Here is a list of recent CAS events, and non-CAS events:
For events from past years, click here.

 

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Art Elements: Materials, Motive and Meaning 2019.09.05

Non-CAS Event Opening Reception Thursday, September 5 at 5PM Exhibition September 5 through December 21 CU Art Museum Art Elements: Materials, Motive and Meaning presents an in-depth look at materials and techniques used to create artworks. Inspired by the research of faculty and curators at CU, the exhibition is organized into four case studies. Each case study focuses on a group of artworks and shows how primary, material research leads...
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America’s Role in the World: The Future of Alliances 2019.09.10

Non-CAS Event Tuesday, September 10 @ 5pm Maglione Hall at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies 2201 S. Gaylord St., 5th Floor Denver, CO 80208 Debate over America’s alliances has become one of the most contentious issues in foreign policy today. Though this may seem novel, disagreement over the wisdom of alliances dates back to the nation’s founding. Prior to the Second World War, the Republic preferred to avoid...

Passing on the Flame: The Takahashi Rakusai Lineage in Shigaraki Ceramics 2019.09.13

Non-CAS Event Friday, September 13 at 6:30PM Denver Art Museum Sharp Auditorium, Hamilton Building The Denver Art Museum’s Asian Art Department and the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver are proud to host Takahashi Rakusai V and his daughter Yoshiko, the latest inheritors of a multi-generational Japanese ceramic tradition. Makers of masterpieces in the distinctive Shigaraki style, with its rustic yet elegant pieces graced with splashes of ash glaze, they will...
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Facts, Not Fears: Dismantling the Misconceptions of Refugees 2019.09.17

Non-CAS Event Tuesday, September 17 at 7PM Glen Miller Ballroom, CU Boulder Isra Chaker is a civil rights activist, campaign specialist, advocacy expert, and distinguished public speaker. As a leader at Oxfam, one of the most prominent international NGOs in the world, Chaker has advocated for refugees, asylees, and temporary protected status holders. Because of her personal connection to and direct impact by the Muslim Ban, she is very passionate...
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Will China Save the Planet? 2019.09.18

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, September 18 at 12PM SIE Complex - 1st Floor - The Forum - Room 1020 Josef Korbel School of International Studies University of Denver 2201 S. Gaylord St. Denver, CO 80208-0500 Barbara Finamore is the Senior Strategic Director for Asia at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). She has nearly four decades of experience in environmental law and energy policy. In 1996, she founded NRDC’s China Program,...

Colorado Author Series: Buddhist Love Poetry from India and Tibet 2019.09.21

CAS Events Part of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival Saturday, September 21 at 11:30am Boulder Public Library Andrew Schelling, and Holly Gayley, introduced by Jules Levinson Presented by the Center for Asian Studies Buddhist love poetry sounds like an oxymoron in a tradition founded on renunciation. Yet rare testimonials of passion and love exist, spanning from medieval India to modern Tibet. Lyrical, packed with emotion, several gems of world literature...
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Moving Parts 2019.09.24

Non-CAS Event Tuesday, September 24 at 7:30PM Muenzinger Auditorium CU International Film Series Feature Film Debut of Cinema Studies Professor Emilie Upczak AFTER BEING SMUGGlED INTO TRINIDAD, A CHINESE WOMAN DISCOVERS THE TRUE COST OF HER ARRIVAL $9 General Admission, $7 Student http://www.internationalfilmseries.com/
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Glaciers and Garbage: Towards Sustainable Solid Waste Management in the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, Nepal (NGS-55262C-19) 2019.09.26

with Alton C. Byers, Ph.D CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, September 26 @ 12:30PM CASE Building, room W311 The accumulation of solid waste in the world’s high mountain basecamps and high camps has been a chronic problem facing alpine and nival ecosystems since mountaineering first became popular in the 1850s. The problem has further intensified with the steady acceleration of trekking and mountaineering tourism during the past four decades. But while...
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A History of the Communist Purge Against Buddhism in Mongolia 2019.10.02

with Oyungerel Tsedevdamba and Jeffrey L. Falt CAS Event Wednesday, October 2 @ 5PM Eaton Humanities 250 Meet Oyungerel Tsedevdamba, well-known in Mongolia as a social change-maker, former Member of the Mongolian Parliament, ex Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, author of bestselling novels and multiple non-fiction books, a human rights and women’s empowerment activist, and democracy advocate. Oyungerel grew up with her herder family in the Hogsvol countryside. She,...
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No-No Boy visits Boulder campus 2019.10.07-11

