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The Global & Area Studies Program hosts a variety of events through collaborations across campus, with the Wyoming Humanities Council, and through the support of a Department of Education grant. The Global & International Studies Scholars Lectures Series promotes discussion among Wyoming citizens of important global issues by bringing renown speakers to the UW campus and locations across Wyoming.
Popular Culture in East Asia: The Production and
Consumption of Inter-Asian Love Dramas
Thursday, October 17th – University of Wyoming at 4:30pm in Classroom 310
This talk uses inter-Asian television love dramas to illustrate "East Asian pop culture" as a sphere of production, circulation, and consumption. It unpacks the tensions between the local and the regional, with women caught in this process as consumers, workers, and citizens. If production for regional audiences aims to transcend the local, what are the strategies the TV industries use to reach regional audiences? What are the textual politics that are negotiated in order to reach regional female audiences? What are the tensions between the regional and the local? Practices of consumption are always embedded in local dynamics, what are the local politics that enable women to interpret these inter-Asian TV love dramas? What functions do these interpretations perform in the larger social and political domains?
Understanding the China-U.S. Challenge: Globalization, Economic Development, and a Future of Shared Dependence
Monday, October 16th – Casper
Monday, November 18th – University of Wyoming, CR 314 4-5:15 pm
Many call the 21st Century, China’s century and its political, economic, and social trends have ripple effects around the globe. This discussion brings together an international interdisciplinary panel of experts from Shanghai University and the University of Wyoming to address topics such as China’s weathering of the global economic crisis, Chinese modernity and cultural change, Chinese civil society and its development, and China’s world view and relationship with its neighbors, among other topics. This discussion will help us to understand the opportunities and challenges that China presents for the United States and the globe now and into the future.
Dr. Yarong Ashley, Global and Area Studies (UW)
Dr. Mingming Cheng, School of Sociology, Shanghai University
Dr. Zhengwei Xia, Department of History, Shanghai University
Prof. Junfeng Pan, Department
of English, No 3 Military Medical University
Global Studies Excellence Initiative Event
Reflections on a Diplomatic Career – Student Roundtable with former Ambassador Marc Wall
Wednesday, November 13th – Central Wyoming College, Riverton, TBA
Thursday, November 14th – Jackson High School, Jackson Hole, Library at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, November 19th – University of Wyoming, BU Auditorium at 4:10 pm
- Jackson Hole High School – Understanding the Diplomatic Approach to Foreign Affairs
- Global Business Roundtable – Reflections on a Diplomatic Career – Asia to Africa
- Global Challenges and the Future of Diplomacy
Most recently the foreign policy advisor to the United States Pacific Command in Hawaii until summer 2013, he has served as U.S. Ambassador to Chad, coordinated reconstruction programs in Iraq, managed trade initiatives with Japan, China, and Taiwan, and served in economic and commercial positions in Zimbabwe and the Ivory Coast. In Washington, D.C., he has been a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and held various positions shaping U.S. policy towards Asia, Africa, and international economic organizations including as Director of the Economic Policy Staff in the Africa Bureau and as Senior Advisor to the China Economic and Security Commission. An accomplished diplomat and policy professional, he has also taught at Georgetown University, the National Defense University, the City College of New York, and George Washington University’s Program for International Studies in Asia.
Climbing Everest: The Myths, Magic, and the Macabre with Mark Jenkins
Mark Jenkins, an international alpinist, is a critically acclaimed author, a field staff writer for National Geographic and a writer-in-residence at the University of Wyoming. Jenkins climbed Everest in the spring of 2012 and explains Everest’s past and present and how the meaning fo climbing the mountain has evolved.
Monday, September 30 - 7 pm at Casper College, CTEL Presentation Hall
Tuesday, October 1 - 7 pm at Casper College (World Physical Science Center, Wheeler Auditorium, Room 103)
Wednesday, October 2 - 7 pm at Gillette College (Main Building Presentation Hall)
Last of the First Skiers
An evening with Mark Jenkins from National Geographic and the University of Wyoming
Deep in the Altai Mountains of Central Asia there is a ski culture that has survived unchanged for at least five thousand years. Wide, long, curve-tipped skis are hewn by axe from red spruce and the bases nailed with silky horsehair. These ancient skis glide smoothly over powder and yet can climb practically straight up. The Kazakh and Tuvan tribesmen of the region use the skis to hunt elk. Guns are illegal, so they lasso the beasts from their skis---a primordial tableau that is depicted in local petroglyphs dating from 5000-12,000 BP. National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins lived and hunted with these extraordinary skiers last winter. On November 14 at 6 pm at Teton County High School, Jenkins will present a program exploring the last enclave of prehistoric skiing, its links to the modern global ski culture, and the profound adaptability of humankind in an increasingly globalized world.
Thursday, January 23, 2014, Jackson Hole, WY, at 6 pm in the Theatre in the Center for the Arts
Foreign Policy in 2013 and Beyond - Conference with
Post – (March 1st keynote)
David Ignatius will look at President Obama and his new national security team and the key issues that will dominate the next four years: Iran, Syria, and the wider Arab Revolution: Afghanistan, post-America, and China. He will discuss each, trying to explain the personalities and the issues in Washington and around the world.
Mr. David R. Ignatius is an associate
editor and columnist for The Washington Post. In
addition to his work at the Washington Post, his career includes
reporting for the Washington Monthly, Wall
Street Journal, and International Herald Tribune. In
his distinguished career he has covered a range of assignments including the Justice Department, the CIA, and the Senate. Ignatius
also has extensive experience as a Middle East correspondent for the Wall
Street Journal and served as its chief diplomatic correspondent. In 1985 he
received the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting. He joined the Washington
Post in 1986, served as the editor of the “Outlook” section of the Post
and from 1990 to 1992 he was the paper’s foreign editor, and oversaw the
paper's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of Iraq’s invasion
of Kuwait. In
1999, he began writing a twice-weekly column in the Post on global
politics, economics and international affairs which is syndicated worldwide by The
Washington Post Writers Group. The column won the 2000 Gerald Loeb Award
for Commentary and a 2004 Edward Weintal Prize. Ignatius’s writing also has
appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Foreign
Affairs, The New Republic, and Talk
Magazine. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Kings College, Cambridge University, where he
received a diploma in economics.