Spring 2017 events

"Uncertain Correspondence: What Vladimir Putin Can Teach Us About Donald Trump", a lecture by Masha Gessen
Wednesday, April 26 | Time TBA
White Hall 208

A highly visible and provocative journalist/social activist, Masha Gessen has written extensively on contemporary Russia, including a book, The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. Her op ed pieces are regularly published in the New York Times, Washington Post, and LA TimesSponsored by Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES)

Previous events

"Leapfrogging technology: opportunities for India amidst globalization uncertainties," a lecture and Q&A with Ambassador Arun Singh, former Ambassador of India to the United States
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
| 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Presentation Room, Oxford Road Building, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
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India has some unique strengths and challenges. It has sustained high rates of growth over the past decade and more and is today the fastest growing economy in the world, but large numbers still live in poverty, and a fourth of the population does not have access to commercial energy. Still, start-ups in India have attracted large investments over the past two years. India has leapfrogged technology in mobile communication in the last decade and is now striving to do so in financial technology. The bulk of the population comprises people below the age of 35, and this demography is seen as a potential dividend; however, globally, the headwinds are of jobless growth. In this period of backlash to globalization, what is the opportunity for India to meet economic and technological needs differently? What will be the new potential for partnership between India and the U.S., including in third countries?

An Introduction to Fulbright Scholar Grants for US Faculty and Professionals
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
| 12:00 p.m.
Jones Room, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
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The Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives (GSI) and the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE) are partnering to host a day of free Fulbright information sessions on Wednesday, Feb 15, for Emory faculty and professionals interesting in applying for Fulbright grants.

Andrew Reiss, Assistant Director of Outreach at the Institute of International Education, which administers the Fulbright Scholar Program, will be on campus to give a presentation on the grants for U.S. faculty and professionals. A limited number of brief, one-on-one morning meeting slots for faculty who have questions about the process will also be available. Attendees will learn about opportunities to teach and conduct research abroad and get tips on preparing Fulbright grant applications.

Boxed lunches will be served.

Please register to attend by Friday, February 10, 2017.

Please note that these workshops are tailored for faculty and staff, and that workshops for the Fulbright US Student Program are hosted separately. The deadline for applications to the 2017-2018 Fulbright Scholar Program is Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Brief one-on-one meetings with Reiss will run from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the CFDE (216 Woodruff Library). He will review draft proposal summaries before his visit and provide guidance and feedback to strengthen them. To sign up for a time slot, email a short project abstract (and a draft proposal if available) to Allison Adams, associate director of the CFDE, by Monday, Feb 6. The description should be no more than two pages and include a brief bio and contact information.

Hong Kong's Future: 20 years since the handover
Thursday, February 16, 2017
| 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Presentation Room, Oxford Road Building, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
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Hong Kong Commissioner to the U.S. Clement Leung will open the event. Panelists include Shirley Lin, Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong; Henry Yu, President of the Hong Kong Association of Atlanta and Executive Director of the Asian Investors Consortium, and Steve Barclay, Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York. 

This event is cosponsored by East Asia Collective, Hong Kong Association of Atlanta, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office New York, Atlanta International Education Group, China Research Center, and US-China Perception Monitor.

PDI-POA Atlanta Workshop
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
| 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Emory Conference Center Hotel, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322
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Protocol & Diplomacy International - Protocol Officers Association (PDI-POA) will conduct a full-day regional workshop open to protocol professionals, those interested in the profession, and those in the general public who may be interested in enhancing their skills in protocol and cross-cultural literacy.

India Week
Tuesday, March 14 through Monday, March 20, 2017

"Mind-Body Medicine: Neuroscience for Success," a public classroom session with Dr. Rick Levy
Monday, March 13, 2017
 | 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
White Hall 101
Dr. Levy will summarize research in biophysics and mind-body medicine and review new science surrounding meditation before taking the audience through guided meditation. Sponsored by the Confederation of Indian Industry and Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce.

Student Indian Arts Mela
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 
| 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cox Ballrooms
The Indian Cultural Exchange is hosting a student celebration of Indian culture. Enjoy dancing and singing performances by numerous student groups.

"Diplomacy and Statecraft: My Life as an Indian Foreign Service Officer," a luncheon with Ambassador Arun Singh, former Ambassador of India to the United States
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
W525 Goizueta
Ambassador Arun Singh served in India's foreign service for over 35 years with postings in Russia, France, Japan, Ethiopia, and--most recently--the United States. Come learn what a diplomat's life is really like behind the scenes.
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India-Themed Wonderful Wednesday 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 
| 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Asbury Circle (rain location: DUC terraces)
The Halle Institute and the Indian Cultural Exchange join forces to bring you a taste of India. Come by Asbury Circle to sample some tasty Indian treats.

"Keep the Change: India's Past, Present, and Future," a lecture by Bachi Karkaria, columnist, Times of India
March 16, 2017 | 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
White Hall 101
India burst out of socialism's straitjacket with the economic liberalization of 1992. And the new millennium has witnessed incredible change. The making and spending of money is no longer guilt-edged, and Indians are able to fulfil aspirations in ways undreamt of for centuries. The young are predictably the hungriest, but it is women who have seized the moment and made amazing strides in one generation – across class and geographies. But entrenched patriarchy does not give up its power easily, and the fault-lines are as manifest as the progress.

