Events List

Here is a list of all the upcoming Speaker Series events, Brown Bag events, and non-CAS events:

  • [Non-CAS Event] At this Career Services' "Go Global" Event, a TED talk speaker will present to students on how - at the age of 25, right after her graduation - she managed to move overseas, get a job, and travel 25 countries without much money and prior experience. She will share with students specific strategies on how to go aboard and how to find jobs, internships, scholarships, and...

  • [CAS Speaker Series] Kenneth Chan of the University of Northern Colorado will present on Hong Kong director Stephen Fun's two-part 3D martial arts extravaganza, Tai Chi Zero and Tai Chi Hero. These kung fu flicks would have been unremarkable as Hong Kong entries to the genre if not for the fact that the director has amalgamated, rather creatively, the martial arts film with...

  • [Non-CAS Event] The Boulder International Film Festival will show Meet the Patels, a 2014 USA Feature Documentary (88 min). Fresh out of a breakup with his American girlfriend,Ravi Patel is freaked out that he’s 30, still single and is now under kneebuckling pressure from his parents to get married. During a vacation to India with his parents and filmmaker sister Geeta, Ravi learns...

  • [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...

  • [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...

  • [CAS Speaker Series] Most people perceived the thirteenth-century Mongols as plunderers, rapacious, and murderers and believed that their invasions and rule were destructive, if not disastrous. Over the past two decades, specialists have challenged this depiction of the Mongols and of Genghis Khan and have focused on the Mongols’ contribution to trade, relations between East and West, and...

  • [CAS Luncheon Series] Wildlife conservation needs support to protect rhinos, elephants, and other endangered species from cruel poaching that may lead to extinction within the next ten years. Rhino horns are used in Chinese medicine, primarily in Vietnam, and China has a major industry in carving of ivory.

    AREND is a sensor aircraft for aerial surveillance specialized for detecting...

  • [Non-CAS Event] Join CU's Holly Gayley, Carole McGranahan, Emily Yeh, Ariana Maki, and MA student Sonam Nyenda, along with DU's Sarah Magnatta, and Tibetan Village Project Executive Director Tamdin Wangdu in the Anonymous exhibition for an informal, fast-paced series of mini-talks, each highlighting a different artwork from varies backgrounds and perspectives.

    To find out...

  • [CAS Speaker Series] A collaborative effort between faculty and graduate students, this conference is designed to encourage new approaches to Asian Studies through the consideration of contemporary transnational literature, film, performance, and criticism. The event will feature as its keynote speaker acclaimed transnational writer Tawada Yōko, as well as a selection of transnational...

  • [CAS Speaker Series] A collaborative effort between faculty and graduate students, this conference is designed to encourage new approaches to Asian Studies through the consideration of contemporary transnational literature, film, performance, and criticism. The event will feature as its keynote speaker acclaimed transnational writer Tawada Yōko, as well as a selection of transnational...

  • [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,...

  • [CAS Luncheon Series] This talk will be presented by Younghwa Lee, a visiting scholar at the Center for Asian Studies and a professor in the Department of English in Sun Moon University in South Korea.


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  • [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...

  • [Non-CAS Event] Dr. Johns' illustrated talk will introduce and explore the work of Kenjiro Nomura, Kamekichi Tokita and Takuichi Fujii, well established modernist painters in the Pacific Northwest prior to World War II. They were forcibly removed along with others of Japanese descent, to the Minidoka Relocation Center in Idaho. Each left a record of his experience but until recently, their...

  • [Non-CAS Event] Little more than two months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, fear and racist propaganda culminated in Executive Order 9066, which enabled the forced removal of 110,000 people of Japanese descent from the West Coast. Little more than two months later they were gone. In Seattle this included the respected modernist painters Kenjiro Nomura, Kamekichi Tokita, and...

  • [CAS Luncheon Series] Rachel Fleming, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Anthropology, will present her research on working women in Bangalore. In the past three generations and especially since economic liberalization in the 1990s, the southern Indian city of Bangalore has become a global information technology center. As more women join this workforce, they are challenging established...

  • [CAS Speaker Series] This event celebrates the languages and cultures of Asia through students' performances in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Japanese, and Korean. There will be a reception following the event.

  • [CAS Speaker Series] 4th Annual CAS Symposium. Please check back later for more details. 

  • [CAS Luncheon Series] This Luncheon Series talk will be presented by Mithi Mukherjee, Associate Professor in the Department of History.


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  • [CAS Speaker Series] In this lecture, Dr. Joesph Alter, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, presents an answer to the question of why the practice of yoga postures (asana) and breaking exercises (pranayama) came to be understood within the framework of Nature Cure in modern India, as institutionalized in the Central Council for Research on Yoga and Naturopathy. The...

  • [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. 

    Khenpo Tsultrim Lodrö is an abbot of a Buddhist institution with more than 10,000 monks and nuns (mostly Tibetan, but also many Chinese) undergoing rigorous...

  • [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. 

    Khenpo Tsultrim Lodrö is an abbot of a Buddhist institution with more than 10,000 monks and nuns (mostly Tibetan, but also many Chinese) undergoing rigorous...

  • [Non-CAS Event] Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art, a CU Art Museum exhibition on display from February 14 until May 9, 2015, explores the tensions between an ancient culture's unbroken artistic tradition and the personality-driven contemporary art world. Historically, Himalayan works of art were used to support the transmission of Buddhism and rarely attributed to the individual...