Here is a list of all the upcoming Speaker Series events, Luncheon Series events, and non-CAS events:

 

CAS Asia Internship Program Information Session 2020.01.16

CAS Event Thursday, January 16 at 5pm CASE Building, room E313 Come learn about summer internship opportunities in Asia! CAS launched our summer internship program in 2016. The internships aim to provide opportunities for students to live in Asia and learn about international business culture while gaining valuable hands-on work experience. 6- to 8-week summer internships in Japan and China Arranged by CAS through a network of CU friends and...

CAS Asia Internship Program Information Session 2020.01.21

CAS Event Tuesday, January 21 at 12pm CASE Building, room E313 Come learn about summer internship opportunities in Asia! CAS launched our summer internship program in 2016. The internships aim to provide opportunities for students to live in Asia and learn about international business culture while gaining valuable hands-on work experience. 6- to 8-week summer internships in Japan and China Arranged by CAS through a network of CU friends and...

Asian Coloradans: A Matter of Face 2020.01.22

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, Jan 22, 6:00-7:00pm Ku Cha House of Tea 1211 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO TEA TALKS – CHA-Ku Cha House of Tea partnership with CHA, featuring a CU Boulder faculty member giving a 20-minute public talk followed by a 40 min Q&A, tea, and pastries. Free and open to the public. Inaugural speaker, Dr. William Wei (History)
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Panel Discussion on Indonesia — World’s largest Muslim nation, third largest democracy and future top five world economy 2020.01.23

CAS Event Thursday, January 23 at 3:30pm CASE Building, room E351 Panel moderated by Tim Oakes, Center for Asian Studies Faculty Director featuring Carla Jones, Associate Professor, Anthropology Rachel Rinaldo, Associate Professor, Sociology Stanley Harsha, U.S. Consul General for Sumatra (retired) Program will also introduce CU Boulder’s student exchange program with the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. UGM is Indonesia's top university, and is located in Yogyakarta,...

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: The Market for Victimhood 2020.01.27

Non-CAS Event Monday, January 27 at 7pm Math 100 Please register here Join the CU Boulder Benson Center for an evening conversation with renowned political leader and human rights advocate Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Join the Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization for an evening of conversation with renowned political leader, national security expert, human rights advocate, New York Times bestselling author and expert on Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali...

How to bring the US-China Relations back on the right track? 2020.01.28

Non-CAS Event Tuesday, January 28 at 12pm SIE Complex—5th floor—Maglione Hall 2201 South Gaylord St. Denver, CO 80208 Gov. Robert Holden Amb. Christopher R. Hill Prof. Suisheng Zhao Robert (Bob) Holden served as Missouri’s 53rd Governor, 2001-2005. Prior to being elected Governor, Holden served two terms as Missouri State Treasurer and three terms as a Missouri State Representative. During Governor Holden's term in office, he chaired the Midwest Governors Association;...

Can There be a Peaceful Solution in Hong Kong? 2020.01.31

Non-CAS Event Friday, January 31 at 12pm SIE Complex—Room 1150 2201 South Gaylord St. Denver, CO 80208 Dr. Alejandro Reyes Alejandro Reyes is an associate professor and director of knowledge dissemination at the Asia Global Institute, a think tank at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He manages AsiaGlobal Online, the institute’s digital journal that provides Asian perspectives on global issues. Prior to joining the institute, he was for two...
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Women in Turkey 2020.02.06

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, February 6 at 12:30pm CASE Building, room W311 with Gamze Cavdar, Associate Professor of Political Science, Colorado State University The influences of neoliberalism and Islamic conservatism in Turkey recently transformed gender and women's roles in society. This talk explains this transformation and gives examples from women's employment trends since the early 2000s.
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"Americaville" screening with Adam Smith 2020.02.07

CAS Event Friday February 7 at 7:30pm Muenzinger Auditorium Co-sponsored by the Center of the American West Part of the International Film Series Free and Open to the Public “Americaville,” directed by Adam James Smith, is a feature documentary film on challenges of the American Dream in China's replica Wild West. Residents of Beijing escape an increasingly uninhabitable city to live out their American dreams in the Chinese replica of...
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Multispecies Injustice: Race and Animal Advocacy in Southeast Asia and South Africa 2020.02.07

