**The March 24 & 26 events have been canceled.**

Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU

New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute will host events in March featuring a panel discussion on transnational and transracial adoptive family formation in the wake of U.S. wars in Asia (March 3), a discussion on Mauna Kea and Native Hawaiian political resurgence (March 24), and a symposium on the politics of diaspora and ethno-nationalism (March 26).

The events are free and open to the public; registration is required at apa.nyu.edu/events or by calling 212.992.9653.

Tues., Mar. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Adoption in the Wake of War
NYU King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South, 1st floor screening room

Spanning the second half of the 20th century to the present, Asian-American transnational and transracial adoption has been shaped by the changing landscapes of U.S. conflicts abroad. This panel highlights academic scholarship and adoptee voices to examine the complex intersections of Asian-American racialization and adoptive family formation in the wake of U.S. wars in Asia. It will feature Kori A. Graves (University of Albany–SUNY), author of A War Born Family: African American Adoption in the Wake of the Korean War (NYU Press, January 2020), Matthew Salesses (Coe College), author of The Hundred-Year Flood (Little A, 2015), and Allison Varzally (California State University, Fullerton), author of Children of Reunion: Vietnamese Adoptions and the Politics of Family Migrations (University of North Carolina Press, 2017). The event will be moderated and curated by LiLi Johnson (University of Wisconsin–Madison).
Subways: R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place); A, C, E, B, D, F, M (West 4th)

Tues., Mar. 24, Noon-2:00 p.m.
Nation Rising: Talk Story on Mauna Kea and Hawaiian Resurgence
A/P/A Institute, 8 Washington Mews, between University Place and 5th Avenue

In the 200 years since the declaration of the ‘Ai Noa, which led to the near dissolution of a Hawaiian religious system, the movement to protect sacred Mauna a Wākea has catalyzed a Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) movement ushering in a new moment in Hawai‘i’s history. The event will feature Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua (University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa), ‘Imaikalani Winchester (Hālau Kū Māna), and Iokepa Casumbal-Salazar (Ithaca College).
Presented by the NYU Native Studies Forum and A/P/A Studies Program in NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality
Subways: R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place); A, C, E, B, D, F, M (West 4th)

Thurs., Mar. 26, 4:00-8:30 p.m.
Speaking for the Nation: Ethno-Nationalism, Sectarianism, and the Politics of Diaspora 
NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Shorin Performance Studio, 802

This symposium explores the possibilities of building transnational solidarities and coalitions in the face of growing ethno-nationalism and sectarianism in Asia and the Middle East. Speakers will consider contemporary politics in multiple sites, including the Philippines, China, India, and Iran, and their diasporas. Curated by Paula Chakravartty and Crystal Parikh.
Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Co-sponsored by the Gallatin Human Rights Initiative, Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, South Asia at NYU, and Rebecca E. Karl (NYU’s Department of History) through funds provided by the Provost’s Office.
Subways: R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place); A, C, E, B, D, F, M (West 4th)

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