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Talk by AMES guest speaker Chika Kinoshita (Kyoto University)
Thursday, February 27
5pm
James Blair Hall, Room 223

On February 27, 5PM, in 223 James Blair, Dr. Chika Kinoshita will deliver a talk entitled "The World is Terrified: The Fetus, Eugenics, and the Atomic Bomb in Postwar Japan." 

Reconstitutions: Women’s Performance and Aestheticized Caste Politics in Urban South India 
Friday, February 28
12pm - 1pm
Morton Hall, 140C

APIA Banh Mi Lecture Series presents Dr. Davesh Soneji of UPenn who will discuss how discursive, political, historical, and aesthetic performance converge in the work of Nrithya Pillai of Chennai. Co-sponsored by AMES: Asian & Middle Eastern Studies.

Songs of Syria - concert of traditional muwashshat
Saturday, March 21
7:30pm
Wren Chapel

Please join us on March 21, 2020 at 7:30 in the Wren Chapel, W&M Campus for “Songs of Syria” a concert of traditional muwashshat and favorite popular songs from Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, and Jordan.

    A Talk by Mireille Fanon-Mendès France: Reparations and UN resolution Resolution 68-237 (CANCELLED) 
    Monday, March 23
    5pm - 7pm
    Tucker Hall, 127A

    Mireille Fanon-Mendès France, Director of the Franz Fanon Foundation, will discuss the need for reparations of descendants of the trans-Atlantic slave trade within the context of international law. 

    Larry Itliong and Filipino Farmworkers: Forgotten Heroes of the Labor Movement (Book Launch & Film)
    Wednesday, March 25
    7pm - 8:30pm
    Tucker Hall, Tucker Theatre
    Screening of Emmy Award winning director Marissa Aroy’s film, DELANO MANONGS. Talk and book signing by Gayle Romasanta who is the co-author (with the late Dr. Dawn Mabalon) of Journey to Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong. Presenters: APIA, SWEM, and FMST
    Anne Norton: Intimate Inscriptions: Race, Sex and Labor in the Empire
    Tuesday, March 31
    5pm - 6:30pm
    Blow Memorial Hall, Room 332

    Anne Norton explores the imbrication of race and labor within the persistence of feudalism that resulted in a double enclosure of colonization.  She discusses  Australian artists, whose work seeks for methods for decolonization of the mind.

    Akira Mizuta Lippit, Keynote Speaker: AMES-APIA Capstone Conference, presents "Instead of Disaster"
    Monday, April 27
    5:30pm - 7pm
    Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201

    Akira Mizuta Lippit, (Vice Dean, USC's School of Cinematic Arts)   explores the ways in which Japanese cinema has responded to a second nuclear crisis, and how the echoes of 1945 have returned to the contemporary moment, or perhaps had never left at all.