Non-CAS Event October 7-11, 2019 No-No Boy’s Julian Saporiti (pictured left) and Emilia Halvorson visit Boulder for a week-long residency on campus to share their work with students and faculty about Japanese American internment camp survivors and their stories. Described as “an act of revisionist subversion” by NPR, No-No Boy is slated to combine original songs, storytelling, and projected archival images in their widely-anticipated, immersive multimedia free concert in Grusin...

Info Session: Graduate Programs in International Affairs 2019.10.08

Non-CAS Event Tuesday, October 8 at 3:30PM CASE Building, room E351 Join in for an information session about graduate programs in International Affairs and meet representatives from these four international affairs schools: Tufts University, The Fletcher School Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Johns Hopkins, School of Advanced International Studies Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs This event includes short presentations by each school and...
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Funny Noises: Cold War (A)synchronies in Taiwanese and South Korean Film Comedy 2019.10.10

with Evelyn Shih CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, October 10 @ 12:30PM CASE Building, room W311 In the post-colonial cinemas of Taiwan and South Korea, both emerging from the structures of Japanese cinematic modernity and the rubble of civil wars, film comedy took on an anachronistic cast. They revived the aesthetics of early sound comedy, which delighted in matching improbable noises to key sync points in physical comedy sequences. Like their...

International Business & U annual conference 2019.10.10

Non-CAS Event October 10, 2019, 9:30am – 6:00pm MSU Denver | Tivoli Room 320 Register here Interested in a career in international business? International Business & U is an annual conference hosted each fall. It is the premier international business student conference in the Rocky Mountain Region, bringing together students from 15+ universities and organizations from multiple states. International Business & U student conference brings students together from across the...
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Trump and Kim Jong Un: What Next? 2019.10.10

CAS Event Thursday, October 10 at 5PM Eaton Humanities 150 Ambassador Joseph Yun is senior advisor to the Asia Program at USIP and Global Affairs Analyst for CNN. As former US Special Representative for North Korea Policy, he is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on relations with North Korea, as well as on broader US-East Asian policy. His 33-year diplomatic career has been marked by his commitment...
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China’s Rise in Historical Perspective 2019.10.11

Non-CAS Event Friday, October 11 at 3:00 p.m. Humanities 150 Klaus Mühlhahn Professor, Free University of Berlin Many commentators claim that China's ongoing global rise reflects a restoration of its earlier international prominence, while others highlight that China's emergence reflects distinctive characteristics of the country's current political leadership. In his new book, Making China Modern, Klaus Mühlhahn of the Free University of Berlin provides a panoramic survey of China's rise...

Info Session: CU Global Seminar: International Supply Chain Management (Singapore) - *NEW for summer 2020! 2019.10.14

Non-CAS Event Monday, October 14 at 5pm KOBL 350 Info Session: CU Global Seminar: International Supply Chain Management (Singapore) - *NEW for summer 2020! Faculty Director: Ravi October 14th 5:00 pm KOBL 350

UROP Sidewalk Symposium 2019.10.16

Non CAS Event Wednesday, October 16 from 1pm to 5pm Norlin West Library Entrance As CU Boulder celebrates Research & Innovation Week, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) invites the campus community to explore the pioneering work of its students while re-thinking the traditional research poster in this year’s Sidewalk Symposium—a radically unique event format developed in Boulder. For more information, or to register to participate, visit the UROP website...
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New Frontiers in Israel/Palestine Studies 2019.10.17

Non-CAS Event Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM Old Main Theater, CU Boulder Campus Panel with Orit Bashkin, Ilana Feldman, and Hilary Kalisman The University of Colorado Boulder’s Program in Jewish Studies welcomes Orit Bashkin, Ilana Feldman, and Hilary Kalisman for a panel that will explore the new frontiers in Israel/Palestine Studies. In this panel, Professor Bashkin will examine education in the Middle East. Much attention has been placed...

