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April 2021

Faculty Tea with Professor Whittaker

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Join the UNC Russian Flagship Program for tea (or coffee!) and casual conversation with Professor Erinn Whitaker. Erinn Whitaker, a former senior analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency and US State Department, is a Professor of the Practice in the Curriculum of Peace, War and Defense (PWAD) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With nearly 15 years of experience overseas and in Washington, she draws on active teaching methods to underscore themes such as the dynamic between…

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Talk • Comics and the Cold War

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

From their earliest days, American comics either reflected the consensus about the country’s national interest or did their part in bringing that consensus about (as in the case of America’s involvement in World War II).  After the war, the fight against communism created new enemies for comics’ heroes to fight (super and otherwise). Though National Comics/DC had a reputation for conformity throughout most of the 20th century, it was Marvel Comics (and its previous incarnation, Timely) that made anticommunism the…

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