THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED 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”)...

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED 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...

ZOOM TALK: 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 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. Please send an email to