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Model UN Interest Meeting

Are you interested in global politics? Want to sharpen your debate skills? Interested in learning about the world?

Join the University of Kentucky Model United Nations team. In this era of globalization and international conflict, understanding the global context is more important than ever. Model United Nations allows students to gain leadership and communication skills and interact with students from different countries and diverse backgrounds, all while learning about diplomacy and international relations. 

The MUN interest meeting will be held Thursday, September 6th, at 6om in 1455 Patterson Office Tower.

For more information contact:

Professor Buck Ryan: buck.ryan@uky.edu

Dr. Gregory Hall: gregory.hall24@uky.edu

Hannah Vaughn: hannah.vaughn12@uky.edu

Date: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
POT 1455

Confucius Institute, Patterson School Welcome Speaker on China-U.S. Relations

University of Kentucky Confucius Institute and the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce will present a lecture by Craig A. Harton positive and negative dynamics of China-U.S. relations.

Students Win Boren Awards to Study Languages Critical to National Security

"Reflections on March 11, 2011: Japan's Disasters and their Aftermath" - AGSA Distinguished Lecture Series

In the wake of the triple disasters of March 11, 2011 which devastated the Tohoku region of Japan with a massive earthquake, an enormous set of tsunami, and the catastrophic failure of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor, both Japanese and foreign observers struggled to make sense of these events.  Bestor examines some ways in which Japanese culture frames disasters, and based on fieldwork in Tohoku in 2011 and 2012, how local meaning-making unfolds.

Dr. Bestor earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University and is Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies  at Harvard University. His books include: Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society (edited with Victoria Bestor and Akiko Yamagata, 2011), Doing Fieldwork in Japan (2003), and Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World (2004).

The Anthropology Graduate Student Association (AGSA) invites you to join the Department of Anthropology for our 13th annual Distinguished Lecture Series featuring cultrual anthropologist Dr. Thedodore Bestor. This event is free, and open to all. 

Date: 
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
President's Room Singletary Center
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