Sunday, August 17

Cultural Event -- India Day
12:00 pm
Cathedral of Learning
Asian Studies Center, Nationality Rooms
Cristina Lagnese

11.45 ---Assembly for the Parade at Bigelow Blvd ( Cathedral of Learning).
12 Noon.--- Commencement of the Parade.
Parade route: From Bigelow to Bellefield to Fifth Ave.
1 PM --Hoisting of the Flags- US & INDIA.
followed by two hours of cultural program

Cultural program will include music & dance from various regions of India.

Friday, September 5

Reception -- EUCE/ESC Fall Welcome Reception
3:00 pm
4130 Posvar Hall
European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence

Mark your calendars! The EUCE/ESC invites students, faculty, and friends of the Center to join us at our opening reception in 4130 Posvar Hall. Learn about this year’s full schedule of events, new courses, faculty and students, and meet this year’s visitors and enjoy some light refreshments.

Thursday, September 11

Panel Discussion -- Book Launch: Born Out of Place by Nicole Constable
Nicole Constable
4:00 pm
Humanities Center, Room 302, Cathedral of Learning
Asian Studies Center
Gender Sexuality and Women's Studies Program, Humanities Center

Nicole Constable is a professor in the Department of Anthropology and the director of the Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Her latest book, Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Migration was co-published by the University of California Press and Hong Kong University Press, and had its first official launch in Hong Kong in June. At this University of Pittsburgh book launch, Constable will speak on her work, and Shalini Puri (Department of English) and Lara Putnam (Department of History) will respond.

Based on research and interviews conducted in 2011 and 2012, the book tells the stories of Indonesian and Filipino migrant women, their South Asian, African, Chinese, and Western expatriate partners, and their Hong Kong–born babies. The main focus is on the often painful and poignant struggles of women as they consider abortion, adoption, keeping a child, remaining in Hong Kong as “illegal” overstayers, or returning home as single mothers. This ethnography provides insight into global problems of mobility, family, gender, and citizenship, and points to the consequences, creative responses, melodramas, inequalities, and tragedies of labor and migration policies.

Thursday, September 18

Reception -- ASC Welcome Reception
Asian Studies Center
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4130 Posvar Hall
Asian Studies Center
Rachel Jacobson

Welcome to a new academic year at Pitt! Join the Asian Studies Center for a welcome reception, where you can learn about the Asia-related programming we offer, including certificate programs, courses from many departments across the university, and lectures and conferences throughout the year. You can also connect with student-run clubs such as the Origami Club and the Chinese Student Association.