Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
What can present-day children learn from the stories of monks from centuries past? And how can stories of eminent Buddhists be adapted to appeal to modern sensibilities? Looking at picture books published by Taiwanese Buddhist organizations, this talk will discuss how tales of famous historical... Read More »
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
Amir Eshel is Edward Clark Crossett Professor of Humanistic Studies, Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature and an Affiliated Faculty at The Taube Center for Jewish Studies and The Europe Center at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He is also... Read More »
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
Film Screening: "Ash is Purest White" ("Jiang hu er nu") (Jia Zhangke, 2019, 141 min, China, Mandarin w/ English subtitles, Color, DCP) Set over a 17-year period beginning in 2001, this epic romantic tragedy from Jia Zhangke unfolds with uncommon precision and disarming pathos. In a career-high... Read More »
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
Film Screening: "An Elephant Sitting Still" (Hu Bo, 2018, 230 min, China, Mandarin w/ English subtitles, Color, DCP) Sure to be remembered as a landmark in Chinese cinema, the late Hu Bo's first and final feature film combines long-take heroics with a deeply felt series of interwoven stories... Read More »
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Sanford 04
AGS Director Peter Feaver hosts a conversation with Samantha Ravich on cybersecurity and Israel's strategic partnership with the US.
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Imam Omar Suleiman is a world renowned scholar and theologically driven activist for human rights. He is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and a professor of Islamic Studies at Southern Methodist University. He's also the resident scholar of the Valley Ranch... Read More »
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
East Duke Parlors
Hisham Aidi is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He is the author of Redeploying the State (Palgrave 2008) a comparative study of market reform and labor movements in Latin America; and co-editor, with Manning Marable... Read More »
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 2:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater
"Police Story" (Jackie Chan, 1985, 100 min, Hong Kong, Cantonese w/ English subtitles, Color, DCP) The jaw-dropping set pieces fly fast and furious in Jackie Chan's breathtakingly inventive martial-arts comedy. Packed wall-to-wall with charmingly goofball slapstick and astoundingly acrobatic fight... Read More »
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240
Recent, cutting edge scholarship on Black Power and its "spiritual sister" the Black Arts Movement chronicles an important era in the ongoing struggle for racial justice in the United States. This literature, however, does not fully account for the catalytic role played by Islamic mobilization,... Read More »
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
From 1949 to 1982, Chinese society was buffeted by political upheavals from the "the Great Leap Forward" and the "Cultural Revolution." China was in tumult and the PRC was all but closed. Zhang Letian, a Fudan University professor, and his team collected information on life at the grassroots level... Read More »

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