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22 November 2019

White Gaze: Michelle Dizon & Việt Lê

Presented by the AI Now Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.  AI Now Fridays, presented by the AI Now Institute at NYU, creates space for discussion, exploration, and insight. This edition of AI Now Fridays will feature a presentation by artists Michelle Dizon and Việt Lê, followed by a conversation moderated Jason Schneiderman.   Artist and filmmaker Michelle Dizon works with an archive of National Geographic magazines to explore the mechanics of the “white gaze.” Through…

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04 December 2019

Human Rights and Literature

Presented by the NYU Postcolonial, Race, and Diaspora Studies Colloquium. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and the NYU Department of English. The Postcolonial, Race, and Diaspora Studies Colloquium hosts a panel discussion to celebrate the release of The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights and Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2019), edited by Crystal Parikh (Director, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and Professor, NYU Departments of English and Social & Cultural Analysis). The panel will feature contributors Audrey J. Golden (Simmons…

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05 December 2019

Imperial Entanglements: Permanent Conditions of War in the Pacific

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Native Studies Forum and Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis.  In Sacred Men: Law, Torture, and Retribution in Guam (Duke University Press, 2019) Keith L. Camacho (University of California, Los Angeles) demonstrates how the 1944 and 1948 US Navy tribunals in Guam used and justified imprisonment, torture, murder, and exiling of accused Japanese and Chamorro war criminals in order to institute a new…

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06 December 2019

Activism and Diaspora: American Art Histories 

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Japan Foundation, New York (JFNY) Grant for Japanese Studies program. Alexandra Chang (Rutgers University, Newark) and ShiPu Wang (University of California, Merced) co-convene an intensive academic workshop for scholars and curators to examine art activism through a global comparative lens. On Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, the public is invited to join the conversation. Featured speakers include experts in Asian American, Latinx, Indigenous,…

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