Eng-Beng Lim, John Kuo Wei Tchen, and William Beer join curator Hongzheng Han for a panel discussing the troubling rise in anti-Asian violence, targeted systemic racism, and cybersecurity risks in the age of Zoom. We’ll close with a poetry reading from Enxi Chang.
Curator and contemporary art scholar Hongzheng Han (they/them) holds an MA from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU and a BFA from Parsons. Han co-founded IFA Contemporary Asia, the first pan-Asian art forum at NYU. They are an independent curator and research assistant for the Matthew Barney Studio. Recent curatorial works include Within Global Isolation: Asian Artists in America, Beyond Borders: Art in the Post-COVID Era, and Stuck in Between: Tan Siyuan’s Solo Exhibition, among others. Han is a curatorial assistant for the Asia Society and Museum’s 2022 exhibition, Mirror Image: A New View of Chinese Identity. Focused on queer and racial identities, Han has been invited as a guest speaker at University of Edinburgh, University of Michigan and the Asian Creative Collective.
The founding Director of Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality (RMS) at Dartmouth and an Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Eng-Beng Lim, PhD is the author of the national-award-winning book Brown Boys and Rice Queens: Spellbinding Performance in the Asias (NYU, 2014). His fields of study are performance and cultural studies, Asian/American studies, postcolonial/diaspora studies and queer/transnational studies. He is currently working on a book project about megastructure and performance, and another on the visual cultures of “ethnocuties.” He is part of the Social Text editorial collective.
Historian, curator, and writer Professor John Kuo Wei Tchen is the inaugural Clement A. Price Chair of Public History & Humanities at Rutgers University and the Director of the Clement Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, & the Modern Experience. He is founding director of the Asian/Pacific /American Studies Program and Institute and a founding faculty of the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU. He co-founded the Museum of Chinese in America where he continues to serve as senior historian. His recent book Yellow Peril! An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear is a critical archival study of images, excerpts and essays on the history and contemporary impact of paranoia and xenophobia.
Cybersecurity expert and country manager of Mitiga Security, William Beer’s professional experience spans over thirty years and four continents in a wide range of roles ranging from leading cybersecurity, consulting businesses, CISO and Advisory Board roles, to helping build start-ups. Beer is a frequent speaker in the global media such as BBC, Bloomberg on high profile cyber issues. Beer is a guest Lecturer at NYU, the University of São Paulo, Cass Business School in London and De Montfort University in Leicester UK, where he has lectured on cybercrime, cyber strategy, cyber espionage and the future of cybersecurity. He is also a regular speaker at prestigious events such as WEF-DAVOS, MIT Fintech, RSAC and the FS-ISAC Annual Summit.