International Studies

Upcoming Events


Dr. Ewa Matyczyk, from the Department of Art and Art History, will present on the destruction of Soviet monuments in Poland on March 15, 2023 from 12pm-1pm in Teaching Lab Rm 1010


Past Events

Immigration and Refugee Social Justice Roundtable

Guest Panelists Omer Abdalla Omer, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrations, Vanessa Gonzalez, Immigration lawyer, Marsha Hirsch, Craolina Refugee Resettlement Agency, and Jocelyn Beam, Church World Services Global, and moderated by Dr. Julia Morris of the Department of International Studies

Thursday, February 9, 5-6 PM TL 1055, or live on Zoom.

Listen to a fascinating Roundtable discussion between four local leaders and experts in immigration and refugee resettlement. All panelists have extensive practical experience in immigration, refugee resettlement, and social justice in southeastern North Carolina.

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We apologize for the sound quality of the recording. Sound begins around 7 min, and improves in quality a couple minutes later.

The Arab Spring & The Tunisian Revolution: A look from the inside 

Wael Zammit, Fulbright Scholar

Tuesday, October 25, 5:00-6:00 pm, Randall Library Rm. 2047

Listen to Wael Zammit discuss the Arab Spring in Tunisia. Eleven years ago, Tunisians took to the streets, ousted a dictator and announced the beginning of what became known as the “Arab Spring”; a series of revolutions across the Arab world, from Libya to Egypt, and from Syria to Yemen. 

While the aforementioned states witnessed political instability, institutional dysfunction, economic problems and terrorism, Tunisia has always been presented as “the successful model”. But, is it? To what extent has the Tunisian revolution fulfilled its promises? What’s happening in Tunisia? 

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Dr. Heide Castañeda Presents

Borders of Belonging: Struggle and Solidarity in Mixed-Status Immigrant Families

Tuesday October 4th 5:00 pm Morton 100 Bryan Auditorium

A public talk by Dr. Heide Castañeda, Professor of Anthropology University of South Florida

Sponsored by the Anthropology Department, the International Studies Department, the Centro Hispano, and the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences

Immigration policies and practices in the United States impact not only on undocumented migrants, but also on their family members, some of whom are citizens or legal residents. This results in the stratification of particular family members' access to resources like health care, education, and employment. In addition to creating and reinforcing inequalities, this also results in resilience, resistance, and solidarity between parents and children, siblings, and other kin.

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Zoom Event

Past Events



Spotlight Series


UNCW Appoints Dr. James J. Winebrake as New Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Short Film Studies published by Intellect LTD. released Dr. Florentina Andreescu new article "When the world asserts itself with all its might."

Dr. Florentina Andreescu has a new article published in the Journal for Cultural Research entitled “Donald Trump’s appeal: a socio-psychoanalytic analysis.”