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Upcoming Events

23rd Annual Gaston Sigur Memorial Lecture: Empire and Righteous Nation: 600 years of China-Korea Relations–A Discussion with Dr. Odd Arne Westad

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM State Room, 7th Floor The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E St., NW Washington, DC 20052     RSVP at go.gwu.edu/23rdAnnualGastonSigurMemorialLecture The Sigur Center for Asian Studies holds an annual memorial...
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Jungle Art: Indonesia at the Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Galleries–A Discussion with Emma Natalya Stein

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505 1957 E St., NW Washington, DC 20052  This event is co-sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the  Corcoran School of the Arts &...
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Plunder and Pilgrimage: The Making of an Art Market in Western India Around 1800–A Discussion with Dr. Holly Shaffer

Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs Room 505 1957 E St., NW Washington, DC 20052  This event is co-sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the  Corcoran School of the Arts & Design    RSVP...
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How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Masking of the Universal Franchise–A Discussion with Dr. Ornit Shani

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM   The Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 1957 E St. NW,  Washington, DC 20052  RSVP at go.gwu.edu/HowIndiaBecameDemocratic How India Became Democratic explores the greatest...
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Past Events

From Deng to Xi:The Transformed Chinese Foreign Policy

Transformed Chinese Foreign Policy Audio (1) Transformed Chinese Foreign Policy Audio (2) Transformed Chinese Foreign Policy Audio (3) Transformed Chinese Foreign Policy Audio...
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Framing Global Competition in Higher Education: The Shanghai Ranking and its Impact

Shanghai Ranking Audio (1) Shanghai Ranking Audio...
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Providing Healthcare in North Korea: Issues, Ethics, and Politics

Healthcare in North Korea Audio (1) Healthcare in North Korea Audio (2) Healthcare in North Korea Audio (3) This event is hosted by the Organization for Asian Studies, and co-sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies....
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China’s Pursuit of Regional Leadership: Implications for the United States and Asia A Discussion with Timothy Heath

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, Room 505 Washington, DC 20052 Rise of China Audio (1) Rise of China Audio (2) Rise of China Audio (3) China’s leaders have called for the country to...
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Don’t Copy that Floppy! Chinese Theft of U.S. Military Technologies

This event is hosted by the Organization of Asian Studies, co-sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies....
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Taiwan Conference: How Does Taiwan’s Defense and Security Status Stack Up?

Thursday, April 5, 2018 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, State Room (7th Floor) Washington, DC 20052 Taiwan Roundtable Audio (1) Taiwan Roundtable Audio (2) Taiwan Roundtable Audio (3) Taiwan Roundtable Audio (4)...
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Early Photography of the Silk Road: A Discussion with Visiting Scholar Maeve Nolan

  Part of the Sigur Center’s Visiting Scholar Roundtable Series Wednesday, March 28, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Chung-wen Shih Conference Room The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503 Washington, DC 20052 Early Photography...
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Traversing the Warrior Fantasy–Martial Culture and The Meiji Restoration

Friday, March 23, 2018 Time: 2pm-4pm Location: National Churchill Library and Center (Gelman Libaray 101a) This event is co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and the Sigur Center for Asian Studies. Traversing the Warrior Fantasy Audio...
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Three Waves of Jewish Migration to China: 1845-1941

Event Schedule 2:00pm – 2:30pm – Registration 2:30pm – 4:00pm – Lecture and Q&A 4:00pm – 4:30pm – Refreshments & networking Room: Lindner Commons (Rm 602) Address: Elliott School of International Affairs – 1957 E St...
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Film Screening and Discussion of Left for Dead: Myanmar’s Muslim Minority

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street NW Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 Washington, DC 20052 Myanmar’s Muslim Minority Audio (1) Myanmar’s Muslim Minority...
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Book Launch: Mediating Islam: Cosmopolitan Journalisms in Muslim Southeast Asia A Discussion with Dr. Janet Steele

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 Washington, DC 20052 Steele Book Launch Audio (1) Steele Book Launch Audio (2) Broadening an overly narrow definition of...
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Taiwan Lecture: Archiving Taiwanese Literature in Translation: A Discussion with Dr. Jonathan Stalling

Monday, March 26, 2018 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Gelman Library, Room 702 2130 H St. NW Washington, DC 20052   Archiving Taiwanese Literature Audio (1) Archiving Taiwanese Literature Audio (2) Archiving Taiwanese Literature Audio (3)   You are invited to join...
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The Art of Chieftaincy in the Writings of Pashtun Tribal Rulers: A Discussion with Dr. Mikhail Pelevin

Thursday, March 22, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 Washington, DC 20052 Art of the Chieftaincy Audio (1) Art of the Chieftaincy Audio (2) Art of the Chieftaincy Audio (3)...
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China in the 21st Century: Why History Still Matters: A Discussion with Dr. Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Dr. Maura Cunningham

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 Washington, DC 20052 China in the 21st Century Audio (1) China in the 21st Century Audio (2) China in the 21st Century Audio...
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Marketcraft: How Governments Make Markets Work in the US and Japan: A Discussion with Dr. Steven Vogel

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 Washington, DC 20052 Marketcraft Audio (1) Marketcraft Audio (2) Marketcraft Powerpoint Slides From financial regulation...
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Exporting Censorship in the Digital Age: Lessons in Chinese Sharp Power A Discussion with Dr. Glenn Tiffert

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, Room 505 Washington, DC 20052 Exporting Digital Censorship Audio (1) Exporting Digital Censorship Audio (2) The Chinese Communist Party is pursuing a...
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Taking Stock of Cross Strait Relations: Chinese Postures and Taiwan’s Prospects–A Roundtable Discussion

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Lunch: 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Roundtable Discussion: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Commons, Room 602 (6th Floor) Washington, DC 20052 Taiwan Roundtable Audio (1)...
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Mobilizing without the Masses: Control and Contention in China–A Discussion with Dr. Diana Fu

Monday, March 26, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, Room 505 Washington, DC 20052 RSVP at go.gwu.edu/MobilizingWithouttheMasses Join us for a discussion on civil society, state repression and mobilization in...
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The Objectives Resolution of Pakistan: Islam, Minorities, and the Making of a Democracy–Discussion with Dr. Neeti Nair

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM The Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street, NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 Washington, DC 20052 The creation of the state of Pakistan in 1947 was sudden and unexpected. Several details including...
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Lunar New Year Celebration with the Organization of Asian Studies

Selected Photos Have you already forgotten your New Year’s resolutions? Do you love to learn about new cultures? Are you particularly interested in learning more about Asian culture? Well, you are in luck! This February 15th, the Organization of Asian Studies is...
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