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Building the bridge between CUNY, and the Asian American community.
AAARI Audio Podcast Feed

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Building the bridge between CUNY, and the Asian American community.

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Episodes

AAARI 17th Annual Gala

Dec 13, 2018 00:38:14

Description:

AAARI's Annual Gala is attended by 450+ Asian and non-Asian academic, business, civic and community leaders, faculty, staff and students. As of Fall 2014, the Asian American representation in CUNY is over 58,000, with more than 5,100 faculty and staff, 4,200 graduate students and 48,700 undergraduates of Asian heritage. There are tens of thousands of Asian American CUNY alumni working and living throughout New York and the country. AAARI engages the Asian American community within CUNY, New York City and beyond.

Revisiting the 1960s, Globalization, Monopoly, and Art Outlaws: Yayoi Kusama and the Rise of the Global Art Market

Dec 13, 2018 00:52:55

Description:

Based on her 2015 book, Yayoi Kusama: Inventing the Singular, Prof. Midori Yamamura will discuss Japanese-born artist Yayoi Kusama and Jewish art dealer Leo Castelli, who both launched their careers in New Yorks 1950s multicultural downtown scene, where immigrants from diverse backgrounds converged after the Second World War. By the early 1960s, Kusama was exhibiting together with the Pop and Minimal artists during their formative years. In Europe, she showed with the Dutch Nul and the German Zero artists. However, as the global art market fully took root, the so-called New American Art replaced multiculturalism with mostly U.S.-born white male artists, most of whom were represented by a single New York gallery, Leo Castelli, and Kusama became marginalized. This was owing in part largely to the successful efforts of the capitalists transnational activities to establish what was in effect a market monopoly. This experience uniquely shaped Kusamas art, and forced her to invent a singular practice that foreshadowed the politically charged feminist art of the 1970s and queer art, challenging the conventional ideas of gender and sexuality.

Were the New Citizenship: LAs Asian and Latin@ Immigrant Activists on Politics as Embodied and Emotional

Oct 22, 2018 01:40:20

Description:

In recent decades under runaway neoliberalism, foreignized and unauthorized immigrants have increasingly made political inroads by way of grassroots community activism and by sidestepping the need for formal political channels and, at times, even dismissing them. By way of nearly four years of ethnographic observation, 49 in-depth interviews, and extensive document analysis, Prof. Nadia Kim focuses on one of these growing Asian and Latin@ immigrant mobilizations, that for Environmental (Health) Justice (and immigration and education justice) in industrial-port Los Angeles. Kim finds that much more than curtailing asthma, the activists see their organizing as battling the ethnoracism and classism that they deem responsible for their varied plights and as the crucible in which they forge their belonging under American nativist racism, now at its apex under President Trump.

Contentious Solidarities: Navigating Racialization and Alliance-Building in Korean American Immigrant Rights Work

Sep 24, 2018 01:28:29

Description:

Based on ten months of ethnographic fieldwork with Korean American immigrant rights organizers, and the Black and Latinx organizers with which they attempt to build solidarity, this presentation explores how the aforementioned tensions unfold in activists daily interactions as they attempt to build an interracial solidarity movement at a moment of intensified anti-immigrant rhetoric and policy-making.

American Hate: Survivors Speak Out

Sep 17, 2018 00:55:00

Description:

American Hate, offers 14 powerful, unfiltered testimonials from survivors of hate. They detail the ugly attacks they suffered and their psychological aftermath; the fear they now live with; and their anger at seeing bullying, discrimination, and violence rise because of the Trump administrations bigoted rhetoric and policies. While these personal accounts are upsetting, the landscape they describe is nevertheless hopeful. We see communities coming together to support survivors of hate, activists reaching across traditional divides to help one another, and survivors working to make the US a better place for them and their children.

Deconstruction and Rebuilding of Cultural Heritage Through Music

Jul 2, 2018 01:29:59

Description:

Presenting elements of music with comparisons between the East and West, Dr. Jeong-Seok Lee will demonstrate the distinct differences on "Shigimsae" (the Korean way of ornamentation in music) and play his oboe. He will also discuss the contributions of Shigimsae to western contemporary music. To further highlight the differences, Dr. Lee will be joined by the world renowned artist, gamin, to play the piri, a traditional Korean double reed instrument.

Mother India? Crossing Borders, Controlling Births

Jul 2, 2018 01:45:25

Description:

What have been the consequences for the cross-border traffic of feminism, birth control, and maternal surrogacy between India and the United States? How can these histories, and contemporary practices, deepen current struggles around feminism, imperialism, capitalism and reproductive justice? Please join us for a conversation featuring Asha Nadkarni, author of Eugenic Feminism: Reproductive Nationalism in the United States and India and Sharmila Rudrappa, author of Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India.

Incidental Racialization: Performative Assimilation in Law School

Jul 2, 2018 00:52:42

Description:

Despite the growing number of Asian American and Latino/a law students, many panethnic students still feel as if they do not belong in this elite microcosm, which reflects the racial inequalities in mainstream American society. While in law school, these studentsoften from immigrant families, and often the first to go to collegehave to fight against racialized and gendered stereotypes. In Incidental Racialization, Diana Pan rigorously explores how systemic inequalities are produced and sustained in law schools, and examines their significance in the legal profession and broader U.S. society.

Gentrification and the Future of Work in New York City's Chinatowns

Jul 2, 2018 01:10:05

Description:

New York City's Chinatowns are becoming increasingly inhospitable to both long-term residents and recent immigrants from working class backgrounds. Such immense changes in the landscape and intensive re-routings of both people and money can often be traced back to a political crisisthe attacks of September 11, 2001and an economic crisisthe financial meltdown that peaked in Fall 2008. These recent events and forces represent a significant shift in the overall function of multi-ethnic Chinese neighborhoods in New York City, and their relationship to both the broader U.S. and Chinese economies.

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Jul 2, 2018 01:24:28

Description:

Authors Stan Yogi and Laura Atkins will discuss their book for young students, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, the first publication in the Fighting For Justice series. Inspired by the award-winning book for adults Wherever Theres a Fight, the Fighting for Justice series introduces young readers to real-life heroes and heroines of social progress. In Yogi and Atkins' book, the story of Fred Korematsus fight against discrimination during World War II explores the life of one courageous person who made the United States a fairer place for all Americans, and it encourages all of us to speak up for justice.

