China Town Hall to Feature Former President Jimmy Carter and Tansen Sen

PHILADELPHIA (September 29, 2014) — China’s rapid development and Sino-American relations have a direct impact on the lives of all Americans. To help illuminate this important international relationship, Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) will host the National Committee on United States-China Relations’ (NCUSCR) eighth annual China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, on Thursday, Oct. 16.

This year, the NCUSCR has partnered with The Carter Center of Atlanta, Ga., and will present the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter, in a live, interactive webcast that will be streamed nationally in 70 locations. Held locally in SJU’s Wolfington Teletorium in Mandeville Hall, this national day of programming on China is designed to provide Americans the opportunity to discuss U.S.-China relations with leading experts. Stephen A. Orlins, president of NCUSCR, will moderate the webcast. The national audience, including SJU students and guests, will submit questions.

Known as a champion of human rights throughout the world, James Earl Carter Jr. was elected Chief Executive of the United States on Nov. 2, 1976. President Carter counts among his administration’s significant foreign policy accomplishments the Panama Canal treaties, the Camp David Accords, the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, the SALT II treaty with the Soviet Union, and the establishment of U.S. diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China.

In 1982, President Carter became University Distinguished Professor at Emory University in Atlanta, and founded The Carter Center to address national and international public policy issues, working to resolve conflict, promote democracy, protect human rights, and prevent disease. He is the author of 28 books, most recently A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power, published in April 2014. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

The webcast is followed by a presentation on-site at 8 p.m. by Tansen Sen, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Baruch College, City University of New York. Sen, an expert in Sino-Indian relations, has authored numerous books and articles on the topic. He is currently working on two book projects: one examines cross-cultural trade in Asia during the 14th and 15th centuries, and the second is titled India, China, and the World: Networks of Exchange and Interaction.

A reception at 6:15 p.m. will be followed by welcoming remarks by SJU Professor of History James Carter, Ph.D. An expert on the history of Chinese-Western relations, Carter is a fellow of the National Committee’s Public Intellectuals Program. Carter is the author of two books and numerous journal articles on China.

“Saint Joseph’s is honored to again be chosen to host the China Town Hall,” says Carter. “The program offers an innovative use of technology to bring experts into conversation with citizens to improve understanding of the U.S.-China relationship, which is among the most important bilateral relationships, not only for these two countries, but for the entire world. Having President Jimmy Carter speak with us is a rare chance to hear a former President bring his first-person experience of that relationship.”

China Town Hall schedule:

6:15 p.m. – Reception.

6:45 p.m. – Welcoming remarks from James Carter, Ph.D., professor of history, Saint Joseph’s University.

7 p.m. – Live webcast with Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States.

8 p.m. – Commentary and discussion with Tansen Sen, Ph.D., associate professor of history, Baruch College of the City University of New York.

9 p.m. – Adjourn.

Mandeville Hall is located at the intersection of 54th Street and City Avenue. This event is free and open to the general public. The Starr Foundation underwrites China Town Hall; SJU’s international relations and Asian studies programs are sponsors of event.

Source: St. Joseph’s University News

Application Deadline for The Emerging Scholar's India AND China Symposiums Extended to September 30

Emerging Scholars Transparent Logo 287x300 Application Deadline for The Emerging Scholar's India AND China Symposiums Extended to September 30The deadline for application submissions for the Emerging Scholars Symposiums for India and China have been extended to September 30, 2014. The deadline for the New York City symposium remains the same. 

This unique initiative is designed to provide a platform for researchers pursuing an advanced degree (MPhil/PhD), and young scholars who received their PhDs within the last 5 years, to present their ongoing research. Advanced Master’s degree students from professional fields such as law, design, and architecture are also welcome to apply. We look forward to creative interventions from any discipline, methodology, or combination thereof that address any aspect of China or India’s economic, social, cultural, and political development. Papers with a strong analytical focus on India-China interactions, comparisons, and impact will be given preference. Only papers not previously published will be accepted.

Please visit the Emerging Scholar’s information page  for the updated application information.

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The New School’s Annual Block Party

It’s Party Time!

