Calendar of Events

March 2
(Friday)

2012 Undergraduate Discussion Series

"Across the DMZ: North and South Korean Media"
Euna Lee, Journalist; Author of The World Is Bigger Now (Broadway Press, 2010)
Jenny Wang Medina, Ph.D. Candidate, Modern Korean Literature, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Theodore Hughes, Korea Foundation Associate Professor of Korean Studies in the Humanities, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918

Registration begins Monday, February 20 at 5 PM.
For more information on the Social Networking and Political Participation in East Asia discussion series, click here.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Korean Research

March 6
(Tuesday)

Public Symposium and Concert

"Kokoro: The Heart of Japan"
Haiku recital by Madoka Mayuzumi
Panel discussion with Columbia Japan scholars
Choral piece by Akira Senju
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Center
129 West 67th Street

$20 general admission, $10 students and seniors
Free admission for Columbia affiliates with ID.
Please e-mail heartofjapan.ny@gmail.com
For more information, please click here.
Co-sponsored by the Tokyo Foundation, the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture, the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, the Nippon Club, Japan Choral Harmony, and the Men’s Glee Club of New York

March 7
(Wednesday)

Center for Korean Research Conference

"The 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit: Peace and Security on the Korean Peninsula and Beyond"
For full list of speakers, please click here.
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Italian Academy
1161 Amsterdam Avenue

Registration required.
Co-sponsored by The Korea Society, Saltzman Institute of War & Peace Studies, Asia-Pacific Affairs Council, and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York


March 7
(Wednesday)

Undergraduate Discussion

East Asia Senior Thesis Panel Discussion
Panel discussion about senior theses with professors, graduate student thesis tutors, and graduating seniors
Following the panel there will be a casual dinner served.
7:15 - 8:15 PM: Discussion Panel
8:15 - 9:00 PM: Dinner
Kent Hall, Room 403

No reservations necessary. All undergraduate students from any department or major are encouraged to attend and to bring questions!

March 8
(Thursday)

Asia Pacific Affairs Council Event

"China and Africa: Think Again"
Deborah Bräutigam, Professor of International Development, School of International Service, American University
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918

No registration required.
Co-sponsored by the Institute of African Studies

March 21
(Wednesday)

Program Series: Deprovincializing Marx: The Japanese Experience

"Uno Kozo’s Theory of Crisis and the Writing of History"
Ken C. Kawashima, Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918

No registration required.
Co-sponsored by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture

March 23
(Friday)

2012 Undergraduate Discussion Series

"Cell Phones, Blogs, and DVDs: Digital Politics in Tibet"
Robert Barnett, Associate Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Director, Modern Tibet Studies Program
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918

Registration begins Monday, March 5 at 5 PM.
For more information on the Social Networking and Political Participation in East Asia discussion series, click here.

March 26
(Monday)

Brown Bag Lecture

"De-politicizing Ethnicity: A New Approach to Ethnic Relations in 21st Century China"
Ma Rong, Professor of Sociology, Peking University
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918

No registration required.
Co-sponsored by the Modern Tibetan Studies Program

March 27
(Tuesday)

Modern Tibetan Studies Program Lecture

"Tribal Politics in the Borderlands: Oral History among the Kazakh in Xinjiang"
Jian Zhixiang, Associate Professor of Sociology, Minzu University of China
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918

No registration required.


March 27
(Tuesday)

Global Scholars Program

Global Scholars Research Workshop Information Session
For more information, click here.
6:00 PM
Lerner Hall, Room 503

No registration required.

March 28
(Wednesday)

Brown Bag Lecture

"Women, Cadres, and Sexual Abuses in Wuwei County, Anhui, around the Great Leap Forward"
Bin Yang, Visiting Scholar, Yenching Institute, Harvard University; Associate Professor, History Department, National University of Singapore
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918

No registration required.
Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR)


March 28
(Wednesday)

Global Scholars Program

Global Scholars Research Workshop Information Session
For more information, click here.
6:00 PM
Lerner Hall, Room 568

No registration required.


March 28
(Wednesday)

APAC Special Lecture

"The Politics of Deepening Economic Reform and the Role of the State in China"
Jean-Fracois Huchet, Professor of Economics, INALCO-Langues'O University
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918

No registration required.
Co-sponsored by Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center (APEC)

March 30
(Friday)

Center for Korean Research Symposium

"The Korean War and its Aftermath: Cinematic Memories from the Theodore Conant Collection"
Charles Armstrong, Director, The Center for Korean Research, Columbia University
Jim Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University
Robert Hymes, Director, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
Jim Cheng, Director, C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University
Hee-sook Shin, Korean Studies Librarian, Columbia University
Byung-Hoon Lee, Director, Korean Film Archive
Steven Chung, Assistant Professor, East Asian Studies, Princeton University
Gregg Brazinsky, Associate Professor, George Washington University
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Please see link for schedule and venues.

Registration required.
Co-sponsored by Korea Foundation, Starr Foundation, Korea Society, Columbia University Libraries, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Department of History

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