2018 CUNY Asian American Film Festival

Jul 2, 2018 00:16:55

Description:

Since 2004, the CUNY Asian American Film Festival (AAFF) has recognized and awarded over $11,400 in cash prizes to student filmmakers enrolled at the City University of New York, including City College, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Lehman College, College of Staten Island, and Queens College. The CUNY AAFF helps to promote the artistic visual talents and stimulate communication among CUNY students who are separated by the different campuses, and serve as a central location to display their creative works. Past participants have also had their films screened at the Asian American International Film Festival.

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Jun 11, 2018 01:24:28

Description:

Authors Stan Yogi and Laura Atkins will discuss their book for young students, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, the first publication in the Fighting For Justice series. Inspired by the award-winning book for adults Wherever Theres a Fight, the Fighting for Justice series introduces young readers to real-life heroes and heroines of social progress. In Yogi and Atkins' book, the story of Fred Korematsus fight against discrimination during World War II explores the life of one courageous person who made the United States a fairer place for all Americans, and it encourages all of us to speak up for justice.

2018 CUNY Asian American Film Festival

Jun 11, 2018 00:16:55

Description:

Since 2004, the CUNY Asian American Film Festival (AAFF) has recognized and awarded over $11,400 in cash prizes to student filmmakers enrolled at the City University of New York, including City College, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Lehman College, College of Staten Island, and Queens College. The CUNY AAFF helps to promote the artistic visual talents and stimulate communication among CUNY students who are separated by the different campuses, and serve as a central location to display their creative works. Past participants have also had their films screened at the Asian American International Film Festival.

Gentrification and the Future of Work in New York City's Chinatowns

Jun 11, 2018 01:10:05

Description:

New York City's Chinatowns are becoming increasingly inhospitable to both long-term residents and recent immigrants from working class backgrounds. Such immense changes in the landscape and intensive re-routings of both people and money can often be traced back to a political crisisthe attacks of September 11, 2001and an economic crisisthe financial meltdown that peaked in Fall 2008. These recent events and forces represent a significant shift in the overall function of multi-ethnic Chinese neighborhoods in New York City, and their relationship to both the broader U.S. and Chinese economies.

Incidental Racialization: Performative Assimilation in Law School

Jun 11, 2018 00:52:42

Description:

Despite the growing number of Asian American and Latino/a law students, many panethnic students still feel as if they do not belong in this elite microcosm, which reflects the racial inequalities in mainstream American society. While in law school, these studentsoften from immigrant families, and often the first to go to collegehave to fight against racialized and gendered stereotypes. In Incidental Racialization, Diana Pan rigorously explores how systemic inequalities are produced and sustained in law schools, and examines their significance in the legal profession and broader U.S. society.

Mother India? Crossing Borders, Controlling Births

Jun 11, 2018 09:25:00

Description:

What have been the consequences for the cross-border traffic of feminism, birth control, and maternal surrogacy between India and the United States? How can these histories, and contemporary practices, deepen current struggles around feminism, imperialism, capitalism and reproductive justice? Please join us for a conversation featuring Asha Nadkarni, author of Eugenic Feminism: Reproductive Nationalism in the United States and India and Sharmila Rudrappa, author of Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India.

Deconstruction and Rebuilding of Cultural Heritage Through Music

Jun 11, 2018 01:29:59

Description:

Presenting elements of music with comparisons between the East and West, Dr. Jeong-Seok Lee will demonstrate the distinct differences on "Shigimsae" (the Korean way of ornamentation in music) and play his oboe. He will also discuss the contributions of Shigimsae to western contemporary music. To further highlight the differences, Dr. Lee will be joined by the world renowned artist, gamin, to play the piri, a traditional Korean double reed instrument.

Kung Fu Connection: Chinese Martial Arts and Community

Apr 10, 2018 01:28:35

Description:

This talk will focus on the multiple roles that Chinese martial art schools play in their respective communities.

Building Solidarity: The Role of Business in Building Interethnic & Racial Understanding

Apr 10, 2018 01:09:16

Description:

Although New York City is known for its diversity, it still remains largely segregated by race and ethnicity from one neighborhood to another. Sometimes the boundaries between ethnic and racial neighborhoods is separated by as little as one street. There is little day to day interaction among the different groups. Given this reality, how can we expect Asian American communities to show up in support of social issues of concern to others, and visa-versa?

Kung Fu Connection: Chinese Martial Arts and Community

Apr 9, 2018 01:28:35

Description:

This talk will focus on the multiple roles that Chinese martial art schools play in their respective communities.

Building Solidarity: The Role of Business in Building Interethnic & Racial Understanding

Apr 9, 2018 01:09:16

Description:

Although New York City is known for its diversity, it still remains largely segregated by race and ethnicity from one neighborhood to another. Sometimes the boundaries between ethnic and racial neighborhoods is separated by as little as one street. There is little day to day interaction among the different groups. Given this reality, how can we expect Asian American communities to show up in support of social issues of concern to others, and visa-versa?

Creating Auto-Ethnography For The Stage And Page

Apr 9, 2018 01:46:25

Description:

Playwright/performer Alvin Eng and author/choreographer Muna Tseng will read from and discuss their current theatrical/literary projects, OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN and ITS ALL TRUE: GRANDFATHER.

Study Abroad in Urban India: A Multicultural Interdisciplinary Approach to Education

Apr 9, 2018 01:35:14

Description:

This talk is inspired by the first Study Abroad course offered by CUNY's City College of New York to India. The course objectives examined education and multiculturalism in their broadest forms as a group of CUNY students from multiple campuses, representing diverse academic degree levels, diverse disciplines, and diverse ethnic origins, made its way to the largest and most diverse democracies in the world.

