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    The Myth of the Medieval Jewish Moneylender

    Featuring Julie Mell: Associate Professor of History, NC State University
    on January 8, 2018
    In this presentation, Professor Julie Mell will speak on her new book, The Myth of the Medieval Jewish Moneylender, (Palgrave, 2017-8.) This book challenges a common historical narrative, which portrays medieval Jews…
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    North Carolina Beyond the Connected Age: The Tar Heel State in 2050

    Featuring Mike Walden: William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Extension Economist, North Carolina State University
    on December 4, 2017
    In this presentation, Dr. Mike Walden will discuss his new book, North Carolina Beyond the Connected Age: The Tar Heel State in 2050.  Where is the Tar Heel state headed,…
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    Monday, Nov. 20: No Shaftesbury Meeting

    on November 20, 2017
    Shaftesbury Society is taking a long Thanksgiving break. We will not meet Monday, Nov. 20 and Monday, Nov. 27, but will return Monday, Dec 4.
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    U.S. Trade Policy in the Trump Administration

    Featuring Bryan Riley: Jay Van Andel Senior Policy Analyst in Trade Policy, Center for International Trade and Economics, Heritage Foundation
    on October 23, 2017
    International trade and investment support hundreds of thousands of North Carolina jobs. More than 158,000 jobs depend on exports, and another 271,000 jobs have been created by foreign investment. Join…