Burma Cyclone Relief Benefit screening of ‘Mystic Ball’

May 26, 2008

Asian Institute cosponsors a special benefit with proceeds going directly to aid the Burmese people featured in this film and their families. Director Greg Hamilton will be in attendance. The June 4, 7 pm screening will take place at the Bloor Cinema.

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Installation launch: The Language of Fruits and Vegetables

May 7, 2008

This projection installation is a lyrical sequence of 252 images by the Hong Kong photo-artist Lee Ka-sing, based on a poem by Leung Ping-Kwan. The visuals are rephotographed from a large library of images Lee shot of Hong Kong in the past twenty years.

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Debating the Headlines: Tibet

April 1, 2008

The Asian Institute organizes an event to debate the headlines on Tibet, on April 8, 6:00-8:00 pm. Professor Tsering Wangdu Shakya, world renowned and widely published Tibetan scholar, is invited to give a lecture to be followed by a Q&A session.

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Going Behind the Camera — Hong Kong Films About Films

March 13, 2008

A double bill with Toronto premiere of “Mr. Cinema” and “The Extras” will be co-presented by the Asian Institute, CINSSU, and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office on March 28.

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Debating the Headlines at the Munk Centre: post-election Pakistan

February 29, 2008

Pakistan’s recent national election has significant near- and longer-term implications globally. Ambassador (Rtd) Naeem Hasan will speak on “Pakistan’s Imperative: How to Address Regional Challenges and Global Concerns”, followed by a panel discussion.

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The new Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library hosts lecture series

February 29, 2008

Professor Bernard Luk will give an inaugural lecture on “Education in Hong Kong During the Second World War” on March 7, 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the renovated Library.

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The Future of Peace Operations: A View from Down Under

February 7, 2008

Major General Michael G. Smith AO (Australian Defence Force, Retd) will speak on the transformation in peace operations to meet the demands of security in the twenty-first century.

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Asian Institute event postponed due to winter storm

February 1, 2008

The Asian Institute and the Empire Club of Canada postpone today’s event, “Pakistan’s Impending Election: Local Consequences, Global Implications”.

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Exiled journalist from Pakistan joins debate at Munk Centre

November 20, 2007

Mohsin Abbas is an active member of Toronto based exiled journalsits group “Journalists in Exile” (JEX). He joins Professor Ken MacDonald and Ms Mariam Mufti as a panelist in tomorrow’s DEBATING THE HEADLINES: A MUNK CENTRE FORUM ON PAKISTAN.

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Debating the Headlines: A Munk Centre Forum on Pakistan

November 16, 2007

The Asian Institute’s Centre for South Asia Studies collaborates with the Munk Centre to bring together scholars and the community to discuss the present situation in Pakistan on November 21, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Campbell Conference Facility.

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