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Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute

We promote peace with security, justice, and sustainability.

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APPSI Speaker Series

The Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at HNU promotes positive peace with genuine security as well as social justice and ecological sustainability. We do this through a broad array of activities including research, dialogue, publishing, service, and civic engagement. The APPSI Speaker Series represents our commitment to engaging both the campus community and the general public in our pursuit of cross-cultural understanding and positive peace. Thanks to generous support from foundations, private donors, and various HNU departments, most APPSI Speaker Series events offer free admission.

Spring 2018 APPSI Speaker Series

February 06, 2018 – Revelations: Art from the African American South
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm / HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts
Illustrated lecture by Dr. Lauren Palmor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

February 27, 2018 – East Side Sushi – Oakland International Film Festival Encore Presentation
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm / HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts
Film screening and discussion with director Anthony Lucero

April 03, 2018 – Oakland International Film Festival – Opening Night at Holy Names University
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm / HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts
Film screening, panel discussion, and reception

April 04, 2018 – Oakland International Film Festival – Day 2 at Holy Names University
1:30 pm – 9:30 pm / HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts
Film screenings, panel discussions, and reception

April 05, 2018 – Oakland International Film Festival – Day 3 at Holy Names University
9:30 am – 3:00 pm / HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts
Film screenings, panel discussions

Fall 2017 APPSI Speaker Series

September 05, 2017 – Oakland International Film Fest Encore Presentation: Gina’s Journey
5:45-7:30 pm (followed by reception) / HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts
A program on race, resilience, and reconciliation in American history featuring filmmakers and writers

October 03, 2017 – Inside Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire
5:45-7:00 pm (followed by reception) / HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts
Illustrated Lecture featuring Hillary Olcott, Curator for the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Fine Arts Museums of SF

November 07, 2017 – Girls of the Golden West: Inspiring a New Multicultural Opera
5:45-7:00 pm (followed by reception) / HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts
An evening of music and stimulating conversation with guests from the SF Opera and SF Conservatory of Music

November 15, 2017 – Meet a Diplomat: Careers in Global Affairs and Public Service
3:00-4:30 pm / Heafey Faculty Lounge
Conversation with diplomat Dorothy Ngutter

November 17, 2017 – Student Field Trip to the Opera
6:00-9:30 pm / San Francisco War Memorial Opera House
Program details to the announced

November 20, 2017 – Latin American and Latino/a Studies Literary Salon
4:30-5:45 pm (followed by reception) / HNU Cushing Library Glass Lounge
Author Mario Bencastro presents his new novel La mansión del olvido

Spring 2017 APPSI Speaker Series

September 05, 2017 – Oakland International Film Fest Encore Presentation: Gina’s Journey
5:45-7:30 pm (followed by reception) / HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts
A program on race, resilience, and reconciliation in American history featuring filmmakers and writers

October 03, 2017 – Inside Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire
5:45-7:00 pm (followed by reception) / HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts
Illustrated Lecture featuring Hillary Olcott, Curator for the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Fine Arts Museums of SF

November 07, 2017 – Girls of the Golden West: Inspiring a New Multicultural Opera
5:45-7:00 pm (followed by reception) / HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts
An evening of music and stimulating conversation with guests from the SF Opera and SF Conservatory of Music

November 15, 2017 – Meet a Diplomat: Careers in Global Affairs and Public Service
3:00-4:30 pm / Heafey Faculty Lounge
Conversation with diplomat Dorothy Ngutter

November 17, 2017 – Student Field Trip to the Opera
6:00-9:30 pm / San Francisco War Memorial Opera House
Program details to the announced

November 20, 2017 – Latin American and Latino/a Studies Literary Salon
4:30-5:45 pm (followed by reception) / HNU Cushing Library Glass Lounge
Author Mario Bencastro presents his new novel La mansión del olvido

SPRING 2017 APPSI SPEAKER SERIES
February 21, 2017 – Code Oakland: Nurturing Diversity & the Tech Stars of Tomorrow
5:45-7 pm (followed by reception) / HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts
Film screening and panel discussion featuring Kelly Amis, Founder & President, Loudspeaker Films

March 22, 2017 – Monet: The Early Years
7-8:15 pm (followed by reception) / HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts
Illustrated lecture by Melissa Buron, Assoc. Curator of European Art, Fine Arts Museums of SF

April 04, 2017 – Oakland International Film Festival – Opening Night at Holy Names University
5:45-8:30 pm / HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts
Film screening, panel discussion, live music, and catered reception

April 05, 2017 – Oakland International Film Festival – Day 2 at Holy Names University
1:30-9:30 pm / HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts
Film screenings, panel discussions, live music, and catered reception

April 06, 2017 – Oakland International Film Festival – Day 3 at Holy Names University
9:30 am – 3:00 pm / HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts & Kennedy Art Gallery
Film screenings, photographic exhibition, conversations with artists

April 12, 2017 – Heart Strings: Spanish Guitar Recital and Lecture
7:00-8:15 pm (followed by reception) / HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts
Spanish Guitar Recital & Illustrated Lecture by Maestro Julio Reyes

May 30, 2017 – Opera Night at Holy Names University: Mozart’s Don Giovanni
6:30-7:45 pm (followed by reception) / HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts