Join the Sigur Center and the Institute for Middle East Studies for a discussion on the influence of Asia in the Middle East
Topics: Asia, Middle East, Politics, International Relations
Join the Sigur Center in a special book talk presentation with Professor Alexa Alice Joubin, co-author of the forthcoming book Race, part of the Routledge New Critical Idiom series! Who produces knowledge about race? In what context? Race as a concept intersects with other social factors such as class, gender, and cultural citizenship to form narratives that contribute to how we think about otherness.
Topics: Race, class, gender, cultural citizenship, identity, literature & culture
You are cordially invited to celebrate the Year of the Pig with the GW community. This will be a wonderful opportunity to socialize and network with students, faculty, and community members with an interest in East Asia. Please join us for delicous food and entertaining student performances, as well as the lucky raffle for special prizes!
Topics: Lunar New Year, East Asia, Celebration, Talent, Performances
NBR invites you to join us for a discussion and luncheon on China’s rise and the international order to mark the release of the eighteenth volume in the Strategic Asia series: Strategic Asia 2019: China’s Expanding Strategic Ambitions, edited by Ashley J. Tellis, Alison Szalwinski, and Michael Wills.
12/12/18 Sigur Center Taiwan Conference Series | Taiwan-US Relations: Enhancing the Terms of Engagement in Media, Business and Trade
Amidst concerns about the use of Chinese sharp power in the region, digital media literacy and disinformation in elections, and economic uncertainty from the unfolding US-China trade war, opportunities may arise for the US and Taiwan to enhance terms of cooperative engagement on issues that worry both sides. Please join the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the Organization of Asian Studies for a conference with experts to discuss Taiwan-US Relations: Enhancing the Terms of Engagement in Media, Business and Trade.
Topics: US-China Relations, East Asia, Taiwan, US-Taiwan Relations
LAIFF and Permias DC will conduct a “Sultan Agung” movie screening and discussion with Hanung Bramantyo (the producer) and Marthino Lio (the actor). This movie is nominated as the best movie in the Festival Film Indonesia (FFI) 2018.
Topics: Movie Screening, Indonesia, Southeast Asia
A discussion with Mr. Fang Yu Chen to discuss how Taiwanese citizens view the future of their country and to explore the various propositions which the Taiwanese government can work towards.
Topics: Taiwan, U.S.-China Relations, Southeast Asia
A film screening and discussion of Lesbian Factory and Rainbow Popcorn with the directors Jingru Wu and Teri Silvio
Topics: Migrant Labor Rights, LGBTQ Relationships, Southeast Asia
The Organization of Asian Studies and the Sigur Center for Asian Studies invite you to a discussion about the US-China trade dispute in the context of the greater Asian economy.
Sigur Center Highlights
Benjamin Hopkins, Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, was quoted in an article on Politifact titled “Trump Gets Facts Wrong on Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.” In it, he discusses how Afghanistan was viewed by the United States as an area of competition with the Soviet Union, and how rivalry for Afghanistan’s support developed between the two powers. Read the full article here!
Mike Mochizuki, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and co-Director of the Memory and Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific research and policy project of the Sigur Center, was quoted by The Japan Times on the subject of Japan’s role in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and how Japan can be a regional “gyroscope” amidst US-China rivalry and competition. Read the full article here!
Robert Sutter, Professor of International Affairs and Director of GW’s B.A. Program in International Affairs, was quoted in an article by The National Interest titled “What Does Growing U.S.-China Rivalry Mean for America’s Allies in Asia?” In the article, Professor Sutter discusses the evolving view U.S. policymakers have toward China in historical context. Read the full article here!
David Shambaugh, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the China Policy Program at GW, discussed the cycles of Chinese politics and analyzed current as well as potential future trends of Chinese domestic politics and foreign policy. Professor Shambaugh was interviewed by University of Virginia Professor Brad Carson on “Jaw-Jaw,” the newest addition to the War on the Rocks family of podcasts. Listen to the full interview here!
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