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 Event Request Form and submit it to Rachel at rej16@pitt.edu.

DATE:
Thursday, October 18
TIME:
9:00 pm to 10:30 pm
LOCATION:
WPU Assembly Room

Come join us for our 4th annual Global Trivia Night! Compete with groups of up to five undergraduate students, and test your knowledge in global categories like Global Current Affairs, World Culture, World History, Geography, and more. Prizes include Apple Watches, Beats...

DATE:
Friday, October 19
TIME:
4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
LOCATION:
120 David Lawrence Hall

As a collaborative partnership between the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Asian Studies Center, the Comfort Women: The Legacy of Sexual Slavery in Asia conference will focus on the historical and legal aspects of sexual enslavement of women by the military in...

DATE:
Friday, October 19
TIME:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
LOCATION:
O'Hara Student Ballroom

Experience the cultural diversity and talent at Pitt, with a special performance by Pitches & Tones and Prizes for the first 50 attendees!
Sign up at: www.internationalweek.pitt.edu/

DATE:
Saturday, October 20
TIME:
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
LOCATION:
Alcoa Room, Barco Law School

As a collaborative partnership between the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Asian Studies Center, the Comfort Women: The Legacy of Sexual Slavery in Asia conference will focus on the historical and legal aspects of sexual enslavement of women by the military in...

DATE:
Sunday, October 21
TIME:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LOCATION:
Frick Fine Arts Cloister & Theater

Come attend a captivating screening of three short firms that poignantly and candidly depict modern Asian family life!
The lens through which each of use sees "family" is unique to our own personal experiences and is strongly influenced by the cultures in which we...

DATE:
Tuesday, October 23
TIME:
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
LOCATION:
4217 Posvar Hall
DATE:
Thursday, October 25 to Sunday, October 28
TIME:
(All day)
LOCATION:
Varies

CESS 2018 : October 24-28, 2018 at the University of Pittsburgh
The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Graduate School for Public and International Affairs are pleased to host the 19th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies...

DATE:
Thursday, October 25
TIME:
5:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

A special roundtable convened by EurasiaNet, https://www.eurasianet.org/.
Eurasianet is an independent news organization that covers news from and about the South Caucasus and Central Asia, providing on-the-ground reporting...

DATE:
Friday, October 26
TIME:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
LOCATION:
3106 Posvar Hall

Dr. Kunreuther will discuss the South Asian term ‘āwāj’ as a vernacular alternative to global discourses of ‘voice’. While global discourses of voice (in English) rarely turn our attention to the soundings of democracy, the term ‘āwāj’, used in many South Asian...

DATE:
Friday, October 26
TIME:
4:30 pm
LOCATION:
David Lawrence Hall 121

Conference registration required (https://www.cess.pitt.edu/registration).
Dr. Orzala Nemat is an internationally known Afghan scholar and a life time activist recognized for being an expert in political...

DATE:
Friday, October 26
TIME:
7:00 pm
LOCATION:
Posvar Hall Galleria

Featuring music by Dutar Odeyev
MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE CESS CONFERENCE TO ATTEND (https://www.cess.pitt.edu/program).

DATE:
Saturday, October 27
TIME:
12:45 pm
LOCATION:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

The Majlis Podcast is Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's in-depth weekly current affairs talk show focusing on Central Asia.
Hosted and produced by Muhammad Tahir, RFE/RL's Media Relations Manager, every week the podcast...

DATE:
Saturday, October 27
TIME:
4:15 pm
LOCATION:
Frick Fine Arts Room 125

Must be registered for the CESS conference to attend (https://www.cess.pitt.edu/program).

DATE:
Saturday, October 27
TIME:
5:30 pm
LOCATION:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

The conflict in the North Caucasus has echoed throughout the Middle East, Europe, and even in the USA (Boston bombing). The Russians claim it is just another page of the war on terror.
The general consensus is that the conflict has its origins in Muslim resistance...

DATE:
Saturday, October 27
TIME:
7:30 pm
LOCATION:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

An initiative of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Not in Our Name is the first documentary project ever produced on counter-extremism in Central Asia. With the goal of empowering communities to stand up to violent extremist recruiters who claim to...

DATE:
Tuesday, October 30
TIME:
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
LOCATION:
540 William Pitt Union
DATE:
Thursday, November 1
TIME:
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W Posvar Hall

As part of our Year 3 Speaker Series of our South Asia Initiative, Dr. Kavita Singh, Professor of Art History and Dean of the School of Arts and Aesthetics Jawaharlal Nehru University will be speaking on the Congress of Kings: Notes on a Painting Showing a Mughal Ruler...

DATE:
Tuesday, November 6
TIME:
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
LOCATION:
4217 Posvar Hall
DATE:
Wednesday, November 7
TIME:
12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
LOCATION:
William Pitt Union
DATE:
Wednesday, November 7
TIME:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LOCATION:
548 William Pitt Union
DATE:
Thursday, November 15
TIME:
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
LOCATION:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
DATE:
Friday, February 15
TIME:
4:30 pm
LOCATION:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium