Each semester, the Pacific Basin Institute sponsors or co-sponsors several lectures and other events on campus.

Spring 2017 Events

PBI Lecture Series - Academic Freedom in Transnational Perspective

in collaboration with "Free Speech in a Dangerous World"

  • Wednesday, February 1:  Eda Erdener (Bingol University, Psychology) and Adib Shaar (Mamoun University), "Lived Experiences: Free Speech, Academic Freedom and Scholars at Risk in Turkey and Syria," 4:30 p.m., Hahn 101 (PO)
  • Wednesday, February 22: Maria Montoya (New York University, History), "How Do We Treat Academic Freedom and Free Speech in an International Setting?," 4:30 p.m., Hahn 101 (PO)
  • Wednesday, April 5: Larycia Hawkins (University of Virginia), "Academic Freedom Isn't Free: Christian Professor in Hijab Meets Evangelical Litmus Test," 4:30 p.m., Rose Hills Theatre (PO)
  • Wednesday, April 11: Miranda Joseph (University of Arizona, Gender & Women's Studies) and Conor Friedersdorf (PO '02, The Atlantic), "Actualizing Free Speech: The Regulation of Student Voice on College Campuses," 6-7 p.m. closing reception, 7-9 p.m. panel discussion, Rose Hills Theatre (PO)

Lunchtime Colloquia

  • Thursday, March 9: Nicole Constable (University of Pittsburgh, Anthropology), "The Contradictions Care and Control: Migratory Surveillance, Precarity, and Strategic Resistance in Hong Kong,"11:30 a.m. lunch, 12:00 p.m. talk in Women's Union, second floor, Walker Lounge (PO)

Other Events

  • Friday, February 10: James Huffman (Wittenburg University, History), "Rickshaw Pullers and Factory Girls: Life in the Slums of Meiji, Japan," 4:15 p.m., Hahn 108 (PO)
  • Friday, February 24: Emma Teng and Wie Fong Chao (Chinese Civilization), "A Chinese Food Evangelist in Wartime America: Chao Yang Buwei's How to Cook and Eat in Chinese," 4:15 p.m., Hahn 108 (PO)
  • Friday, April 7: Haiming Liu (Cal Poly Pomona, Ethnic and Women's Studies), "The Changing Menus of Chinese Restaurants in the U.S.," 4:15 p.m., Hahn 108 (PO)
  • Friday, April 14: Dayna Barnes (Stanford University), "Trapped in Tokyo: American Diplomats after Pearl Harbor," 4:15 p.m., Hahn 108 (PO)