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October 2020

Virtual: WeChat, TikTok, Potential Bans, and the US-China relationship

October 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WeChat and TikTok are tremendously popular apps out of China—one for communication, payments, and all kinds of personal business, and the other for social media and entertainment content. They have also become political footballs over the past several months, as American politicians present them as a threat to U.S. national security and push for new business arrangements if they are to remain accessible to American markets. This panel will discuss the applications, their use in China and the United States,…

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Virtual: Korea: Still a Global Hotspot, From the Korean War to North Korea’s Nuclear Threat

October 28, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Organized by the Krasno Global Events Series Thursday, Oct. 28, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. Introduced & moderated by Klaus Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill This lecture features: Abraham Denmark Director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C. Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia & Senior Vice President at the National Bureau of Asian Research Sue Mi Terry Senior Fellow & Korea…

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November 2020

Virtual: Krasno Global Events Series ‘The Future of America as a Global Power: Relations with China, the Middle East, Russia and Europe

November 12, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Klaus Larres, Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, will moderate the discussion on the future of America as a global power. Speakers Daniel Hamilton: 'U.S. Relations with Ruissa & Europe' Austrian Marshall Plan Distinguished Fellow and Director, Global Europe Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins University/SAIS & former Executive Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS, Washington, DC; former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs; US special coordinator for Southeast European stabilization; Associate Director, Policy…

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Virtual: Kim Nguyen Tran, ‘The Missing Piece Project’

November 13, 2020 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join on Friday, November 13, at 3:30 PM, as Kim Tran discusses her work on the Missing Piece Project. The history of U.S. military intervention in Southeast Asia complicates attempts to center Southeast Asian refugees in public commemorative spaces. Southeast Asian refugees remind the American nation of a tumultuous and divisive era, a morally questionable and unsuccessful war, and the humiliation of military withdrawal and defeat. The Missing Piece Project is an annual staging of a collective intervention that…

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Virtual: International Education Week: Social Justice & Human Rights Around the World

November 16, 2020 at 8:00 am - November 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Monday, November 16: Understanding Racism in the Arab World and Beyond This session will provide a discussion of racism and discrimination in global contexts. It will counter Addressing issues of racism in the Arab world with specific examples from Lebanon and Tunisia, and make contemporary connections to movements for racial justice in the United States. Tuesday, November 17: Sanctuary from the Border to the Classroom This session will offer a brief overview of the root causes of Latin American migration,…

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Virtual: Coffee with the Peace Corps

November 20, 2020 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Drop-in on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a virtual cup of coffee with local Peace Corps recruiters! Ask questions about life as a Peace Corps volunteer, application tips and how to ace the interview! Register for the session.

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Virtual: Coffee with the Peace Corps

November 27, 2020 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Drop-in on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a virtual cup of coffee with local Peace Corps recruiters! Ask questions about life as a Peace Corps volunteer, application tips and how to ace the interview! Register for the session.

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December 2020

Virtual: Peace Corps Application Workshop

December 1, 2020 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Take the next step and apply for the Peace Corps before the end of the year! Attend this workshop to learn how to browse volunteer openings, find the right program, and strengthen one's application. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about service, learn steps one can take to improve one's chances, and gain valuable tips to guide one through the application process. Register for the session.

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Virtual: ‘Graduate Student Professional Development: Article Publishing in Asian Studies’

December 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In a time when traditional networking and professional development at disciplinary conferences is disrupted, this event provides an opportunity for early-career scholars to hear from two editors of leading academic journals in Asian studies about tips for a successful submission, trends in academic publishing and ideas about where their fields are going. Prof. Tani Barlow (Rice University) is the founding editor for positions : asia critique, published by Duke University Press, and continues there as the senior academic editor. This journal is…

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January 2021

Virtual: 2021 Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies

January 15 at 8:00 am - January 17 at 5:00 pm

The Carolina Asia Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will virtually host the 60th annual meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (SEC-AAS) January 15-17, 2021.  The SEC-AAS meeting is a vibrant gathering of a wide range of scholars, from graduate students to senior professors and independent researchers. Attendees present on a wide range of topics related to the study of Asia, including but not limited to literary and cultural studies, history, politics,…

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