Contested Transformations: Trump, Asian Americans, and the Challenge of Change

Apr 9, 2018 00:41:50

Description:

Dr. Paul Watanabe, Director of the Institute for Asian American Studies and Professor, Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, University of Massachusetts-Boston

2017 CUNY Asian American Film Festival

Apr 9, 2018 00:35:14

Description:

Since 2004, the CUNY Asian American Film Festival (AAFF) has recognized and awarded over $10,900 in cash prizes to student filmmakers enrolled at the City University of New York, including City College, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Lehman College, College of Staten Island, and Queens College. The CUNY AAFF helps to promote the artistic visual talents and stimulate communication among CUNY students who are separated by the different campuses, and serve as a central location to display their creative works. Past participants have also had their films screened at the Asian American International Film Festival.

Solidarity in Action: Lessons Learned

Apr 9, 2018 01:30:33

Description:

By looking at historical instances of pan-Asian and pan-ethnic solidarity, this panel will identify and assess the successful strategies that were common throughout these moments of solidarity. By exploring the ways in which the formation and use of a collective identity has been mobilized as an advocacy strategy, this panel will critically look at practices of reactive and proactive solidarity to ultimately begin to answer the question: what can we learn from history and modern day movements?

Forging a Pan-Asian Identity: Complexities, Challenges, and Complications

Apr 9, 2018 01:12:01

Description:

This panel will explore the challenges associated with creating alliances within the APA community as well as beyond with other communities of color. By unpacking the interlocking tensions that exist across racial and ethnic lines, this panel will explore the complexities of intergenerational conflicts, intersecting identities, and diverging histories which complicate the formation of a pan-Asian identity.

Moving Forward: Organizing and Mobilizing Around Differences and Similarities

Apr 9, 2018 01:04:44

Description:

As the final discussion of the conference, this panel will present strategies around galvanizing the APA community to participate in proactive solidarity. By paying particular attention to media activism, this panel will engage in a conversation around interethnic dynamics, relationships, and how APA activists can center frontline leadership and the struggles of the community with which they are standing in solidarity.

Peter Kwong in Memoriam: Friend, Scholar, Mentor and Community Leader

Apr 9, 2018 00:49:30

Description:

Peter Kwong in Memoriam: Friend, Scholar, Mentor and Community Leader - AAARI Conference

Characteristics of Mahayana Wisdom

Apr 9, 2018 00:39:39

Description:

An examination on the role of wisdom in Buddhism. In particular, investigating the qualities of Mahayana wisdom and how this differs from worldly wisdom. By knowing this value of Mahayana wisdom, we can aspire to develop this liberating insight. This teaching draws from the contemporary Chinese Master Yinshun and his work, Synopsis on the Practice of Wisdom in Buddhism.

Invisible Force of Diligence

Apr 9, 2018 00:30:15

Description:

This will be an introductory discussion looking at the pramit of diligence. All the buddhas and bodhisattvas practice diligence. So why is it an important factor in the practice of Buddhism? What are the benefits derived from the pramit of diligence and how can we aspire to be diligent?

Pointers on Meditation

Apr 9, 2018 00:30:51

Description:

A brief exploration of some key issues relating to meditation in the Buddhist practice. The main focus will look at the tool of right recollection, the proper choice of mental objects, and some common misunderstandings. The aim is to help practitioners clarify some sticky issues that may present obstacles to the practice of meditation.

Pointers on Meditation Q&A

Apr 9, 2018 00:33:55

Description:

A brief exploration of some key issues relating to meditation in the Buddhist practice. The main focus will look at the tool of right recollection, the proper choice of mental objects, and some common misunderstandings. The aim is to help practitioners clarify some sticky issues that may present obstacles to the practice of meditation.

NYC Council District 20 Candidate Forum - Greetings & Opening Statements

Apr 9, 2018 00:47:04

Description:

Candidates competing to represent District 20 in the New York City Council will participate in a public forum. District 20 includes Downtown Flushing, Murray Hill and Queensboro Hill. Incumbent, Peter Koo, faces a challenge from Alison Tan, a member of Queens Community Board 7. The Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

NYC Council District 20 Candidate Forum - Greetings & Opening Statements

Apr 9, 2018 00:08:28

Description:

Candidates competing to represent District 20 in the New York City Council will participate in a public forum. District 20 includes Downtown Flushing, Murray Hill and Queensboro Hill. Incumbent, Peter Koo, faces a challenge from Alison Tan, a member of Queens Community Board 7. The Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

NYC Council District 20 Candidate Forum - Lightning Round Questions

Apr 9, 2018 00:06:19

Description:

Candidates competing to represent District 20 in the New York City Council will participate in a public forum. District 20 includes Downtown Flushing, Murray Hill and Queensboro Hill. Incumbent, Peter Koo, faces a challenge from Alison Tan, a member of Queens Community Board 7. The Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

Pan Yu Liang's Adventures in Jazz Age Paris

Apr 9, 2018 01:17:22

Description:

The outpouring of boundary-pushing novels, paintings, ballets, music, and design was so profuse that it belies the brevity of the era (19181929). Among them was the fascinating and supremely talented painter Pan Yu Liang, the first woman from China selected for a scholarship at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. This talk, based on Prof. Charles Riley's book, Free as Gods: How the Jazz Age Reinvented Modernism, will frame Liang's achievement as an artist and teacher, including her tempestuous return to teach in Nanjing and Shanghai, with stories of other notable talents in the creative community of Paris between the wars.

NYC Council District 20 Candidate Forum - Audience Questions

Apr 9, 2018 00:36:03

Description:

Candidates competing to represent District 20 in the New York City Council will participate in a public forum. District 20 includes Downtown Flushing, Murray Hill and Queensboro Hill. Incumbent, Peter Koo, faces a challenge from Alison Tan, a member of Queens Community Board 7. The Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

NYC Council District 20 Candidate Forum - Closing Statements

Apr 9, 2018 00:06:50

Description:

Candidates competing to represent District 20 in the New York City Council will participate in a public forum. District 20 includes Downtown Flushing, Murray Hill and Queensboro Hill. Incumbent, Peter Koo, faces a challenge from Alison Tan, a member of Queens Community Board 7. The Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

How to Understand and Consult the Ancient I Ching

Apr 9, 2018 00:42:52

Description:

Dr. Redmonds lucid new translation dispels much of the obscurity of this often enigmatic text, making it understandable for any interested reader. He will show how recent archeological discoveries and advances in Chinese linguistics shed light on the ancient meanings. His translation has been praised as an excellent point of entry into the fascinating world of the I Ching (Professor Richard J. Smith, Rice University).

