Events

The Asian Studies Center sponsors, announces, or otherwise supports a number of Asia-related events throughout the year. Keep an eye on this space for more information! If there's an event you would like advertised, please contact Rachel Jacobson at rej16@pitt.edu.

Faculty members or student organizations who wish to request ASC sponsorship or support for their events should fill out the and submit it to Rachel at rej16@pitt.edu.

DATE:
Thursday, September 23
TIME:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION:
Virtual Format - Zoom

Navigating Online Global Efforts During Covid Time
September 23rd, 6pm-7pm, Virtual Format
Jessica Baumgardner-Zuzik
Senior Director -Learning & Evaluation, Alliance for Peacebuilding
Jessica Baumgardner-Zuzik will discuss execution of global...

DATE:
Monday, September 27
TIME:
4:30 pm
LOCATION:
211 David Lawrence Hall

This talk presents the multifaceted story of China’s soft power campaigns in Africa, with a special focus on Ethiopia—one of China’s closest economic and political partners on the continent. Countering the claims of China’s authoritarian export, the analysis of China’s...

DATE:
Monday, September 27
TIME:
7:00 pm
LOCATION:
William Pitt Union, Dining Room A or Online via Vimeo/Zoom

In 1982, a Chinese American named Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit by two white autoworkers at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments arising from massive layoffs in the auto industry. They were given a $3000 fine and 3 years probation for the murder, but no time in...

DATE:
Tuesday, September 28
TIME:
3:00 pm
LOCATION:
Schenley Plaza Tent

After a year of Zooming and virtual film screenings, we’re excited to see our friends in person once more. Join us under the Schenley Plaza tent for our Welcome Reception on Tuesday, September 28 at 3 p.m.! There will be refreshments, chances to meet and hang out with...

DATE:
Tuesday, September 28
TIME:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom Discussion

Preparing Competitive Graduate School Applications Panel
28th, 6pm-7pm, Virtual Format
Pitt graduate program experts and current graduate students from the School of Public Health, GSPIA, Economics, History, and Asian Studies share expertise in researching...

DATE:
Thursday, September 30
TIME:
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
LOCATION:
Online-Zoom- https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91630703699

In the summer of 2019, Hong Kong-- former British colony, current special administrative region of the People's Republic of China-- was swept up by a large, sustained protest movement. The spark that lit this "revolution of our time" as protestors have deemed it was an...

DATE:
Monday, October 4
TIME:
4:30 pm
LOCATION:
207 David Lawrence Hall

Artisanal production is touted today as part of Japan’s immutable traditional culture, characterized as a rapidly disappearing form of manual labor and long-held customs that are in sharp contrast to the white collar work in office buildings or government organizations...

DATE:
Wednesday, October 6 to Sunday, October 10
TIME:
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

A five-day film festival celebrating Asian and Asian American film. Films will be from a variety of different countries and regions, including Japan, China, Iran, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The opening reception and film will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6th,...

DATE:
Monday, October 11
TIME:
4:30 pm
LOCATION:
211 David Lawrence

What is the relationship between everyday human culture and the global realities of anthropogenic climate change? My current book project, “Fueling Tokyo: Japan in the Age of Global Energy,” takes up this problem, knitting together histories of people, resources,...

DATE:
Tuesday, October 12
TIME:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom Discussion

Research and International Reconstruction in Afghanistan
October 12th, 6pm-7pm, Virtual Format
Nikolai A. Condee-Padunov
Research Associate, Lessons Learned Program, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
Nikolai Condee-...

DATE:
Tuesday, October 12
TIME:
6:00 pm
LOCATION:
Global Hub

Please join us at this information session to learn more about the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program in the Global Hub, 1st floor Posvar Hall. To register for Zoom virtual attendance,...

DATE:
Monday, October 18
TIME:
4:30 pm
LOCATION:
211 David Lawrence Hall

This paper pushes back against the pervasive masculinist gendering of mobility in the emerging field of “InterAsian” studies. Existing research has focused on the movements of mobile men, a framework that risks naturalizing gendered notions of female stasis. In contrast...

DATE:
Wednesday, October 20
TIME:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom Discussion

International Development Work in Various Communities
October 20th, 6pm-7pm, Virtual Format
Sakun Gajurel, Volunteer Initiatives and Youth Engagement Coordinator, UNICEFF
Rotary Peace Fellow, World Food Programme, Disaster Relief, Refugee Operations...

DATE:
Tuesday, November 2
TIME:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom Discussion

Peace Corps Alumni Panel
November 2nd, 6pm-7pm, Virtual Format
Ryan Stannard
Regional Recruiter, Returned Volunteer, Peace Corps
Discover the benefits of Peace Corps service from returned volunteer and trainer Ryan Stannard and various recent...

DATE:
Tuesday, November 9
TIME:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom Discussion

Street Medicine and Health Organization
November 9th, 6pm-7pm, Virtual Format
Emily Delp, M.D.
Family Medicine Resident Physician at Medstar Health/Georgetown-Washington Hospital Center, Co-Creator of Street Health DC, Inc.
Dr. Emily Delp, a...

DATE:
Thursday, February 24
TIME:
5:00 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom

Global Issues Through Literature (GILS)
Fall and Spring 2021-22: Imagining Other Worlds: Globalizing Science Fiction and Fantasy
This reading group for K-12 educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and...