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11 October 2018

Sexual Politics in a Transnational Frame: A Roundtable

Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. Co-sponsored by the A/P/A Institute at NYU. This panel places in conversation feminist and queer scholars working on sexual politics, nationalism, and identity in India, Turkey, and Lebanon, to consider the ways in which the consolidation of political power in each of these locations depends on particular sexual and gender ideologies. Featuring Jyoti Puri (Simmons College), Evren Savci (Yale University), and Sara Mourad (Global Visiting Scholar at CSGS,…

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19 October 2018

Leitis in Waiting

A Margaret Mead Film Festival Screening. Co-presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. The Margaret Mead Film Festival hosts the New York premiere of Leitis in Waiting (72 min.), a feature documentary by Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, and Kumu Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu. The film is set in the Kingdom of Tonga, where transgender women—known locally as leitis—have long been part of the cultural landscape. Some enjoy an honored role as attendants to the royal family. And they have played a significant role in…

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22 October 2018

EVENT CANCELLED: A Lecture by Gayatri Spivak, “Resisting Metropolitan Diasporic Class-Continuity in Resistance: Du Bois Solidary as an Example”

This event has been cancelled. Please contact the NYU Postcolonial, Race, and Diaspora Studies Colloquium for details on their other events. Presented by the NYU Postcolonial, Race, and Diaspora Studies Colloquium. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Department of English, and South Asia at NYU. Literary and post-colonial theorist Professor Gayatri Spivak delivers a lecture entitled, “Resisting Metropolitan Diasporic Class-Continuity in Resistance: Du Bois Solidary as an Example.” The lecture will be followed by a discussion. No registration required.  This…

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24 October 2018

The Assault on the Right to Boycott

Sponsored by the American Studies Program, Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, NYU Sanctuary, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Democratic Socialists of America, Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, Black Student Union, NYU Dream Team, Asian American Political Activism Coalition, and NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. Featuring: J. Kehaulani Kauanui (Wesleyan University), Maria LaHood (Center for Constitutional Rights), Jasbir Puar (Rutgers University), Radihika Sainath (Palestine Legal), Lisa Duggan (NYU), and moderator Andrew Ross (NYU). The right…

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25 October 2018

Out of State: Screening and Discussion

Co-presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU Native Studies Forum. Co-sponsored by the NYU Native American & Indigenous Students Group, NYU Prison Education Program, and Nā ʻŌiwi NYC. The award-winning documentary Out of State (79 min.) explores the intersections between the US imperial project and prison industrial complex, through the stories of David and Hale—two Native Hawaiian men incarcerated in a private prison in the Arizona desert, thousands of miles away from home. “The themes that this powerful, poetic film…

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27 October 2018

Indo-Caribbean Stories: Sharing, Recording, and Archiving Our Stories of the West Indies & Movement to the USA

Presented by the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). Made possible with support from the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY and in partnership with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Join the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) at the Queens Library at Richmond Hill for an afternoon of community stories, featuring readings by award-winning author Gaiutra Bahadur (Visiting Scholar, A/P/A Institute at NYU) and poet Rajiv Mohabir. Record your family story for inclusion in the South Asian American…

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29 October 2018

I Even Regret Night: Verses from Indenture

UPDATE: Please note the new location. This program will now take place at the NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center located at 53 Washington Square South. Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, South Asian American Digital Archive, Rajkumari Cultural Center, Jahajee Sisters, Guyana Modern.com, and Asian American Writers’ Workshop. While conducting research for her book Coolie Woman, Gaiutra Bahadur (Visiting Scholar, A/P/A Institute at NYU) came across Lalbihari…

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07 November 2018

Queer Migrations & Diasporic Intimacies

Presented by Asian Film and Media Initiative of NYU Cinema Studies. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU; Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at NYU; Center for Media, Culture and History; Center for Religion and Media; Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies; NYU Student Affairs; NYU Global Programs; Center for Disability Studies. This film series foregrounds intimate queer worlds that often get eclipsed in narratives of migration and diaspora. Reaching from experimental shorts, to personal stories,…

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08 November 2018

Artists in New York: The Virtual Asian American Art Museum

UPDATE: This event has reached full capacity. If additional tickets become available, they will be released on Eventbrite. We will do our best to seat as many walk-in guests as capacity allows.  To mark the launch of the Virtual Asian American Art Museum, we present “Artists in New York,” a two-panel symposium, highlighting Asian American artists who lived and worked in New York during the twentieth century. The panels, “An Asian American Modern in New York” and “Postwar Asian Diasporic Artists…

