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

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Rebels & Reform - a contemporary photo showcase from Burma 2019.03.08

CAS Event Sunday, March 8 through Saturday, March 21 Reception March 18 at 6pm Visual Arts Complex Gallery Curated by visual artist Ryan Libre, "Rebels and Reform" showcases over 50 photographers from Burma/Myanmar. It is showing from March 8 to 21st in the Visual Arts Complex (VAC) Gallery (lower level) on the CU Boulder campus. The opening is scheduled for March 18th at 5pm, followed by a panel at 7pm...
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Political Contests and Moral Battles: A Perspective on Bhutan's Democratic Transition 2019.03.20

CAS Event/Tibet Himalaya Initiative Event Wednesday, March 20 at 5pm British and Irish Studies Room, Norlin Library Dr. Sonam Kinga is an important political figure, scholar, and writer in the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan. Now that the country is a decade into its transition to democracy, Dr. Kinga will present a public lecture at CU Boulder on March 20, 2019 on "Political Contests and Moral Battles: A Perspective on Bhutan's...
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Center for Asian Studies Roundtable on Xinjiang: Perspectives from the Field on China’s Mass Incarceration of Turkic Muslims 2019.03.21

CAS Event - registration has reached room capacity, please register to be placed on the wait list Thursday, March 21 at 11:00-1:00 Center for Community Flatirons Room, CU Boulder The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is engaged in the mass detention of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, the “autonomous region” in northwestern China which is home to several Turkic groups. It has been estimated that up...

New Directions in Migration History: Kayden Book Award Symposium for Fredy González 2019.03.21

Non-CAS Event Thursday, March 21 from 1pm to 4:15pm CASE W313 Invited speakers Monica Cinco Basurto, an anthropologist who works on recent Chinese migration to Mexico, and Romeo Guzman and Adam Goodman, who both work on Mexican migration, will speak about public history and the history of deportation.

The Historical Society for Twentieth Century China (HSTCC) pre-AAS mini-conference. 2019.03.21

The Historical Society for Twentieth Century China (HSTCC) will convene a pre-AAS mini-conference. The program is below. All are welcome to attend and HSTCC hopes to see you there! The mini-conference will run from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, and will convene in the meeting room on the second floor of 1551 Larimer Street, which is a residential building located a few blocks away from the conference...
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Urgent Elements: Eco-Video from Southeast Asia 2019.03.21

CAS Event Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30pm, Visual Arts Complex 1B20 Thursday, March 21 at 6:30pm, Visual Arts Complex 1B20 Wednesday, April 10 at 5:30pm, ATLAS 102 Screenings & Conversations UuDam Tran Nguyen Khvay Samnang Tuan Mami Tuan Andrew Nguyen This series of video screenings and artist conversation addresses environmental devastation in Cambodia and Vietnam. The artworks creatively document how this ecological destruction – from toxic mining and deforestation to...
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Proto-Third Worldism and Ahmad Shamlu's Manifesto 2019.04.04

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 12:30pm CAS Conference Room, 1424 Broadway Aḥmad Shāmlū’s (d. 2000) 1951 Qaṭʿnāmah, which we can productively translate as The Manifesto, announces the rebirth in commitment (taʿahhud) of this Iranian luminary’s poetic persona. The Manifesto, Shāmlū’s second poetic venture after the now roundly-dismissed and derided juvenilia of his first collection, Āhang-hā-yi farāmūsh shudah (Forgotten Songs; 1947), features a poetic persona suddenly awakened from...

DEVELOPMENT AND UNDERDEVELOPMENT IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH: HISTORIES, FORMS, ALTERNATIVES 2019.04.05

Non-CAS Event APRIL 5, 2019, 10 A.M. - 5 P.M. CENTER FOR BRITISH AND IRISH STUDIES (NORLIN M549) 9:30-10:00 Light breakfast refreshments 10:00-11:00 Duncan Yoon, Assistant Professor, Gallatin School, New York University: “Africa, China, and the Global South Novel: In Koli Jean Bofane’s Congo, Inc.” Respondent: Robert Wyrod, Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies 11:00-12:00 Melanie Yazzie, Assistant Professor of Native American and American Studies, University of New Mexico:...

CURATOR'S CIRCLE Pei-Chin Yu: Emperor Qianlong’s Collection and Connoisseurship of Ancient Chinese Ceramics 2019.04.09

Non-CAS Event Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 PM, reception to follow Denver Art Museum Sharp Auditorium, Hamilton Building Free to all audiences, RSVP info forthcoming Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) was an exceptional emperor in Chinese history. He enjoyed the longest lifespan among all Chinese emperors, proclaiming himself as the “Old Man with All Completions.” More importantly, he was also extremely passionate about collecting antiquities and arts. He...
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Combating Religious Extremism in Central Asia: Short Documentary Film and Q&A with Director 2019.04.12

CAS Event Friday, April 12 at 12pm GUGG 201e Not In Our Name is a 28-minute documentary film produced by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty about the issue of violent extremism and the participation of Central Asians in the war in Syria. Apparently, nearly 1/3 of foreign fighters involved in Syria are/were from the former Soviet countries, and a majority of those were Central Asians. RFE/RL produced a series of TV...
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Last Days of the Mighty Mekong 2019.04.17

CAS Event Wednesday, April 17 at 4:30pm CASE room E422 above Euclid Car Park Last Days of the Mighty Mekong Brian Eyler Celebrated for its natural beauty and its abundance of wildlife, the Mekong river runs thousands of miles through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Its basin is home to more than 70 million people and has for centuries been one of the world's richest agricultural areas and...
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The Cosmo-logics of K-pop: Media Intimacies and Populist Soft Power 2019.04.18

CAS Event Thursday, April 18 at 5pm HUMN 135 A Talk with Michelle Cho Discussant: Erin Espelie Much of the rising transnational popularity of K-pop today has been correlated to the growth of its digital distribution and consumption. Over and above its status as a genre of music, K-pop is a media phenomenon that pairs transmedia delivery with the cultivation of visible fan communities whose engagements can be registered on...
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Liberation, Freedom and the Plight of Ex-slave Populations in Nepal 2019.04.25

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 12:30pm CAS Conference Room, 1424 Broadway What happens in the wake of constitutional changes that legislate freedom but lack the political, economic and social infrastructure with which to support authentic liberation? In 2000, the country of Nepal began the process of emancipating tens of thousands of slaves held captive by bonded labor. The liberation of kamaiya populations, as these slaves are referred...

Liberalism Cannot Save Us: Multispecies Justice, Ongoing Colonialism, and Decolonization in Malaysia and South Africa 2019.04.26

CAS Event Friday, April 26 at 4pm Hale 230 Articulations of human rights and animal rights have insufficiently engaged the dire challenges of biodiversity loss, species extinction, and climate change. Instead of situating environmentalism and animal advocacy in the language of liberalism through rights-bearing citizens and wards, I argue for a broader sense of justice, one that recognizes the shared plight of human and animal subjects while also critiquing the...

Bilha Moor: East Asian Symbols in Islamic Painting 2019.05.15

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, May 15, 12:00 PM Denver Art Museum Sharp Auditorium, Hamilton Building Tickets are free for AAA members, $5 for students, teachers and docents, $7 for DAM members, $10 for the public. RSVP info forthcoming East Asian symbols are found in Islamic art and architecture since the ‘Abbasid period (9th century CE), but has their meaning migrated with them? First, the talk presents an overview of the reception...