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tea pickers with baskets

Conference considers a global plant steeped in meaning

“Tea High and Low: Elixir, Exploitation, and Ecology,” Oct. 26-27, will look at the cultural, religious, botanical, economic and environmental aspects of the world's most popular beverage.

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EAP launches initiative on contemporary Japanese thought

The initiative, led by EAP director Pedro Erber, hopes to return attention to the place of Japan in the world.

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Seismologist stresses dialogue between scientists and policy makers

Lucy Jones, a guest of the Einaudi Center's Working Group on Disasters, said communication was key to reducing the damage of catastrophic events.

Tomato vendors in Tanzania

Six grad students win Fulbright-Hays fellowships

The Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad awards will support students from the fields of development sociology and anthropology working in South Asia, South America, and Africa. 

Students in lab in Chile

Grant expands undergrad offerings on Latin America and Caribbean

The three-year, $342,000 award from the U.S. Department of Education will support new classes, field experiences, partnerships, and other activities. 

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Provost launches search for Einaudi Center director

Vice provost Wendy Wolford says the university seeks "an experienced academic leader working on issues with global implications."

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Allen Carlson: U.S. lacks clear policy on China

In the South China Morning Post, the East Asia Program faculty member said the Trump Administration's approach "seems to be largely driven by the whims of the president."

Sabrina Karim

Sabrina Karim: Nobel Peace Prize a nod to #MeToo

The assistant professor of government and Reppy Institute steering committee member says the prize sends a message about the importance of addressing sexual violence.

2018 SAP Bulletin cover

SAP Bulletin includes features on India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan

The South Asia Program's annual publication is now available online and in print, at the SAP offices in 170 Uris Hall, or at any upcoming SAP event. 

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Kaushik Basu: Profit sharing can be tool against inequality

In an op-ed for Project Syndicate, the Carl Marks Professor of International Studies argues that giving workers equity in companies can be more effective than universal basic income. 

China Shipping cargo ship

Weiss: What now in China trade war?

In an analysis in The Washington Post, Jessica Chen Weiss (government) and David A. Lake ​(UC San Diego) weigh the risks and opportunities for the United States.

Hamka and Islam book cover

New SEAP book examines Malay Islamic reformer

In "Hamka and Islam," Malaysian scholar Khairudin Aljunied explores the ideas of 20th century "cosmopolitan" activist Haji Abdul Malik bin Abdul Karim Amrullah.

Jigsaw puzzle globe

Grand Challenges Symposium seeks to ignite campus-wide dialogue

The Nov. 8-9 meeting focuses on the world's greatest challenges and Cornell's role in addressing them. 

Haitian singer

Haitian dance band offers workshop Sept. 28

RAM Haitian Dance Band combines Haitian Vodou and folkloric traditions with other musical influences. Anthropology PhD candidate Elena Guzman will also speak about her fieldwork. 

Girl with rifle

East Asian animation fest comes to Cornell Cinema

The three-film series (Sept. 24-27) celebrates the centennial of the Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia at Cornell University Library.

Kanchana Ugbabe

Exiled writer to speak at Voices of Freedom event

Kanchana Ugbabe, Writer at Risk in Residence at Fordham University, will read from her fiction and discuss the stories women tell to cope with displacement and violence on Oct. 4 in Ithaca. 

Randy Forsberg giving speech

Article: Randy Forsberg and the quest for peace

An essay for the International Day of Peace grew out of a Reppy Institute workshop on the legacy of the antinuclear campaigner. 

Maina Kiai

Human rights lawyer and geographer to visit as Distinguished Africanist Scholars

Kenyan Maina Kiai and South African Sophie Oldfield will meet with students and faculty and give seminars on the sustainable development goals and inclusive growth. 

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Language Resource Center offers talk on language learning abroad

The Sept. 28 lecture, “Language Learning in Intercultural Encounters Abroad,” features Celeste Kinginger of Penn State University's department of applied linguistics.   

Cover of CIAR spring 2018 issue

Latest issue of student international affairs journal now online

The Spring 2018 issue of the student-run Cornell International Affairs Review features articles on China, Egypt, the Philippines, and Iran.