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January 2018

“Re-reading the 1913 Edict of the 13th Dalai Lama: A Master Class with Tsewang Norbu”

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kent Hall, Room 403, Columbia University - Kent Hall, Room 403
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Workshop "Re-reading the 1913 Edict of the 13th Dalai Lama: A Master Class with Tsewang Norbu" Friday, January 19, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 403 Kent Hall This collaborative reading workshop will be centered on a re-reading of the much-discussed 1913 edict of the 13th Dalai Lama, known as the Chu mo lang gi rtsa tsig. Participants will work together to review and contribute to a translation of the document, and discuss its attempts at political and social reform…

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“Tibeto-Mongol Relations and the Role of the Lama Zanabazar”

January 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 918 New York, 10027 + Google Map

Lecture “Tibeto-Mongol Relations and the Role of the Lama Zanabazar” Agata Bareja-Starzynska, Head of the Department of Turkish Studies and Inner Asian Peoples, University of Warsaw Moderated by Gray Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies, Columbia University Tuesday, January 23, 2018 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required

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“Pema Tseden: Celebrating a Tibetan Voice – ‘The Silent Holy Stones'”

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021 United States
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Modern Tibetan Studies Event "Pema Tseden: Celebrating a Tibetan Voice - 'The Silent Holy Stones'" Saturday, January 27, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY For tickets, please click here. A 10-year-old Buddhist novice nicknamed “Little Lama” returns home from the remote Guwa monastery for the New Year celebration. After a long journey on horseback over icy steppes, he finds himself glued to his family's new TV, watching the popular Chinese…

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“Pema Tseden: Celebrating a Tibetan Voice – ‘The Search'”

January 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021 United States
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Modern Tibetan Studies Event "Pema Tseden: Celebrating a Tibetan Voice - 'The Search'" Saturday, January 27, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY For tickets, please click here. A director, his assistant, and a businessman drive through the Amdo region of Tibet, scouring small villages to find actors for their adaptation of Prince Drimé Kundun, an opera traditionally performed for the Tibetan New Year. The story recounts a prince—an early incarnation…

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“Pema Tseden: Celebrating a Tibetan Voice – ‘Old Dog'”

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021 United States
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Modern Tibetan Studies Event "Pema Tseden: Celebrating a Tibetan Voice - 'Old Dog'" Sunday, January 28, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY For tickets, please click here. A family on the Himalayan plains discovers their dog is worth a fortune, but selling it comes at a terrible price. The Tibetan nomad mastiff is an exotic prize dog in China, fetching as much as millions of dollars from wealthy buyers. When…

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“Pema Tseden: Celebrating a Tibetan Voice – ‘Tharlo'”

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021 United States
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Modern Tibetan Studies Event "Pema Tseden: Celebrating a Tibetan Voice - 'Tharlo'" Sunday, January 28, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY For tickets, please click here. In the mountains of Tibet, Tharlo spends his days following a simple and familiar routine—tending his sheep, riding his motorcycle. When he journeys to the city to obtain an ID card, a meeting with a beautiful young hairdresser leads to a life-changing series of…

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February 2018

“Media Politics in China: Improvising Power Under Authoritarianism”

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
School of Social Work, Room C03, 1255 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Brown Bag Lecture “Media Politics in China: Improvising Power Under Authoritarianism” Maria Repnikova, Assistant Professor of Global Communication, Georgia State University Moderated by Qin Gao, Professor of Social Policy and Social Work, Columbia University Tuesday, February 6, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM School of Social Work, Room C03 No registration required Who watches over the party-state? In this engaging analysis, Maria Repnikova reveals the webs of an uneasy partnership between critical journalists and the state in China. More than…

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“The Trump Administration’s Policy Toward East Asia”

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
International Affairs Building Room 918, Columbia University - International Affairs Building Room 918
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Lecture "The Trump Administration's Policy Toward East Asia" Daniel Russel, Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow, Asia Society Moderated by Takako Hikotani, Gerald L. Curtis Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Columbia University Wednesday, February 7, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 Light lunch will be provided; no registration required. Co-sponsored by the APEC Study Center

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“The Eighth Annual N.T. Wang Distinguished Lecture: ‘Growing Pains in the Chinese Social Security System'”

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Davis Auditorium, Room 412, Columbia University - Davis Auditorium, Room 412
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Lecture "The Eighth Annual N.T. Wang Distinguished Lecture: 'Growing Pains in the Chinese Social Security System'" Hanming Fang, Class of 1965 Term Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania Moderated by Shang-Jin Wei, N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, Columbia Business School Tuesday, February 20, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Davis Auditorium Schapiro Center, 4th Floor Please register here. Hanming Fang Professor Fang is an applied microeconomist with broad theoretical and empirical interests focusing on public economics. His…

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March 2018

“Turkey and Thailand: Unlikely Twins Revisited”

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
International Affairs Building, Room 918 New York, 10027 + Google Map

Brown Bag Lecture “Turkey and Thailand: Unlikely Twins Revisited” Ayse Zarakol, Reader in International Relations, University of Cambridge Moderated by Jack L. Snyder, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations, Columbia University Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM International Affairs Building, Room 918 No registration required In 2012, Duncan McCargo (Columbia) and Ayse Zarakol (Cambridge) published an article in the Journal of Democracy entitled “Turkey and Thailand: Unlikely Twins.” The article highlighted striking similarities in the…

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