Dunlevie Honors Colloquium

Honors Carolina students meet on weekday evenings each semester to discuss a broad interdisciplinary topic of their own choosing.

The sessions begin with a social gathering, followed by a presentation from a distinguished faculty scholar who shares ideas, discoveries, and challenges related to the topic at hand. The presentation is followed by small student-led discussion groups.

Fall 2014

America’s Future in a Global World (HNRS 325.001: Tuesdays)

This semester we are revisiting a topic that we first approached in the inaugural offering of the Dunlevie Honors Colloquium: how does America (and how do we as Americans) fit into the changing patterns of a global world?  How does the rise of China and the importance of the Pacific Rim alter our national direction?  Is that shift in foreign policy checkmated by the apparent return to the conditions of a cold war rivalry with Russia?  How does the emergence of America as net producer of energy alter our relationships with our historic energy suppliers?  What does the emergence of the global market mean for you as you begin to think about your careers?  Who is your competition?  As always, we will have eight distinguished speakers drawn from our and nearby faculty to address these issues.

August 19

Organizational meeting

August 26

Victor Flatt, UNC Law School: “Climate Change and International Law”

September 2

Robert Jenkins, UNC Slavic Studies: “Russia and the West”

September 9

David Weber, Gillings School of Global Public Health: “America and the Threat of Global Infectious Diseases”

September 23

Tom Kelley, UNC Law School: “The Hague, Human Rights, and International Justice”

October 7

James Johnson, Kenan-Flagler School of Business: “Americans in a Global Workforce”

October 28

Andrew Reynolds, UNC Political Science: “Spreading Democratic Institutions”

November 11

Cemil Aydin, UNC History: “America and the Middle East”

December 2

Karen Hageman, UNC History: “Women and the Long Postwar in America and Germany”

Translational Skills: From Academy to Market (HNRS 325.002: Wednesdays)

How do we take what we have learned and experienced in our university education and put it to our advantage as we pursue our career interests in the years to come? This colloquium will combine practical workshops on resumes, cover letters and statements of purpose, interview practices, and networking with illuminating talks by distinguished alums who will provide us with the benefit of their experiences from both sides of the job search. They will tell us about their own career pathways as well as what they look for when hiring new colleagues.

August 27

Christy Dunston, University Career Services: “Advanced Resumes”

September 3

Katherine Nobles, University Career Services: “Building and Managing your Personal Brand through Social Media”

September 10

Jacquie Gist, University Career Services: “Interviewing Skills for Today’s Job Search and Graduate Professional School”

October 1

“Conversations with Honors Carolina Alumni: Teresa Artis ‘83, Media Professional”

October 22

Christy Walker and Resa Anderson, University Career Services: “Advanced Cover Letters and Personal Statements”

October 29

“Conversations with Honors Carolina Alumni: TBA”

November 5

“Conversations with Honors Carolina Alumni: TBA”

November 19

“Conversations with Honors Carolina Alumni: Peter Grauer ‘68, Chairman, Bloomberg LP”

Spring 2015

Food Culture and Foodways

In this seminar, eight distinguished speakers from a wide variety of disciplines will address how food production and consumption shape the way we live and how we imagine those lives.  Our perspectives will include the science of nutrition, the politics of regulation and distribution, the ceremonial significance of food in our daily practices and the representation of food in film and literature.  In addition to professors from these disciplines, we will also turn to others in the Triangle who have played a role in such issues as the local food movement.


Click here to see a list of previous colloquium topics.