Multilingual Trends in a Globalized World: Prospects and Challenges

Apr 9, 2018 00:46:14

Description:

Prof. Navin Singh will present on his book, Multilingual Trends in a Globalized World, and discuss evolving language education trends, multilingualism in terms of prospects and challenges, by drawing on examples and case studies from around the world.

Dietary Beliefs & Obesity Prevention Behaviors of Chinese Americans on the East and West Coasts

Apr 9, 2018 00:53:16

Description:

The obesity epidemic is a widely recognized global health issue affecting all races and ethnic groups including Chinese Americans. A survey research study was conducted to explore the dietary beliefs and obesity prevention behaviors of Chinese Americans in the New York and Los Angeles county regions. A multi-state approach was used to compare East versus West coast participants on psychosocial determinants of behaviors conducive for the prevention of obesity. Practical and Insightful nutrition recommendations to reduce obesity risk will be presented in an intercultural context.

Snakeheads Chinese Mafia & the New Slave Trade

Apr 9, 2018 00:43:55

Description:

In conjunction with the Museum of Chinese in America's new exhibition, FOLD Golden Venture Paper Structures, which presents the story of passengers of the Golden Venture which ran aground in 1993, MOCA is screening the 1994 award-winning documentary Snakeheads Chinese Mafia and the New Slave Trade

Leading Women: Political and Civic Engagement

Apr 9, 2018 01:09:42

Description:

This conference is intended to create a pipeline for young student leaders by providing a forum where diverse women leaders in civics, community services, education and business can come together to mentor and provide diverse CUNY women students with an opportunity to hear about career trajectories, challenges faced and overcome, and what leadership in the context of their gender, ethnic community, religious and other affinities means.

AAARI 14th Annual Gala

Apr 9, 2018 00:56:55

Description:

AAARI's Annual Gala is attended by 450+ Asian and non-Asian academic, business, civic and community leaders, faculty, staff and students. As of Fall 2014, the Asian American representation in CUNY is over 58,000, with more than 5,100 faculty and staff, 4,200 graduate students and 48,700 undergraduates of Asian heritage. There are tens of thousands of Asian American CUNY alumni working and living throughout New York and the country. AAARI engages the Asian American community within CUNY, New York City and beyond.

Living Aikido Life

Apr 9, 2018 00:45:11

Description:

Born out of an era of tremendous suffering, Aikido is unique among martial arts. The founder, Morihei Ueshiba, was a highly skilled warrior who, after witnessing the destruction of World War II, turned toward peace and non-violence. With a slight shift in emphasis, he discovered that the lethal moves he once practiced could be used to defeat an armed attacker without any violence. From this revelation the art of peace began its journey throughout the world, with more than two million practitioners today.

Creating Cross-Paths East & West: Asian American Studies at 50 Years

Apr 9, 2018 00:21:59

Description:

Russell C. Leong presenting on Asian American Matters: A New York Anthology for the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies Second International Forum 2017.

Fashion, Identity, and Power in Modern Asia: The Modernization of Dresses and Cultural Cross-dressing

Apr 9, 2018 01:35:13

Description:

Malaysian American writer Chin Woon Ping will read Dadah: A Meditation on Opium, featured in CUNY FORUM Volume 3:1, which evokes the times and life of the overseas Chinese who grew up in Malacca, Malaysia, once a British port for the opium trade. In prose and poetry, in the form of a linked imaginary historical diary, Chin recounts her own family history riddled with deaths from opium, and heroin - its derivative. Chin later moves to Vermont, where she sees "that opium has followed me here too, with addiction and crime reaching alarming portions."

Asian Americans and Immigrant Rights: Keep on DREAMing?

Apr 9, 2018 01:34:56

Description:

This talk explores the close and constitutive relationship between Asian immigration and struggles for migrant justice. How can we understand the continuing impacts of the seminal role that Chinese and later Asian exclusion played in creating the infrastructure of immigration in the United States?

From 'Women on the Loose' to 'Women in the Lead': Indian Nurses Navigate the International Division of Nursing Labor

Apr 9, 2018 01:02:02

Description:

How is nursing tied to histories of capitalist imperialism in India and the United States? How was it divided by gender, race, class, caste, sexuality, region and religion? How do we find the stories of marginalized women workers in the archives? What happens when we ask Indian nurses about their own life stories? A talk that traces the shifting positions of Indian nurses within an international division of nursing labor, and connects the colonization of the Indian subcontinent, the racial apartheid of the Jim and Jane Crow United States, the construction of Cold War neocolonialism, and the last major overhaul of U.S. immigration law over fifty years ago.

From 'Women on the Loose' to 'Women in the Lead': Indian Nurses Navigate the International Division of Nursing Labor

Apr 4, 2018 01:02:02

Description:

How is nursing tied to histories of capitalist imperialism in India and the United States? How was it divided by gender, race, class, caste, sexuality, region and religion? How do we find the stories of marginalized women workers in the archives? What happens when we ask Indian nurses about their own life stories? A talk that traces the shifting positions of Indian nurses within an international division of nursing labor, and connects the colonization of the Indian subcontinent, the racial apartheid of the Jim and Jane Crow United States, the construction of Cold War neocolonialism, and the last major overhaul of U.S. immigration law over fifty years ago.

Asian Americans and Immigrant Rights: Keep on DREAMing?

Apr 4, 2018 01:34:56

Description:

This talk explores the close and constitutive relationship between Asian immigration and struggles for migrant justice. How can we understand the continuing impacts of the seminal role that Chinese and later Asian exclusion played in creating the infrastructure of immigration in the United States?

Fashion, Identity, and Power in Modern Asia: The Modernization of Dresses and Cultural Cross-dressing

Apr 4, 2018 01:35:13

Description:

Malaysian American writer Chin Woon Ping will read Dadah: A Meditation on Opium, featured in CUNY FORUM Volume 3:1, which evokes the times and life of the overseas Chinese who grew up in Malacca, Malaysia, once a British port for the opium trade. In prose and poetry, in the form of a linked imaginary historical diary, Chin recounts her own family history riddled with deaths from opium, and heroin - its derivative. Chin later moves to Vermont, where she sees "that opium has followed me here too, with addiction and crime reaching alarming portions."

