Upcoming Events

SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

February 22nd, 2018 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Explosive Bliss: Visualizing the Landscapes of Residual Vulnerability and (Toxic) Intimacy in Post-Cold War Southeast Asia" Chairat Polmuk, PhD Candidate, Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University This paper investigates transnational ecologies of the vestiges of war in Southeast Asia, where a shared experience of vulnerability has become the very condition of everyday reali...


“Gender Equality” in International Relations: Unifying Concepts and Measurement

February 22nd, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Sabrina Karim, Assistant Professor of Government and Caplan Faculty Fellow, Cornell University, will speak at 12:15 p.m. in G-08 Uris Hall on “'Gender Equality' in International Relations: Unifying Concepts and Measurement" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown-bag seminar....


IAD Seminar: The Uneven Transformation of Rural Africa: Myths, Facts, and Pressing Needs (Chris Barrett)

February 22nd, 2018 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Chris Barrett is Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and an International Professor of Agriculture, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, as well as a Professor in the Department of Economics and a Fellow of the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and Dean of Academic Affairs at the College of Business, all at Cornell University....


The Ten Thousand Rooms Project

February 22nd, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: AD White House

Room: Guerlac Room

The East Asia Program and Media Studies are hosting Professor Michael Hunter of Yale University to give a talk on his new platform for Chinese studies and digital humanities. Supported by the Mellon Foundation and Yale University, the Ten Thousand Rooms Project is an online, open-access workspace that enables collaborative work (transcriptions, translations, a...


Human Flow

February 22nd, 2018 - 6:45PM-9:05PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2017 > Germany > Directed by Ai Weiwei Over 65 million people around the world have been recently displaced to escape famine, climate change and war. Human Flow, an epic film journey directed by renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal...


CCCC - Michael Hunter

February 23rd, 2018 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: B59

The first Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium speaker of the 2018-19 year, Professor  Mick Hunter from Yale University will be giving a talk entitled "Thinking Through Parallels: The Classic of Odes and its Echoes in Early Sources." This topic is an offshoot of Professor Hunter's current book project (Early Chinese Thought, Re-Mastered) that critiques the Mast...


Connecting Religious Practice and Social Justice

February 26th, 2018 - 10:00AM-11:30AM

Location: Annabel Taylor Hall

A roundtable discussion with Zen priests from Japan, Cornell students, and Cornell chaplains. The moderator will be Father Daniel McMullin, associate dean of students for spirituality and meaning-making and director of Cornell United Religious Work. The event is organized by Jane-Marie Law, associate professor of religious studies. It is part of the series "Faith, Hope, and K...


Economic Crises and the Evolution of Electoral Lefts in Latin America and Southern Europe, Enrico Padoan, LASP Seminar Series, Feb 26

February 26th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

The dissertation consists in a comparative study of the evolution of the electoral Lefts in Latin America and Southern Europe in the aftermath of economic crises produced by the shortcomings of the neoliberal model. The research inserts in the comparative-historical tradition and relies on in-depth interviews with key partisan, union and social movements’ leaders in four different countries...


SAP Seminar Series: "The Memory Card Phenomena in India: Vernacular Music and Download Cultures beyond Internet" by Rahul Mukherjee

February 26th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Memory cards are flash memory devices that enable storage and circulation of music in audio and video formats. In regions where the Internet bandwidth necessary to stream content is unavailable, people go to “download vendors” who put content onto memory cards and memory sticks. After the cassette and DVD revolutions, from 2010-2015, music enthusiasts increasingly started listening to...


"On the Symbolic Uses of Osama bin Laden: Politics, Consumer Culture, and the Transnational Imagination,” by Jeremy Prestholdt, CMSP Seminar Series

February 26th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

This talk draws from the forthcoming book, Icons of Dissent: The Global Resonance of Che Guevara, Bob Marley, Tupac Shakur, and Osama bin Laden (Oxford University Press), to trace divergent uses of Osama bin Laden’s image.  After September 11, Bin Laden became an ever-present and highly contentious iconic figure.  In the West, his image was a focal point for collective anger, and p...


