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Rising Violence Against Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders

April 28, 2022, 7:00 PM


The last event of the semester for the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs will be a conversation with musician, entrepreneur, and podcast host Eric Nam about the increasing violence directed at Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders.

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Eric Nam is one of the most popular and recognizable celebrities in Asia. He has been named GQ Korea’s Man of the Year, Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia, and YouTube’s Artist Trending On The Rise. He has used his voice to speak out about hate crimes, including an article in TIME magazine titled, If You're Surprised by the Anti-Asian Violence in Atlanta, You Haven't Been Listening. It's Time to Hear Our Voices.

Eric is fluent in English, Korean, and Spanish and is proficient in Mandarin. With millions of fans around the world, Eric is one of the most extensively touring solo Asian acts across the major continents. Eric is also co-founder and creative director of DIVE Studios, the first podcast studio out of South Korea, and host of three award-winning podcasts: I Think You’re Dope, K-Pop Daebak Show, and Commit or Quit. He has launched several successful businesses, leveraging his split experience between eastern and western cultures, and has a vision to establish himself as an Asian-American on-camera talent with a voice he hopes will captivate his millennial-focused audience. Eric is passionate about and an advocate for social impact, environmentalism, education, and diverse representation across the media landscape. He graduated from Boston College with a degree in international studies and a minor in Asian studies.

The talk will be moderated by Assistant Professor of Psychology Jin X. Goh, a member of the Goldfarb Faculty Advisory Committee who teaches and researches topics concerning social identities and the psychology of prejudice and stereotyping. His research currently focuses on how American history and immigration policies contribute to how people think about, stereotype, and perceive Asian Americans and Asian immigrants.

This event is open to the public. It will not be live streamed. 



April 28, 2022
7:00 PM


Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement
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Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building, Colby College
Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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