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Prof. Nadia Abu El-Haj (Anthropology, Barnard College and Columbia University, Co-Director of the Center for Palestine Studies) talks explores the field of military psychiatry and public understandings of the trauma of American soldiers.
Dean Itsuji Saranillio , Associate Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis at New York University will give a talk titled: "The Fail-Forward Logic of Settler Colonialism: Statehood and Hawai’i"
The period ca. 645–770 marked an extraordinary era in the development of East Asian Buddhism and Buddhist art.
Ann Stoler (Willy Brandt Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry at the New School) presents the ways in which knowledge production prevents us from grappling with the radicalized afterlives of colonialism.
The current Freeman Intern Fellows returning from Asia present about their host organizations, locations, and the application process for the 2020 Freeman Intern Fellowships competition.
Sylvia Chong (English and Asian American Studies at UVA and Director of the Asian American Studies Program) will present material from her newest project, "Fifty Shades of Yellow: Fetishizing Culture and Transnationalizing Race in Crazy Rich Asians"
Dr. Frank Cha received his Ph.D. in American Studies from William & Mary. This talk traces the emergence of Vietnamese American communities in Louisiana and Mississippi and their growing wave of social and environmental activism.
Dr. W. John Kress is Distinguished Scientist and Curator of Botany Emeritus at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
Mire Koikari, a professor in the Department of Women's Studies at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, she will speak on gender issues in culture and politics in Japan since the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown in Fukushima in March 2011.