Gender and the Precarity of China-Led Development in Africa 2019.10.21

Non-CAS Event Monday, October 21 at 12pm Light Lunch Provided at 11:45am Institute of Behavioral Science, 1440 15th St. First Floor Meeting Room 155A with Robert Wyrod, Assistant Professor, Department of Women and Gender Studies and the International Affairs Program (CU-Boulder) Since the turn of the millennium, China has succeeded in becoming the major new actor in the transnational field of development. Its ambitions are evident across a large swath...
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Hong Kong on the Brink 2019.10.23

with Jeffrey Wasserstrom CAS Event Wednesday, October 23 at 5:00PM HALE 270 This talk will focus on patterns of protest and the tightening of political controls in Hong Kong. It will pay close attention to the 2014 Umbrella Movement but focus even more on the dramatic events of this year, including the candlelight vigil held on the 30th anniversary of the June 4th Massacre, Jeff Wasserstrom has been visiting Hong...
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Info Session: Tang Funded CU Global Seminar: Discovering Urban China (Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, & Hangzhou, China) 2019.10.23

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, October 23 at 5pm C4C S341 Info Session: Tang Funded CU Global Seminar: Discovering Urban China (Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, & Hangzhou, China) Faculty Director: Colleen Berry, Asian Studies October 23rd 5:00 pm C4C S341
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Memory Work as Humanitarian Intervention: Peace-building in Osh, Kyrgyzstan 2019.10.24

with Caitlin Ryan CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, October 24 @ 12:30PM CASE Building, W311 This paper considers the production and circulation of expert knowledge about the causes of peace and conflict in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. It looks at the particular readings of history that are recruited into the service of western development and humanitarian interventions, arguing that memory work is no less a “tool” of the western humanitarian apparatus than other...
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Reading Other People’s Mail: Japanese Studies and Wartime Intelligence 2019.10.24

Non-CAS Event Thursday, October 24 @ 5PM Hellems 241 Professor Peter Kornicki, University of Cambridge The attack on Pearl Harbor and the entry of Japan into the war in December 1941 caught the Allies linguistically unprepared for war. Hardly any American or British universities offered courses in Japanese; there were plenty of Nisei in the US and Canada but they were interned as a security risk. Australia had launched courses...
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Immigrant Workers, Roads, and Nation Building: Legacies of the Transcontinental Railroad on its 150th 2019.10.30

CAS Event Wednesday, October 30, 1PM to 6:30PM British and Irish Studies Room, Norlin Library Please Register Below In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, the Center of the American West, the Center for Asian Studies, CU Art and Art History, and the CU History Department are hosting a conference exploring the issues of labor and transportation in the creation of the railroad. Schedule...
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Dare Dara disturb the Universe?: Dara Shikoh’s translations as ‘trance-lessons’ 2019.11.01

CAS Event Friday, November 1 at 3pm Eaton Humanities 1B80 It all stems from one, Or as mad Sarmad says, From none. Some with their verse, Dare disturb the universe. Dara Shikoh, the Mughal poet-prince, comes to limelight at intermittent intervals. This time it is because Dalhousie Road in Delhi has been renamed as Dara Shikoh Road; and also because Audrey Trusche has written a book titled Aurangzeb: The Man...
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Hong Kong in Turmoil: Implications for the United States and China 2019.11.04

Non-CAS Event Monday, November 4 at 12pm Sie Complex—5th Floor—Maglione Hall University of Denver 2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver CO 80208 A panel discussion with four former American Consul Generals in Hong Kong. Professor Suisheng Zhao - Moderator Ambassador Kurt Tong - Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau (2016-2019) Ambassador Stephen M. Young - US Consul General in Hong Kong (2010-2013) Ambassador Richard Boucher - US Consul General in...
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The Colorful World of Japanese Prints: Competition, Globalization, and Technology 2019.11.04

