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9/27/2019: Sigur Summer Language Fellows' Roundtable

The Sigur Center for Asian Studies welcome you to a discussion by our 6 Summer Language Fellows: Michael Kameras, Grayson Shor, Tracy Fu, Ander Tebbutt, Max Kaplan, and Josh Pope, covering Bahasa Indonesia and Mandarin Chinese in Indonesia and Taiwan. Our Fellows will share about their in-country learning experience and it will be followed by audience Q&A. Light refreshments will be served.


Recent Events

7/10/19: Critical Pedagogy in International Relations

The Sigur Center for Asian Studies would like to cordially invite you to a discussion with Fulbright Visiting Scholar Navnita Behera on why critical pedagogues in International Relations have thus far resulted in limited outcomes.

Topics: South Asia, Education, Research, Visiting Scholar

6/12/19: TRA@40: Taiwan-U.S. Cooperation in Women’s Economic Empowerment

The Sigur Center for Asian Studies, East Asia National Resource Center, and the Gender Equality Initiative in International Affairs invite you to a panel on women’s economic empowerment featuring new and unique efforts by Taiwan and the United States.

Topics: Taiwan Roundtable Series, Gender, Women’s Empowerment

5/30/19: National Committee on U.S.-China Relations’ 16th Foreign Policy Colloquium

National Committee Chair Carla A. Hills and representatives from the Elliott School of International Affairs, the Chinese Embassy, and Chubb, one of FPC’s sponsors, will make brief welcoming remarks prior to Ambassador Pickering’s remarks and Q&A.

Topics: China, Diplomacy


Sigur Center Highlights

6/26/19 Prof. Shambaugh pens analysis of "China-Russia Relations: The New Axis"

Professor David Shambaugh, the Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies and Director of the China Policy Program, published his article, “China-Russia Relations: The New Axis” in China-US Focus on June 26th.

Read the full article here.

6/6/19 Director Benjamin D. Hopkins interviewed by BBC's The Forum on "How Afghanistan won its freedom from Britain"

The months between May and August 1919 were a crucial time for Afghanistan: it was the period of the Third Anglo-Afghan War followed by the declaration of Afghan independence from Britain. So how was modern Afghan national identity forged? Who were the leaders responsible? Why, in the 19th century, had the country become financially and politically dependent on Britain? And what, a century on, is the legacy Afghanistan’s independence struggle? These are some of the issues that Bridget Kendall discusses with historians of Afghanistan, professors Shah Mahmoud Hanifi, Sana Haroon and Benjamin Hopkins.

Listen to it here.

5/1/19 “GW in the News” Double Feature of Sigur Center Affiliated Faculty

Two of Sigur Center’s affiliated faculty were highlighted in “GW in the News”: Prof. Susan Aaronson in the New York Times, and Prof. Donald Clarke in The Hill.

4/24/19 Prof. Shambaugh quoted in South China Morning Post on US and China blocking academic visas

David Shambaugh, Professor of Asian Studies at the Elliott School was quoted in a South China Morning Post on how academic discussion is now much needed between the United States and China, and halting academic visas only exacerbates the tensions. Read the full article here.

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