Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Storrs CampusHBL Class of 1947 Room
Tuesday, October 25 / 5:00 pm
HBL â Class of 1947 Room
âNazrulâs Moral Aesthetics: The Beauty of Real Racial and Religious Toleranceâ
Sponsored by Asian/Asian American Studies Institute
Open to the Public
HAIDER A. KHAN is John Evans Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Economics at the Joseph Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. He has served as the chief international adviser to Arab Trade and Human Development in Cairo, a senior economic adviser to UNCTAD in Geneva, a consultant to IFPRI, UNDP, ILO, ADB, the World Bank as well as to various governments.
The recipient of numerous international awards, he has published more than 20 books and over one 150 articles in professional journals, most recently, âDevelopment and Women's Rights as Human Rights: A Political and Social Economy Approach Within a Deep Democratic Frameworkâ in the Journal of International Law and Policy, 42(3).
Prof. Khan is also an award-winning poet, translator and literary, music and art critic. His writings cover Rabindranath Tagore, Nazrul Islam, Shamsur Rahman, Mirza Ghalib, Allama Iqbal, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Nazim Hikmet, Octavio Paz, Pablo Neruda, Pablo Picasso, Surrealism, Asian and Islamic Art, Guillaume Apollinaire, James Joyce and the Japanese Haiku master Basho, as well as many modern and postmodern Japanese poets. His forthcoming book in Bangla Muktijuddher Dingulo:Andhare Alor Gaan (The Days of Our Liberation War: Songs of Light within Darkness) is an analytical memoir in haibun, an organic synthesis of haiku and complementary prose form. His poems âWar Sonataâ in English and âMandro Shaptokâ (The Lowest Octave) in Bangla have been anthologized widely.
Made possible by support from the Nazrul Committee of Connecticut in collaboration with the Asian/Asian American Studies Institute/ CLAS, this event is part of a public/private endeavor that aims to place the work and activism of the poet Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976) within the context of broader literary, political, social and intellectual ideas and movements. Contact Prof. Cathy Schlund-Vials, AAASI Director for more information.
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Storrs CampusAsACC, Rm 428
Class required for all AMP (Asiantation Mentoring Program) mentors, and also counts towards an Asian American Studies minor.
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
03:00 PM - 04:15 PM
Storrs CampusMonteith 226
UConnâs Global Training and Development Institute welcomes members of the University community and the public to attend this panel discussion with Spencer Curry of Fresh Farm Aquaponics, and Onyeka Obiacha formerly of Happy Life Coffee and now a Yale University Social Entrepreneurship Fellow. Invited guests who will be attending include social entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia who are hosted by UConnâs Global Training and Development Institute as part of the YSEALI program. YSEALI is a diplomatic effort by the U.S. State Department and is part of the Obama Administration's signature international academic program: https://asean.usmission.gov/yseali/.
Rationale: It is well known that most business ventures fail within a few years of their founding. What about social businesses? This panel discussion will focus on the trials and tribulations associated with changing the world through social entrepreneurship and will address how difficult, yet rewarding, it can be to be fully engaged in social entrepreneurship. The panelists will describe their social enterprises, then be asked questions by a moderator, then the discussion will be opened up to audience questions.
More Info on the YSEALI students: The 21 YSEALI students who are here at UConn for a month studying social entrepreneurshipâwith economic development as a sub-theme for this programâhail from 10 Southeast Asian nations (student numbers in parentheses): Brunei (1), Cambodia (2), Indonesia (4), Laos (1), Malaysia (2), Myanmar (2), Philippines (3), Singapore (1), Thailand (2), and Vietnam (3).
We hope to see you there!
Global Training and Development Institute.
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
04:00 PM - 05:15 PM
Storrs CampusAsACC, SU 428
Weekly meeting of PAC (Pan-Asian Council) representatives from affiliated Asian/Asian American student organizations.
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs CampusStudent Union Theatre
Award-winning Graphic Novelist GENE LUEN YANG Thursday, Oct 27, 4-6PM Student Union Theatre.
Open to the Public / Talk and Book Signing
Sponsored by The Rightors Fund for Children's Literature, Asian & Asian American Studies Institute, Asian American Cultural Center and slAAm! (sampling literature by Asian Americans!).
GENE LUEN YANG began making comics and graphic novels in the fifth grade. In 2006 First Second Books published American Born Chinese, which became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Associationâs Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album.
In 2013, First Second Books released Boxers & Saints, Yangâs two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion. Nominated for a National Book Award, this book also won the L.A. Times Book Prize.
Gene Yang has created a number of other comics, including Dark Horse Comicsâ continuation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender and DC Comicsâ Superman! In addition to cartooning, he teaches creative writing through Hamline Universityâs MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, teaching alongside amazing authors like Anne Ursu, Gary Schmidt, Laura Ruby, Matt De La Pena, to name a few.
In January 2016, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and the Childrenâs Book Council appointed Gene Luen Yang the National Ambassador for Young Peopleâs Literature.
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Asian American Cultural Center
2110 Hillside Rd. U-3186
Storrs, CT 06269-3186
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