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Events 2012 - 2013

 

September 14 - 16, 2012

2012 Graduate Student Conference in Buddhist Studies--Buddhist Traditions: New Directions

Keynote by Gregory Schopen

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September 21, 1 PM

The State of Postcolonial Studies: A Panel

 

 

October 10, 1 PM

"Enterprising Solutions to Poverty in Emerging Markets," Paul Polak, International Development Enterprises

 

October 12, 3:15 PM

"Enter the Mandala: Yoga Tantra Environments in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco," Jeff Durham, Curator of Himalayan Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

 

October 16, 5 - 7 PM

UVa South Asia Cocktail Reception

 

October 18th, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

"Afghanistan: Where Are We, Where Are We Going, And Why Care?,"Ambassador Ronald Neumann, Presdient of the American Academy of Diplomacy and Former Ambassador to Afghanistan

Part of the Lecture Series in Peace-Making and Keeping Operations.

 

October 25th, 12 - 2 PM

Louis Dumont: A Panel-led Discussion, John Nemec, Fred Damon, and R.S. Khare

Sponsored by the Center for Critical Human Survival Issues

 

 

October 25th, 4 PM

"History and Narrative in Kalhana's Rajatarangini," John Nemec, University of Virginia

 

 

October 29 - October 30, 2012

Conference: Unveiling the Self: Life Narratives of Muslim Women in the Middle East and South Asia

 

November 8th, 3 PM

"The Melancholy City: Textuality, Orality, and Performance in the Kashmiri Narrative Public," Chitralekha Zutshi, College of William and Mary

 

 

November 8th, 6 PM

"International Justice Mission Discusses Corban Addison's new book--a Walk Across the Sun"

 

 

November 20, 11 AM

"A Conversation with Mustafa Popal, Deputy Director of the State Department's Afghanistan Office," Mustafa Popal

 

 

January 25th, 1 PM

"Human Habitats and Ideologoies of Sustainability in Kathmandu and Mumbai"

Anne Rademacher, New York University

Brooks Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Hosted by the Department of Anthropology

Part of the Mellon Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative

 

 

January 25th, 3 PM

"Places and Stories: Pilgrimage in Tamil Srivaisnavism"

Bharati Jagannathan, University of Delhi

 

 

February 1st, 1 PM

"Dogs and Humans and What Silt Wants to Be: The Claims and Limits of the Non-Human in the Jamuna"

Naveeda Khan, Johns Hopkins University

Brooks Hall Commons

Hosted by the Department of Anthropology

Part of the Mellon Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative

 

 

February 1st, 2 PM

"From Delight to Wisdom: the Nature of Peotry and its Healing Effect "

Salman Akhtar, Thomas Jefferson University, Son of the Urdu poet Jan Nisar Akhtar

 

 

February 1st, 5 - 6 PM

"A Reading of the Author's Poetry "

Salman Akhtar, Thomas Jefferson University, Son of the Urdu poet Jan Nisar Akhtar

 

 

February 22nd, 3 PM

"Chin aur Hind: An Indian Subaltern in China, 1900-1901 "

Anand Yang, University of Washington, Director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

 

 

March 1st, 3 PM

"The Ethics of Non-Equivalence: Inequities in Marketing Dalit Narratives of Suffering "

Christi Merrill, University of Michigan, Associate Chair of the Center for South Asian Studies

Part of the Lecture Series in Peace-Making and Keeping Operations.

 

 

March 6th, TBA

Film Screening and Discussion: "The Sorrow and the Joy: Remembering Hussein's Martyrdom in Hyderbad, Pakistan."

Ashok Rajput, University of Virginia and Film Director

 

 

March 29th, 3 PM

"Beyond Charity: Poverty, Gender, and Local Islam in Contemporary India"

Danielle Widmann Abraham, James Madison University

 

 

April 6th, 9 AM - 5 PM

Contemplation and Medicine in South Asia and Beyond: A One-Day Conference

Featuring Frederick M. Smith (University of Iowa), Dagmar Wujastyk (University of Zurich), Roshi Joan Halifax (Upaya Zen Center), and many others

 

 

April 12th

"Rising Powers and Global Governance: Reforming a Resilient Status Quo"

Miles Kahler, University of California, San Diego

 

 

April 19th, 3 PM

"The Making of Modern Hinduism in Medieval Nepal"

Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz, Rutgers University