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The Asian Studies Program at Eastern Kentucky University offers a minor (18 hours) and a certificate (12 hours).

CULTURAL DINNER: Japan— Thursday, April 7, Jaggers Room, Powell Building, 6:30 pm

EKU Student Activities Council will be holding a Cultural Dinner on Thursday, April 7, 2016 in Jaggers Room, Powell Building from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. There will be free food provided by Khin’s Sushi as well as prizes. All are welcome and invited.

FILM SCREENING: “Children of the World”—April 5, 7 p.m., Powell Underground

See the film “Refugee Kids,” about a school for refugee students in NYC, learn about refugees being resettled in Kentucky, and support the ESL classes of Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Lexington.

Dr. Beth Underwood Accepted to NEH Institute on Confucian Asia

Born in Seoul, South Korea, to a multi-generation educational missionary family, Dr. Elizabeth Underwood has long had an affinity for Asian people and culture.

EKU to Host Hitachi Supply Chain Conference

Eastern Kentucky University, the first public university in Kentucky to offer a bachelor’s degree option in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM), will host Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas’ annual supply chain conference and awards event.

LECTURE: Dr. Fatih Beren on Domestic Security Intelligence in Democratic Societies

On Friday, February 19, Dr. Fatih Beren will provide a guest lecture entitled “Domestic Security Intelligence in Democratic Societies.” Dr. Beren is a police commissioner with the Turkish National Police as well as a lecturer for the Turkish National Police Academy. Dr.

ASIAN STUDIES OPEN HOUSE: Celebrate the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Monkey

Event Date and Time: February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: 163 Case Annex


Dr. C. Michael Rich
PhD, Yale University
BA, Dartmouth College

Kalkan to Present Paper on Recent Turkish Elections at Midwest Political Science Conference

Dr. Kerem Ozan Kalkan, Assistant Professor of Government and Affiliated Faculty of the Asian Studies Program, is scheduled to present “The Spatial Interpretation of the Recent Turkish Elections” at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association on April 7-10, 2016 in Chicago, IL.

Rich Presented Paper on the Fiction of Mori Ogai at SEC/AAS Annual Meeting with EKU Students and Faculty in Attendance

Dr. C. Michael Rich, Assistant Professor of Japanese and Chinese and Affiliated Faculty of Asian Studies, presented “The Convergence of Philosophy and Religion in the Fiction of Mori Ogai (1862-1922)” at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (SEC/AAS) on January 15-17, 2016 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

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