Posted 7 hours ago

Hofstra University: Asia Transforming: Old Values and New Presences Conference Special Event

(part of the Asia Transforming: Old Values and New Presences conference dates) Conference Dates 9/18-9/20

Special Event —Thursday, September 18
4-5:45 p.m. REMEMBERING WAR ATROCITIES AND SEX TRAFFICKING IN EAST ASIA
Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
This panel is part of the Association for Asian Studies’ outreach on Breaking
the Silence on Wartime Sexual Violence in the Asia-Pacific War, and is free and
open to the public.
•Marilyn Young, New York University, Moderator and Discussant
•Mark Selden, Cornell University, Discussant
• Yuki Terazawa, Hofstra University, Panel Organizer
“A Zainichi Comfort Woman and Zainichi and Japanese Feminisms”
• Jeong-min Kim, New York University, “Black Marketization of Sex: The Relationship
between Korean Women and American GIs During the Korean War (1950-1953)”
• Cary Karacas, College of Staten Island, CUNY, “Counting Bodies: The Tokyo
Air Raids and the Politics of Memory”

7-10 p.m. PUBLIC OUTREACH EVENT:
BREAKING THE SILENCE ON WARTIME SEXUAL VIOLENCE
IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC WAR
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

The symposium and film are free and open to the public.
7-8:30 p.m. SYMPOSIUM: “BREAKING THE SILENCE”
Special Address • Pyong Gap Min, Distinguished Professor of Sociology
Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Conference Scholar
•Shu-Hua Kang, Executive Director
Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation

8:45-10 p.m. FILM SCREENING: SONG OF THE REED (73 minutes)

Free and open to the public

More info: hofstra.edu/asiatransforming

Posted 9 hours ago

Hofstra University: International Scene Fall 2014 Lectures Foreign Policy Challenges: Current Conflicts and Global Climate Change

Beyond Growth or Beyond Capitalism 


Speaker: Dr. Richard Smith, Author, Economic Historian

Wednesday, September 17,2:55 p.m- 4:25 p.m., 
Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus
Admission: Free

More information: 516-463-5595


Posted 10 hours ago

Hofstra Cultural Center and Hofstra University Library Special Collections present

Exhibitions: 

Breaking the Silence on Wartime Sexual Violence in the
Asia-Pacific War


September 15-October 15, 2014

Main Floor and Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
and
September 15-20, 2014

Student Center Café
Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus
Viewing Hours:
Thursday, September 18, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, September 19, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, September 20, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

More information: hofstra.edu/asiatransforming

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Posted 11 hours ago

Hofstra University: Association of Asian Studies: Asia Transforming: Old Values and New Presences

Association of Asian Studies: Asia Transforming: Old Values and New Presences
SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2014

An international conference that reflects to further our understanding of how ongoing economic, social and political transformations have challenged present day perceptions of Asian cultural identities

Hosted by the Hofstra Cultural Center, in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Association for Asian Studies (MAR-AAS) and the New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS)

More information: hofstra.edu/asiatransforming or 516-463-5669.

 

Posted 1 day ago

Hofstra University Special Event

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BREAKING THE SILENCE ON WARTIME SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC WAR: SPECIAL EVENT AT HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY

A special event on the so-called “comfort women” issue, remembering Asian and European women who were used in the Japanese Army’s system of sexual slavery before and during World War…

Posted 1 day ago

Hofstra Cultural Center Congratulates Miss America 2015

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The Hofstra Cultural Center congratulates Miss America 2015, Kira Kazantsev, Hofstra Grad ‘13. This amazing young lady graduated from Hofstra University with a triple major in Political Science, Global Studies, and Geography. 

http://news.hofstra.edu/2014/09/15/hofstra-grad-crowned-miss-america-2015/

Posted 2 days ago

Hosftra University: Italian American Experience Lecture Series Fall 2014

Douglas Gladstone on Luigi Bianco 

Speaker and author Douglas Gladstone explores Luigi Bianco, Chief Carver of Mount Rushmore (1933-1940). His book,”Carving a Niche for Himself: The Untold Story of Luigi Del Bianco” (Bordighera Books, 2014) and the Italian immigrant’s largely forgotten role in creating the monument.

Book signing to follow

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 7 p.m.
Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library
Admission: Free

More info: 516-463-5669 or hofstra.edu/culture 
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Posted 2 days ago

Hofstra University: Phi Beta Kappa Lecture

1989 Revisited: Tiananmen and the Fall of the Berlin Wall 25 Years

How similar or different were the nearly simultaneous protests that broke out in Beijing, Budapest and Bucharest in 1989?

Do the interpretations of the events that circulated at the time still make sense and why did the struggles in China as opposed to places like Czechoslovakia end so differently?

Does 1989 still seem as crucially important and special a year as it did in the immediate wake of the toppling of the Berlin Wall?

Speaker Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor of History at UC Irvine and editor of the Journal of Asian Studies. He has authored four books, including Student Protests in Twentieth-Century China and China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know.

Date: Monday, September 15, 2014
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus

For more information visit hofstra.edu/culture.

Posted 4 days ago

HOFSTRA FALL FESTIVAL - FAMILY WEEKEND 2014

Hofstra presents Comedian Kathy Griffin headlines the “Out Loud Comedy Show” on Saturday, September 20, 2014,

Fall Festival 2014 Alumni, Students and Family Weekend Sept 19-21. For tickets and information, please visit 
http://www.hofstra.edu/home/News/UR/FallFestival/fall-festival-family-weekend.html

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Posted 5 days ago

Hofstra University Gray Wig Alumni Theater Group

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The Music Man marches into Hofstra’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse Sept 6-14, 2014

America’s favorite musical is family entertainment at its best. This staged concert features fully orchestrated renditions of “Seventy-six Trombones," "My White Knight,” The Wells Fargo Wagon,” Till There…