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Remappings: Asias /Pacifics / Americas 1. Decolonizing “America’s Pacific”

An A/P/A Institute symposium rethinking the conventional categories of U.S. history. “Decolonizing ‘America’s Pacific’” will be the first of a series of symposia exploring the multiple movements of people, practices, goods, and ideas in and through Oceania — what Fijian philosopher Epeli Hau’ofa has called “a sea of islands.”

Symposium schedule:

9:00am — Registration

9:30am — Welcome
Ulrich Baer, Vice Provost, NYU
Jack Tchen, A/P/A Institute, NYU

9:45am-11:15am — Opening Remappings
Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago
Gary Okihiro, Columbia

11:15am-12:45pm — “Americas”
Chair: Tom Bender, NYU
Karen Kupperman, NYU
Maria Montoya, NYU
Jasbir Puar, Rutgers – New Brunswick
David Roediger, University of Illinois-Champaign Urbana
Nikhil Singh, NYU

12:45pm-1:45pm — Lunch and Book Table

1:45pm-3:15pm — “Pacifics”
Chair: Nicholas Mirzoeff, NYU
Keith Camacho, UCLA
Haidy Geismar, NYU
Ed Guerrero, NYU
Margo Machida, University of Connecticut-Storrs
Matt Matsuda, Rutgers-New Brunswick

3:15pm-4:45pm — “Asias”
Chair: Marilyn Young, NYU
Nina Cornyetz, NYU
Henry Em, NYU
Adam McKeown, Columbia
Satya Mohanty, Cornell
Ngo Vinh Long, University of Maine-Orono

4:45pm-5:30pm — What’s next?
Andre Schiffrin, Founder, The New Press
Lauren Benton, Dean of Humanities, NYU
Jack Tchen, NYU

5:30pm — Reception

Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: NYU Silver Center, Silverstein Lounge & Jurow Lecture Hall, Room 101
100 Washington Square East (entrance at 31 Washington Place)
New York, NY 10003 United States
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