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February 2017

Chinese New Year Banquet Dinner

February 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Great Hall, Carolina Union Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map
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BOOK SIGNING: The Iranian Constitutional Revolution and the Clerical Leadership of Khurasani

February 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Come Join Persian Studies at UNC for a book signing event with Dr. Mateo Mohammad Farzaneh (Northeastern Illinois) for his book, "The Iranian Constitutional Revolution and the Clerical Leadership of Khurasani" (Syracuse University Press, 2015), winner of The International History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta Best First Book Award 2016. Where: Bull's Head Bookshop When: February 20, 2017 What time: 6:00-7:30pm In this book presentation, Prof. Farzaneh will discuss the role of Islamic jurisprudence in political reform in Iran. Throughout the…

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Wars and Veterans: A Panel Discussion

February 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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FILM SCREENING: Under the Same Sun

February 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

With Sameh Zoabi in attendance. The film is set in the near future and looks back on how peace was made between Israelis and Palestinians.  It is the story of two businessmen -- one Palestinian and one Israeli -- who struggle to set up a solar energy company.  The film tells how they handle the hostility for collaboration from their respective communities. For more information, email Hanna Sprintzik at hannasp@email.unc.edu.

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Honors Thesis Information Session

February 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come learn about the intricacies of writing an honors thesis in Asian Studies! Pizza and drinks will be served.

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March 2017

An evening of Arabic Music with Samy Youssef

March 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Samy Youssef is an award-winning Arabic musician, composer, and singer (best Arabic Song in America by ANA 1998 with Moroccan female singer Malika). His style is sixties, Franco-Arab, European, American and Mediterranean oldies. Samy sings in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Arabic. He also plays music with his own instruments and creates different varieties of Arabic songs. He will come for an Arab night with his wonderful Arabic songs on March 3. Also, former and current Arabic students will perform…

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October 2017

Tai-Chi Master Event!

October 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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November 2017

Nyai Saraswati Gamelan Open Houses and “Petting Zoos”

November 10, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - November 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

Interested in learning how to play the Javanese Gamelan?  Stop by one of our upcoming open Houses & Petting Zoos to explore some of the instruments of the gamelan and meet John Caldwell, who will be directing the Gamelan next semester (Spring 2018).  All are welcome! Friday, November 10 between 1:30 and 3:00 pm in the Atrium of the FedEx Global Education Center Wednesday, November 15 between 2:00 and 3:00 pm in the Rotunda of Hill Hall. Contact John Caldwell (asiaweb@email.unc.edu) for more…

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March 2018

On Orientalist Genealogies: The Split Arab/Jew Figure Revisited

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mothers’ Way, Daughters’ Choice

March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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