Recent Events

LCAS Programs 2013 – 2014

Making and Faking Kinship: Marriage and Labor Migration between China and South Korea
Caren Freeman, University of Virginia
November 8, 2013

The challenge of involving communities and citizens in development
Vijayendra Rao, World Bank
co-sponsored by LCAS as part of the Dept. of Political Science Fall Globalization Lecture Series
November 4 2013

Access to New Cancer Drugs:  the United States vs. poor cancer patients around the world
James Packard Love, Director of Knowledge Ecology International
co-sponsored by LCAS as part of the Dept. of Political Science Fall Globalization Lecture Series
October 16 2013

Mindfulness Week September 30 – October 4, 2013
Co-sponsored with Campus Recreation, The UMW Wellness Program, and Student Affairs. LCAS sponsored events included:

- No Mud, No Lotus: An Introduction to Mindfulness Practice
David Ambuel and Angela Pitts
September 30, 2013

 - Once Dumb, Twice Crazy, Third Time Wise
Documentary Film Showing
David Ambuel
October 2, 2013

- Mindfulness and Stress Management – the Practice and the Science
Hugh Byrne
October 2, 2013

 

LCAS Programs 2012 – 2013

An Afternoon with Indian Documentary Filmmaker
Pankaj Rishi Kumar

In God’s Land

Punches and Ponytails 

April 10, 2013

Symposium: Japan – Two Years after the 3/11 Earthquake and Tsunami
April 5, 2013:

 - Aftershocks: Political and Social Reverberations of Fukushima and other Recent Earthquakes in Japan
 Prof. Steve Rabson, Professor Emeritus, Brown University

Sichuan 2008, Fukushima 3/11 and Sino-Japanese Relations
Susan Fernsebner, Professor of History, University of Mary Washington

Live Performance of Traditional Japanese Koto Music
Miyuki Yoshikami

Live Your Dream
Documentary Film by Regge Life centering on the life of Virginia native Taylor Anderson, one of the two Americans to die in the tsunami at Fukushima, where she taught English after graduating from Randolph-Macon College. The film features interviews of local residents, including her students, and of her family who describe her lifelong interest in Japan and her adjustments–sometimes humorous–to living there.

 

Buddhist Nuns in the 21st Century
guest lecture by Alison Melnick, University of Virginia
March 27, 2013

Disclosing Divine Forms?
guest lecture by Andrew Guffey
March 18, 2013

Film: Once Dumb, Twice Crazy, Third Time Wise: A Tale of Buddhist Pilgrimage
David Ambuel
March 13, 2013

Whatever happened to comrade? Gender mainstreaming, training and development in Vietnam
guest lecture by Kristy Kelly, Drexel University
Nov. 13,  2012
(co-sponsored with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Department of Political Science as part of their globalization lecture series.)

 

LCAS Programs 2011 – 2012

 

Korean Film: Jean Woo Chi
the story of Jean Woo-chi, a Taoist from the Joseon era, who ends up in present day Korea, causing mayhem with his knack for magic
Nov. 1, 2011

 

When Lineage Speaks: Personal and Scholarly Reflections on Buddhist Monkhood

Wijitha Bandera
University of Virginia
October 27, 2011

WHEN ROME FACED EAST lecture series fall 2011

 

Ancient Roman Contacts with South and South East Asia 
Dr. Sethuraman Suresh, Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC
Wed. Sept. 7, 2011

Roman Coin Finds in India and Sri Lanka
Dr. Sethuraman Suresh, Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC
Thurs. Sept. 8, 2011

The Site of Berenike in Roman Egypt and its Maritime Trade Connections with the East
Dr. Steven Sidebotham, Professor of History, University of Delaware
Thurs. Sept. 22, 2011

Rome vs. Parthia:  The Cold War that Never Was
Dr. Rose Mary Sheldon, Professor of History, Virginia Military Institute
Thurs. Oct. 27, 2011

Trading Equality for Talent: The Troubled Turn in Korean K-12 Education
Dr. Hyunjoon Park, Associate Professor of Sociology and Education at the University of Pennsylvania
September 28, 2011