Living Aikido Life

Apr 4, 2018 00:45:11

Description:

Born out of an era of tremendous suffering, Aikido is unique among martial arts. The founder, Morihei Ueshiba, was a highly skilled warrior who, after witnessing the destruction of World War II, turned toward peace and non-violence. With a slight shift in emphasis, he discovered that the lethal moves he once practiced could be used to defeat an armed attacker without any violence. From this revelation the art of peace began its journey throughout the world, with more than two million practitioners today.

Creating Cross-Paths East & West: Asian American Studies at 50 Years

Apr 4, 2018 00:21:59

Description:

Russell C. Leong presenting on Asian American Matters: A New York Anthology for the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies Second International Forum 2017.

Leading Women: Political and Civic Engagement

Apr 4, 2018 01:09:42

Description:

This conference is intended to create a pipeline for young student leaders by providing a forum where diverse women leaders in civics, community services, education and business can come together to mentor and provide diverse CUNY women students with an opportunity to hear about career trajectories, challenges faced and overcome, and what leadership in the context of their gender, ethnic community, religious and other affinities means.

AAARI 14th Annual Gala

Apr 4, 2018 00:56:55

Description:

AAARI's Annual Gala is attended by 450+ Asian and non-Asian academic, business, civic and community leaders, faculty, staff and students. As of Fall 2014, the Asian American representation in CUNY is over 58,000, with more than 5,100 faculty and staff, 4,200 graduate students and 48,700 undergraduates of Asian heritage. There are tens of thousands of Asian American CUNY alumni working and living throughout New York and the country. AAARI engages the Asian American community within CUNY, New York City and beyond.

Snakeheads Chinese Mafia & the New Slave Trade

Feb 3, 2018 00:43:55

Description:

In conjunction with the Museum of Chinese in America's new exhibition, FOLD Golden Venture Paper Structures, which presents the story of passengers of the Golden Venture which ran aground in 1993, MOCA is screening the 1994 award-winning documentary Snakeheads Chinese Mafia and the New Slave Trade

Dietary Beliefs & Obesity Prevention Behaviors of Chinese Americans on the East and West Coasts

Feb 3, 2018 00:53:16

Description:

The obesity epidemic is a widely recognized global health issue affecting all races and ethnic groups including Chinese Americans. A survey research study was conducted to explore the dietary beliefs and obesity prevention behaviors of Chinese Americans in the New York and Los Angeles county regions. A multi-state approach was used to compare East versus West coast participants on psychosocial determinants of behaviors conducive for the prevention of obesity. Practical and Insightful nutrition recommendations to reduce obesity risk will be presented in an intercultural context.

Multilingual Trends in a Globalized World: Prospects and Challenges

Nov 14, 2017 00:46:14

Description:

Prof. Navin Singh will present on his book, Multilingual Trends in a Globalized World, and discuss evolving language education trends, multilingualism in terms of prospects and challenges, by drawing on examples and case studies from around the world.

How to Understand and Consult the Ancient I Ching

Oct 12, 2017 00:42:52

Description:

Dr. Redmonds lucid new translation dispels much of the obscurity of this often enigmatic text, making it understandable for any interested reader. He will show how recent archeological discoveries and advances in Chinese linguistics shed light on the ancient meanings. His translation has been praised as an excellent point of entry into the fascinating world of the I Ching (Professor Richard J. Smith, Rice University).

Pan Yu Liang's Adventures in Jazz Age Paris

Sep 26, 2017 01:17:22

Description:

The outpouring of boundary-pushing novels, paintings, ballets, music, and design was so profuse that it belies the brevity of the era (19181929). Among them was the fascinating and supremely talented painter Pan Yu Liang, the first woman from China selected for a scholarship at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. This talk, based on Prof. Charles Riley's book, Free as Gods: How the Jazz Age Reinvented Modernism, will frame Liang's achievement as an artist and teacher, including her tempestuous return to teach in Nanjing and Shanghai, with stories of other notable talents in the creative community of Paris between the wars.

NYC Council District 20 Candidate Forum - Closing Statements

Aug 23, 2017 00:06:50

Description:

Candidates competing to represent District 20 in the New York City Council will participate in a public forum. District 20 includes Downtown Flushing, Murray Hill and Queensboro Hill. Incumbent, Peter Koo, faces a challenge from Alison Tan, a member of Queens Community Board 7. The Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

NYC Council District 20 Candidate Forum - Audience Questions

Aug 23, 2017 00:36:03

Description:

Candidates competing to represent District 20 in the New York City Council will participate in a public forum. District 20 includes Downtown Flushing, Murray Hill and Queensboro Hill. Incumbent, Peter Koo, faces a challenge from Alison Tan, a member of Queens Community Board 7. The Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

NYC Council District 20 Candidate Forum - Greetings & Opening Statements

Aug 23, 2017 00:47:04

Description:

Candidates competing to represent District 20 in the New York City Council will participate in a public forum. District 20 includes Downtown Flushing, Murray Hill and Queensboro Hill. Incumbent, Peter Koo, faces a challenge from Alison Tan, a member of Queens Community Board 7. The Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

NYC Council District 20 Candidate Forum - Lightning Round Questions

Aug 23, 2017 00:06:19

Description:

Candidates competing to represent District 20 in the New York City Council will participate in a public forum. District 20 includes Downtown Flushing, Murray Hill and Queensboro Hill. Incumbent, Peter Koo, faces a challenge from Alison Tan, a member of Queens Community Board 7. The Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

NYC Council District 20 Candidate Forum - Greetings & Opening Statements

Aug 23, 2017 00:08:28

Description:

Candidates competing to represent District 20 in the New York City Council will participate in a public forum. District 20 includes Downtown Flushing, Murray Hill and Queensboro Hill. Incumbent, Peter Koo, faces a challenge from Alison Tan, a member of Queens Community Board 7. The Democratic primary will take place on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

Pointers on Meditation Q&A

Aug 17, 2017 00:33:55

Description:

A brief exploration of some key issues relating to meditation in the Buddhist practice. The main focus will look at the tool of right recollection, the proper choice of mental objects, and some common misunderstandings. The aim is to help practitioners clarify some sticky issues that may present obstacles to the practice of meditation.

