Inaugural Plenary of the Global Asia Initiative and the 2016 Triangle East Asia Colloquium

This year’s Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellows' Workshop will be taking place at Duke University (Durham, North Carolina), in conjunction with the following free, public events:

  • Global-Asia: Revisioning Area Studies for our Times

    Inaugural Plenary of The Global Asia Initiative. 
    Sponsored by the Social Science Research Council and Duke University's Center for International Studies.

    Friday, March 25th, 4:00pm. Reception to follow.
    Holsti-Anderson Room, Rubenstein Library 153, Duke University, Durham, NC

    The Global Asia Initiative at Duke will be inaugurated with a plenary session featuring three prominent Asianists exploring connections, comparisons and convergences between different Asian societies and their links with the world outside.The inaugural event will also mark the signing of an agreement between GAI and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) as GAI joins the SSRC’s InterAsia Partnership as a Coordinating Partner and a hub for nodal research activities.

    Moderated by: Prasenjit Duara (Oscar Tang Professor of East Asian Studies, Department of History, Duke University).

    Speakers: Karen Thornber (Professor of Comparative Literature and of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University); Ho-Fung Hung (Associate Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University); and Edmund Malesky (Associate Professor of Political Science, Duke University).

    For additional info, please contact Timothy McDermott: