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:
Tuesday, October 15
TIME:
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall

As part of our Year of Memory and Politics and 1989 Series, the ESC, in cooperation with REEES, is pleased to welcome Maria Todorova as a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence speaker. Based on her forthcoming book on the perceived “golden age” of the socialist idea, Dr....

DATE:
Tuesday, October 15
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
3106 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

There is a long tradition of empirical studies of Indian politics that repose, somewhat surprisingly, on remarkably little publicly available data. Since the 1960s, most political scientists have not been able to rely on strong public data and have had to build their own...

DATE:
Wednesday, October 16
TIME:
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
LOCATION:
WPU - Assembly Room

Dr. William Tsutsui, President of Hendrix College in Arkansas, will come to campus during International Week. He will be giving a public talk on “Godzilla on My Mind” and we will follow with a screening of the original Gojira. Dr. Tsutsui is THE expert on the Godzilla...

DATE:
Thursday, October 17
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
5405 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Since the mid-20th century, science fiction has shaped our view of the nuclear. The possibilities and horrors of the nuclear has had a comparable impact on utopian and dystopian science fiction. American science fiction fans are well versed in the tropes. What was the...

DATE:
Wednesday, October 23
TIME:
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall
DATE:
Thursday, October 24
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
625 Liberty Avenue, 5th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA

EU-China Roundtable
The business of Trade, Investment, and Global Politics

DATE:
Thursday, October 24
TIME:
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
LOCATION:
625 Liberty Avenue, 5th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA

Panelists
Dr. Matthew Johnson, Principal, AltaSilva LLC and Associate Fellow, Global Diplomatic Forum
Jonas Parello-Plesner, Executive Director, Alliance of Democracies, Copenhagen and non-resident Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund
Michelle DeMoor,...

DATE:
Tuesday, October 29
TIME:
5:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall

Are you graduating soon? Wondering what your next adventure could be? Learn about the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program. It is a great opportunity for college graduates to work in Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) or Coordinators for International...

DATE:
Wednesday, October 30
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
DATE:
Thursday, October 31
TIME:
4:30 pm to 6:15 pm
LOCATION:
Posvar Hall Rm 4130

Students, are you seeking a career beyond college that you will love? Want to leverage your talents to land that future job overseas, in international affairs, govt, nonprofit, or business? Then attend the StrengthsFinder 2.0 Workshop. Designed by the nationally-known...

DATE:
Friday, November 1
TIME:
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall
DATE:
Monday, November 4
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall
DATE:
Wednesday, November 20
TIME:
4:30 pm
LOCATION:
Simmons A, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

Thirty years after the democratic transition in 1989, hybrid political cultures and peculiar, neither Western nor fully Eastern power practices seem to have taken root in the European semi-peripheries. Regional experts speak of de-globalization as the outcome of the...

DATE:
Thursday, November 21
TIME:
5:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
DATE:
Wednesday, December 4
TIME:
4:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
DATE:
Thursday, December 5
TIME:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
LOCATION:
540 William Pitt Union (WPU)
DATE:
Thursday, January 23
TIME:
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall
DATE:
Thursday, April 23
TIME:
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION:
4130 Posvar Hall