Calendar of Events

March 4
(Tuesday)
Modern Tibetan Studies:
Film Screening & Discussion With Director

"Mani, The Hidden Valley of Happiness At A Crossroads"
Sonam Lama, Architect, urban planner and film-maker
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918

No registration required.

March 6
(Thursday)
Center for Korean Research:
Colloquium Series on Korean Cultural Studies

"Social Memory and Public Production of History: The T’aebaek Mountains (T’aebaek Sanmaek) and the Politics of Remembering the Korean War"
Namhee Lee, Associate Professor of Modern Korean History, University of California, Los Angeles
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918

No registration required.

March 7
(Friday)
Brown Bag Lecture

"The State of Burma/Myanmar's Democratic Transition: A Field Report"
Alfred Stepan, Wallace Sayre Professor of Government and Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration, and Religion, Columbia University
Moderated by Jack Snyder, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science, Columbia University
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 1302

No registration required.
Presented by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life and the Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration, and Religion. Co-sponsored by the Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies.


March 7
(Friday)
Modern Tibetan Studies:
Film Screening and Discussion

"Kora (One Mile Above)"
Join us for a special screening of the film followed by discussion with the film’s Executive Producer, Kevin Ouyang, Adjunct Professor at Tibet University’s Tourism Department, and chairman of Tibet Tourism Co.
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918

To RSVP, go to tinyurl.com/pwexw5w or email moderntibet@gmail.com
Co-sponsored by the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, the Asia Pacific Development Society (CU-Asia), the Modern Tibetan Studies Program, and the Asia Pacific Affairs Council

More info available here

March 9
(Sunday)
Symposium with Dinner

"Fukushima Three Years Later: Staying Behind and Moving Forward"
Helen Verdeli, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
Emily Taguchi, "The Nuclear Village" Filmmaker
Jake Price, Photographer, Producer
Serena Winchell, JET Alumna, Volunteer
Yuhei Suzuki, Community Organizer, Project OCICA
Yusuke Kato, Bridge for Fukushima
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Milbank Chapel (Zankel 125)
Teachers College, Columbia University

Free dinner and registration
For more information and to register, click here
Co-sponsored and supported by Consortium for Japan Relief, Friends of Japan, Columbia Japan Society, Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia Business School, the Vice President’s Office for Diversity and Community Affairs Japanese American Association, Japanese Medical Support Network, Japanese Medical Society of America, and EN Japanese Brasserie

March 13
(Thursday)
Center for Korean Research:
Colloquium Series on Korean Cultural Studies

"Advertising in Contemporary South Korea: From Humanism to Terrorism"
Olga Fedorenko, Assistant Professor, New York University
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918

No registration required.
Co-sponsored by the Columbia University School of the Arts Master's in Film Studies Program

March 25
(Tuesday)
Program Series: Meet the WEAI Authors

"Taming Tibet: Landscape transformation and the gift of Chinese development"
Emily Yeh, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder
Moderated by Robert Barnett, Director, Modern Tibet Studies Program, Columbia University
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918

No registration required.


March 25
(Tuesday)
Brown Bag Lecture

"The Theravada Buddhist Puzzle - Inclusionary Doctrines, Exclusionary Contemporary Politics: Why?"
Alfred Stepan, Wallace Sayre Professor of Government and Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration, and Religion, Columbia University
Duncan McCargo, Senior Research Affiliate, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University; Professor of Political Science, University of Leeds
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918

No registration required.
Presented by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life and the Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration, and Religion.


March 25
(Tuesday)
Center for Korean Research:
Colloquium Series on Korean Cultural Studies

"China's Informal Imperialism in Korea in the 1880s: A Book Talk on In the Service of His Korean Majesty"
Wayne Patterson, Professor of History, St. Norbert College
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918

No registration required.

March 31
(Monday)
Lecture

"Chinese Courts: Research Methodology"
Stéphanie Balme, Research Fellow and Professor, Sciences Po
12:10 PM – 1:10 PM
Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Annex

No registration required.
For more information, please contact Paulette Roberts
prober@law.columbia.edu
Co-sponsored by the Center for Chinese Legal Studies and the Alliance Program


March 31
(Monday)
Symposium

"Catastrophe and Aesthetics: The Arts after Fukushima"

Performance and the Long View of Nuclear Space
Peter Eckersall, Professor of Asian Theatre, Graduate School, City University of New York
On the Dialectics of Living in a Time Crisis - Okada Toshiki's Genzaichi (Current Location)
Barbara Geilhorn, Lecturer in Japanese Studies, Freie Universität, Berlin
Catastrophic Photography: Thinking the Image after 3.11
Marilyn Ivy, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
Fukushima, My Love: Wagō Ryōichi’s Singing of Home as Resistance
Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Nagoya University
Love after Fukushima (Art, Affect, and Community)
Thomas Looser, Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, New York University
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Kent Hall, Room 403

No registration required.
Co-sponsored by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture. Sponsored by the Orient Finance Co. Endowment for the Donald Keene Center.


March 31
(Monday)
Panel Discussion

"China and the Environment: A Conversation"
Isabel N. Hilton, Editor, Chinadialogue
Micah S. Muscolino, Associate Professor, Department of History, Georgetown University
Peter C. Perdue, Professor, Department of History, Yale University
Moderated by Eugenia Lean, Associate Professor of Chinese History, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918

No registration required.
Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the APEC Study Center

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