Anthropologist Dr. Catherine Besteman of Colby College will visit UNC at Chapel Hill for two major events. On Tuesday, April 7th at 12:30 PM in Room 4003 of the FedEx Global Education Center, Dr. Besteman will present “Somalia’s Global Civil War: A Story of How Farmers Become Refugees”. The event is free and open to all area faculty and graduate students of any discipline. Contact Stacey Sewall for more information. She will then discuss the experiences of Somali Bantu refugees in Lewiston, Maine on Thursday, April 9th at 12:30 PM in Room 4003 of the FedEx Global Education Center in a talk titled “Hostile Charity: Humanitarianism(?), Assimilation(?), and Somali Bantu Refugees in Maine” as part of the Middle East Refugees Awareness Week. For more information on this event, contact Emma Harver.
Dr. Besteman’s visit is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the African Studies Center, the Carolina Seminars Program, the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, the Center for Global Initiatives, the Department of History, and the Department of African, African-American & Diaspora Studies.