Non-CAS Event Monday, November 4, 2019 at 5:30-6:45pm Center for British and Irish Studies, Norlin Library Sarah E. Thompson is a curator of Japanese art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, one of four curators working with the largest collection of Japanese art outside Japan. With degrees in linguistics from Harvard and Japanese art from Columbia, she taught Japanese and Asian art history at Vassar College, Oberlin College, and...
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Homology of Medicine and Witchcraft: Shennong Bencao Jing and the Fangxiandao in Han Dynasty 2019.11.07

with Bisheng Peng CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, November 7 @ 12:30PM CASE Building, room W313 Bencao(本草)is a term used to refer to pharmacology in ancient China. The knowledge of Bencao was recorded in a series of books called Bencao Jing, including Shennong Bencao Jing which was known as the first Bencao Jing, and bencao Jing variorum compiled by Tao Hongjing in the Liang Dynasty which was the foundation of the...
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Rescheduled-Info Session: CU Global Seminar: Primates of Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, Cat Tien, & Da Nang, Vietnam) *NEW for summer 2020! 2019.11.13

Non-CAS Event November 13 at 5 pm in C4C S435 Info Session: CU Global Seminar: Primates of Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, Cat Tien, & Da Nang, Vietnam) *NEW for summer 2020! Faculty Directors: Bert Covert and Jonathan O’Brien, Anthropology October 29th 5:00 pm UMC 425

Pizza and Perspectives 2019.11.14

Non-CAS Event Arabian Peninsula November 14 | Noon to 1 p.m. Attend a Pizza & Perspectives (P&P) lunchtime gathering this semester to learn more about our students from Arabian Peninsula. P&P features a panel of students sharing their perspectives on their culture, life in the U.S., and life back home. This event is free and open to the entire campus community. All of the fall 2019 Pizza & Perspective sessions...
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Charting the Outlines of a Tibetan Cartography 2019.11.15

CAS Event Tibet Himalaya Initiative Friday, November 15 at 3:30pm Guggenheim 205 Drawing upon fieldwork in western Nepal, the Tibet Autonomous Region, and the eastern Tibetan Plateau as well as historical and contemporary maps, I will argue that there is a recognizable but as yet underappreciated body of knowledge and traditions that comprise a Tibetan cartography. In addition to describing a coherent set of representational and embodied practices that were...
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CHINA Town Hall 2019.11.18

CAS Event Monday, November 18 Doors open at 3:30pm Event begins promptly at 4pm Wolf Law 207 A national discussion on the topic of the current Sino-American relationship and the impact it is having on us, on our businesses, our educational institutions, our communities, our states, our country. George Stephanopoulos will moderate this year’s webcast discussion; he will be joined by NCUSCR President Stephen Orlins, Melanie Hart , Center for...

CAS Lunch & Learn: Content Instruction using Languages other than English: CLAC in Practice 2019.11.20

CAS Event Wednesday, November 20 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CASE Building, Room E313 Come learn about Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) from the Center for Asian Studies and CU faculty members who have taught classes utilizing CLAC techniques. CLAC provides opportunities for using non-English-language materials to complement and enhance students’ learning in content classes. This event will feature brief descriptions by the faculty participants and allow plenty...
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Infrastructural urbanism and the techno-politics zone development in China 2019.11.20

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, November 20 at 3:30 Light refreshments served at 3:15 SEEC S372, CU-Boulder (East Campus), 4001 Discovery Drive with Tim Oakes, Professor of Geography, Director of Center for Asian Studies Beginning with the premise that infrastructures are both things and relations among things, this talk assumes an infrastructural analytic to explore China’s zone development in a techno-political register. Three key aspects of this ‘infrastructural analytic’ are developed here...

Summer 2020 Global Internships information session 2019.11.20

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, November 20 at 4pm C4C S350 Are you interested in earning credit through a summer Global Internship experience in Asia? Attend the Global Internships interest meeting on Wednesday, November 20th at 4:00 p.m. in C4C S350 to find out more. Pizza too!
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Book Formation and Textual Authority in Early China: The Case of a 2nd Century BCE Silk Manuscript 2019.11.21

with Kun You CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, November 21 @ 12:30PM CASE Building, room W311 Modern readers are used to encountering texts from early China in the form of compilations containing many chapters in a more or less systematic arrangement. The growing number of excavated manuscripts from the Classical Period (approx. 5th to 1st c. BCE), however, shows a very different textual culture: texts seem to have circulated in separate...

