2015 Events

CHHS Building, room 159 | Wednesday, December 2 | 3:30 – 4:55

Islam and Islamophobia in the World Today

Speaker: Keith Stringfellow

Mr. Stringfellow teaches History at the Charlotte Islamic Academy; he has been awarded an IWitness Fellowship at the USC Shoah Foundation; and he serves as Youth Director at the Muslim American Society. Keith earned his degrees in Social Studies (B.A., the University of Alabama) and Military History (M.A.,… American Military University) and has spoken and taught widely on issues related to the Holocaust; Islam; and human rights.

Sponsored by the Department of Global, International & Area Studies and its Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies; the Department of History; the Department of Africana Studies; and the Department of Philosophy

Dialogue with local Holocaust survivor Suly Chenkin

Denny 220, UNC Charlotte campus, December 5

for more on Ms. Chenkin’s remarkable story: http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/article12291074.html

Panel Discussion on Refugees and Immigration in Europe and the Americas

Wednesday, November 18, 3:30 – 4:45

Rowe 130

Part of International Education Week

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Speakers include:

Muriel Blaive, Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (ÚSTR) Prague, Czech Republic Jill Massino, UNC Charlotte Department of History and John Cox, UNC Charlotte Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Center

November 11, 3:30 pm, Rowe 130

Film-showing: “Army of Crime

Anti-Nazi resistance in France, led by immigrants and socialists. Discussion afterward.

“Spellbinding drama based closely on real history, which along the way offers a not-so-subtle commentary on the diverse, immigrant-rich society of contemporary France…. His film is always fascinating and is a crucial, stirring addition to the cinema about wartime France…. A passionate act of remembrance.”

Combatting Misogyny and Patriarchy on the Campuses and In Society

Speaker: Melissa Siegel Barrios

Information and Education Coordinator / Mecklenburg County

Community Support Services

Feminist activist / UNC Charlotte class of 2012

McEniry 125 | Monday, November 9 | 11:00 – 12:15

Sponsored by the Dept. of Global, International & Area Studies and its Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies as well as the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Department of Philosophy at UNC Charlotte

Beyond the Headlines: Is the Migrant / Refugee Crisis a European Problem?

September 24, 3:30 – 4:45, Rowe Building, room 130

The Department of Global, International, and Area Studies invites you to join in a discussion with: Drs. Maribel Casas-Cortés, John Cox, Joyce Dalsheim, Charles Houck & Gabriela Tarazona-Sevillano

Join a group of interdisciplinary scholars as we explore multiple perspectives on the current wave of refugees and migrants making their way to Europe.

• Who is a “migrant” and who is a “refugee”?

• Are the dimensions of this wave of people unprecedented?

• How have refugee problems been handled in the past?

• Who is responsible for the current crisis?

Find out how these questions are approached from the perspectives of geography, anthropology, history, and international law.

Summer 2015

Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia

These two events will mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, when Serbian forces captured the town and summarily executed 8,372 Bosniak civilians.

Saturday, July 11

3:30 – 4:30 pm: Cone University Center, Room 341 (Lucas Room), UNC Charlotte campus

7:00 – 8:00 pm: Shahid Mosque, 6200 Wilora Lake Rd, Charlotte

The Bosnian-American community of Charlotte, NC includes thousands of genocide survivors as well as the families of the victims, who are greatly honored by this city’s efforts to remember this tragedy. Thank you in advance for remembering the victims of genocide.

Sponsored by the Congress of North American Bosniaks (North Carolina) and by UNC Charlotte’s Department of Global, International & Area Studies and its Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies, Office of International Programs (OIP), and Department of History

More information: Dino Crnalic: dinocrnalic@yahoo.com