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Nadia Abu El-Haj: “Listening to War (Stories): Therapeutic Citizenship and the Violence of Empire” 
Tuesday, September 17
5pm - 7pm
Blow Memorial Hall, Room 332

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.


    The Fail-Forward Logic of Settler Colonialism: Statehood and Hawai’i
    Friday, September 20
    12pm - 1pm
    Morton Hall, Room 321

     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"

      Guest lecture: "Imperial Cities as Capitals of Buddhist Empires" By Professor Dorothy Wong
      Thursday, October 3
      4pm - 5:30pm
      James Blair Hall, Room 223

      The period ca. 645–770 marked an extraordinary era in the development of East Asian Buddhism and Buddhist art.

        Decolonizing Humanities Project Presents: Ann Stoler: Colonial Disorders: A Planetary Reflection
        Thursday, October 3
        5pm - 7pm
        Blow Memorial Hall, Room 332

        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.


         

          Info Session: AMES-APIA Freeman Intern Fellowships in Asia Program
          Friday, October 4
          2:15pm - 4:30pm
          Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201

          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: Fifty Shades of Yellow: Fetishizing Culture and Race in Crazy Rich Asians
          Tuesday, October 8
          5pm - 7pm
          Blow Memorial Hall, Room 332

          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's "Community Matters: Grassroots Activism & Vietnamese Americans in the US Gulf South"
            Friday, October 18
            12pm - 1pm
            Morton Hall, Room 314

            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.

            Coevolution in the Anthropocene: The Complexity of Nature in a Rapidly Changing World
            Thursday, October 24
            5pm - 6:30pm
            James Blair Hall, Room 223

            Dr. W. John Kress is Distinguished Scientist and Curator of Botany Emeritus at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

              Japanese Studies Lecture: Mire Koikari 
              Thursday, October 31
              5pm - 6:30pm
              TBD

              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.