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2014-2015

1.       Faculty Book Panel (October 10, 2014):

-          Tarry Hum, Brooklyn's Sunset Park: Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood

-          Kenneth Guest, Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age

-          Russell Leong CUNY Forum: Asian American/Asian Studies.

-          The panel was moderated by Peter Kwong (Hunter & CUNY Graduate Center).

2.      Major Demographic Issues Concerning Asian American Communities in New York (November 19, 2014)

-          Joseph Salvo, Director and Peter Lobo, Deputy Director, the Population Division at the NYC Department of City Planning.

3.      Tales from the Field: A Panel on Research Methods, Research Approaches in the Community, and Most of All the Joys of Discovery (December 15, 2014),

-          John Chin (Hunter)

-          Margaret Chin (Hunter & CUNY Graduate Center)

-           Peter Kwong (Hunter & CUNY Graduate Center)

-           Zai Liang (SUNY Albany, Sociology).

-          The panel was moderated by Tarry Hum (Queens & CUNY Graduate Center).

4.      Current Challenges to Ethnic Media in New York (March 11, 2015)

-          Angelo Falcon (Editor, Latino Policy eNewsletter and President, National Institute of Latino Policy)

-          Joe Wei (Managing and National Desk Editor, World Journal).

-          The panel was moderated by Peter Kwong (Hunter & CUNY Graduate Center).

5.      The Politics of Gentrification: Investment, Displacement and the Fight for the Future in Chinatown and Greenpoint (March 31, 2015)

-          Peter Kwong (Hunter), Ida Susser (CUNY Graduate Center), Margaret Chin (Hunter & CUNY Graduate Center), Kenneth Guest (Baruch), Filip Stabrowski (LaGuardia Community College & CUNY Graduate Center), and Samuel Stein (Hunter).

6.      Ceilings of Success: Asian Americans in Elite Professions (April 15, 2015)

-          Diana Pan (Brooklyn)

-          Helen Wan (author of The Partner Track)

-          This panel was moderated by Margaret Chin (Hunter & CUNY Graduate Center).

7.       The Politics of Urban Economic Development: Immigrant Growth Coalition, Banks, and Transnational Capital (April 29, 2015)

-          Tamara Nopper (U Penn), Angie Chung (SUNY Albany), Norman Oder (journalist), and Tarry Hum (Queens & CUNY Graduate Center).

-          This panel was moderated by Peter Kwong (Hunter & CUNY Graduate Center).

8.      Forging Academic-Community Partnerships to Support Advocacy, Policy Change, and Social Justice for Immigrant Communities (May 6, 2015)

-          Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán (Baruch College & CUNY Graduate Center), Nadia Islam (Director, NYU Prevention Research Center), Rucha Kavathe (Project Manager, United Sikhs) and Howard Shih (Research and Policy Director, Asian American Federation)

-          This panel was moderated by John Chin (Hunter).

We also co-sponsored:

o   The Political Activism of Sikhs in Canada and the United States (February 4, 2015), featuring Prema Kurien, CUNY Thomas Tam Visiting Professor and Professor of Sociology, Syracuse University. The discussant for the event was Kenneth Guest (Baruch).

o   Chinese Immigration and Poetry at Angel Island and Ellis Island (March 6, 2015), featuring Judy Yung.

o   MothSutra: For Bicycle Delivery Men, NYC: A Reading, Graphic Poem, and Visual Book by Russell C. Leong (May 1, 2015).

 

2015-2016

1.       September 25, 2015: "Sense & Sense-making: A Roundtable on Im/migration & Literary Imaginations" 

2.      November 6, 2015: "Asian-Latino Coalition Building for a Just City."

3.      December, 4, 2015: "The State of Asian American Studies at CUNY"

4.      March 22, 2016: "Cities, Migration, Displacement, with Githa Hariharan, author of Almost Home"

5.      April 15, 2016: "Asian Americans and Affirmative Action"

6.      May 6, 2016:  "Pathways to Work, Education, and "Success" among Asian Americans"  

 

2016-2017

1.       Seminar: "Chinese and the Making of the Immigrant Metropolis: the Future of Chinatowns" (October 7, 2016)

2.      Seminar: "Comparative Militarizations and Narratives of Healing" (November 4, 2016)

3.      Conference: "Comparative Racialization and the Future of Asian American Studies in NYC" (December 9, 2016), organized by Angela Reyes (Hunter & CUNY Graduate Center), Chong-Chon Smith (Hunter) & Stanley Thangaraj (City College)

4.      Seminar: "Vivek Bald, author of Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America" (March 10, 2017)

5.      Seminar: "Asian American Scientists Wrongly Accused of Spying" (April 7, 2017)  

2017-2018

1.       Screening of The Chinese Exclusion Act, followed by Q & A with filmmakers Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu in discussion moderated by Margaret Chin (Hunter & CUNY Graduate Center) (March 16, 2018) 

 

 

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