Published: Dec. 13, 2012

As the fall term wraps up, we are already looking towards the future. CAS is excited to announce our upcoming January events:

International Conference on the Syrian Crisis
January 11, 9:00 am, 
University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, 2201 S. Gaylord St., Sié 150

Non-CAS Event

Sit in on talks by Michael Ignatieff, Kenneth Roth, Richard Falk, and others. Conference sponsored by The Center for Middle East Studies. For further information, e-mail, call 303-871-4314, or visit the Facebook page of the Center for Middle East Studies:

The US, Iran & a Changing Middle East
January 14, 12:00 pm, 
University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, 2201 S. Gaylord St., Sié 150

Non-CAS Event

Also sponsored by The Center for Middle East Studies, this talk brings renowned journalist Christopher de Bellaigue to the CU-Bouldet campus. Contact information is identical as the above event.

The Remaking of Asia: What does the Shift of Power from the West to the East Portend?
January 25, 4:00 pm,
University of Colorado Boulder, ATLAS 100

CAS Speaker Series Event

A lecture with Pankaj Mishra, author of the recent publication, “From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia.” A short synopsis of his proposed talk: At the end of 19th century, Asia was regarded as a collection of ruined countries by Western colonial powers. But a new era began in 1905 with Japan’s unexpected triumph in the Russo-Japanese War. Recently, the spotlight has been on Asia as China and India follow Japan as rising powers. These Asian countries are not necessarily aspiring to be the “next” United States. Rather, they are determined to make their mark in the global arena without succumbing to powerful Western influences. The assertiveness of Asian powers calls into question many previous assumptions, among them the notion that development and modernization equal Westernization. Pankaj Mishra will examine some of these shattered verities of Western power, and also analyze the diverse ways in which the rise of Asia might shape our common future. Sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies and the Graduate Committee on the Arts and Humanities (GCAH). For more information, contact or 303-735-5122.