International Events (Systemwide)Ganzeer Talks at UH
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -10002015-02-04 12:00:002015-02-04 13:15:00East-West Center, Burns Hall, Room 2118
<div class="start">February 4, 2015, 12:00 pm</div>
<div class="location">East-West Center, Burns Hall, Room 2118</div>
<div class="descr">Ganzeer is the pseudonym of an Egyptian artist operating mainly between graphic design and contemporary art since 2007. He is not an author, comicbook artist, installation artist, painter, speaker, street artist, or videographer, though he has assumed these roles in a number of places around the world. His art has been shown in Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Germany, Jordan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and the United States, as well as in myriad Cairo galleries.
"Art in America Magazine" has referred to Ganzeer's work as "New Realism," and the "Huffington Post" ranked him among "25 Street Artists from Around the World who are Shaking Up Public Art." But Ganzeer rejects both labels and regards "Bidoun Magazine's" description of him as a "contingency artist" as probably the most accurate, while Ganzeer refers to his own practice as Concept Pop. Al-Monitor.com has placed him on a list of "50 People Shaping the Culture of the Middle East" (2013), and he is also one of the protagonists in a critically acclaimed documentary "Art War" (2014) by German director Marco Wilms.
Ganzeer is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.
Co-sponsors: Shangri La + the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, the UHM International Cultural Studies Program, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's Department of Art + Art History, Intersections Visiting Artist + Scholar Program, and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel - Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa.
Dr. Toshio Shimizu, Intersections Visiting Scholar--lecture + reception
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:45:00 -10002015-02-05 17:45:002015-02-05 19:30:00Art Auditorium, Art Building
<div class="start">February 5, 2015, 5:45 pm</div>
<div class="location">Art Auditorium, Art Building</div>
<div class="descr">DR. TOSHIO SHIMIZU Speaks at UH Mānoa
Director of Toshio Shimizu Art Office, Toshio Shimizu is an art critic, independent curator, and a professor at Gakushuin Women's College in Japan. He also holds the position of art director of public art at Tokyo Midtown, a new, expansive, mixed-use development that has transformed the urban environment. In addition, Dr. Shimizu serves as a curator at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, and as an artistic director at Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito. His recent focus is on the cultivation of exhibitions and public art. He completed his studies at the Tokyo Metropolitan University and cole du Louvre, Paris.
Dr. Toshio Shimizu presents a public lecture entitled History of Japanese Art Since the 1950s at the Department of Art + Art History, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) through the Intersections Visiting Artist and Scholar Program. The lecture highlights the important artists and collectives and includes Gutai, Neo Dada, High Red Center, and Mono-ha.
PUBLIC LECTURE + RECEPTION:
Dr. Toshio Shimizu, Intersections Visiting Scholar
Thursday, February 5, 2015
5:45 - 6:20 pm Reception
6:30 - 7:30 pm "History of Japanese Art Since the 1950s"
Art Auditorium, Art Building, UH Mānoa
All events are free and open to the public. Parking fees may apply.
Tokyo Midtown, a contemporary urban development that opened in 2007 in the center of Tokyo's Roppongi district, is a unique city within a city. This complex includes the Midtown Tower, the tallest building in Tokyo, and consists of offices, residential spaces, shopping, restaurants, entertainment, recreational facilities, gardens, the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo hotel, the Suntory Museum of Art, as well as spaces for public art, the design museum 21_21 Design Sight, the Tokyo Midtown Design Hub, and more. The prestigious and much-anticipated Tokyo Midtown Awards for art and design have been held annually since 2008. A selection of these award-winning works will be presented in an exhibition at the Waikiki Parc Promenade Gallery this summer. Details will be announced soon.