EMERGENCY TEACH-IN ON KASHMIR 2019.12.03

with Professor Ather Zia CAS Event Tuesday, December 3 at 12:30pm CASE Building, E422 As Kashmir remains on over 100 days and counting of lock down, Kashmiri feminist anthropologist and poet Ather Zia will address the international significance of the Indian government’s suspension of Kashmir’s autonomy on August 5, why the international community must pay attention, why occupation is a feminist issue, and the role of art and resistance in...

Pizza and Perspectives 2019.12.04

Non-CAS Event South East Asia December 4 11:30 a.m. to 12 :30 p.m. Attend a Pizza & Perspectives (P&P) lunchtime gathering this semester to learn more about our students from South East Asia. P&P features a panel of students sharing their perspectives on their culture, life in the U.S., and life back home. This event is free and open to the entire campus community. All of the fall 2019 Pizza...
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Body of Morality: Nakamura Fusetsu’s Chinese Subject Painting in Modern Japan 2019.12.05

with Stephanie Su CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, December 5, @ 12:30PM CASE Building W313 In 1907, Japanese artist Nakamura Fusetsu (1866-1943), who just returned from France, showed his first Chinese subject painting at the national exhibition. Titled The Grey-Haired Man, the painting depicted a scene of a young couple encountering an old man in an open field. From this time until 1941, Fusetsu showed twenty works with Chinese subjects at...
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Indonesian Potluck Social Gathering 2019.12.07

CAS Event Saturday, December 7 from 4pm to 7pm Hale Science Building, room 450 Bring friends and family. Bring a dish. If you don’t cook Indonesian bring non-alcoholic beverages, KFC, pizza, or whatever. Or just bring a smile. free and open to the public No need to RSVP but it helps to know how many people are coming. Please e-mail: stanleyharsha@outlook.com or irma.zavitri@colorado.edu . Cell/Whatsapp: Stanley Harsha – 703-309-4499. Bu...
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Watch Party: Myanmar to be investigated at the International Criminal Court of Justice 2019.12.12

CAS Event December 12, 2019 CASE Building W311 Time: from 3:30 to 7 pm (Feel free to drop in and out) On November 10, 2019, The Gambia, on behalf of the 57 member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), filed the case at the International Criminal Court of Justice against Myanmar on the violations of Genocide Convention. Public hearings are happening from December 10 through 12 at the...

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...

Japan, the US and China in the Indo-Pacific 2020.02.04

Non-CAS Event Tuesday, February 4 at 11:45am University of Denver SIE Complex—The Forum—1st Floor, Room 1020 University of Denver 2201 S. Gaylord St. Denver, CO 80208 Noriyuki Shikata was the Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in China. His other prior positions include: Deputy Director General, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau; Director, Economic Treaties Division, International Legal Affairs Bureau; and Director, Second North America...
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Leaking Life - Shunsaku Hayashi Short Films Program 2020.02.06

CAS Event Thursday, February 6 at 7:30pm ATLAS 102 Printed canvas will be on display outside the auditorium. Leaking Life (2019) / 14:32 Day of Judgement (2007) / 2:06 The Old Man and the Sea (2011) / 6:43 Sinnes Spøkelse (2015) / 4:45 Remember (2015) / 9:24 Railment (2017) / 9:40 Interstitial (2017) / 6:45 Down Escalation (2018) / 7:20 Trailer of the film program: https://vimeo.com/384967995 Presented by the Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts and the Center for Asian Studies
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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. A light lunch will be provided.
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"Americaville" screening with Adam James 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 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...
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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

Double Concerto for violin and double bass 2020.02.11

with South Indian Classical violinist and composer Dr. L. Subramaniam and University of Colorado double bass professor Paul Erhard Non CAS Event Tuesday February 11, 7:30 pm Macky Auditorium This event will be livestreamed for free Dr. L. Subramaniam has just composed a remarkable double concerto for violin and double bass which he and University of Colorado double bass professor Paul Erhard will be premiering on Tuesday February 11, 7:30...

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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The Coronavirus Crisis: an emergency teach-in 2020.02.19

CAS Event Wednesday, February 19 at 3pm Chancellor's Auditorium CASE Building, 4th floor The novel coronavirus presents a serious challenge to China’s healthcare system, as well as to global public health. Economic and political impacts will also be severe, with repercussions that will likely last for years. Meanwhile, some responses to the virus in the United States, and in other countries, raise questions about how the health crisis is being...
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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...

