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FEATURED EVENTS

  • Chinese Culture Week 2021Chinese Culture Week 2021

    Join us for some exciting events to celebrate Chinese Culture Week (September 27- October 3).

  • Be Global ReadyBe Global Ready

    Learn more about global opportunities on campus, such as majors, learning abroad, scholarships, internships, and more. Get your passport stamped and receive free international food.

  • Coups and Conflict: Examining Myanmar’s Struggle Toward DemocracyCoups and Conflict: Examining Myanmar’s Struggle Toward Democracy

    Join our panelists as they examine the impact of the military coup in Myanmar on ethnic relationships and conflicts and the challenges and opportunities faced by the NLD-led CRPH and different key stakeholders against the military coup.

  • Shadow Flowers Movie ScreeningShadow Flowers Movie Screening

    Join us for a free movie screening brought to you by the Asia Center and the Utah Film Center. Ryun-hee Kim, a North Korean housewife, was forced to come to South Korea and became its citizen against her will.

  • A Conversation with Roger Mello and Junko YokotaA Conversation with Roger Mello and Junko Yokota

    Junko Yokota, Hans Christian Andersen Award jury president, and Roger Mello, winner of the 2014 HCA Illustrator Award talk about how winning this award has led to increased international attention through exhibitions, collaborative book creations, and jury work.

  • Sight and Sound in Medoruma Shun’s ‘Walking a Street Named Peace’ and Yū Miri’s Tokyo Ueno StationProf. Davinder Bhowmik: “Sight, Sound, and the ‘System of Sacrifice’”

    Bringing in scholarship by John W. Treat and Norma Field around a taboo of impunity and silence in relation to the Emperor, I argue that the pivotal placement of the system at the centre of each of these stories can be seen to point to ongoing silences and inequities arising from unresolved wartime memories.

  • Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia in a Post-COVID EraSustainable Development in Southeast Asia in a Post-COVID Era

    This talk will address how the Southeast Asian region is facing myriad sustainable development challenges, and what opportunities are available in a post-COVID world to address them.

  • BIPOC Going Global Career PanelBIPOC Going Global Career Panel

    Each year International and Area Studies coordinates our Going Global event in conjunction with the Career and Professional Development Center. This year we want to highlight the global careers, international experiences, and language skills of BIPOC individuals and how those skills and experiences have benefitted them in the workplace.

  • Bridging International Borders in Academia: Equity, Diversity, & InclusionBridging International Borders in Academia: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

    This panel is the first of its kind to work toward a collective initiative to enhance awareness and access to academic careers for undergraduate women from diverse backgrounds in Asia and the United States. We aim to facilitate conversations and gain insight about reaching and engaging students that have historically faced obstacles in accessing graduate school and academic careers as a result of social, economic, and institutional barriers.

  • Investigating Intra-and Inter-cohort changes in Socioceconomic Gaps in Smoking in Contemporary ChinaInvestigating Intra-and Inter-cohort changes in Socioceconomic Gaps in Smoking in Contemporary China

    Smoking rate in China declined moderately through 1990s and early 2000s, but the decline has since stagnated. China remains the largest producer and consumer of cigarettes in the world. This lecture investigates changes in the socioeconomic gaps in smoking during this process. Our analysis suggests that an effective way to reduce smoking, social inequality in smoking and possibly health disparities in China is to target the smoking behavior among low-education groups.

  • U.S. -China Relations in the Biden EraU.S. -China Relations in the Biden Era

    Join us for a discussion on the changing U.S. China dynamic as President Biden comes into office. Professor Steve On from Sun Yat-sen University and Professor Yanqi Tong from the University of Utah will provide their insight into this key bilateral relationship, including how the Biden administration will approach China and how the approach might differ from the Trump Administration.

  • RakugoRakugo

    Come enjoy a Rakugo, the art of Japanese Comedic Storytelling with a top-class Rakugo speaker: Tozaburo Yanagiya.

  • Minari Film Screening and Q&APOSTPONED: Minari Film Screening and Q&A

    The Asia Center and Utah Film Center have partnered together to bring you a free virtual screening of Minari.

