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Symposium to discuss rise of right-wing authoritarianism March 29

Mar. 26, 2019—The recent rise of right-wing, authoritarian governments has inspired a unique one-day symposium with scholars from leading academic institutions. These researchers will explore the history and significance of this political phenomenon on Friday, March 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Sarratt 325/327. Featured speakers include: Sean Jacobs (New School), Lisa McGirr (Harvard University),...

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Vanderbilt China Forum: ‘Reimagining the Possibilities of a Rising Nation’ March 30-31

Mar. 21, 2019—This forum will explore the implication of China’s rise, both domestically and internationally, delving into possibilities in various areas with speakers in leadership in law and politics, healthcare, investment and entrepreneurship, technology and regulation, and literature.

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‘Aesthetics of New Korean Film’ and discussion with director Kim Jee-Woon

Oct. 18, 2018—The Asian Studies and Cinema and Media Arts programs will present a special film series on the works of Korean director Kim Jee-Woon Oct. 25-26

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Writer Amitav Ghosh discusses conflict and climate change on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Apr. 16, 2018—Amitav Ghosh, a best-selling author whose work puts Asia at the center of global history, culture and environmental challenges, joins Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on "The Zeppos Report."

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Amitav Ghosh to speak on ‘Commodities, Conflict and Climate Change’ April 4

Mar. 20, 2018—Author Amitav Ghosh will examine how historical conflicts over resources in Asia have become a major driver of climate change in the Indian Ocean during an April 4 lecture presented by Asian Studies.

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Lim to discuss impact of Reformation on social justice struggles

Feb. 16, 2018—Associate Professor of the History of Christianity Paul Lim will discuss the significance of the Reformation on struggles over human rights and equality in 2018 when he delivers the Bogitsh Lecture at Vanderbilt Divinity School Feb. 22.

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‘North Korea and Global Wars in Asia’ roundtable is Sept. 13

Sep. 8, 2017—A roundtable discussion and Q&A on “North Korea and Global Wars in Asia” is scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the Kissam Center, Room 216C.

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Performance will feature multilingual storytelling Sept. 11

Sep. 8, 2017—“Qissebaazi: Reimagining the Art of Storytelling” will be performed by Danish Husain, director of The Hoshruba Repertory, on Monday, Sept. 11, at the John Seigenthaler Center.

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James Auer honored by prominent Japanese newspaper

Jan. 29, 2016—James Auer, who while teaching at Vanderbilt has worked for nearly three decades to strengthen U.S.-Japanese relations, will be honored March 7 in Tokyo by the Sankei Shimbun newspaper.

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Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame 2015 class named

Jul. 8, 2015—The Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame will induct 2015 class members Roy Neel, Eric Etheridge, Georgia Stitt and Amy Chowdhry during Vanderbilt Reunion at the John Seigenthaler Center.

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Class of 2015: Ben Shane maps his own journey

Apr. 30, 2015—Ben Shane is not easily labeled, which is what makes him an ideal Curb Scholar. The motorcycle aficionado has described himself as “enjoying ancient Chinese poetry, modern American fiction and Taylor Swift.”

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Celebrate new home for rare Korean artifact Oct. 9

Oct. 3, 2014—A rare Korean funerary statue that has resided for nearly 45 years outside of Payne Hall on the Peabody College campus is being restored in its new home at Cohen Memorial Hall.

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