New Perspectives on North Korea: Building the Socialist Future in the Cold War Era

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.

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Forced From Home

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.

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“Tibetan Sacred Landscape: Its Magical Creatures and Where to Find Them” with Dr. Charles Ramble

Dr. Charles Ramble of Oxford University will deliver a Trungpa Lecture in Buddhist Studies on the sacred geography of Tibet to kick off the 2017 Himalayan Studies Conference at CU Boulder!

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Pints with a Purpose with World Child Cancer

World Child Cancer USA is the August charity partner for Twisted Pine Brewing’s Pints with a Purpose. $1 from every pint sold will benefit WCC programs. Come enjoy unique beer and live music from a local band!

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Peace Celebration and Sauti Film Screening

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

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Watson Spring Summit 2017

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.

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“Celebrating Finland’s Centennial: What Makes Finland Great for Education, Research & Innovation”

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.

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“Cyprus: A Business Hub Straddling Three Continents” Talk in Boulder

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).

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“Europe’s Triple Crisis” Talk with James Caporaso

James Caporaso, Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington, will speak on Europe’s three overlapping, and in some ways mutually reinforcing, crises.

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Kabir Singers Featuring Prahlad Singh Tipanya

Please join us for an afternoon of music with the Kabir Singers featuring Prahlad Singh Tipanya on Sunday, April 9th at 3:00PM in the Old Main Chapel on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. These award-winning musicians sing the poetry of India’s iconoclastic mystic Kabir.

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