Block Party that is. That’s right. It’s that time again when everyone floods back into NY for the start of the fall semester. And as usual, that means it’s time for another New School Block Party. This year The New School will host its 18th Annual Block Party, scheduled to take place Thursday, August 28th from 4:30 – 7:30 PM. As in past years, the Block Party will take place on 12th Street, which will be shut down between 5th and 6th Ave. and will feature lots of information tables, free food, music and fun.

The India China Institute will also be there with our info table, so if you are around drop by our table and say hello, and be sure to check out our upcoming events, talks, and student travel grant announcements! As always, just look for the big India China Institute banner on our table. We hope to see you there Aug 28th.

More event details here.

3rd Annual India China Conversations Symposium, April 14th

ES Feb2014 Updated 200x300 3rd Annual India China Conversations Symposium, April 14th The Third Interdisciplinary Symposium for Emerging Scholars on India China Studies is part of the India China Institute’s continuing commitment to build a community of scholars who are engaged in research that focuses on new and innovative approaches to understanding India-China relations. The Emerging Scholars program also draws on The New School’s tradition of fostering horizontal and vertical knowledge sharing across disciplines and amongst scholars in different stages of their careers. read on

3rd Annual Emerging Scholars Symposium on India China Studies – Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

THIRD ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY

EMERGING SCHOLARS SYMPOSIUM ON INDIA CHINA STUDIES

April 14, 2014   The New School

 (Call is only for students based at universities outside of India and China)

The India China Institute at The New School, in collaboration with the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, the University of Calcutta, the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Yunnan University, Peking University and the China Academy of Social Sciences invites submission of papers for the Third Annual Interdisciplinary Emerging Scholars Symposium on India China Studies. The symposium will be held at The New School in New York City on April 14, 2014.

This unique initiative is designed to provide a platform for researchers pursuing an advanced degree (MPhil/PhD), and young scholars who received their PhDs within the last 5 years, to present their ongoing research.   Advanced Master’s degree students from professional fields such as law, design, and architecture are also welcome to apply.   We look forward to creative interventions from any discipline, methodology, or combination thereof that address any aspect of China or India’s economic, social, cultural, and political development. Papers with a strong analytical focus on India-China interactions, comparisons, and impact will be given preference. Only papers not previously published will be accepted.

The symposium is a part of ICI’s continuing commitment to build a community of scholars who are engaged in research that focuses on innovative approaches to understanding India China relations. For nine years ICI has provided a space for the establishment and strengthening of scholarly networks for emerging scholars of India and China who wish to share their research and explore opportunities for advancing individual and collaborative scholarship. The emerging scholars program also draws on The New School’s tradition of fostering horizontal and vertical knowledge sharing across disciplines and amongst scholars in different stages of their careers.

Download CFP (PDF)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To participate in the symposium, interested candidates are invited to send their papers (word  length  6,000  words)  to  icisymposium2013@gmail.com.  The  paper should clearly mention the author’s name, current affiliation, and contact information. The last date for submission of paper is February 14, 2014. More information about our Emerging Scholars program is available here.

REVIEW PROCESS

Selected scholars will be notified by March 14, 2014.

DEADLINES

Submission of papers:                        February 14, 2014

Notification of selected papers:         March 14, 2014

Date of Symposium:                          April 14, 2014

 

THE SYMPOSIUM SERIES AND THE WORKING PAPER SERIES

This symposium is the third part of a three-part symposium series. The first part will be held on November 1-2, 2013 in China for emerging Chinese scholars conducting research on India, and the second will be held on November 8-9, 2013 in India for Indian scholars conducting research on China. Top Indian and Chinese scholars will be invited to join US-based scholars in a special international symposium at The New School in the spring of 2014.

Symposium presenters will also be invited to submit their papers for a standard blind peer review for publication in the India China Working Paper Series.

For more information, please visit our Working Papers page here.

 

ICI INDIA ACADEMIC PARTNER

The India China Institute’s India academic partner is the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi 110021. More information about CPR can be found here.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Please   send   all   paper   submissions   and   queries   related   to   the   event   to icisymposium2013@gmail.com.

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