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April 2015

Chancellor’s Water Lecture

April 23, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt, an internationally recognized environmental scientist whose research has focused on the effects of mercury and arsenic on human and ecosystem health, salmonid fisheries management and restoration, and global climate change, will deliver the lecture “Water in Our World: Past Is Present, Future Is Fragile, But We Can Make a Difference.” Partners include the Global Research Institute, UNC Global, UNC Water in Our World Steering Committee,  The Water Institute and the Department of Environmental Sciences and…

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September 2015

Governors’ Film Screening & Conversation: The Toughest Job

September 9, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us in the FedEx Global Education Center for a film screening and conversation with former Mississippi Governor William Winter and former North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt. This Southern Documentary Project film received the 2015 Emmy for Best Historical Documentary from the Southeast division of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Governor Winter was awarded the 2008 Profile in Courage award for his heroic efforts to sponsor, promote, and sign into law Mississippi’s Education Reform Act of 1982.…

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Damming Sonora: Water, Agriculture, and Environmental Change in Northwest Mexico

September 22, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Sterling Evans Professor, Department of History, University of Oklahoma This presentation seeks to explore the water history of Sonora, Mexico (just south of Arizona). Every river in the state has been dammed, some more than once. The result is that Sonora, characterized by some of North America’s harshest deserts, is now the most agriculturally productive region of Mexico via intensive irrigation made possible by the dams. Along the way there have been serious social and environmental consequences, all of which…

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October 2015

Public Administration Leadership Challenge

October 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Public Administration Leadership Challenge is a case study competition that gives UNC undergraduate students an opportunity to propose solutions to real public service issues and compete for $1,000. This year’s case focuses on finding viable solutions to community food issues. Join us for an information session on October 12 from 7 – 8 p.m. in Student Union 3102 to learn more. Can’t make the info session? Visit our website ( or find us on Facebook ( or Twitter (@UNCPALChallenge).…

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Ending Hunger by 2025

October 23, 2015 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute Shenggen Fan (樊胜根) has been director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) since 2009. Dr Fan joined IFPRI in 1995 as a research fellow, conducting extensive research on pro-poor development strategies in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. He led IFPRI’s program on public investment before becoming the director of the Institute’s Development Strategy and Governance Division in 2005. He now serves as the Vice-Chairman of the…

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March 2016

Carolina Global Food Program “Summer Scholars”

March 1, 2016

The Carolina Global Food Program, an initiative within the Global Research Institute, is instituting a competitive scholarship program beginning in the summer of 2016. In the program two Carolina Global Food Program “Summer Scholars” will be awarded up to $5,000 each to support food- related summer research projects. The awardees will explore a topic relating to food or agriculture, broadly conceived. The topic may have an academic or policy focus, or an emphasis on public service. As such, projects can…

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March 2017

Environmental Change, Agricultural Sustainability, and Economic Development in the Lower Mekong Basin conference

March 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Royal University of Phnom Penh Phnom Penh , Cambodia

Call for Papers for GRI sponsored conference Environmental Change, Agricultural Sustainability, and Economic Development in the Lower Mekong Basin Royal University of Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia March 16-18, 2017 Deadline Extended to Dec. 1   This conference will focus on the environmental challenges, especially climate change, to agricultural sustainability in the Lower Mekong Basin of Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, with special attention to Cambodia and Vietnam.   The conference will consist of interdisciplinary paper and poster presentations by both…

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Culinary Nationalism in Asia film screening

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Culinary Nationalism in Asia

March 31, 2017 - April 1, 2017
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April 2018

Kenan-Flagler Business School Conference

April 13, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Kenan-Flagler Busines School, 300 KenanCcenter Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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Global Trade, Global Trade-offs Winners and Losers in International Commerce This conference convenes thought leaders from the business community, government and academia to explore the core questions of the impact of international trade on society, the changing nature of work and economic productivity.   Details and registration found here.

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