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08 October 2019

Thinking Unruly Aesthetics: A Roundtable with Kandice Chuh, Allan deSouza, and Gayatri Gopinath

Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. This round table places in conversation three recently published monographs: Kandice Chuh’s (CUNY Graduate Center) The Difference Aesthetics Makes: On the Humanities “After Man” (Duke University Press, 2019), Allan deSouza’s (University of California, Berkeley) How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change (Duke University Press, 2018), and Gayatri Gopinath’s (NYU Department of Social  and Cultural Analysis) Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic…

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09 October 2019

Decolonizing Guam: Conversation with the Chamoru Delegation to the United Nations

UPDATE: This event has reached full capacity. We are no longer accepting RSVPs. Only registered guests will be admitted.  Co-presented by the NYU Native Studies Forum and Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. The Chamoru Delegation to the United Nations will discuss various issues of decolonization for Guåhan/Guam—highlighting the impacts of US militarization and addressing topics such as Indigenous language and youth education, ancestral lands and dispossession, rights of Indigenous women, climate change and environmental justice, and economic impacts of political status.…

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10 October 2019

The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold History

UPDATE: This event has reached full capacity, and we are no longer accepting RSVPs. Should additional tickets become available due to cancellations, they will be released automatically via the Eventbrite form above. Please note that we do not maintain waitlists for our programs.  Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Department of History, NYU Department of East Asian Studies, and Nodutdol for Korean Community Development. The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold History (Princeton…

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11 October 2019

From the Frontlines of Protecting Mauna Kea: Pualani Case, Kapulei Flores, and Jalena Keane-Lee

Co-presented by the NYU Native Studies Forum, Nā ʻŌiwi NYC, and Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis.   Pualani Case discusses her efforts to protect sacred Mauna Kea from further desecration by the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). A short film titled, Standing Above the Clouds, that speaks of the different families involved will frame the discussion. Filmmaker Jalena Keane-Lee and Case’s daughter Kapulei Flores join the conversation. Standing Above the Clouds…

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15 October 2019

Terrifying Drag: Conversation with Faluda Islam and LaWhore Vagistan

UPDATE: This event has reached full capacity, and we are no longer accepting RSVPs. Should additional tickets become available due to cancellations, they will be released automatically via the Eventbrite form above. Please note that we do not maintain waitlists for our programs. Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. This conversation brings together two fabulous US-based South Asian drag queens, Faluda Islam and LaWhore Vagistan, to discuss…

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16 October 2019

Manaʻo Mauna Kea: A Workshop with Lanakila Mangauil

Co-presented by the NYU Native Studies Forum, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, and Nā ʻŌiwi NYC. Co-sponsored by the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. Manaʻo Mauna Kea is a workshop with Mauna Kea protector Lanakila Mangauil. RSVP This venue has an elevator and is accessible for wheelchair users. Restrooms are single-stall, and all gender. If you need any accommodations, please email apa.rsvp@nyu.edu.   Lanakila Mangauil is a Kanaka Maoli born and raised in Hāmākua, Honoka‘a, of Hawai‘i Island. Growing up…

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17 October 2019

The New Salon: Ocean Vuong in Conversation with Darin Strauss

Hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program senior faculty member and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Darin Strauss. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Ocean Vuong’s debut novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, was published by Penguin in June 2019. He is also the author of the poetry collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016, winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and the Forward Prize…

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18 October 2019

Opening: Deities Part I & II

Presented by Chhaya CDC. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Chhaya CDC presents the opening reception for its inaugural art exhibition at the organization’s Richmond Hill Center gallery space. Andil Gosine‘s (A/P/A Institute at NYU Visiting Scholar) work entitled Deities Part I & II was born out of his participation in Project Prithvi, a monthly clean-up of Jamaica Bay led by Queens-based organization, Sadhana. Chhaya is thrilled to extend this work and showcase the pre-eminent Indo-Caribbean artist’s digital prints,…

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22 October 2019

Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History

Presented by the NYU Institute of African American Affairs. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Department of Art and Public Policy, Tisch School of the Art, and NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. Edited by Deborah Willis, Ellyn Toscano, and Kalia Nelson, Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History charts how women’s profound and turbulent experiences of migration have been articulated in writing, photography, art, and film. The essays cover enslavement, diaspora, and refugees,…

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23 October 2019

Noura Erakat on Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine

Presented by the American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/America Institute at NYU, Urban Democracy Lab, Gallatin Human Rights Initiative, and Global South Center at Pratt Institute. Human rights attorney and scholar Noura Erakat’s (Rutgers University, New Brunswick) Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2019) offers a new approach to understanding the Palestinian struggle for freedom, told through the power and control of international law.…

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01 November 2019

Siting A/P/A Studies: A Celebration of Scholars

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, and NYU Doctoral Program in American Studies/Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. We celebrate three new books by alumni from the NYU Doctoral Program in American Studies with a series of presentations, one-on-one conversations, and a roundtable discussion. In Insurgent Aesthetics: Security and the Queer Life of the Forever…

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14 November 2019

Pop Empires: Transnational and Diasporic Flows of India and Korea

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis and Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality; NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication; Asian Film and Media Initiative; Office of Residential Life; and Binghamton University Asian and Asian American Alumni Council.   Featuring the book’s editors, S. Heijin Lee (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis), Monika Mehta (SUNY Binghamton Department of English), and Robert…

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16 November 2019

Soft and Wet: Publication Launch & Conversation

Presented by EFA: Project Space Program. Co-sponsored by Independent Curators International (ICI) and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Please join us for the closing event and launch of Soft and Wet, a publication reflecting on the exhibition of the same title curated by Sadia Shirazi. The evening will feature readings of excerpts from the Dialectics of Isolation: An Exhibition of Third World Women Artists of the United States (1980) catalog by Kazuko Miyamoto, Howardena Pindell, and Judy Blum Reddy. The…

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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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13 December 2019

A/P/A Study Hall

Looking for a quiet place to study for upcoming finals? We’re opening up our doors to students on Friday, December 13, Monday, December 16, Tuesday, December 17, and Thursday, December 19 from 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. for A/P/A Study Hall. Coffee, hot chocolate, tea, sodas, and snacks will be provided! Email apa.rsvp@nyu.edu to reserve your spot. This venue has an elevator and is accessible for wheelchair users. Restrooms are single-stall, and all gender. If you need any accommodations, please email apa.rsvp@nyu.edu.

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13 December 2019

Writing Kashmir: Literature and Resistance Under Occupation

Presented by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. The Asian American Writers’ Workshop presents an evening of readings by Kashmiri writers, artists, organizers, and academics from the diaspora. Featuring political anthropologist, poet, and short fiction writer Ather Zia (University of Northern Colorado, Greeley), writer and filmmaker Maryam Mir (New York University), and social worker Samia Shafi (Stand with Kashmir). A conversation about India’s military occupation, the impact of the current communication blackout on writers…

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19 January 2020

Closing reception for Prints of Pop (& War)

We celebrate Roger Shimomura‘s 2012-13 artist-in-residency with the A/P/A Institute with a closing reception for Prints of Pop (& War), A/P/A’s inaugural gallery exhibition. Please RSVP by Monday, February 11, 2013 using the form below. Reservations are also accepted via phone (212.992.9653). Prints of Pop (& War) is on view February 13-May 10, 2013, Monday-Friday, 11AM-5PM. Acclaimed for his poignant, bright-colored prints and paintings, award-winning artist Roger Shimomura’s work challenges constructions of the racialized “other” and calls attention to the…

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