Morehead-Cain Visiting Distinguished Professor Lecture

The State of Domestic and Global Affairs: A Conversation with Senator James Sasser

Ambassador James Sasser, Morehead-Cain Alumni Visiting Distinguished Professor, Spring 2014_photo credit to GRI

March 19, 2014
6:00PM – 7:00PM
Room 039 (basement-level)
Graham Memorial

James Sasser has spent more than a quarter-century in public life as a U.S. Senator from Tennessee, as U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, and as a leading commentator on Sino-U.S. relations and the inner workings of the U.S. Senate. He currently provides strategic advice to leading American and Chinese companies, including FedEx and APCO Worldwide. Senator Sasser is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, vice-chairman of the Committee on US-China Relations, and vice-chairman of the US-China Foundation. He is currently serving as the Morehead-Cain Alumni Visiting Distinguished Professor and Visiting Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Global Research Institute.

Susan King, Dean of the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication and John Thomas Kerr Distinguished Professor, will facilitate a conversation with Senator Sasser about domestic and global affairs. UNC President Tom Ross will introduce Senator Sasser.

The talk is hosted by Honors Carolina in the College of Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Morehead-Cain Scholars Program, UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UNC Public Policy, Carolina Asia Center, UNC Global, and the UNC Department of Asian Studies.

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Violence and Nonviolence in History and Everyday Life

Branch_TaylorMarch 19, 2012
Stone Center Theater
Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Pulitzer Prize winning historian Taylor Branch came Chapel Hill to ask: Is war for the weak? Did Black Power strengthen the civil rights movement? Is nonviolence boring? From drones to mass culture, what is the  unexamined role of  force?

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