Exploring Japanese Linguistics
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 08:30:00 -10002015-02-06 08:30:002015-02-06 17:00:00Moore Hall 258
<div class="start">February 6, 2015, 8:30 am</div>
<div class="location">Moore Hall 258</div>
<div class="descr">Second workshop on Japanese Linguistics with three keynote speakers: Momoko Nakamura (Kanto Gakuin Univ.) "Creating Indexicality: Meiji Schoolgirl Speech"
Syugo Hotta (Meiji Univ.) "Bridging Linguistics and Law" and Masako Hiraga (Rikkyo Univ.)"Iconicity and Intertextuality: A Close Linguistic Analysis of Haiku Texts by Basho "
Philosophy Department Presents: Dr. Masato Ishida (Assoc. Professor, UH Manoa)
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:30:00 -10002015-02-06 14:30:002015-02-06 16:30:00Sakamaki Hall C-308
<div class="start">February 6, 2015, 2:30 pm</div>
<div class="location">Sakamaki Hall C-308</div>
<div class="descr">"Not Merely Buzzing and Blooming: An Exploration of Dewey's Metaphysics of Qualities:" Are experienced qualities inert, passively experienced as red, sweet, or velvet? Or do they actively contribute to experience, giving rise to significance and meaning? This talk re-examines John Dewey's analysis of qualitative experience according to which qualities are not merely buzzing and blooming in confusion. They are directional, regulative, and adverbial such that our experiencing of the world becomes meaningful.</div>
The Samurai Warrior on the Noh Stage
Sat, 07 Feb 2015 19:30:00 -10002015-02-07 19:30:002015-02-07 21:00:00Orvis Auditorium
<div class="start">February 7, 2015, 7:30 pm</div>
<div class="location">Orvis Auditorium</div>
<div class="descr">"A traditional Japanese performance art comprising song, dance and drama, Noh comes in five basic flavors: the celebration of life and song in Shinto god plays, dark Buddhistic ruminations on death featuring ghostly samurai who narrate their final moments on the battlefield, lyrical expressions of love and longing by female ghosts quoting classical court poetry, down-to-earth dramas of living people consumed by jealousy or driven mad by the loss of a loved one, and colorful spectacles portraying powerful demons.
<i>Kiyotsune</i>, the play presented in excerpt by Munenori and Fumiyuki Takeda, belongs to the second category of Noh, the warrior plays. The title is the name of an actual historical figure, Taira no Kiyotsune, grandson of the great tyrant whose troops were defeated in the Gempei War of 1180-1185. Distraught to be on the losing side, Kiyotsune chose to drown himself. The play brings him back as a ghost to be momentarily reunited with his wife, who lies with him in her dream but vents her resentment at his having chosen suicide. Written by Zeami (1363-1443), Noh's creative genius, the play is firmly grounded in the emotional trauma of a husband and wife separated by death, much as seen in the 1990 film "Ghost." Kiyotsune tells of the oracle that foretold their side's defeat, dances as he recalls the songs he played and sang before this death, then slashes at imagined enemies in the warrior's special hell until his prayers release him and he enters the Western Paradise of Amida Buddha". - Jay Ruin, Professor emeritus, Harvard University</div>
Chinese Studies Public Lecture
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -10002015-02-11 12:00:002015-02-11 13:30:00Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319re Hall 319 (Tokioka Room)
<div class="start">February 11, 2015, 12:00 pm</div>
<div class="location">Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319re Hall 319 (Tokioka Room)</div>
<div class="descr">Wednesday, February 11, 12:00 noon
Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)
"China's Two Silk Roads and the Community of Common Destiny in Asia"
David Arase, Johns Hopkins SAIS Nanjing University
Center for Chinese & American Studies
In 2013, Xi Jinping announced a pair of initiatives that aims to restructure the Eurasian economy and geo-politics. The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road are part of Xi Jinping's China Dream, and the idea is to build a comprehensive trans-Eurasian network of economic connectivity that will help sustain China's growth momentum for decades and draw the countries of Eurasia into the gravitational field of China's growing economy. China expects its surrounding neighbors to join it in a "community of common destiny." The rest of Eurasia will form a culturally diverse but economically integrated division of labor shaped by China's trade and financial interests. If it is fully successful, the end result will be "the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation" and the rebirth of a China-centered world.
