Team for Interdisciplinary Global Research

Upcoming Events

Childhood in a Security State: Growing up in the U.S. and Pakistan

8 April 2015, 3:00pm-5:00pm, Morton Hall 100

The UNCW campus and Wilmington communities are invited to what will surely be an illuminating panel discussion: “Childhood in a Security State: Growing up in the U.S. and Pakistan,” on April 8th from 3 pm-5 pm in Morton Hall 100.

UNCW faculty from multiple disciplines across the university will discuss this topic as part of the State Department-funded partnership between UNCW and International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI). This innovative three-year grant is designed to allow the two universities to implement a collaborative model of professional development in teaching, research and community service. Numerous cultural and community events, akin to this panel discussion, are planned as part of the grant in the hopes of fostering an open dialogue about the similarities and differences between childhood in the U.S. and Pakistan.

Please invite your students and your colleagues to this interactive discussion of the challenges involved in growing up and parenting during times of global insecurity. The audience is strongly encouraged to stay after the panelists speak for an interactive question-and-answer session.

More information about this grant can be found on our IIUI and UNCW Partnership page

14 April 2015 An Evening of Pakistani Music 

7:30pm in Kenan Auditorium | Free and Open to the Public

Please join us for what promises to be a fantastic evening of music featuring artists from the National Academy of Performing Arts in Karachi, Pakistan. The performance will feature Muhammad Ahsan Shabbir on vocals and acoustic guitar; Arsalan Pareyal on electric guitar; and Muhammad Waqas on tabla/percussion. The musicians are currently in residence at the University of Texas, Austin, and recently played at the SXSW festival that city.

This event is made possible through the generous support of UNCW's Office of External Programs, International Programs, and Departments of English and Public & International Affairs.