Bachi Karkaria, who has observed, documented and, to a degree, effected social change as a senior journalist with the influential Times of India, encapsulates the excitement and the challenge of India, 2017.
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Economic Inequality in Russia: A Comparative Perspective
Thursday, March 23, 2017
| 4:00 p.m.
White Hall 110

Goodrich C. White Professor of Political Science Thomas Remington, a Senior Research Associate at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia and a former director of Emory’s Halle Institute will be giving a lecture on Thursday, March 23. While his talk addresses dynamics in contemporary Russia, his approach to economic inequality includes comparisons with inequality in the USA as well as references to China. Sponsored by Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES)

Korea Week
Monday, March 27 through Sunday, April 2, 2017

Opening Event
Monday, March 27, 2017
Asbury Circle

The "Comfort Women" Statue Installation in Atlanta as a Transnational Peace Movement, a panel discussion
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 5:45 to 7:00 p.m.
Rita Anne Rollins Building (RARB) 102

Dr. Ellen Ott Marshall, associate professor of Christian ethics and conflict transformation, will faciliate the panel. Panelists include Won Chul Shin, PhD student in ethics and society, Graduate Division of Religion, and Helen Kim-Ho, special advisor of The Atlanta Comfort Women Memorial Taskforce. Sponsored by Candler Coordinating Council, Candler School of Theology, Religion, Conflict, Peacebuilding Program, Graduate Division of Religion, The Ethics and Servant Leadership Program, Center for Ethics, and Korean Program, REALC.

Korean Culture Fair
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 11:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Cox Hall Bridge

The Korean Culture Fair is an opportunity to immerse yourself in Korean cultural activities. Take a picture wearing the beautiful traditional Korean hanbok. Or try some of the traditional Korean games. Collect certificates for participating in each cultural activity and exchange them for a small gift!

South Korean Popular Culture before and after Democracy
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
White Hall 103

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Democratization in South Korea, Charles Kim (History, University of Wisconsin) will give a talk titled, “Culture and Protest in Cold War South Korea," and Jenny Wang Medina (Korean Literature and Cultural Studies, Columbia University) will give a talk titled, “As the K-World Turns: The Politics of Culture in Millennial South Korea.” Sponsored by REALC Korean Program, The Halle Institute, and East Asian Studies Program.

Hangeul Party – A Korean Calligraphy Event
Friday, March 31, 2017 | 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Brooks Common, Cannon Chapel

Enjoy an afternoon/evening of modern Korean calligraphy with one of the most prominent calligraphers from Korea. Learn about the Korean alphabet and fall in love with Korean calligraphy and culture by doing it yourself! The event is children-friendly and a delicious Korean dinner will be provided. Sponsored by REALC Korean Program, The Halle Institute, East Asian Studies Program, Emory College Language Center (ECLC).

Korea Culture Night
Sunday, April 1, 2017 | 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
WHSCAB Auditorium

Emory’s Korean Undergraduate Student Association (KUSA) and Korean International Students at Emory (KISEM) will be hosting their 14th annual Korean Culture Night (KCN) on Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m., which will highlight various aspects of Korean culture through both modern and traditional performances. The event will be held in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center administration building auditorium and will feature Emory student groups and Atlanta community groups. Sponsored by REALC Korean Program, The Halle Institute.

China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative and its implications for Sino-African Relations
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
| 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Rita Ann Rollins Room, Grace Crum Rollins Building

One Belt, One Road (OBOR) is referred by many as China’s Marshall Plan or even the 2nd Renaissance in human history. Where does Africa figure in this grand Chinese effort to connect the world commercially, industrially, culturally and politically? Will OBOR enable China to overcome the long-held perception that China cares less but extracts more from Africa? Can the U.S. and China work together to help Africa realize its potential and become a new fountain of creativity, growth and prosperity? Drawing on his experience as a top diplomat to the U.S., Chinese Ambassador to South Africa and Chinese Special Representative, Ambassador Zhong Jianhua will share his thoughts on these issues in this talk.

The United States in South Asia: Friends, Foes, and Flawed Policies
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
| 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
White Hall 208

On Tuesday, April 11, Ambassador Arun Singh, 2017 Distinguished Halle Fellow, will be the honored guest of Distinguished Ambassador in Residence Marion Creekmore for an open classroom event. Ambassador Singh will highlight the United States government's policies in South Asia since India and Pakistan became independent, how these policies were received in the subcontinent, and how key countries there accepted or countered these policies.

Ambassador Singh served in India's foreign service for over 35 years with postings in Russia, France, Japan, Ethiopia, and--most recently--the United States.

International Festival and World Cup Tournament
Friday, April 14, 2017
| 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
McDonough Field

The event will be physically centered around the soccer matches in the center of McDonough Field, because soccer is an extremely popular sport at Emory and internationally. However, around the games on McDonough field there will be music, dancing, different tables representing the countries represented in the world cup, countries represented by students at Emory, and international and cultural student organizations. There will also be great international food, free giveaways, and activities throughout the festival and tournament!