Pointers on Meditation

Aug 17, 2017 00:30:51

Description:

A brief exploration of some key issues relating to meditation in the Buddhist practice. The main focus will look at the tool of right recollection, the proper choice of mental objects, and some common misunderstandings. The aim is to help practitioners clarify some sticky issues that may present obstacles to the practice of meditation.

Characteristics of Mahayana Wisdom

Aug 17, 2017 00:39:39

Description:

An examination on the role of wisdom in Buddhism. In particular, investigating the qualities of Mahayana wisdom and how this differs from worldly wisdom. By knowing this value of Mahayana wisdom, we can aspire to develop this liberating insight. This teaching draws from the contemporary Chinese Master Yinshun and his work, Synopsis on the Practice of Wisdom in Buddhism.

Invisible Force of Diligence

Aug 17, 2017 00:30:15

Description:

This will be an introductory discussion looking at the pramit of diligence. All the buddhas and bodhisattvas practice diligence. So why is it an important factor in the practice of Buddhism? What are the benefits derived from the pramit of diligence and how can we aspire to be diligent?

Peter Kwong in Memoriam: Friend, Scholar, Mentor and Community Leader

Jun 2, 2017 00:49:30

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Peter Kwong in Memoriam: Friend, Scholar, Mentor and Community Leader - AAARI Conference

Moving Forward: Organizing and Mobilizing Around Differences and Similarities

Jun 2, 2017 01:04:44

Description:

As the final discussion of the conference, this panel will present strategies around galvanizing the APA community to participate in proactive solidarity. By paying particular attention to media activism, this panel will engage in a conversation around interethnic dynamics, relationships, and how APA activists can center frontline leadership and the struggles of the community with which they are standing in solidarity.

Solidarity in Action: Lessons Learned

Jun 2, 2017 01:30:33

Description:

By looking at historical instances of pan-Asian and pan-ethnic solidarity, this panel will identify and assess the successful strategies that were common throughout these moments of solidarity. By exploring the ways in which the formation and use of a collective identity has been mobilized as an advocacy strategy, this panel will critically look at practices of reactive and proactive solidarity to ultimately begin to answer the question: what can we learn from history and modern day movements?

Forging a Pan-Asian Identity: Complexities, Challenges, and Complications

Jun 2, 2017 01:12:01

Description:

This panel will explore the challenges associated with creating alliances within the APA community as well as beyond with other communities of color. By unpacking the interlocking tensions that exist across racial and ethnic lines, this panel will explore the complexities of intergenerational conflicts, intersecting identities, and diverging histories which complicate the formation of a pan-Asian identity.

Contested Transformations: Trump, Asian Americans, and the Challenge of Change

Jun 2, 2017 00:41:50

Description:

Dr. Paul Watanabe, Director of the Institute for Asian American Studies and Professor, Political Science, College of Liberal Arts, University of Massachusetts-Boston

2017 CUNY Asian American Film Festival

Jun 2, 2017 00:35:14

Description:

Since 2004, the CUNY Asian American Film Festival (AAFF) has recognized and awarded over $10,900 in cash prizes to student filmmakers enrolled at the City University of New York, including City College, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Lehman College, College of Staten Island, and Queens College. The CUNY AAFF helps to promote the artistic visual talents and stimulate communication among CUNY students who are separated by the different campuses, and serve as a central location to display their creative works. Past participants have also had their films screened at the Asian American International Film Festival.

Creating Auto-Ethnography For The Stage And Page

May 2, 2017 10:25:00

Description:

Playwright/performer Alvin Eng and author/choreographer Muna Tseng will read from and discuss their current theatrical/literary projects, OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN and ITS ALL TRUE: GRANDFATHER.

Study Abroad in Urban India: A Multicultural Interdisciplinary Approach to Education

Apr 25, 2017 01:35:14

Description:

This talk is inspired by the first Study Abroad course offered by CUNY's City College of New York to India. The course objectives examined education and multiculturalism in their broadest forms as a group of CUNY students from multiple campuses, representing diverse academic degree levels, diverse disciplines, and diverse ethnic origins, made its way to the largest and most diverse democracies in the world.

Reunification - A Documentary

Apr 7, 2017 00:26:37

Description:

Filmmaker Alvin Tsang will screen and discuss his documentary, Reunification, a personal tale of confronting the delicate images of a once intact family affected by immigration. Alvin examines the legacy of his familys immigration to Los Angeles from Hong Kong through family photos, old videos and interviews.

Qin Music and Calligraphy

Apr 7, 2017 01:25:53

Description:

The qin, the Ancient Chinese seven stringed zither is one of the four refined arts traditionally pursued for self-cultivation. (The other three are painting, calligraphy, and chess.) Dr. Mingmei Yip will discuss the interrelation of two of these arts: qin and calligraphy. Chinese aesthetic theories of the two arts will be discussed, especially the abstract beauty of notes and lines and the imitation of animals and objects in nature. Interplay between the yin/yang polarity of empty and full will also be explored.

Incensed - A Novel

Apr 7, 2017 00:36:56

Description:

Author Ed Lin will discuss and read from his new novel, Incensed, part of the Taipei Night Market Novel Series. The sequel to his 2014 mystery novel, Ghost Month, Incensed is set during Taiwans Mid-Autumn Moon Festivalalso known as Chinese Thanksgiving.

Paris, Ni Hao: A Documentary

Apr 7, 2017 00:35:27

Description:

When Olivier and Rui joined their parents at the age of seven as undocumented immigrants in Paris, neither of them knew if they would ever belong to their new city. When Xue left China as a political refugee at the age of 40, he brought to Paris the taste of home with his frying pan. Their stories and those of other Chinese immigrants go quietly untold, even as awestruck tourists swarm the streets of Paris and academics study the city through multiple lenses.

Emile Bocian: Photojournalist for The China Post, NYC

Apr 7, 2017 01:06:16

Description:

From the mid-1970s through the mid-1980s, a Polish Jew named Emile Bocian, extensively photographed and documented New York Citys Chinese community for The China Post, a Chinese-language daily paper. Billing itself as The Voice of the American Chinese, The China Post was in publication from 1972 through 1986. At its height, the paper saw a nationwide circulation of over 30,000 copies, but gradually declined to 20,000 in 1986 when the paper suspended publication.

