Nonviolence and the Struggle for Democracy in Iran in the Era of Nuclear Negotiations

[Non-CAS Event] Ramin Jahanbegloo is York-Noor Visiting Chair in Islamic Studies and Associate Professor in Political Science at York University in Toronto. He was awarded the Peace Prize by the United Nations Association in Spain (UNA) and is an Advisory Board Member of PEN Canada. He is the author of several books, including (in English): Time Will Say Nothing: A Philosopher Survives an Iranian Prison; The Spirit of India; Conversations with Isaiah Berlin; Beyond Violence: Principles for an Open Century

How Japan Sees America's Role in the Asia-Pacific

[Non-CAS Event] How does Japan, our closest Asian ally, perceive the United States at the dawn of the "Asian Century"? Why should this matter for Colorado businesses? In a top-down society like Japan, public perceptions and political alliances matter. Japan is a massive, wealthy market for U.S. business. Good relations between the United States and Japan feed business interests on both sides of the Pacific. Is Japan as positive about "the land of the free" as we are?

WorldDenver Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour

[Non-CAS Event] Join the WorldDenver Young Professionals for a great networking happy hour. This month we'll be featuring an organization called Meet the Middle East. Come hear from them about  their upcoming Young Professionals Expedition and enjoy networking with other WorldDenver Young Professionals!

Meet the Middle East (MTME) is dedicated to fostering relationships between the US and Middle East region through education and travel for students, adults and businesses. Learn more about MTME here!

Captain Abu Raed - Film Screening

[Non-CAS Event] Please join the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations Arabic Language Program on Wednesday, February 25th for Arabic Movie Night in HUMN 1B90.

All are welcome, feel free to bring a friend!

Captain Abu Raed

Refugees: An Unfolding Catastrophe

[Non-CAS Event] THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER. A Social Sciences Today Forum. Speakers will examine the global refugee crisis from three different perspectives. From people fleeing the war-torn areas of the Middle East to those seeking freedom from religious persecution to others who must leave their home because of natural disasters to those seeking a better life, the numbers speak to a global humanitarian crisis.


Buddhist Ethics and Environmentalism: Confluences and Tensions

[CAS Speaker Series] [TIME TBA] This public panel is part of a two-part event with Khenpo Tsultrim Lodrö, abbot of the internationally renowned Larung Buddhist Academy, the largest Buddhist institution on the Tibetan Plateau. 

Compassion to Animals and Vegetarianism in Tibet

[CAS Speaker Series] [TIME TBA] This public lecture is part of a two-part event with Khenpo Tsultrim Lodrö, abbot of the internationally renowned Larung Buddhist Academy, the largest Buddhist institution on the Tibetan Plateau. 

Ah, the Deadening Language of Academia!

[Non-CAS Event] Please join the English Graduate Student Council in welcoming Amitava Kumar, novelist, poet, journalist, filmmaker, and Helen D. Lockwood Professor of English at Vassar College, as our esteemed guest speaker on March 17, at 4:30pm in the Center for British and Irish Studies, Norlin M549. Professor Kumar will give a wide-ranging talk, as well as read from his 2014 success, A Matter of Rats: A Short Biography of Patna, which ruminates on one of the world's oldest cities and capital of Bihar, India's poorest province.

"Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile" Documentary Film Screening

[Non-CAS Event] Public screening of the new documentary film “Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile.” Director Norah Shapiro will be at the showing, and will do a Q&A after the film.

For more info on the film, and to watch the trailer, visit

Free and open to the public.