CCCI: Hollywood Made in China: Platforms of Influence

February 26th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64, Kaufmann Auditorium

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester.  Aynne Kokas, Assistant Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia; Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, 2017-2018 "Hollywood Made in China: Platforms of Influence" China&rsq...


Crossing the Mediterranean: Migration, Death and Culture

February 27th, 2018 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: A. D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

Crossing the Mediterranean: Migration, Death and Culture The International Organization of Migration reported that approximately 4000 migrants had died while trying to cross the ​Mediterranean Sea in the year of 2016, and approximately 3000 by the tenth month of 2017. This panel will bring together an international group of scholars and journalists who will speak about the historical and cont...


Rethinking the Proposal: Concrete and Philosophical Approaches

February 28th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Part philosophy, part practical tutorial, this workshop aims to make proposal writing easier and more successful. It also offers an ensemble of remarkably useful tools for producing, revising, and editing, even under the stress of deadline....


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

March 1st, 2018 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"When the World Went South: Southeast Asia and the Making of the Global South" Mark Bradley, Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of History, University of Chicago In this talk Bradley explores the imaginary we call the Global South, asking how it is both distinct from but also embedded in legacies of empire and notions of the Third World and how it has transcended...


What Role for AI in Knowledge Transfers? Implications for Non-proliferation Regimes

March 1st, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Judith Reppy, Professor Emerita of Science and Technology Studies, and Jonathan Felbinger, General Accountability Office (GAO), will speak at 12:15 p.m. in G-08 Uris Hall about “What Role for AI in Knowledge Transfers? Implications for Non-proliferation Regimes” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown-bag seminar....


IAD Seminar: The Vision of Continental Economic Unity: Regional Integration as a Strategy for Sustainable African Development

March 1st, 2018 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Chantal Thomas is Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, where she also directs the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa. She teaches in the areas of Law and Development and International Economic Law. Prior to joining Cornell, she chaired the Law Department of the American University in Cairo and also served on the University of Minnesota and Fordham Univ...


Einaudi Center Lund Debate: Can War be Prevented by Law?

March 1st, 2018 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Klarman Hall

Room: Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium

Can laws prevent wars? For Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro of Yale and Cornell's Isabel Hull and Jens Ohlin, that is the question. In a debate moderated by Cornell government professor Matthew Evangelista, the scholars will take as a starting point the successes and failures of the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928 in limiting the outbreak of international wars. Hathaway and Shapiro publishe...


The Extreme Gone Mainstream Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany

March 2nd, 2018 - 3:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: Room G08

Book Talk: The Extreme Gone Mainstream Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany Speaker and author: Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Education, Associate Professor of Education and Sociology, Director, International Training and Education Program, American University Description: How extremism is going mainstream in Germany through clothing...


The Divine Order

March 2nd, 2018 - 7:15PM-8:51PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere 2017 > Switzerland > Directed by Petra Volpe With Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek In this fiercely captivating look at the 1971 fight for women's suffrage in Switzerland (yes, 1971!), Nora, a quiet, dutiful, young housewife in a small village begins to organize and campaign publicly for women's right to vote. Despite backlash from her community and her hus...


T. M. Krishna - Live in Concert!

March 3rd, 2018 - 6:00PM-8:00PM

Location: Klarman Auditorium

Asha Cornell presents Carnatic Musician and Magsasy Award Winner, T. M. Krishna! All proceeds go towards education inititatives for underprivileged children in India. ...


SAP Seminar Series: "Gandhāran Buddhist Texts: An Overview and Case Study of the Oldest South Asian Manuscripts" by Joe Marino

March 5th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Gandhāra, modern day eastern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan, was an important hub of early Buddhist culture at a key location connecting South Asia, East Asia, and the West. Until the mid-1990s, scholars knew of only a single Buddhist manuscript in the Gāndhārī language, but since that time Gāndhārī manuscripts dating from the first century BCE to the third century CE have emerged in...


CCCI: Big Science with Chinese Characteristics

March 5th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64, Kaufmann Auditorium

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester.  Yangyang Cheng, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Cornell University's Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based ScienceS and Education (CLASSE) "Big Science with Chinese Characteristics"...