David Arase has published four books on East Asian politics and international relations, and his fifth, tentatively titled China's Rise and East Asian Order, is under publication review. His most recent book (co-edited with T. Akaha), The U.S.-Japan alliance: balancing soft and hard power in East Asia (Nissan Institute/Routledge, 2010), won the 2011 Ohira Memorial Foundation Special Prize. Before joining the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in 2011, where he is Resident Professor of International Politics, Dr. Arase taught for 22 years in the Politics Department at Pomona College, in Claremont, CA. In the past year, in addition to teaching full time at HNC, he has also been a visiting research fellow at the National Institute of Defense Studies in Tokyo, and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore. </div>
Chinese Studies Public Lecture
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -10002015-02-13 12:00:002015-02-13 13:30:00Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)
<div class="start">February 13, 2015, 12:00 pm</div>
<div class="location">Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)</div>
<div class="descr">Friday, February 13, 12:00 noon
Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)
"The Origin of Modern Humans in China: Current Multidisciplinary Perspectives from Guangxi"
Christopher J. Bae,
Department of Anthroplogy, UHM
The origin of modern Chinese has long been a debated topic. Traditional arguments revolved around the idea that modern Chinese people can trace their roots back to Homo erectus, who were the initial colonizers of the continent between 1 and 2 million years ago (usually referred to as multiregionalism). Others have argued that the history of modern Chinese people is much more recent in time, particularly because all pre-modern Homo sapiens (e.g., H. erectus, mid-Pleistocene Homo) went extinct before or upon the arrival of modern humans in the region some time after 50,000 years ago (usually referred to as the replacement hypothesis). Here, I discuss these various hypotheses in light of recent findings that have been accumulating in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, particularly as a result of our multidisciplinary field and laboratory initiatives, but through other research projects as well. A simple model of multiregionalism or replacement is probably unlikely and as data become increasingly available from the region, the sequence of evolutionary events becomes cloudier, but all the more interesting.
Christopher J. Bae is a paleoanthropologist who has been conducting collaborative field and laboratory research in eastern Asia over the past two decades on a variety of projects, including the origin of modern humans, the Movius Line, and early human subsistence strategies. Bae has published more than 75 pieces, the majority of them in SCI peer-reviewed journals and received more than $1.3M in extramural research funding. He is a recipient of the 2012 UHM Board of Regents' Excellence in Research award. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Human Evolution, which is one of the top peer-reviewed journals in anthropology, and PLoS ONE. Feel free to visit asianprehistory.org to learn more about Dr. Bae's various multidisciplinary research projects he and his colleagues are involved with in eastern Asia.</div>
Social Science Speaker Series Annual Talk
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:30:00 -10002015-02-13 13:30:002015-02-13 15:00:00Building 2, Loui Room
<div class="start">February 13, 2015, 1:30 pm</div>
<div class="location">Building 2, Loui Room</div>
<div class="descr">This is the fourth of a series of annual colloquia featuring social scientists from a variety of areas of specialty. This year, we have a sociomedical scientist, who is a trained ethnographer and public health specialist, Dr. Helen Maria Lekas, Assistant Professor at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. </div>
Red Spouts over Honolulu
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:30:00 -10002015-02-13 14:30:002015-02-13 16:00:00Sakamaki A-201
<div class="start">February 13, 2015, 2:30 pm</div>
<div class="location">Sakamaki A-201</div>
