Please join us as Sydney-based foreign correspondent and writer Madeleine O’Dea talks about her new book, The Phoenix Years. The riveting story of China’s rise from economic ruin to global giant in four decades is illuminated by another, equally fascinating, narrative beneath its surface―the story of the country’s emerging artistic avant-garde and the Chinese people’s ongoing struggle for freedom of expression.
Are you passionate about social change and interested in building your skills in fundraising, grant-making, and community building? Join us for an information session about our innovative program, The Giving Project! Meet our staff, hear from an alumni participant, and learn how you can support definite, statewide impact for social justice.
This colloquium will feature academic talks by two scholars on North Korea, illuminating new perspectives on North Korean gender relations and youth literature. Suzy Kim (Rutgers University) and Dafna Zur (Stanford University) are two of the very few humanities scholars in the U.S. whose research focuses on North Korea. The event will provide CU Asian Studies community a rare opportunity to have an in-depth look into North Korean society that is underrepresented in the news hype generated by the political and military tensions.
Doctors Without Borders presents Forced From Home, a free interactive tour that takes you behind the headlines about the global refugee crisis. Guided by experienced MSF aid workers, you’ll travel through a 10,000-square-foot space designed to convey the challenges facing a person forced to flee. You’ll also learn about the humanitarian aid we provide along the way.
The showing of the moving film Sauti, sharing the stories of girls who have grown up in Kyangwali, an refugee settlement in Uganda. Presentations from CIYOTA leaders from one time waring tribes about their work Pan – Africa. Dance, Art, and Storytelling from emerging peace leaders from the continent of Africa
This summit will feature scholars from 10 different countries with ventures ranging from a journalism platform for young Ghanaians, to solar power optimization technology being piloted in Wisconsin, to an enterprise that promotes direct trade of coffee from women farmers in Costa Rica and Nepal.
Kirsti Kauppi became Ambassador of Finland to the United States in September 2015. Prior (2012-2015), she was Political Director at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Helsinki. Kauppi has over 30 years of experience in foreign service including service in Finland’s EU mission in Brussels and Finnish Embassies in Vienna, Berlin and Bangkok.
The talk will examine Cyprus’s economic relations with other major actors including the US, Russia and China, as well as its contracts with international energy companies for oil and gas exploration. Additionally, Dr. Leventis will speak on the strategic value of the island with reference to the EU’s Common European Security and Defense Policy (CESDP).