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Conference on World Affairs: China’s Growing Pains 2019.04.10

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, April 10 at 10:30am UMC East Ballroom Join CAS Director Tim Oakes who will moderate a panel exploring a look at human rights, the end of the one-child policy, capitalism, internet access, and environmental conditions. With Peter Rupert Lighte, April Rinne, Timothy B. Weston, Po Chi Wu. Moderator: Tim Oakes

Urgent Elements: Eco-Video from Southeast Asia 2019.04.10

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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Bridging the Gaps: Environmental NGOs in China and Their Role in Society, Business, Government, and Science 2019.04.12

CAS Event Co-Sponsored with the Geography Department Friday, April 12 at 3:30pm GUGG 205 Lyssa Freese is a PhD Student in Atmospheric Science in the Department of Earth, Atmosphere and Planetary Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 40 years ago, upon announcing the “Reform and Opening-up” of China, the Communist Party called for “social forces” to “subsidize and fill gaps in state services”. This, combined with the dramatic environmental and public...

Combating Religious Extremism in Central Asia: Short Documentary Film and Q&A with Executive Editor 2019.04.12

CAS Event Friday, April 12 at 12pm GUGG 201e Not In Our Name is a 40-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...

International Festival 2019.04.14

Non-CAS Event Sunday, April 14 from 3pm to 7pm Glenn Miller Ballroom, UMC The International Festival Committee at CU is hosting an international festival event next Sunday from 3 pm to 7 pm at the UMC Ballroom. It is one of the biggest festivals on campus by the number of attendees. The main purpose of the festival is to celebrate diversity and inclusiveness by representing different countries that international students...

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...

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...

International Women Faculty Roundtable Conversation 2019.04.24

Non-CAS Event When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Where: Regent Administrative Building, Room 302 Join professor Mithi Mukherjee (History) and professor Ellen Do (ATLAS) for the When Authority Comes with an Accent Roundtable, a discussion of the challenges international women faculty sometimes face in the classroom and some of the strategies they have employed to overcome these challenges. Please RSVP to Maribeth VanHaute by Thursday, April...

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...


Non-CAS Event Friday, April 26 12pm to 1pm LINDSAY AUDITORIUM, STURM HALL UNIVERSITY OF DENVER A GLOBAL EVENT BY THE XINJ IANG INITIATIVE Join us in solidarity and conversation.

Center for Asian Studies Commencement Ceremony 2019.05.10

CAS Event Friday, May 10 at 9:30am Koenig Alumni Center 1202 University Ave. Thesis Presentations by Clayton Jutaro Konikson Jackson Barnett Anna Price Matthew Arellano Aleksander Joga Recognition of University Medal Recipient Kazunori Takato

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...

Masters of the Shakuhachi in Concert 2019.06.19

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, June 19 at 7pm Congregation Nevei Kodesh 1925 Glenwood Dr, Boulder, CO (19th and Glenwood) ADMISSION $20 (two for $15 each) $15 Students/Seniors An enchanting evening of modern and classical music for the Japanese Bamboo Flute, featuring four internationally acclaimed masters performing solo and ensemble works. BENEFIT CONCERT As a benefit for the Shakuhachi Summer Camp of the Rockies Scholarship Fund, all profits will directly support needy...

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...

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...

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...