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Queer Identities At Work - Monday, October 21st

Friday, October 18th: Where I'm Really From: AAPI Families, Stress, & Wellness

Tuesday, October 22: Democracy in America: Is Everyone In?

Renew Democracy Initiative & Roosevelt House

Present the Conference:

Democracy in America: Is Everyone In?

 Tuesday, October 22

1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Reception to follow

"Democracy in America: Is Everyone In?" is a conference that seeks to shine a light on the current state of American democracy through lectures and panel discussions focusing on the nation's most enduring principles and most pressing challenges. The conference features some of today's leading thinkers, advocates, and policymakers - including RDI Chairman and former world chess champion Garry Kasparov; former North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp; Washington Post columnist Max Boot; the CEO of Generation Citizen, Scott Warren; Associate Professor of Sociology at Hunter College Margaret ChinBenjamin Hett, Professor of History at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York; and Alan Miller, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and the CEO of the News Literacy Project. 

The conference aims to tackle the political polarization and extremism that have come to define this moment in American life - in which democratic values are often put aside in favor of partisan interests. While an increasingly entrenched electorate casts ballots only for "its side," the decline in civics education is such that a third of millennials believe democracy is inessential and two-thirds of all Americans can't name the three branches of government, according to a recent study. These trends, RDI contends,  present both a risk to the future of our democracy and an urgent need to revitalize the constitutional principles on which this country became the world's leading representative republic.

Join us to discuss where we go from here, how we can achieve a rational, humane immigration policy, and how to educate the citizens of tomorrow to become active participants in strengthening and preserving our democracy.

RSVP Here!

"Indigeneity and Asian America:  The Double Displacement of Wartime Incarceration" 

The Columbia University Seminar in American Studies presents...


"Indigeneity and Asian America:  The Double Displacement of Wartime Incarceration"

a talk by Karen Inouye, Indiana University, Bloomington
October 15, 2019
7:30-9pm
Columbia University Faculty House 

(64 Morningside Drive, New York, NY 10027)

Speaker Bio:
Karen M. Inouye is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of American Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is also currently a visiting scholar in the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University. She is author of The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration (Stanford, 2016), and a number of essays in journals including American QuarterlyJournal of Transnational American StudiesJournal of Asian American Studies, and Journal of American Ethnic History

Please note:
We will convene at 6:30pm for dinner, and 7:30pm for the talk. The University Seminars Office requires the rapporteur to collect the payment for dinner ($30 per a person; checks only). If you would like to attend, please make sure to RSVP to the seminar rapporteur, Rebecca Stout (rjs2233@columbia.edu). It is necessary to RSVP even if you are attending the talk only, since rooms are assigned based on the expected number of attendees.

Below, please find the schedule for the 2019-20 Columbia University Seminar on American Studies, co-chaired by Matt Sandler (Ethnic Studies, Columbia) and James Kim (English, Fordham):

September 17 - Tim August (Stony Brook University) 
October 15 - Karen Inouye (Indiana University, Bloomington)
November 19 - Ezra Tawil (University of Rochester)
December 3 - Paul Nadal (Princeton University)
January 28 - Angela Reyes (Hunter College)
February 25 - Stan Thangaraj (City College of New York)
March 24 - Ben Balthaser (Indiana University, South Bend)
April 21 - Sarah Blackwood (Pace University)

 

 

New Asian American Studies at Hunter College Facebook Page!

Asian American Studies is moving to a new Facebook page! We'll be shutting down the old page "Hunter College Asian American Studies Program" in about a month and want all of you to join us at our new page "Asian American Studies at Hunter College" for updates, events, and program news. 

Click HERE for the new page! Hope to see you all soon!

Wednesday October 30th "Overrepresented Minorities?"  

Join us Wednesday October 30th as we co-sponser an event with the Hunter College Jewish Studies Center:

Upcoming Asian American Centric Events

Here are some upcoming Asian American Centric events that might interest you:

Side By Side: Out of a South Korean Orphanage and Into the World Art Installation

Details here:

http://sidebysideproject.com

Kundiman an Asian American Writer's Workshop

Details here:

http://www.kundiman.org/full-calendar/2019/10/19/healing-through-writing 

Asian American Studies Fall 2019 Scholarship submissions are now being taken!

Fall 2019 HCAP Kick-Off Mixer Thursday September 12th!

Our Fall 2019 Course Schedule is here!

Fall 2019 Asian American Studies Course Schedule

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