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July 2016

Visit to Chinese restaurant!

July 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hunam Restaurant Chapel Hill, NC, + Google Map

A visit to Hunam Restaurant in Chapel Hill with Chinese instructor Jia Lin.  For more information, please contact Jia Lin at

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September 2016

Oil-Gotten Gains: Petrodollars, Abscam, and Arab American Activism, 1973-1981

September 15, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Lecture by Dr. Salim Yaqub, UC-Santa Barbara In the 1970s, soaring oil prices provided huge revenues to oil producing Arab countries, which, together with private Arab companies and individuals, invested billions of dollars in the U.S. economy. The influx of Arab petrodollars drew mixed reactions from Americans. Some feared that wealthy Arabs were “buying up America” and gaining control over the nation’s political, economic, educational, and cultural institutions. Others welcomed Arab investment as a boon to the U.S. economy and to…

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Salim Yaqub reading at Bull’s Head

September 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Salim Yaqub (UC-Santa Barbara) will do a reading from his book Imperfect Strangers: Americans, Arabs, and U.S.-Middle East Policy in the 1970s (Cornell University Press, 2016) at the Bull’s Head on Fri., Sept. 16 at 3:00 PM.

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October 2016

Career Info Session for Japanese Speakers

October 14, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

If you are interested in Japanese-related business in the US or in Japan, come out for the Career information session in the Fedex Global Center on October 14th! They will provide individual career counseling, and walk-ins are welcome! Please bring your resume. If you want more information go to this website.  

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MSA Live: The Legacy of Our Three Winners with Linda Sarsour

October 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Hall, Carolina Union Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

On October 14, 2016, the UNC Muslim Students Association will host an event called MSA Live: The Legacy of Our Three Winners, with Linda Sarsour, where we will reflect on tragic events of last year and have a dialogue to eliminate all forms of discrimination or xenophobia. For more information, please visit the Facebook event page:  

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November 2016

Go Game Night

November 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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2016 UNC-CH K-Pop Contest

November 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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January 2017

PANEL: Middle Eastern Women Writers and Their Impacts

January 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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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