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April 2019

Legislative Districts in North Carolina: A Conversation

April 3, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by the UNC School of Media and Journalism and Carolina Seminars Panelists include: David Daley, Author, Senior Fellow at FairVote Pricey Harrison, Democratic representative, NC General Assembly District 57 David Lewis, Republican representative, NC General Assembly District 53 John Hardister, Republican representative, NC General Assembly District 59 When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm Where: Freedom Forum Conference Center, Carroll Hall (UNC School of Media and Journalism) 211 Columbia Street Contact phone: 919.962.2501 email: carolinaseminarsunc.edu This event is…

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2019 Douglass Hunt Lecture with David Daley

April 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Douglass Hunt Lectures will feature author David Daley for its 2019 lecture series.

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October 2020

A Conversation with Frank Wilderson III

October 28, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

A dialogue among UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, students, and Frank Wilderson III, award winning author and former elected official for the African National Congress. Moderated by Tanya Shields, Director of Carolina Seminars.

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November 2020

Toward a Pedagogy of Compassion: Why Students Laziness Does Not Exist

November 16, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Dr. Devon Price, author of the new book Laziness Does Not Exist, presents a research-based approach to dismantle the “laziness lie” in college classrooms. In this talk, Dr. Price will address the psychological underpinnings of instructors’ perceptions of student motivation and provide the framework for a pedagogy of compassion. Emphasis on contextual factors that de-couple the implicit connection between productivity and perceptions of worth will be discussed. Free and open to the public, but registration is required. See website link…

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December 2020

Dual Impact of Covid-19 and Systemic Racism and Inequity on Children’s Developmental Trajectories in the Early Years: Interdisciplinary Conversations and Development of a Research-Policy Agenda

December 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Carolina Seminars is a learning environment where innovative interdisciplinary conversations take place. Faculty, students and community leaders can participate in these conversations. We have been funded for a 3-year new Seminar that will bring together scientists and child advocates across disciplines to build a bidirectional translational bridge between research and public policy. These conversations have the potential to improve the lives of children and families within North Carolina, as well as affect research and policy beyond our borders. The…

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February 2021

Dual Impact of Covid-19 and Systemic Racism and Inequity on Children’s Developmental Trajectories in the Early Years: Interdisciplinary Conversations and Development of a Research-Policy Agenda

February 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This meeting will discuss, from a policy-lens, the impact of the COVID crisis on child education, and in particular, focusing on the systemic inequities that disproportionately impact black and other minoritized children and communities. The goal is to inform us of issues and action-driving needs that can be addressed with innovative science and interventions that can bridge to policy. We would be honored if you could join us on February 5th at 1:00-2:30 pm. Our audience will be a list…

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April 2021

The Double Whammy: The Disproportionate Impact of Systemic Racism and COVID on Children of Color

April 30, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join our next Carolina Seminar—The Double Whammy: The Disproportionate Impact of Systemic Racism and COVID on Children of Color—featuring Debra Furr-Holden, Director of the Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions. Dr. Furr-Holden has developed a critically important body of research, practice and policy around the Flint water supply contamination and other social determinants of health. She is an extraordinary speaker with a deep grasp of the multiple vagaries built into funding systems and overall research communities that perpetrate structural…

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June 2021

How Inequality Kills: Equity as a Health System Imperative

June 22, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join us for our final Interdisciplinary Seminar in Health Equity for the academic year. Following the theme of the impact structures have on health disparities, we will hear a presentation from Dr. David Ansell, MD, MPH on How Inequality Kills: Equity as a Health System Imperative. This important seminar is a collaborative effort of the Sheps Center, Carolina Seminars, and Rush University. The seminar will take place on Tuesday, June 22nd from 3pm-4pm EST. Please register here: https://go.unc.edu/Dd49L

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September 2022

Douglass Hunt Lecture: Feminist and African: Women’s Resistance to Gendered Pacification

September 13, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center – Hitchcock Multipurpose Room, 150 South Rd
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
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Africa’s postcolonial states continue to exhibit profound contradictions in the arena of gender politics. While women’s movements have successfully pursued a great many legal and policy reforms, the implementation of new laws and policies remains very challenging, as state structures often lack the will and the capacity, or worse, work to appropriate and subvert real change. Yet feminism continues to spread on the continent, constituting an intellectual and political force for freedom that challenges the ongoing exploitation and oppression of…

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Welcome to the Digital Village!

September 19, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Almost 5 billion people—two thirds of the global population—now go online. The Internet has changed how we work, learn, govern, and fall in love. Yet despite its digital turn, geography has failed to grapple with the patterns and significance of Internet connection for rural people and places, particularly in the Global South. This talk brings together agrarian studies and digital geography to situate emergent online practices within longer trajectories of agrarian change. To do so, I advance the concept of…

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