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15 November 2018

Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora

UPDATE: Please note that this event has a new location: NYU Silver Center, Jurow Hall, 31 Washington Place, first floor. Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Lisa Lowe (Tufts University), Tavia Nyong’o (Yale University), Licia Fiol-Matta (NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese), and Manijeh Moradian (Barnard College) discuss Gayatri Gopinath’s (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis) Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora (Duke University…

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16 November 2018

Insular Possessions: Imperial Legacies of 1898 with a special screening of Call Her Ganda

UPDATE: Please note the new location. This program will now take place at the NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center located at 53 Washington Square South. Co-sponsored by the NYU Native Studies Forum, NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, and GABRIELA New York. The year 1898 has conventionally been regarded as the American “imperial moment,” when the United States acquired and occupied a number…

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17 November 2018

Soseongri (소성리): Screening + Discussion

Sponsored by Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, Third World Newsreel, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by Code Pink NYC, Granny Peace Brigade, Peace Action New York, and Veterans for Peace, NYC, Chapter 034. What should we be doing to advance peace? Soseongri (소성리), directed by Park Bae-il, follows a community of senior citizens whose way of life is threatened when the decision is made to place the US THAAD anti-missile system in their South Korean village. Everyday life in Soseongri, a farming village…

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27 November 2018

Queer Migrations & Diasporic Intimacies

Presented by Asian Film and Media Initiative of NYU Cinema Studies. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU; Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at NYU; Center for Media, Culture and History; Center for Religion and Media; Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies; NYU Student Affairs; NYU Global Programs; Center for Disability Studies. This film series foregrounds intimate queer worlds that often get eclipsed in narratives of migration and diaspora. Reaching from experimental shorts, to personal stories,…

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28 November 2018

Queer Migrations & Diasporic Intimacies

Presented by Asian Film and Media Initiative of NYU Cinema Studies. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU; Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at NYU; Center for Media, Culture and History; Center for Religion and Media; Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies; NYU Student Affairs; NYU Global Programs; Center for Disability Studies. This film series foregrounds intimate queer worlds that often get eclipsed in narratives of migration and diaspora. Reaching from experimental shorts, to personal stories,…

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03 December 2018

NYU, UAE & Academic Freedom: A Faculty Forum

Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Center for Media, Culture and History, NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, NYU Department of Cinema Studies in Tisch School of the Arts, NYU Department of English, NYU Department of History, NYU Department of Journalism, NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYU Department of Religious Studies, NYU Department of Spanish and Portuguese, NYU Department Social and Cultural Analysis, the Iranian Studies…

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05 December 2018

Unsustainable Empire: Alternative Histories of Hawai‘i Statehood

Co-presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU Native Studies Forum. In his new book Unsustainable Empire: Alternative Histories of Hawai‘i Statehood (Duke University Press, 2018), Dean Itsuji Saranillio (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis) offers a bold challenge to the narrative that the 1959 admission of Hawai‘i, a largely non-white territory, as a US state was a civil rights victory. Rather, Saranillio argues that the expansion of US empire into the Pacific was imperative to the sustainability…

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07 December 2018

Voicing the Invisible: Gender-based Violence in Asian American Communities

Presented by 16 Days NYC and the API/A Social Work Students for Change. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and UN Women Metro NY Chapter. This panel discussion will focus on sexual violence, domestic violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence as experienced within Asian American communities. Featured speakers will address the role of social stigma, gender expectations and stereotypes, and the intersections of multiple social identities. Featuring Shana Bhattacharya (Sakhi for South Asian Women), Anita Teekah (Anti-Trafficking…

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30 January 2019

Second Annual Fred T. Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution

Presented by the NY Day of Remembrance Committee. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), Asian Practice Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA), Jill and Jim Cornell, APALSA at NYU Law School, Japanese American Association, Japanese Americans/Japanese in America, Asian American Federation, Japanese American National Museum, Japanese American Citizens’ League (NY Chapter), Fred T. Korematsu Institute, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Center for Constitutional Rights, Coalition for Asian American Children & Families,…

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04 February 2019

NYU MLK Week 2019: What’s Left of the Dream?

Presented by the NYU Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. For the forteenth consecutive year, NYU will commemorate Dr. King’s visit and his legacy by hosting a week-long schedule of special events. The theme for this year’s NYU Martin Luther King, Jr. Week is, What’s Left of the Dream? See the full calendar of events here.

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07 February 2019

Last Boat Out of Shanghai: Helen Zia, Laurence Coderre, and Pacharee Sudhinaraset

UPDATE: This event has reached full capacity. Should additional tickets become available, they will be released on Eventbrite and an announcement will be made in our newsletter.  Coinciding with the seventieth anniversary of the Chinese Communist Revolution, activist and former A/P/A Institute at NYU Writer-in-Residence Helen Zia launches her new book, Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution (Ballantine Books, 2019). Through the stories of four young people, Zia chronicles the historic…

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