[Nwsanet] Calendar 1.10.05
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There are 7 events on this week's NorthWest South Asia Net Calendar. All
events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified.
Tsunami relief efforts: the South Asia Center has set up a list of some local organizations engaged in relief efforts for victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Please visit it at http://jsis.artsci.washington.edu/programs/soasia/tsunami%20relief.htm and help out.
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City
Monday, January 10, 2005
Communications 226, 3:30 p.m.
Against Eurocentrism: the Relevance of Latin America and China
Modernity can be conceptualized as the opening of Europe, long besieged by the Ottoman world, to the world of trans-Atlantic space. Although anticipated by China in its great discoveries between 1405 and 1433, the Hispanic 15th century inaugurates modernity in all its dimensions of meaning. The subsequent redefinition of modernity by the Enlightenment denies the importance of the European "South"; and with it disappears the significance of the Iberian and Latin American worlds. Along with the covering over of China through the ideology of Orientalism, these developments inaugurate Eurocentrism, which is today expanding as "Americanocentrism." (Note: the material culture of Europe's first Hispanic modernity is currently on display in SAM's exhibition on "Spain in the Age of Exploration, 1492 -1819")
Enrique Dussel is the founder of the Latin American Liberation philosophy movement, whose debates in Spanish parallel those in English in South Asian and Latin American Subaltern Studies. He is the author of more than thirty books on religion, sociology, history, theology, and philosophy, some of which have been translated into English, including The Invention of the Americas: Eclipse of "The Other" and the Myth of Modernity (1995), The Underside of Modernity: Apel, Ricoeur, Taylor, and Rorty (1996), Ethics and Community (1988), Philosophy of Liberation (1985), and Ethics and the Theology of Liberation (1978). His most recent works are Ética de la Liberación: en la edad de la globalización y de la exclusión (1998) (forthcoming in English as Ethics of Liberation in the age of Globalization and Exclusion, Duke University Press), and Hacía una Filosofía Política Crítica (2001).
About Enrique Dussel: Michael Barber, Ethical Hermeneutics. Rationalism in Enrique Dussel´s Philosophy of Liberation (1998) and Linda Alcoff-Eduardo Mendieta, Thinking from the Underside of History. Enrique Dussel´s Philosophy of Liberation (2000).
Professor Dussel will also hold a small seminar at 10:00 a.m. in Communications 202. To register, please call 206.543.3920 or email afahale at u.washington.edu
This is the third of five events in the Global Languages and Literatures speaker series, which is co-sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities, the Department of English, and the Division of Spanish and Portuguese. Contributions have also been made by Modern Language Quarterly, Anthropology, China Studies, Comparative Literature, Communications, Geography, Linguistics, the Middle East Center, and the College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Offshoring: Another Side of the Story
(Perspectives from Overseas)
Breakfast and panel discussion sponsored by the the
World Affairs Council, UW Global Business Center, and the
UW East Asia Center, South Asia Center, and Southeast Asia Center
at the UW Jackson School of International Studies
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Rainier Club, 820 4th Avenue , Seattle , WA 98104 , 206.296.6848
Cost: $20.00 members, $25.00 non-members
Register by calling the World Affairs Council at 206-441-5910
We know that offshoring, while not a new phenomenon, has recently created a flurry of debate about loss of U.S. jobs and the concern about the U.S. economy. While there are varying points of view on the subject from inside the U.S. , what are the effects of the increased offshoring on the recipient nations? When jobs and income arrive, what economic and social changes follow?
Join us for a deluxe breakfast and a panel discussion on the other side of the offshoring story in specific Asian countries. Panelists from the University of Washington will be Gary G. Hamilton , Professor of Sociology and the Jackson School of International Studies; Anthony P. D'Costa , Professor in Comparative International Development and member of the International Studies and the South Asian Studies Program of the Jackson School of International Studies; and moderator Ali Tarhouni , Senior Lecturer in Business Economics at the UW Business School.
>From Seattle With Love: A Benefit Concert for Tsunami Relief at Town Hall
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Town Hall Great Hall (1119 - 8th Ave, Seattle)
Cost: $25, $50, $75
More Info: http://www.world-affairs.org/calendar.cfm?eventID=445&action=eventDetails
Registration: Tickets available at www.ticketweb.com, or at the door
The World Affairs Council is pleased to support this special benefit concert produced by Town Hall Seattle. In a community wide response to the tsunamis in Asia and Africa, Town Hall Seattle will be the location of "From Seattle with Love: A Benefit Concert for Tsunami Relief." Local political leaders, artists and media personalities will donate their talents and time to raise money for the victims of this unprecedented natural disaster. All reciepts from the concert will go to Mercy Corps and CARE, two of the major international relief organizations responding to the crisis.
Wild Western Tibet
Slide Presentation by Daniel Winkler
Wednesday, Jan 19th, 7.30pm
at Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism
108 NW 83rd Street, Seattle, WA 98117 USA
(206) 789-2573 www.sakya.org
Daniel will show photos taken during a winter journey from Lhasa to Tsochen located in the southern Changtang, Western Tibet's wild high altitude region in March/April 2004. The Changtang is known for its beautiful sparse landscapes still rich with wildlife. On this trip Daniel was consultant to a film team that focused on the extreme hardships of daily life in the Changtang in winter. This presentation will show the incredible beauty of this barren region caught between an unforgiving environment and the pressure that modernisation applies to a changing ancient lifestyle.
Daniel Winkler is a freelance geographer/ecologist working as an environment and development consultant. For the last fifteen years his research focus and work is the environment of the Tibetan Plateau (and its rich culture). He has published frequently in scientific journals on topics ranging from forest ecology, forestry and traditional landuse practices to medicinal plants and mushrooms for rural income generation.
Email: danwink at cs.com,
FEMINIST RESEARCH & ACTIVIST FORUM
Durga Puja in Kolkata:
Its Socio-Economic and Cultural Impacts
Dr. Bhaswati Ghosh, Calcutta University
FRAF-01-051 - NO CHARGE
Thursday, January 20, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
An audio-visual presentation about Durga puja, the oldest existing Hindu religious festival celebrated originally in West Bengal, which has subsequently spread to other states and countries along with the widespread mobility of the Bengali community. This presentation of a micro-study of the economic, social and cultural impact of this festival concentrates on Kolkata, the hub of Bengali culture, which manifests all the aspects of this mega festival event.Dr. Bhaswati Ghosh is a noted economist and reader of economics from Calcutta University.
Co-sponsored by UW Women Studies and UW South Asian Studies
Location for both: Women's Center, Cunningham Hall
Please register for the forum by calling 206.685.1090
South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest (SACPAN)
Presented with the Centre for India and South Asia Reseach (CISAR), University of British Columbia.
Current presenters include:
Tariq Rehman, Qaid-i-Azam Professor of South Asian Studies, UC Berkeley.
E. Annamalai, director of Central Institute of Indian languages in Bangalore, visiting Professor at Yale for AY 2004-2005.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall, UW Campus, Seattle.
Visuality, Virtuality, and Devotional Culture: "Darshan" in the Sathya Sai Baba Movement
Smriti Srinivas, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, UC Davis
Sponsored by the South Asia Center.
Associate Director & Outreach Coordinator
South Asia Center, Jackson School
Box 353650, University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: (206)543-4800; Fax(206)685-0668
South Asia Center on the Web:
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