Asian/Americans, Education, and Crime

Apr 7, 2017 01:44:21

Description:

Drs. Daisy Ball and Nicholas D. Hartlep will discuss their latest volume, Asian/Americans, Education, and Crime: The Model Minority as Victim and Perpetrator, and how their book contributes to a limited amount of scholarly writing so that researchers, policymakers, and educators can gain a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the relationship between Asian/Americans and the criminal justice system. In reality, Asian/Americans in the United States are both the victims of crime and the perpetrators of crime. However, their characterization as the model minority masks the victimization and violence they experience in the twenty-first century.

Exploring Queer Asian American

Apr 7, 2017 01:10:39

Description:

How does Asian American identity shift or expand when considered in a queer context? What contradictions and conflicts arise? We will explore the intersection between queer and Asian American identities through the personal narratives told both in front and behind the camera in Andrew Ahns film work. Through the process of filmmaking, Ahn strives to create an authentically queer Asian American culture. Ahn will screen his short film DOL (FIRST BIRTHDAY) which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.

Unsettled: The Cambodian Refugee

Apr 7, 2017 01:20:58

Description:

Among the hundreds of thousands of survivors confined to refugee camps in the wake of the Khmer Rouge genocide, approximately 10,000 Cambodian refugees were eventually "resettled" in the Bronx over the course of the 1980s and '90s. Chronicling their unfinished odyssey, through the eyes of one woman, Ra Pronh, Unsettled tells the story of an immigrant community's survival and resistance amid the concentrated poverty of the Bronx. As the first book about Cambodian Americans in New York City, Unsettled also challenges commonly held notions of humanitarian rescue and relief. A community-embedded scholar, author Eric Tang argues that refuge cannot be found when resettlement efforts seek to mask the harsh urban conditions faced by poor people of color and immigrants in cities across the country.

Lucky - A Novel

Apr 7, 2017 01:00:28

Description:

Author Henry Chang will discuss and read from his latest novel, Lucky, the fifth book in his Detective Jack Yu crime fiction series.

Lucky - A Novel

Apr 4, 2017 01:00:28

Description:

Author Henry Chang will discuss and read from his latest novel, Lucky, the fifth book in his Detective Jack Yu crime fiction series.

Unsettled: The Cambodian Refugee

Mar 23, 2017 01:20:58

Description:

Among the hundreds of thousands of survivors confined to refugee camps in the wake of the Khmer Rouge genocide, approximately 10,000 Cambodian refugees were eventually "resettled" in the Bronx over the course of the 1980s and '90s. Chronicling their unfinished odyssey, through the eyes of one woman, Ra Pronh, Unsettled tells the story of an immigrant community's survival and resistance amid the concentrated poverty of the Bronx. As the first book about Cambodian Americans in New York City, Unsettled also challenges commonly held notions of humanitarian rescue and relief. A community-embedded scholar, author Eric Tang argues that refuge cannot be found when resettlement efforts seek to mask the harsh urban conditions faced by poor people of color and immigrants in cities across the country.

Exploring Queer Asian American

Mar 23, 2017 01:10:39

Description:

How does Asian American identity shift or expand when considered in a queer context? What contradictions and conflicts arise? We will explore the intersection between queer and Asian American identities through the personal narratives told both in front and behind the camera in Andrew Ahns film work. Through the process of filmmaking, Ahn strives to create an authentically queer Asian American culture. Ahn will screen his short film DOL (FIRST BIRTHDAY) which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.

Asian/Americans, Education, and Crime

Mar 17, 2017 08:21:00

Description:

Drs. Daisy Ball and Nicholas D. Hartlep will discuss their latest volume, Asian/Americans, Education, and Crime: The Model Minority as Victim and Perpetrator, and how their book contributes to a limited amount of scholarly writing so that researchers, policymakers, and educators can gain a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the relationship between Asian/Americans and the criminal justice system. In reality, Asian/Americans in the United States are both the victims of crime and the perpetrators of crime. However, their characterization as the model minority masks the victimization and violence they experience in the twenty-first century.

Emile Bocian: Photojournalist for The China Post, NYC

Mar 3, 2017 01:06:16

Description:

From the mid-1970s through the mid-1980s, a Polish Jew named Emile Bocian, extensively photographed and documented New York Citys Chinese community for The China Post, a Chinese-language daily paper. Billing itself as The Voice of the American Chinese, The China Post was in publication from 1972 through 1986. At its height, the paper saw a nationwide circulation of over 30,000 copies, but gradually declined to 20,000 in 1986 when the paper suspended publication.

Paris, Ni Hao: A Documentary

Nov 23, 2016 00:35:27

Description:

When Olivier and Rui joined their parents at the age of seven as undocumented immigrants in Paris, neither of them knew if they would ever belong to their new city. When Xue left China as a political refugee at the age of 40, he brought to Paris the taste of home with his frying pan. Their stories and those of other Chinese immigrants go quietly untold, even as awestruck tourists swarm the streets of Paris and academics study the city through multiple lenses.

Qin Music and Calligraphy

Nov 22, 2016 01:25:53

Description:

The qin, the Ancient Chinese seven stringed zither is one of the four refined arts traditionally pursued for self-cultivation. (The other three are painting, calligraphy, and chess.) Dr. Mingmei Yip will discuss the interrelation of two of these arts: qin and calligraphy. Chinese aesthetic theories of the two arts will be discussed, especially the abstract beauty of notes and lines and the imitation of animals and objects in nature. Interplay between the yin/yang polarity of empty and full will also be explored.

Incensed - A Novel

Oct 22, 2016 00:36:56

Description:

Author Ed Lin will discuss and read from his new novel, Incensed, part of the Taipei Night Market Novel Series. The sequel to his 2014 mystery novel, Ghost Month, Incensed is set during Taiwans Mid-Autumn Moon Festivalalso known as Chinese Thanksgiving.

