Responding to Anti-Asian Racism Event

When: Thursday Mar. 25, 2021 8:00pm EST
Where: Click here to register for the zoom webinar

Join the Brandeis Student Union on Thursday March 25th at 8pm for an important conversation regarding the recent rising anti-Asian racism in the U.S. and how Brandeis can support the Asian and Asian American community.

Karen Phuong ‘22, Panny Tao ‘21 and Luke Liu ‘21 will give a presentation on the recent hate crimes against the Asian-American community with different historical contexts. They will then shift the discussion by talking about the divide between Asian-Americans and Asian international students in society, while sharing their experiences on encountering cultural misunderstanding and inequalities.

Professor Rajesh Sampath of the Philosophy of Justice, Rights, and Social Change at the Heller School, will then bring a new topic to discuss by sharing his thoughts on the current situation as well as his experiences being a South-Asian.

This safe space is welcome to everyone who is interested in facilitating discussion regarding this imminent topic that is circulating in America today.

Image Description: The left side of the flyer says Panny Tao ’21, Karen Phuong ’22, Luke Liu ’21 Brandeis Student Union.
Responding to Anti-Asian Racism. Comparing domestic and international experiences. Asian American and Asian International students at Brandeis share their experiences with racism and reflect on ways to improve campus inclusivity.
Thursday March 25 8pm EDT. Register
The right side of the flyer says Speakers. There is a photo of Peng (Panny) Tao and their bio says I am an international student from Hunan, China and currently serving as the Diversity and Inclusion Officer on the Student Union. I am also a Roosevelt Fellow under the Academic services.
There is a photo of Karen Phuong and their bio says I am a third-year student in the BS/MS Biology program from New York, NY. I am an Undergraduate Researcher in the Biochemistry Department and work as a Community Advisor and Orientation Leader. I am also a Posse STEM scholar.
There is a photo of Luke Liu and their bio says I am a senior from Shenzhen, China, majoring in IGS and Economics. I am also the managing editor of the Justice newspaper.
There is a photo of Professor Rajesh Sampath and their bio says I am an Associate Professor of the Philosophy of Justice, RIghts, and SOcial Change at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. My teaching and research interests are in critical race theory, intersectionality, minority rights, and theories of justice and democracy.

Join us for IGS Meet the Major Event

When: Thursday Mar. 25, 2021 9:30pm – 10:30pm EST | Friday Mar. 26. 2021 9:30am-10:30am GMT
Where: Click here to join the zoom meeting.  No registration required.

The International & Global Studies (IGS) Meet the Major event is a zoom meeting with IGS faculty, fellow IGS students, and students interested in learning more about the IGS major and minor. Join us to learn about the program, our courses, study abroad, internships and more. This event is particularly valuable for first years and sophomores who have not yet declared their major, would like to get a better sense of what it means to be an IGS student!

Image Description: Picture of a city with high rise buildings at night. Text says “IGS Meet the Majors– Meet faculty, staff and students. Learn about majoring and minoring. Hear about study abroad classes offered, job opportunities, internships and much more.” March 25th 9:30pm-10:30pm EST | March 26th 9:30am-10:30am GMT in China

One year later, COVID is a low threat in China. How did they get here? Professor Uretsky discusses COVID on KCRW

KCRW interviewed IGS Professor Elanah Uretsky, whose area of expertise is medical anthropology with a special focus on China. In the article, Professor Uretsky provides context behind the low quantity of COVID-19 transmission in China currently, as compared to one year ago. She also discusses China’s measures to tame the virus compared to the United States, and what the roll out of a vaccine looks like comparatively in each country.

Click here to read the article.