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:
Wednesday, October 21
TIME:
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom Discussion

UCIS International Career Toolkit Series Presents:
Graduate Programs for International Careers in Education
Wednesday, October 21st, 6:30-7:30pm
Zoom Discussion
Are you interested in international education? Teaching abroad? Conducting educational...

DATE:
Thursday, October 22
TIME:
10:30 am

The Asian Studies Center and the Julio Fine Arts Gallery of Loyola University Maryland invites you to join us on Thursday, October 22 at 10:30AM for a virtual artist talk by Mina Cheon, a global Korean new media artist, scholar, and educator who lives and works between...

DATE:
Thursday, October 22
TIME:
6:00 pm
LOCATION:
via Zoom online

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 Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) or Coordinators for International...

DATE:
Friday, October 23
TIME:
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom

Join the Asian Studies Center and the Global Hub in exploring the foodways of curry. While people have been enjoying curry throughout Asia for centuries, the type of curry served in Japan is sourced from the 1850s as an import by British sailors and merchants who picked...

DATE:
Tuesday, October 27
TIME:
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom Discussion

Peace Corps Pitt Alumni Panel
Tuesday, October 27th, 6:30-7:30pm
Zoom Discussion
Join us to learn about service overseas from Pitt Alumni that served in the Peace Corps. Gain valuable information from those who served, ask questions about service, and...

DATE:
Thursday, October 29
TIME:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
LOCATION:
Music at Pitt Youtube Page

In this presentation, Kunio Hara explores the essential role of sound and music in how we experience two classics of Japanese animation: Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro and Isao Takahata’s Grave of the Fireflies.
Kunio Hara is Associate Professor of Music...

DATE:
Wednesday, November 4
TIME:
7:00 pm
LOCATION:
online via Zoom

Join us for our final film in our Hirokazu Koreeda virtual film series, "Shoplifters," with special lecture by Dr. Linda C. Ehrlich (author of "The Films of Koreeda Hirokazu: An Elemental Cinema"), and post-screening Q & A. To register, click...

DATE:
Thursday, November 5
TIME:
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Join the Pitt Global Hub and Asian Studies Center for an interactive cookie art workshop with Jasmine Cho as she speaks on topics of identity and activism for International Week 2020.
This event is free and open to the Pitt community – families are encouraged! The...

DATE:
Thursday, November 5
TIME:
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

The Asian Studies Center is partnering with Pitt student group, FRESA (Fresh Entertainment by Student Artists), for a virtual evening of music, film, and dance, centered around South Korean K-Pop.
Here is the registration link for the event:...

DATE:
Tuesday, November 10
TIME:
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LOCATION:
via Zoom online

Join renowned investor, philanthropist, and New York Times best-selling author Ray Dalio for a discussion of today's most important issues, and the critical roles the United States and China play in an era of rapid global change, at the 14th annual CHINA Town Hall...

DATE:
Thursday, November 12
TIME:
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LOCATION:
via Zoom online

Starting with ping-pong diplomacy in 1971, cultural diplomacy has played a pivotal role in facilitating mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and China. This event will gather leading cultural figures to discuss how, despite sometimes turbulent...

DATE:
Friday, November 13
TIME:
3:00 pm
LOCATION:
via Zoom online

Register here on Zoom!
Is there room for STEM collaboration between US and Chinese universities in the age of military-civilian fusion and US-China economic and technology...

DATE:
Monday, November 16
TIME:
8:00 am to 9:00 am
LOCATION:
via Zoom online

As mutual distrust diminishes opportunities for U.S.-China engagement, the National Committee believes that it is imperative to reach out to people in China, in their native language, to discuss the range of views on the People’s Republic of China that exist within the...

DATE:
Monday, November 16
TIME:
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom

Speak with a representative from the Asian Studies Center to learn about their offerings, including the Asian Studies Certificate, events, and more.
Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/96441387574

DATE:
Tuesday, November 17
TIME:
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LOCATION:
via Zoom online

Robust bilateral economic and trade ties have been the greatest source of strength and foundation for engagement in the U.S.-China relationship for decades. Yet in recent years those ties have been frayed by an ongoing trade war, the threat of decoupling, and a global...

DATE:
Wednesday, November 18
TIME:
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LOCATION:
via Zoom online

Confronting the global challenges of climate change and communicable disease cannot be achieved by any single country, but must be met by constructive cooperation among nations. Although the United States and China will compete in many areas, it is imperative they join...

DATE:
Thursday, February 18
TIME:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LOCATION:
Virtual - Register Online!

This reading group for educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and its context, and together we brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. Sessions...