Reunification - A Documentary

Oct 22, 2016 00:26:37

Description:

Filmmaker Alvin Tsang will screen and discuss his documentary, Reunification, a personal tale of confronting the delicate images of a once intact family affected by immigration. Alvin examines the legacy of his familys immigration to Los Angeles from Hong Kong through family photos, old videos and interviews.

Literature

Oct 20, 2016 01:10:56

Description:

Literature

Kung Fu, Wisdom and Longevity: Chinese Martial Arts as a Path Towards Mindfulness and Physical Health

Oct 20, 2016 01:26:34

Description:

Chinese martial arts or Kung Fu as it's known today, was developed by soldiers and ancient warriors as way of self defense. Over the centuries, Kung Fu was eventually adopted by the Buddhist monks of Shaolin and the Taoist priests of Wudang. It was in these temples that Kung Fu was recognized not only as a way of physical fitness but to be practiced as a path toward mindfulness. In this talk, Sifu Alex Lamas will explore the martial history of Kung Fu and how the ancient monastics discovered their health and meditative advantages that still benefit us in the modern day. He will discuss how the Chinese martial arts can counteract today's over-stimulated and over-complicated lifestyles and like the monks of past and present, we might find out how it can be a way to bring us back to our true nature.

China's Third World Policies: From Maoist Era to Present

Oct 20, 2016 01:10:42

Description:

Dr. Joseph T. Lee looks at the current development of the Sino-American encounter in the Third World. During the Maoist and the Dengist era, China was responding to the international pressures from the United States and the Soviet Union rather than dealing with the Third World countries per se.

Landslides, Volcanoes, and Wildfires: A View From Above

Oct 20, 2016 00:45:28

Description:

My research demonstrates that Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), a very versatile type of remote sensing, can be used to assess natural disasters involving terrain resurfacing such as landslides, volcanic eruptions and fires.

2016 CUNY Asian American Film Festival - Award Ceremony

Jun 22, 2016 00:45:42

Description:

Since 2004, the CUNY Asian American Film Festival (AAFF) has recognized and awarded over $10,400 in cash prizes to student filmmakers enrolled at the City University of New York, including City College, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Lehman College, College of Staten Island, and Queens College. The CUNY AAFF helps to promote the artistic visual talents and stimulate communication among CUNY students who are separated by the different campuses, and serve as a central location to display their creative works.

Remembering Don T. Nakanishi

May 19, 2016 00:15:19

Description:

Why resurgent realities? What exactly are the realities for Asian American communities and AA Studies today? Why East Coast Asian American Studies? And what are the new realities of Asian Pacific communities including anti-Asian, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim movements; conflicts within our own communities over new tiger Mom models; and class and economic struggles juxtaposed against gender and religious beliefs? What new models for AA Studies can the East Coast offer?

The Future is Now!: Leadership, Students, and Communities

May 19, 2016 00:55:45

Description:

Why resurgent realities? What exactly are the realities for Asian American communities and AA Studies today? Why East Coast Asian American Studies? And what are the new realities of Asian Pacific communities including anti-Asian, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim movements; conflicts within our own communities over new tiger Mom models; and class and economic struggles juxtaposed against gender and religious beliefs? What new models for AA Studies can the East Coast offer?

2016 Resurgent Keynote: Goals of East Coast APA Studies

May 19, 2016 00:27:05

Description:

Why resurgent realities? What exactly are the realities for Asian American communities and AA Studies today? Why East Coast Asian American Studies? And what are the new realities of Asian Pacific communities including anti-Asian, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim movements; conflicts within our own communities over new tiger Mom models; and class and economic struggles juxtaposed against gender and religious beliefs? What new models for AA Studies can the East Coast offer?

2016 Resurgent Greetings

May 19, 2016 00:06:09

Description:

Why resurgent realities? What exactly are the realities for Asian American communities and AA Studies today? Why East Coast Asian American Studies? And what are the new realities of Asian Pacific communities including anti-Asian, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim movements; conflicts within our own communities over new tiger Mom models; and class and economic struggles juxtaposed against gender and religious beliefs? What new models for AA Studies can the East Coast offer?

Political Strategies for Advancing Asian American Studies on the East Coast

May 19, 2016 00:57:22

Description:

Why resurgent realities? What exactly are the realities for Asian American communities and AA Studies today? Why East Coast Asian American Studies? And what are the new realities of Asian Pacific communities including anti-Asian, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim movements; conflicts within our own communities over new tiger Mom models; and class and economic struggles juxtaposed against gender and religious beliefs? What new models for AA Studies can the East Coast offer?

Building Cultures, Creating New Media: Innovative Platforms

May 19, 2016 00:48:03

Description:

Why resurgent realities? What exactly are the realities for Asian American communities and AA Studies today? Why East Coast Asian American Studies? And what are the new realities of Asian Pacific communities including anti-Asian, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim movements; conflicts within our own communities over new tiger Mom models; and class and economic struggles juxtaposed against gender and religious beliefs? What new models for AA Studies can the East Coast offer?

South Asia, South East Asia, the Middle East and More: A Part or Apart of the AA Syllabus?

May 19, 2016 01:01:42

Description:

Why resurgent realities? What exactly are the realities for Asian American communities and AA Studies today? Why East Coast Asian American Studies? And what are the new realities of Asian Pacific communities including anti-Asian, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim movements; conflicts within our own communities over new tiger Mom models; and class and economic struggles juxtaposed against gender and religious beliefs? What new models for AA Studies can the East Coast offer?

Plenary: Resurgent and New Issues in Asian American Studies

May 19, 2016 01:02:20

Description:

Why resurgent realities? What exactly are the realities for Asian American communities and AA Studies today? Why East Coast Asian American Studies? And what are the new realities of Asian Pacific communities including anti-Asian, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim movements; conflicts within our own communities over new tiger Mom models; and class and economic struggles juxtaposed against gender and religious beliefs? What new models for AA Studies can the East Coast offer?

State Of Asian American and Asian Studies at CUNY and Its Importance to Asian American Leadership in Higher Education

May 17, 2016 01:11:49

Description:

This conference will focus on why there is a lack of Asian American leadership, best practices for recruitment and professional development, student leadership, tenure and promotion, as well as the importance of Asian American and Asian Studies in preparing and inspiring the next generation of Asian American Leaders.