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

 

Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival 2020.02.20-23

Non-CAS Event February 20-23 Sie Film Center, 2510 E Colfax Ave. Denver Films from Korea, Japan, India, the Philippines, and more. Also there will be an Asian Artist showcase in the lobby of the theatre, featuring Homare and Mamiko Ikeda. The Japanese film, "Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams", a documentary of the Japanese high school baseball championship, will show Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Details can be found here.

Measuring and Modeling the Rise of China 2020.02.26

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, February 26 2020 12:00pm—1:30pm SIE Complex—5th Floor—Maglione Hall University of Denver 2201 S. Gaylord St. Denver, CO 80208 with Dr. Jonathan D. Moyer Dr. Jonathan D. Moyer is Assistant Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures. He works across various disciplines, all of which extend and use the International Futures (IFs) integrated assessment platform...
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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...
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Fabric of Sensibilities: Extraordinary Diseases in Mid-18th Century Japan 2020.03.05

Note different time and location CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, March 5 at 11am CASE Building room E351 with Clarence Lee Scholars of medical history have often taken the Edo period as a transitory period from so-called “earlier” sinitic medicine to more scientific modes of biomedical knowledge. Instead of subscribing to this teleological narrative, this presentation attempts to analyze the emergence of what Minamoto Ryoen has called “empirical-rational knowledge” amongst the...
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Shaping a Mystery: Artisans and Ancestors in India’s Ellora Caves 2020.03.12

Non-CAS Event Thursday, March 12 at 4pm Paleontology Hall, Museum of Natural History, CU Boulder with Kirin Narayan, Professor of Anthropology The Australian National University 2020 Distinguished Lecture in Cultural Anthropology Ellora, Western India, is a World Heritage Site with thirty-four magnificent Hindu, Buddhist and Jain temple-caves excavated and sculpted from the mountain’s rock. Ellora Cave 10, a 7th-century Buddhist chaitya hall, or shrine, features a towering seated Buddha sculpted...
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Technologies of Terror Capitalism: The Turn to Uyghur 'Reeducation' in Northwest China 2020.03.12

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, March 12 at 12:30pm CASE Building, Room W311 with Darren Byler This talk examines the role of surveillance technologies in a Turkic Muslim “reeducation” camp system in Northwest China to make a broader argument about a turn toward sociotechnical security systems around the world. It considers the roles played by qualitative data collection, digital media surveillance and biometric control in the rise of what it names...
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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 with Kenneth George, Professor of Anthropology The Australian National University Although Vishwakarmaworship in India has long been associated with hereditary artisan castes and their hand tools, Vishwakarma’s presence has moved beyond craft workshops and into workplaces associated with the country’s infrastructural systems and networks: factories, engineering schools, design studios, public works departments, and industrial parks. The increasingly public visibility of Vishwakarma...
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[enra]:Dreams 2020.03.25

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30pm Broomfield Auditorium 3 Community Park RoadBroomfield, CO 80020 Enjoy an evening of magical motion as [enra] has their debut performance in the Denver-Boulder metro area. This dance group is making BIG waves in Japan and has performed at theatres and festivals all over the world. JASC members get discounted tickets, so mark your calendars and grab a ticket before they are gone! Click...
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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”)...

The Crane Knows Not the Glory of the Lotus: Bhakti and Carnatic Music 2020.04.08

CAS Event Wednesday, April 8 at 5:30pm Humanities room 250 with Lakshmi Sreeram, Fulbright Scholar, Aesthetics and Music University of Colorado, Boulder Music in India is situated in a web of myths, legends and orientations that dip into the religious/spiritual worlds. This, along with the impact of Bhakti poetry on the Indian psyche and everyday life has moulded the paths of the performing arts, including the classical Music traditions. Given...
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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. A light...

48th ANNUAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL 2020.06.27-28

Non-CAS Event Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, 2020 DOWNTOWN DENVER – SAKURA SQUARE Lawrence Street between 19th and 20th Streets ADMISSION IS FREE Fans of taiko drumming, teriyaki chicken, sake and Japanese artwork and wares won’t want to miss this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival – “Sakura Matsuri” in Japanese. The 48th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the Japanese heritage and culture through live entertainment, food and drink, a...