2015 for the 12th Annual Rotary Spring Conference! The theme this year is “People-Centered Approaches to Conflict Resolution and Sustainable Peace.” Class XII Rotary Peace Fellows will be presenting their research, sharing examples of hope, peace-making and positive change from every corner of the earth. · Lyttelton Braima, Sierra Leone: “Improving the Impact of […]
Charanga Carolina will be performing the last concert of the year as a part of the World Music Concert on Tuesday, April 14th at 7:30pm in Hill Hall Rm. 107. The students have been working hard on an incredibly diverse program including danzón, cha-cha, son montuno, bembe, and bolero. They will be premiering two original instrumental pieces that Director Andy […]
“Municipalities, Immigrant Communities, and Title VI Compliance” A presentation by the UNC School of Law Human Rights Policy Seminar for Building Integrated Communities UNC Law Students working with the Building Integrated Communities Project will present on issues related to language access and municipal services for all residents. Topics include: An overview of the legal obligations of municipalities and local agencies […]