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Brains in a Bar: The United States and Asia's Trouble Spots

Thursday, March 29, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Wright Bros. Brew & Brew
500 San Marcos St. #105
Austin, Texas 78702

Survey the history of the United States' engagement with the Asia-Pacific region after World War II as Sayuri Guthrie Shimizu discusses "The United States and Asia’s Troubled Spots" at Austin's Brew & Brew.

How has the United States intersected with the Asia-Pacific region’s shifting geopolitical topography? How does our country's approach to Asia’s regional problems reflect the United States' policy priorities, both domestic and international? And, how will Asia shape American foreign policy in the new millennium? Find answers to these questions and more as you join fellow Owls over a complimentary drink and hors d'eouvres.

Registration Deadline: Monday, March 26, 2018 11:55 p.m. (CST)

About Sayuri Guthrie Shimizu:

Sayuri Guthrie Shimizu is the Dunlevie Family Professor of History at Rice University. She is a historian of the United States’ relations with the wider world, with a particular emphasis on U.S.-East Asian relations, and her research interests cut across historiographical and national boundaries to include the global history of sports and maritime environmental history. Her most recent book is "Transpacific Field of Dreams: How Baseball Shaped US-Japanese Relations in Peace and War” and a volume, co-edited with A. J. Mangan and Qing Luo, titled "The Olympic Games: Asia Rising." Learn more at her Rice faculty page.

About Brains in a Bar 
The Association of Rice Alumni's Brains in a Bar series combines socializing with learning in a fun and casual environment where an expert in a particular discipline leads a discussion at one of Austin’s popular venues. Join fellow Owls at each event to grab a drink and experience learning like never before. Learn more about the past and upcoming events in the series.