War and Peace Imagined Series

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Human Rights Film Series:  A SEPARATION

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:30 pm | 120 School of Education Building

An Academy Award winning film that tells the story of post-revolutionary Iran through one family’s desires and conflicts.

UNCG History Professor Jeff Jones will facilitate a post-film discussion.

A Separation is the second of four award-winning films to be shown this fall in the Human Rights Series. All films will begin at 6:30pm in Room 120 School of Education Building, with convenient parking in the Walker and Oakwood Parking Decks. The remaining two films in the series are Pray the Devil Back to Hell (October 20), and The Look of Silence (November 10).

The series is free and open to the public.

For disability accommodations, please contact Agnes Szarka at

Human Rights Research Network
College of Arts and Sciences
International Programs Center’s Kohler Fund


Recent News

Dr. Jerry Pubantz gave an interview that aired on WFDD public radio on Friday, August 12. I The story is about western views of Muslim women in the Middle East. Hear the interview:

Dr. Jerry Pubantz, along with a professor from High Point University, were on WXII Channel 12's weekly news program, Chronicle with Cameron Kent. They discussed the impact of the recent terror attacks in Belgium on our current presidential campaigns and the presidential election in November. To view the interview, click here.

Congratulations to Student Award Winners for 2015-2016

 Undergraduate Research Awards

  Amarandi Barret is working with Professor Greg McAvoy on a research project entitled "The Role of Race and Income in Community Environmental Protection" Amarandi received an award of $1,500 from the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office to work on this project that focuses on a long-standing concern among scholars of environmental policy, the differential impact that environmental risks pose to those living in communities with a high percent of racial minorities or those living in poverty.

   Sean Norton has received the Globally Engaged Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award. Sean Norton and faculty mentor Dr. Crowther are currently working on a project titled “Caught Between: Transnistria’s Separatist Conflict the Regional Context.” This project will evaluate the shift in the Transnistrian separatist conflict that has occurred as a consequence of the current crisis in Russian-Ukrainian relations. Transnistria a non-recognized separatist region bordering Ukraine to the east and the Republic of Moldova to the west.  It emerged as a consequence of the break-up of the USSR.

Other Awards:

  • Political Science Outstanding Student - Mark Parent
  • Annie Moring Alexander Scholarship Recipient - Taylor Allen, Jamie Moore, Nicole Moore, Allison Smith, Tyler Strickland
  • May Davidson Scholarship Recipients - Kaitlin Ayers, James Bredon, Andrea Pascal, Carlee Taber