CAS Event Friday, February 7 at 4pm Hale 230 A research talk by Dr. Juno Salazar Parreñas, Professor of Anthropology at Ohio State University and author of Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation (Duke University Press 2018) Free and open to the public

The US-China Trade War and its Global Implications 2020.02.12

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, February 12 at 12pm SIE Complex—5th floor—Maglione Hall 2201 South Gaylord St. Denver, CO 80208 Prof. Suisheng Zhao Amb. Christopher R. Hill and a panel of Consuls General in Denver including: Consul General Roland Denegri - Consulate General of Peru in Denver Consul General Midori Takeuchi - Consulate General of Japan in Denver Suisheng (Sam) Zhao is Professor and Director of the Center for China-US Cooperation at...

Annual Conference of CU Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association 2020.02.14-15

CAS Event Friday, February 14 and Saturday February 15 British and Irish Studies Room in Norlin Library The conference to be held by the CU Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association (CUBASGA) on February 14th and 15th, 2020 aims to facilitate academic conversation and networking among graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world. It offers ca. 25-30 presenters an opportunity to present their research in front of a...
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Hindu Nation and Its Queers 2020.02.20

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, February 20 at 12:30pm CASE Room W311 with Nishant Upadhyay The 2018 Indian Supreme Court judgement decriminalizing homosexuality has been marked as a “decolonial act.” The judgement may be “decolonial” in intent, however there are other simultaneous processes at play which are not so decolonial in praxis; this talk argues that these processes are colonialism, brahminical supremacy, and Islamophobia. Studying recent Hindu nationalist responses in support...

Uyghur Voices: ‘Never Again’ is Now 2020.03.04

CAS Event Wednesday, March 4 at 5pm CASE Building, Chancellor's Auditorium, 4th floor Since 2017, as many as 800,000 - 1.8 million Uyghurs and Kazakhs have been “disappeared” into a widespread system of “reeducation camps” in the Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang). Nearly all Uyghurs and Kazakhs in China have an immediate family member who is interned in this camp system. This process resonates with the most horrific moments in modern...

When Work is Worship: Technology, Labor and the Figure of Vishwakarma—“Maker of the Universe” 2020.03.13

CAS Event Friday, March 13 at 4pm Hale 230 This will be a public lecture by Professor Kenneth George, (Anthropology) The Australian National University, as part of a two-talk series for this year's Distinguished Lecture in Cultural Anthropology. He and his partner, Professor Kirin Narayan, are co-PIs of a multi-year, multi-sited project on the renewed interest in venerating Vishwakarma in contemporary India. Vishwakarma, the deity associated with craft and artisanal...
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Improper Contact: the Liberal Imaginary of Communication in Japan 2020.04.02

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, April 2 at 12:30pm CASE Building, room W311 with Shunsuke Nozawa While the idea of “harassment” has been part of the Japanese public vocabulary since the 1980s, diverse applications of the idea in recent years have produced various neologisms for talking about scenes of harmful social contact, ranging from now fairly well-known expressions like “power harassment” to those yet to catch on widely (e.g. “smell harassment”)...
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Glacial archaeology and human use of high altitudes in the Mongolian Altai 2020.04.16

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, April 16 at 12:30pm CASE Building, room W311 with Will Taylor, Assistant Professor of Anthropology From early human dispersals to the rise of Genghis Khan, Mongolia's high mountains have played a key role in some of humanity's most important social and environmental transitions. However, a coherent understanding of the region's past is hampered by the scarcity of the archaeological record, which has been worn thin through...

Energy, Peace and Democracy in Myanmar 2020.04.24

CAS Event Friday, April 24 at 3:30pm Guggenheim 205 Energy in Myanmar has played an outsized role in shaping the country’s historical, economic and social trajectory. Energy development has been used as a tool of genocide, financed decades of military oppression in isolation from the world and catalyzed mass uprisings. Recently, provision of energy has become the engine of rapid economic growth as well as a source of domestic conflicts...
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Struggle on the Roof of the World: The Sino-Indian Border Conflict from a Historical Perspective 2020.04.30

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, April 30 at 12:30pm CASE Building, room W313 with Reed Chervin The border conflict between China and India remains one of the world's most intractable issues. Drawing on oral history interviews and recently declassified documents from dozens of archives, my talk examines the historical roots of this conflict. I will also discuss its international impact as well as the present situation at the border. Reed Chervin...