Germany in Autumn

March 5th, 2018 - 7:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

w/intro by Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Erik Born (Society for the Humanities) 1978 > Germany > Directed by Alexander Kluge with Hannelore Hoger, Katja Rupé, Hans Peter Cloos A compendium of short works examining the political terrorism of the Red Army Faction as it impacted West German politics, media and everyday life in the mid-seventies, this film features auteurs Kluge, Fassbinde...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program for Undergraduate Students

March 7th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program supports college graduates conducting research or teaching in any field in more than 150 countries. Applications are due in the fall; students who wish to begin the program immediately after graduation are encouraged to start the process in their junior year....


Friendship Dolls, Hibakusha Testimonies and Peace Murals: The Power of Exchange in U.S.-Japan Citizen Diplomacy against Nuclear Weapons

March 8th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Hirokazu Miyazaki, Professor of Anthropology, John S. Knight Professor of International Studies, and Director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University, will speak at 12:15 p.m. in G-08 Uris Hall on "Friendship Dolls, Hibakusha Testimonies, and Peace Murals: The Power of Exchange in U.S.-Japan Citizen Diplomacy against Nuclear Weapons" at the Judith Reppy...


IAD Seminar: Informal Governance & State Reconstruction in the D.R. Congo

March 8th, 2018 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Laura Seay is an assistant professor of Government at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Her research centers on the study of community responses to conflict and U.S. foreign policy in Africa’s Great Lakes region. She is currently finishing a book, Substituting for the State, about the role non-state actors play in governing the eastern DRC. She is also engaged in a project o...


Faces Places

March 8th, 2018 - 7:15PM-8:44PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere 2017 > France > Directed by Angès Varda, JR With Angès Varda, JR Kindred spirits Agnès Varda and photographer JR share a radical passion for images and their creation and dissemination. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR's photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing enormous portraits of them, prominently d...


BPM (beats per minute)

March 8th, 2018 - 9:15PM-11:35PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2017 > France > Directed by Robin Campillo With Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adele Haenel Leave it to France to produce a ferocious feature film centered around ACT-UP, the direct action group that sprang up to fight AIDS in the 80s and 90s. "...sprawling, thrilling, finally heart-bursting group portrait of Parisian AIDS activists in the early 1990s." (Variety) Winner o...


Going Global: Leveraging Resources for International Education

March 10th, 2018 - 9:00AM-4:00PM

Location: Tompkins Cortland Community College

Room: The Forum

Keynote: Carina Caldwell, Community Colleges for International Development Panels: Internationalization at Community Colleges: Short-term Study Abroad & Lasting Curricular Impact Internationalizing Teacher Training: Global Education Faculty Fellows Program Workforce Readiness and Global Education, presented by Asia Society Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), pres...


SAP Seminar Series: "‘European Knowledge in Indian Tongues’: Delhi College and the Politics of Translation in Colonial India" by Osama Siddiqui

March 12th, 2018 - 12:00AM-7:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

In the 1830s and 1840s, Delhi College was the center of a vibrant culture of translation. Works such as James Mill’s Political Economy, Euclid’s Elements, Oliver Goldsmith’s History of England, and many others were translated into Urdu. How did Indian scholars make sense of these works and what discursive choices did they make to translate them into Urdu? This paper explores thes...


“Indians, Territorial Consolidation, and Improvised Justice in Late-Colonial Brazil,” by Hal Langfur, LASP Seminar Series

March 12th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

This talk explores relations between legal authorities, both secular and ecclesiastical, and native peoples, especially the Coroado and Coropó, in the Atlantic forest north of Rio de Janeiro during the second half of the eighteenth century.  Despite more than two centuries of colonial occupation along the coast, these mobile Indians continued to dominate the mountainous zone separating...


"Sex, France, and Arab Men, 1962-1979,” by Todd Shepard, CMSP Seminar Series

March 12th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Guerlac Room, AD White

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Algerian questions— and answers— made the sexual revolution French. This talk sketches out a history of how and why, from Algeria’s independence from France in 1962 and through the cultural and social upheaval of the 1970s, highly sexualized claims about “Arabs” were omnipresent in important public discussions in France, both those that dealt with sex and those that s...


