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, January 30
TIME:
1:00 pm
LOCATION:
Pitt Global Hub

ARYSE is a local organization that facilitates after school and summer programming for immigrant youth in Pittsburgh. They are currently recruiting for directors and counselors (paid positions) for their summer program, PRYSE Academy.
Through engaging academic...

DATE:
Friday, January 31
TIME:
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall

As China’s global interests expand, how do its leaders envision security abroad? How is their security vision being implemented on the ground? This talk examines the security implications of Xi Jinping’s One Belt, One Road connectivity and investment project from three...

DATE:
Saturday, February 1
TIME:
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall

Nearly two million Vietnamese immigrants escaped to the United States in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, many of them prospering in America's $8 billion nail economy. Join us as we explore this topic with a screening of the film documentary, "Nailed It!," followed by...

DATE:
Wednesday, February 12
TIME:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
LOCATION:
Alcoa Room, 209 Barco Law Building

This event is a live interview with Joanna Bockman (George Mason University). This event is a part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up Course.

DATE:
Thursday, February 20
TIME:
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

This event is a live interview with Martha Lampland (UC San Diego). This event is part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up Course.

DATE:
Thursday, February 27
TIME:
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
LOCATION:
211 David Lawrence Hall

This event is a live interview with Priya Lal (Boston College). This event is part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up Course.

DATE:
Friday, February 28
TIME:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LOCATION:
4217 Posvar Hall

You are invited to participate in the spring 2020 book discussion on "Jihad, Radicalism and the New Atheism" by Mohammad Hassan Khalil at the University of Pittsburgh. The discussion will be led by Associate Professor Jeanette S. Jouili of Department of Religious Studies...

DATE:
Thursday, March 5
TIME:
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

This event is a live interview with James Heinzen (Rowan University). This event is part of the Socialism: Past, Present and Future Pop-Up Course.

DATE:
Thursday, March 26
TIME:
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

This event is a live interview with Jude Blanchette (Center for a New American Security). This event is part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up Course.

DATE:
Thursday, April 2
TIME:
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

This event is a live interview with Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith College). This event is part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up Course.

DATE:
Saturday, April 4
TIME:
(All day)
LOCATION:
Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh

Papers are welcome from students - both undergraduate and graduate – from all disciplines on topics including (but not limited to) politics, culture, society, policy, religion, and their impact on the lived experience of Muslims and their multifaceted interactions. This...

DATE:
Thursday, April 9
TIME:
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

This event is a live interview with Sam Gindin (University of Toronto). This event is part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up course.

DATE:
Thursday, April 9
TIME:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LOCATION:
232 Cathedral of Learning

Japanese video games have had a significant impact on the medium worldwide. Dr. Rachael Hutchinson considers how ‘Japan’ has been packaged for domestic and overseas consumers through these games. Ultimately, she argues that Japanese artists have expressed similar ideas...

DATE:
Wednesday, April 15
TIME:
3:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 W. Posvar Hall

Designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students to establish a career direction
and formulate a strategy for securing a full-time position in today's competitive
international and global workplace. Students focus on developing specific
competencies...

DATE:
Thursday, April 16
TIME:
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

This event is a live interview with Aminda Smith (Michigan State University).

DATE:
Thursday, April 23
TIME:
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall