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December 14, 2010

WATCH ONLINE - International Institute Symposium: Rethinking Area Studies

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Friday, October 29, 2010
1080 South University Ave., Room 1636 SSWB

Please click below to watch Kevin O'Brien's talk "Studying Chinese Politics in an Age of Specialization." Other videos from the symposium can be found here.

Symposium Schedule

PANEL I 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
"International and Area Studies: Past, Present, and Future"
Gilbert Merkx, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Duke University

Respondents: Ken Kollman, Acting Vice Provost for International Affairs, Acting Director of the International Institute, Professor of Political Science; Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof Associate Professor of History

PANEL II 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
"Cross-Purposes or Complementarity? Changing Relationships Between Area Studies and the Disciplines"
Patricia Steinhoff, Professor of Sociology, University of Hawaii

Respondents: Hitomi Tonomura, Professor of History; Anna Grzymala-Busse, Professor of Political Science, Director of the Weiser Centers for Europe and Eurasia and Emerging Democracies

PANEL III 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
"Studying Chinese Politics in an Age of Specialization"
Kevin O’Brien, Alann P. Bedford Professor of Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science, University of California at Berkeley

Respondents: Christian de Pee, Assistant Professor of History; Geneviève Zubrzycki, Associate Professor of Sociology

PANEL IV 3:15 - 4:45 p.m.
"South Asia Without Borders: New Trends in Connective and Comparative Scholarship"
Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University

Respondents: Mrinalini Sinha, Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of History; Allen Hicken, Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies

PANEL V 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
"The Meanings and Consequences of Contextual Expertise for Engaging Policies and Publics"
Michael Kennedy, Howard R. Swearer Director of the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University

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Posted by zzhu at December 14, 2010 05:20 PM