Harvard University Asia Center events 9/9/13 – 9/20/13

September 1 – November 1

Art Exhibition: TOMOKAZU MATSUYAMA | PALIMPSEST
Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse Gallery, CGIS South Bldg. 1730 Cambridge St.
Hosted by the Reischauer Institute in commemoration of its 40th anniversary

 

Monday, September 9, 4:15 p.m.
Harvard University Department of Anthropology Dissertation Defense
The Owners of the Map: Motorycyle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok
Claudio Sopranzetti, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University
Yenching Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

 

Tuesday, September 10, 12:30 p.m.
Special Series on International Relations of East Asia
U.S. Strategy toward China and Japan                                                       
JOSEPH NYE, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations presentation co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and Harvard University Asia Center
Belfer Case Study Room S020, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.

 

Tuesday, September 10, 6:30 p.m.
Angkor, Global Politics, and the Urbanization of Southeast Asia in the Ninth Century
Mark Jarzombek is professor in the history and theory of architecture and assistant dean of MIT School of Architecture and Planning
Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/events/angkor-global-politics-and-the-urbanization-of-southeast-asia-in.html

 

Wednesday, September 11, 1 p.m.

The Chinese Exclusion Act: What It Can Teach Us about America
Dr. Ben Railton, Fitchburg State University
Poetry Center, Sawyer Library, 73 Tremont Street, Boston
Form more information contact rsuleski@suffolk.edu
Co-sponsored by the Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies, the Asian Studies Program and the American Studies Program, at Suffolk University

 

Thursday, September 12, 4 p.m.
Harvard South Asia Institute South Asia Without Borders Seminar
If Women Governed Forests: A History of Absence, the Impact of Presence
Bina Agarwal, Professor of Development Economics and Environment, University of Manchester
Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School
S050, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

 

Friday, September 13, 12:15 p.m.                              
Fairbank Center Gender Studies Workshop
At Middle Age: Gender and the Body in Contemporary Urban China
Amy Hanser, University of British Columbia
For more details, go to: http://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/event/amy-hanser
CGIS Building, Room S153, 1730 Cambridge Street, Harvard University

 

Friday, September 13, 4:00 p.m.
Meditation and Madness: Connections Between Japanese Buddhist Monasteries and Mental Hospitals
JAMES ROBSON, Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
Moderator: Shigehisa Kuriyama, Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History, and Chair, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
Reischauer Institute Japan Forum presentation
Kang Room S050, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.

 

Monday, September 16, 12 p.m.
Harvard South Asia Institute Global Health Seminar
Compulsory License and Access to Medicines: The Indian Experience to Date
V Lakshmikumaran, Founder and Managing Partner, Advocate and Patent Agent, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys; Founder and Managing Partner, Advocate and Patent Agent, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys                     
Wasserstein Hall B015, Harvard Law School
Sponsored by the Harvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession

 

Tuesday, September 17, 10 a.m.
Between Integration and Coexistence: US and Chinese Strategies of World Order
Dr. Liselotte Odgaard, Royal Danish Defence College
Poetry Center, Sawyer Library, 73 Tremont Street, Boston
For more information contact rsuleski@suffolk.edu
Sponsored by the Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies at Suffolk University

Tuesday, September 17, 12:30 p.m. 
Special Series on International Relations of East Asia
China’s Management of Anti-Japanese Protests, 2006-2012                                                   
JESSICA WEISS, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University
Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations presentation
Bowie-Vernon Room K262, CGIS Knafel Bldg., 1737 Cambridge St.

Tuesday, September 17, 4:30 p.m.
Orientation to the East Asian Legal Studies Program
Harvard Law School, Austin Hall, The Morgan Courtroom, Room 308

Thursday, September 19, 12:30 p.m.
Harvard South Asia Institute Harvard South Asia Institute Book Talk
India’s Foreign Policy and Regional Multilateralism
Arndt Michael, University of Freiburg
Chair: Tarun Khanna, Director, South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School
K262, CGIS Knafel, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Friday, September 20, 12:30 p.m.
The Kennedy Legacy and U.S.-Japan Relations                                                  
YUKIO OKAMOTO, Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow, Center for International Studies (CIS), MIT;  President, Okamoto Associates Inc.; and former Special Advisor to Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Ryutaro Hashimoto
JENNIFER LIND, Associate Professor of Government, Dartmouth College

ANDREW GORDON, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University
Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations presentation co-sponsored by the Reischauer Institute
Tsai Auditorium S010, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.

Friday, September 20, 4:00 p.m.
Bakumatsu Benevolence: Social Welfare and Domain Reform in Nineteenth-Century Japan
MAREN EHLERS, Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow (Ph.D. East Asian Studies, Princeton 2011) and Assistant Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Moderator: David Howell, Professor of Japanese History, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
Reischauer Institute Japan Forum presentation
Porte Room S250, Second Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.

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