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October 2019

History Weekend 2019

October 5, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wither Hall 232, United States

Part II of History Weekend continues with Dr. David Blight’s featured talk, “Composite Nation: Frederick Douglass’s Vision of a Multi-Ethnic America."

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Business in the Middle East: Opportunities and Perils

October 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Park Shops 201, 101 Current Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States

Nijad Fares, director of WEDGE Group Incorporated, CEO of WEDGE Equities and chairman of Link Group, LLC, will be delivering a public talk about the opportunities and perils of conducting business in the Middle East.

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November 2019

U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala: “Higher Education in Today’s America”

November 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Talley Student Union Mountain Ballroom, 2610 Cates Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States

The college and the Khayrallah Center welcome U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL) to NC State, where she will deliver a public talk about higher education in America. Shalala, who is of Lebanese descent, served as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton. She was president of the University of Miami in Coral Gables from 2001 through 2015. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP.

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February 2020

Romey Lynchings Documentary Film Screening Premiere (SOLD OUT)

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Talley Student Union Coastal Ballroom, 2610 Cates Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States

This event is SOLD OUT, but due to popular demand we are holding a second screening on Monday, February 17, 2020. Those who wish to attend the second screening must RSVP at the link by Friday, February 14.

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Second Documentary Film Screening: “The Romey Lynchings” (SOLD OUT)

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Talley Student Union Currituck Ballroom, 2610 Cates Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States
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This screening has SOLD OUT. Join us for a second screening of "The Romey Lynchings," a documentary about the horrific and racially-motivated murders of two Lebanese immigrants in 1929. A Q&A session will follow with Akram Khater, professor of history and director of the Khayrallah Center.

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Documentary Screening: “The Romey Lynchings”

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Join us at UNC to watch “The Romey Lynchings,” a documentary about the horrific and racially-motivated murders of two Lebanese immigrants in 1929. Produced by NC State’s Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, the film explores the lynching and murder of N’oula Romey and his wife Hasna Rahme in Lake City, Florida.

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Poetry Reading: Nathalie Handal

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
James B. Hunt Jr. Library, 1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC United States

Join us for a public reading by poet, playwright, nonfiction and literary travel writer, Nathalie Handal. Handal will read an excerpt from one of her original works and take questions from the audience afterwards.

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Etaf Rum Fiction Reading

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Caldwell Lounge, 2221 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States

Join the Department of English for a reading by NC State alumna Etaf Rum, author of the New York Times-bestselling novel A Woman Is No Man.

The daughter of Palestinian immigrants, Etaf Rum was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She has a Master of Arts in American and British Literature as well as undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and English Composition and teaches undergraduate courses in North Carolina, where she lives with her two children. Etaf also runs the Instagram account @booksandbeans and is also a Book of the Month Club Ambassador, showcasing her favorite selections each month. A Woman Is No Man is her first novel.

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“The Life (and Death) of Phoencian Seafarers in the First Millennium BCE”

February 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Daniels Hall 216, 111 Lampe Drive
Raleigh, NC United States

Helen Dixon, an assistant professor in the Department of History at East Carolina University, will present a lecture titled "The Life (and Death) of Phoencian Seafarers in the First Millennium BCE." Dixon's research has evolved from archaeological excavation, museum study, and archive work in Israel, the West Bank, Jordan, Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Greece, and focuses on how Phoenicians and their neighbors shaped and negotiated their social identities in both life and death. 

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March 2020

CANCELED: 2020 Graduate Student History Conference

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Riddick Hall, 2401 Stinson Dr.
Raleigh, NORTH CAROLINA 27607 United States

The History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) at NC State is excited to announce our 2020 Graduate Student History Conference. The conference provides a welcoming environment for scholarly interaction and professional development for new or experienced scholars and is open to all graduate students in history and related fields.

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