‘Conversation Hour’ with Peace Educator B. Jeannie Lum April 9

| April 7, 2015

The Webster University community is invited to a “Meet & Greet Conversation Hour” with peace educator B. Jeannie Lum on Thursday, April 9, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Faculty Development Center in Emerson Library. Lum is editor of the Journal of Peace Education, associate professor of Educational Foundations at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a scholar in transdisciplinary and transformative learning.

Lum is in St. Louis for the 2015 ASIANetwork  Consortium Conference April 10-12, hosted by Webster University. She is a member of an expert panel on “Teaching Asia: How to Avoid Reifying and Exotifying Culture,” with Webster Multidisciplinary Studies professor Roy Tamashiro and Anthropology and Sociology assistant professors Elsa Fan and J.B. Kwon.

This event is posted on the University Events Calendar.

23rd Annual ASIANetwork Conference

The 2015 ASIANetwork Conference theme is ASIA: BODY AND SPIRIT. Asianists study vastly different aspects of life in Asia: the languages, arts, histories, literatures, philosophies, religions, social structures, political systems, economies, and environments. But all of these aspects have something in common, which is the emphasis on the peoples of Asia.

This year’s conference honors the embodied nature of Asian societies as well as their spiritual lives, seeking ways to explore how the spiritual is mediated through the body, and how the embodied nature of society affects the production of cultures, politics, economics, and the environment. These are issues encountered in our historical studies of Asia, and they are also essential to understanding Asian societies today.

Click here for more information about the ASIANetwork Conference.

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