IAS 20th Anniversary: Forum/Panel Discussion
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:00pm to Friday, April 20, 2018 - 4:00pm

Institute for Asian Studies 20th Anniversary Event

Forum/Panel Discussion

April 20

2:00-4:00 PM

Urban Bldg, 2nd Floor Gallery


"Asian Studies in the US: its current status and future direction"

A panel discussion featuring:

  • Dr. Katherine Bowie, professor of Anthropology at University of Wisconsin-Madison and immediate past-chair of the Association for Asian Studies

  • Jeff Hanes, Associate Professor of Japanese Studies & History and Director, Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Oregon

  • Martha Bailey, Portland Community College

  • Kenneth Brashier, Professor or Region and Humanitiies at Reed College

  • Jon Holt, Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature

  • Asian Studies faculty from Portland State University

Within institutions of higher learning, liberal studies disciplines are facing increasing competition from a shifting focus on the science, technology and professional fields.  This Forum brings together Asian Studies specialists from 5 different universities to discuss and reflect on the past 20 years of Asian Studies with in the academy, how the field and its role has changed, what direction we see it headed in the future, and  what Asian Studies can and should offer to students. 


Free & open to the public.


Light refreshments will be provided.


Sponsored by the

PSU Institute for Asian Studies, Office of International Affairs, and International Studies


For more information, contact:
The PSU Institute for Asian Studies
Tel. 503-725-8576