  • Utah Chinese New Year CelebrationUtah Chinese New Year Celebration

    The Utah Chinese communities is celebrating the kick off to the Year of the Ox with virtual performances inspired by Chunwan traditions across Asia. Celebrate with music, art, and dance.

  • Hinckley Forum: Beyond the Bloc: Asian American Voting & Political PowerHinckley Forum: Beyond the Bloc: Asian American Voting & Political Power

    The 2020 election demonstrated the increasing strength and diversity of the Asian American vote. Pew Research Center predicts that by 2055, Asian Americans will be the country’s largest immigrant group.

  • Utah Film Center: 76 Days Movie Screening and Post-Film Discussion with Director Hao WuUtah Film Center: 76 Days Movie Screening and Post-Film Discussion with Director Hao Wu

    76 Days capture an invaluable record of life inside Wuhan, China, ground zero for the outbreak of COVID-19.

  • Spring 2021 CLAC Info SessionsSpring 2021 CLAC Info Sessions

    Join us for two info sessions to learn more about what CLAC is, how to find and register using CLAC attribute, what classes are being offered this semester, and what the student experience and advantages are in taking a CLAC section. Our CLAC coordinator will be able to answer any questions you may have.

  • International Education Week (IEW) EventsInternational Education Week (IEW) Events

    International and Area Studies (Asia Center, Center for Latin American Studies, International Studies, and Middle East Studies) will be hosting six events during IEW. Make sure to check out what we are offering below and on the IEW website.

  • Covid Lecture SeriesCovid Lecture Series

    The Asia Center and Center for Latin American Studies have partnered together to bring you a Covid series dedicated to informing you about how Covid has impacted politics in Latin America, first-hand experience in Wuhan from a physician on the ground, India's response to the virus, and how Indigenous communities have been impacted. If you were unable to attend, check-out the YouTube links below.

  • Asian Studies MA Program Virtual Information SessionAsian Studies MA Program Virtual Information Session

    Come learn more about the interdisciplinary Asian Studies MA at the University of Utah, which emphasizes advanced language study and breadth of area studies.

  • Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) Info SessionCultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) Info Session

    Join us for an info session to learn more about what CLAC is, how to find and register using CLAC attribute, what classes are being offered in the Spring, and what the student experience and advantages are in taking a CLAC section. Our CLAC coordinator will be able to answer any questions you may have.

  • Virtual Going Global 2020Virtual Going Global 2020

    Join us for a panel discussion and networking event with employers across industries and disciplines to learn where your degree can take you.

  • FLAS info Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Virtual Info Sessions

    Join us for a virtual info session to learn more about the FLAS scholarship! Please email ias@utah.edu for Zoom information.

  • “Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in the U.S.” Book Launch and Panel Discussion“Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in the U.S.” Book Launch and Panel Discussion

    “Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in the U.S.” by Annie Isabel Fukushima, an assistant professor in the Division of Ethnic Studies in the School for Cultural and Social Transformation and an Affiliated Faculty Member, Asian Studies, recently received a 2020 book award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Asia and Asian America. An online launch party for the book will feature a panel discussion on July 26 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • FLAS FlyerFLAS Application Now Open for Summer 2019 and Academic Year 2020-2021 Awards!

    The University of Utah offers federally funded Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. The award is open to students in any department who will include language and area study in their course load.Applications are due January 31st for both Summer 2019 and Academic Year 2020-2021 awards.

  • Going GlobalSave-the-Date for the Going Global Career Panel!

    Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 4:30-6:30PM. Hear from professionals about their global careers and how to get started!

  • Thi BuiFinding Home

    Please join us for an insightful lecture titled "Finding Home" presented by Thi Bui at 7:00pm on Nov. 7th at the Salt Lake Public Library Main Branch, Nancy Tessman Auditorium located on 210 East 400 South.

  • Dolowitz2019 Anne and Sandy Dolowitz Lecture in Human Rights

    "Migration in the Americas: A Panel Discussion about Borders, Humanity, and the State." Thursday, March 28th, 2019.

Last Updated: 9/25/19