Asia in Focus Speaker Series

Asian buildings with wooden columns on right and mosaics on left people walking in between

Asia in Focus Spring 2017 Speakers!

Thursday, February 16th, 12:00-1:00 pm
Ford Hall (Political Science Bldg), Room 407

"Handouts for the Weak?:Minority Welfare Benefits in China

Andrew MacDonald, PhD, University of Oxford
Post-Doctoral Associate, Center for Asian Democracy, University of Louisville


Summary of talk: The social welfare of ethnic minorities is a contested subject, with a deep politicalized history, in contemporary China. This talk will analyze the impact and outcomes that new urban social and welfare schemes – with notable attention to the basic medical insurance, unemployment insurance, minimum livelihood guarantee allowance (dibao), and pension programs – play in the livelihoods of minorities in China."Red Flags, Red Line, and Red Scares: U.S.-China Relations in the Era of Trump and Xi," a talk by Robert Daly.

Monday, February 20th, 1:00-2:00 pm
Ekstrom, Room W104

"Red Flags, Red Lines, and Red Scares: U.S.- China Relations in the Era of Trump and Xi"

Robert Daly
Woodrow Wilson Center

Daly will a look at long-term dynamics and short-term threats and challenges in Sino-American relations, including recommendations for Beijing, Washington, and Louisville.

Robert Daly is Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.
This talk is co-sponsored by the UofL Center for Asian Democracy and The Louisville Committee on Foreign Relations.

Thursday, March 23rd, 12:00-1:00 pm
Ford Hall (Political Science Bldg), Room 407

"Lessons from an Election in Mumbai"

Lisa Bjorkman
Assistant Professor, Urban and Public Affairs, University of Louisville


Thursday, April 20rd, 12:00-1:00 pm
Ford Hall (Political Science Bldg), Room 407

"Leaving Vietnam"

Minh Nguyen
Professor, Eastern Kentucky University


See the list of our past speakers here.