Welcome to the Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies at Suffolk University

Established in 2007, the Rosenberg Institute serves as the lead platform in the field of Asian Studies at Suffolk. It presents a regular series of lectures on topics of current and academic interest about Asia to the faculty and students of Suffolk. Its programs, which are free and open to the public, have been attended by scholars and students from many universities and colleges in the Boston and New England area, along with professionals and members of the interested public. In this sense, the Institute’s activities are presented as a public service available for all interested parties.

The Institute cooperates with the Asian Studies Program at Suffolk which benefits many of our students, even beyond those who select to major or minor in Asian Studies. The Institute has lent its endorsement to a number of student-related activities such as the annual Asian New Year’s Party, the screening of films from Asia, and activities of the student clubs which include the Asian-American Student’s Association, the Indian Student’s Club, and the Vietnamese Student’s Club.

As a further way of being part of our community, the Institute has active involvement with community-based groups such as the Asian Taskforce Against Domestic Violence, the Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE), the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, and the educational non-profit Primary Source. These organizations are endorsed cited by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, and other civic leaders.

More information about the Institute and its founders, Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg, can be found here.

Many of the Institute's special publications are available for review and download.