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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Film Screening: Dalai Lama: Scientist 2020.03.11

CAS Event Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm Eaton Humanities, room 135 "Eighty five years ago, a little boy was born in a remote corner of Tibet. One day, miraculously, he was discovered to be the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, and he was soon carried away to the capitol city of Lhasa to become the political and religious leader of the vast kingdom of Tibet. But the little boy...
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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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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED 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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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Global Fascisms Roundtable 2020.03.17

CAS Event Tuesday, March 17 at 4pm Wolf Law, room 206 Join us to discuss and find solidarity and resistance in the face of a rise in global right-wing politics and fascism. The roundtable features CU faculty and grad students as well as Boulder community members who will speak across different transnational contexts and struggles, including Palestine, Iran, Kashmir, India, Brazil, Myanmar, and the United States. The roundtable will on...
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED [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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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Sound Studies and East Asian Broadcast Media 2020.04.01

CAS Event Wednesday, April 1, at 3pm CASE Building, room E422 Broadcast media emerged in East Asia as a state-guided infrastructural project. Considering this, and the history of developmentalist cultural policies in the region, we might assume that all programming was tightly controlled and curated. A sound studies approach, however, reveals a new layer of contestation within these broadcast practices, and in the actual use of these media by the...
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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”)...
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Ragas of Imagination and Songs of Devotion: Classical Indian Khyal and Bhajans with Dr. Lakshmi Sreeram 2020.04.04

CAS Event Saturday, April 4 at 2pm Old Main Chapel A performance of two types of classical Indian music by internationally acclaimed performing artist, Dr. Lakshmi Sreeram. She will be accompanied by tabla, harmonium, and tanpura. Explanations of the songs and poems will be included, as well as a description of the music styles, genres and history. Dr. Sreeram is a Fulbright fellow in residence at CU Boulder’s College of...

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED 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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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED International Festival 2020.04.12

Non-CAS Event Sunday, April 12 from 3pm to 7pm Glenn Miller Ballroom, UMC CU’s annual International Festival —the largest student-run event on campus—is free and open to the public. It features live performances, cultural booths, food, and activities from around the world. It is a family-friendly event perfect for all ages.
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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...

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED 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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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 liza.williams@colorado.edu...
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U.S - China: How to Get on the Right Track 2020.05.28

Non-CAS Event Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 12pm Zoom link: https://udenver.zoom.us/j/93359542417

Asia After COVID-19 2020.06.18

CAS Event Thursday, June 18 at 5pm MDT Register for the zoom webinar here. What sorts of longer-term economic, political, social, and cultural changes has the pandemic ushered in for different regions / countries in Asia? In what ways will things not return to the way they were before COVID-19? What is the ’new normal’ for different parts of Asia? This panel looks at shifts taking place in Asia as...
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The US-China Rivalry and Implications for the Post-Pandemic World 2020.06.23

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, June 28 at 8:30pm MDT The Center for China-US Cooperation (CCUSC) Director and Professor Sam Zhao is presenting a webinar lecture entitled, “The US-China Rivalry and Implications for the Post-Pandemic World” to The BNU-HKBU United International College at 10:30 am on June 24, 2020 (Hong Kong Time), which is 8:30 pm, June 23, 2020, Mountain time. Meeting ID: 2938391148 Password: 3620304

Equity In A System Built Upon Inequity: A Conversation with Colorado Scholars 2020.06.28

Non-CAS Event Sunday, June 28, 6:30pm-8pm Listen in and join the conversation as leading Colorado writers and scholars discuss ways in which to bring about change after centuries of structural inequity. Featuring: Arturo Aldama : CU Professor of Ethnic & Latinx Studies Franklin Cruz : Renowned Indigenous Latinx Denver Poet Kristie Soares : CU Professor of Women & Gender Studies. Nishant Upadhyay : CU Professor of Ethnic Studies. Register Here...
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2020.05.14 China, The U.S. and Global Leadership in the Pandemic

Non-CAS Event Thursday, May 14 at 3:30pm https://udenver.zoom.us/j/92635416507