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...