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March 2019

“Computational Social Welfare: Application of Big Data in Research and Practice”

March 1 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
School of Social Work, Room C03, 1255 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Brown Bag Lecture   Featuring: Julian Chun-Chung Chow, Hutto-Patterson Charitable Foundation Professor, University of California, Berkeley In this talk, Professor Chow will extend the application of big data analysis to the field of social work and welfare such as access to services, organizational efficiency, quality of public and private programs and cost reduction. He will then provide an overview of findings drawn from an innovative model of bid data science, applying data management and analytics to inform and improve the way…

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“They’re Snatching Our Islands Through Environmental Protection: sovereignty and biodiversity conservation on the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands”

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brown Bag Lecture Featuring: Paul Kreitman, Assistant Professor of Japanese History, Columbia University Discussant: Federico Marcon, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies and History Director of Graduate Studies, Princeton University After World War II an international network of NGOs and QUANGOs staffed by biologists, ecologists and amateur naturalists began to compile what became known as the Red Data Book - the world's first biodiversity database. The RDB was explicitly designed to guide international conservation priorities by identifying which species were…

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“The Organization and Evolution of the Surveillance State in China”

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brown Bag Lecture Featuring : Minxin Pei, Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government, Claremont McKenna College Moderated by Yao Lu, Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Columbia University Minxin Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker ‘72 Professor of Government and the director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College.  He is also the Library of Congress Chair in U.S.-China Relations (2018-2019) and a non-resident senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United…

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“Transforming Empire in Japan and East Asia: The Taiwan Expedition and the Birth of Japanese Imperialism”

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Book Talk with Robert Eskildsen, Senior Associate Professor in the Department of History at International Christian University, Tokyo on "Transforming Empire in Japan and East Asia: The Taiwan Expedition and the Birth of Japanese Imperialism"

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“A Note from Japan on Contemporary Tibet: The CCP’s Religious Policies and the Emergence of Religious Space in Eastern Tibet”

March 11 @ 4:10 pm - 6:00 pm

Professor Susumu Kawata will address recent trends in contemporary Tibetan religious institutions in the context of Chinese state policies.

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“Making China Modern: From the Great Qing to Xi Jinping”

March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brown Bag Lecture   Featuring Klaus Muehlhahn, Chair Professor of Chinese History and Culture, FU Berlin Moderated by Madeleine Zelin, Dean Lung Professor of Chinese Studies; Professor of History, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Department of History, Columbia University   In this talk, Klaus Muehlhahn will discuss his new book, Making China Modern, which moves beyond the standard framework of Cold War competition and national resurgence. Mühlhahn situates twenty-first-century China in the nation’s long history of creative adaptation. Telling…

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April 2019

“Uneven Moments: Reflections on Japan’s Modern History”

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Book Talk with Harry Harootunian, Max Palevsky Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Chicago; Professor Emeritus of East Asian studies at New York University; Adjunct Senior Research Scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

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“China’s Invisible Crisis: How the Urban-Rural Human Capital Divide Threatens China’s Growth and Stability”

April 5 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Brown Bag Lecture Featuring Scott Rozelle, Helen F. Farnsworth Senior Fellow; Co-director of the Rural Education Action Program in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University Professor Rozelle’s research on agricultural policy as well as the economics of poverty and inequality focuses on rural education, health, and nutrition. Rozelle received the 2008 Friendship Award in 2008, the highest award given to a non-Chinese by the Premier of the PRC. In this talk, he will begin with a deep understanding…

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“Garu Lobzang Sherap: A Tibetan Painter at the Qing Court”

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brown Bag Lecture "Garu Lobzang Sherap: A Tibetan Painter at the Qing Court," featuring Gray Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

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“China’s Political Elites in the New Era of Xi Jinping”

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This seminar will locate the study of the 19th Central Committee members in the historical context and examine the basic characteristics of the new elites. The seminar will also look at the power structure as a result of the Party Congress and extrapolate the implications for governing China in the new era.

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