Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute Speaker Series

Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute Speaker Series

The Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at Holy Names University promotes positive peace – peace with security as well as justice and sustainability – through a broad array of activities, including research, publishing, service and civic engagement.

Pricing:

Unless otherwise noted, free and open to the public. For additional information contact Professor Chiho Sawada at sawada@hnu.edu.

The Golden Land of Myanmar: Film Screening & Conversation with Director

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Location: Valley Center for the Performing Arts
Pricing: FREE and open to the public

IMAGE_golden_land_02Join us at Holy Names University for the Oakland premier of The Golden Land of Myanmar, and a conversation with the film's director, Shoshana Cathy Korson (Buddhist nun Daw Sanda Wadi).  

“After having traveled to Asia in 2002, and spending time at a remote monastery in the south of Burma… Korson accepted an invitation from a Venerable monk to ordain as a Buddhist nun in his monastery. She now considers Burma her home and this film has developed over her many years of living in the monastery. So much has been reported about the politics in Myanmar while the sublime and serene life go under reported. It is her love for the simplicity, beauty and refinement that Myanmar so exquisitely exemplifies that drew her to the creation of this film.”      (The Golden Land of Myanmar website)

Presented by the Japan Policy Research Institute (JPRI) and the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at Holy Names University. Cosponsored by the HNU Integrative Studies Across Cultures (ISAC) program. 

The film screening (67-minutes) will be followed by a discussion moderated by JPRI board member and UC Berkeley emeritus professor Dr. Patrick Lloyd Hatcher. Please also join us for the wine-and-cheese reception following the screening and audience Q&A session. 

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From Kahlo to Kilgallen: Art and Community in California

Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Location: Valley Center for the Performing Arts
Pricing: FREE and open to the public

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From Kahlo to Kilgallen: Art and Community in California” 

Illustrated lecture by Drew Johnson, Curator of Photography and Visual Culture, Oakland Museum of California

Drew Johnson will tell us about an exciting new exhibition—Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California—at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) that weaves together art and artifacts from the collections of both OMCA and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Fertile Ground illuminates local histories and social forces that changed the face of art in and beyond the Golden State, telling the stories of four creative communities at decisive moments in the history of California art:

  • the circle of artists who worked with, influenced, and were influenced by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in San Francisco in the 1930s;
  • the legendary painters and photographers associated with the California School of Fine Arts in the 1940s and 1950s, including Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Minor White, and Imogen Cunningham;
  • the free-spirited faculty and students at UC Davis in the 1960s and 1970s, such as Robert Arneson, Wayne Thiebaud, William T. Wiley, and Bruce Nauman; and
  • the streetwise, uncompromisingly idealistic artists at the center of a vibrant new Mission scene that took root in the 1990s through the present, including Barry McGee, Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Amy Franceschini,  Ruby Neri, Alicia McCarthy, and Rigo 23, along with many others.

Focusing equally on the artworks and the contexts that fostered their creation, Fertile Ground presents an intimate and textured history of personal relationships, artistic breakthroughs, and transformative social change.   (Source: OMCA website)

Presented by the Japan Policy Research Institute (JPRI) and the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at Holy Names University. Co-sponsored by the HNU Integrative Studies Across Cultures (ISAC) program. 

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SF Opera Preview at Holy Names: Puccini's La Bohème

Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Location: Valley Center for the Performing Arts 
Pricing: FREE and open to the public

IMAGE_la_bohemeSF Opera Preview at Holy Names University: Puccini's La Bohème

Visit Holy Names University in the beautiful Oakland Hills for a free preview of the San Francisco Opera’s fall production of La Bohème

Special guests from the SF Opera and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music will perform and comment on musical excerpts from La Bohème

Presented by the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at Holy Names University, in partnership with the SF Opera and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  

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