<div class="descr">Professor Ryan Tucker Jones (Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland) will be presenting "Red Spouts over Honolulu: When the First Soviet Whaling Fleet Came to Hawai'i and Re-routed Pacific Environmental History," as part of the continuing History Workshop series, "Capitalism in Crisis: Development, Sustainability, & Inequality in Global Contexts." When the Soviet whaling ship, Aleut, arrived unannounced into Honolulu Harbor on November 28, 1932, Hawaiians were baffled and intrigued. The United States had no diplomatic relations with the new Communist Russia and port authorities had no idea how to process the ship. In the midst of the Great Depression, many citizens flocked curiously to get a first glimpse of these representatives of the world's only worker's state. The Bolshevik officers on board responded eagerly, distributing literature and organizing balaika concerts for the Honolulu radio. The Aleut's seven days in port were a rare bright moment in early Soviet-American relations. But the meeting represented something more as well - Soviet planners were fired by memories of earlier Russian imperial whaling in the Pacific, including Hawaii, and saw the Aleut's voyage as an announcement that Russia had returned as a Pacific power. Thus, at a time when Pacific whaling had nearly ended, the Aleut's arrival in Honolulu heralded a new era that would culminate in the Soviets' near total annihilation of the ocean's great whales.</div>
"Can Democracy Survive Secrecy?" Screening of "Citizenfour" documentary
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 09:00:00 -10002015-02-14 09:00:002015-02-14 13:30:00Hawaii Convention Center, Kalakaua Ballroom
<div class="start">February 14, 2015, 9:00 am</div>
<div class="location">Hawaii Convention Center, Kalakaua Ballroom</div>
9:00 AM Registration
9:30 am to 11:30 am Screening of Snowden documentary "Citizenfour"
12 pm to 1:30 pm Live conversation with Edward Snowden, Ben Wizner
***See RSVP FORM below.
Can democracy survive secrecy? What is the future of the First Amendment in a surveillance society? These questions will be the focus of a rare and provocative public discussion at the Davis Levin First Amendment Conference ("Conference") happening Saturday, February 14th in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.
Edward Snowden's release of documents detailing massive government surveillance sparked a raging global debate which continues to this day. Choosing not remain anonymous, Snowden traded home and career for a life in exile, fleeing the U.S., and eventually taking residence in Russia. A high-level intelligence analyst based in Hawaiʻi, in 2013, Snowden provided documents to the press proving the existence (previously shrouded by government as highly sensitive state secrets) of multiple NSA programs that even today collect and use data on ordinary Americans on an extraordinary scale.
The program will also feature Snowden's attorney and Director of the national ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, Ben Wizner. Speakers will share their views on whistleblowing, balancing government secrecy in wartime against the public's right to know, and the possible futures facing free speech in America. Moderated by Aviam Soifer, Dean of the University of Hawaiʻi William S. Richardson School of Law.
Seating is limited. Tickets are $5.00. RSVPs are requested no later than Tuesday, 2/10/15. Pay by check to the ACLU of Hawaiʻi Foundation, or via Visa or Mastercard by phone. To reserve, call (808) 522-5906, neighbor islands call toll-free, 1-877-544-5906. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail reservations to First Amendment Conference/P.O. Box 3410, Hon., HI 96801. Parking at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center is $10.00, also served by major bus lines. Please visit http://www.thebus.org (link is external) for more information.
The Hawaiʻi Convention Center is ADA-accessible. Request special accommodation no later than Tuesday, 2/10/15. The ACLU of Hawaiʻi will always try to meet requests.
The Davis Levin First Amendment Conference is a lively, civil discussion between prominent constitutional thinkers fostering awareness & dialogue about the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, underwritten by the Davis Levin Livingston Charitable Foundation. Established as a public education project of the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaiʻi Foundation in 1997 with grants from the Robert M. Rees Trust & the law firm of Davis Levin Livingston, the Conference is named for attorneys Mark S. Davis & Stanley E. Levin for their work defending the First Amendment in Hawaiʻi. Prior speakers: Daniel Ellsberg, Kenneth Starr, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Ralph Reed, Nadine Strossen, and Jay Sekulow.</div>