CCCI: Displacement: The Making of Global Fast Fashion in Guangzhou’s “Villages in the City"

March 12th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64, Kaufmann Auditorium

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester.  Nellie Chu, ILR Visiting Scholar, Cornell University "Displacement: The Making of Global Fast Fashion in Guangzhou’s 'Villages in the City'"...


SAP Seminar Series: "Multispecies Justice - Against Extinction & Extraction" by Subhankar Banerjee

March 13th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: Klarman Hall

Room: KG70 Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium

In a mere six decades we have steadily progressed from the dread of “silent spring” to the prospect of a lonely earth. Scientists have been busy cataloguing the epic ongoing loss of life—mass extinction and mass die-off—that largely remain out of our sight and apprehension. At the same time impacts of climate change—fires, floods, hurricanes—have...


Berger and Dorothea S. Clarke Current Events Colloquium

March 14th, 2018 - 5:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Myron Taylor Hall

Room: 186

Home Truth:  A Film Screening and Discussion on Domestic Violence and Human Rights Two Screening Opportunities: RSVP here.   Wednesday, March 14 @ 5 p.m.  Myron Taylor Hall, Room 186  Refreshments will be served.  Film begins at 5:15 p.m.  Thursday, March 15 @ 6 p.m.  Cinemapolis, 120 East Green Street, Ithaca  Informal pre-screening recepti...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

March 15th, 2018 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Relapse Symptoms: The Rise of Authoritarianism in Thailand" Claudio Sopranzetti, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford University Since the end of the Cold War Thailand has been the poster child of democratization processes in Southeast Asia. Students protests, farmers' activisms, a thriving civil society and expandind middle classes seemed to make the c...


The Age of Questions: On the Relationship Between Universal War and Federation

March 15th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Holly Case, Associate Professor of History, Brown University, will speak at 12:15 p.m. in G-08 Uris Hall on “The Age of Questions: On the Relationship Between Universal War and Federation” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown-bag seminar.   Co-sponsored by the Cornell Institute for European Studies....


IAD Seminar: The Geography of Poverty and Development Resources: What Do We Know? What Should We Know? And Why Does it Matter?

March 15th, 2018 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Ryan C. Briggs is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Virginia Tech’s College of Liberal Arts. His research interests include international development, political economy, foreign aid, and African politics. He is a former Affiliate Scholar at the Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi; and he won the Hessel Yntema Prize for best article in the Amer...


Home Truth: A Film Screening and Discussion on Domestic Violence and Human Rights

March 15th, 2018 - 6:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Cinemapolis

Home Truth:  A Film Screening and Discussion on Domestic Violence and Human Rights Two Screening Opportunities: RSVP here.   Thursday, March 15 @ 6 p.m.  Cinemapolis, 120 East Green Street, Ithaca  Informal pre-screening reception at 6 p.m.  Film begins at 6:30 p.m.    Synopsis:  In 1999, Colorado mother Jessica Gonzales experienced every pa...


CCCC - Dewei Shen

March 16th, 2018 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: B59

The second Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium speaker of the 2018-19 year, Dewei Shen, doctoral candidate from Yale University. Dewei will be giving a talk entitled "Religious Boilerplate vs. Snapshot of the Once Lived: A Middle-Distanced Reading of the Entombed 'Letters to the Underworld' 告地書." At each session one participant presents a text in classica...


"Communication for Change: Mass Media, Rural Development, the Catholic Church and the Cold War in Colombia’s Radio Sutatenza/ Cultural Popular Action Network, 1947-1974," by Mary Roldán, LASP Seminar Series

March 19th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Radio Sutatenza/Cultural Popular Action (ACPO) was Latin America’s largest, transnational, Catholic-affiliated, anti-communist, mass media based education and community development network (1947-89).  Founded in 1947 by a recently ordained auxiliary parish priest and amateur radio enthusiast assigned to a largely illiterate, geographically dispersed parish in Colombia during the early y...


SAP Seminar Series: "Politics, Political Economy and the “Permanent Minority”: Race and the Indian Poor in Malaysia" by Rupa Viswanath

March 19th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Racial differences in Malaysia were incorporated into the political structures of the 19th century—in forms of communal representation that will be very familiar to South Asianists—as the putatively natural counterpart to the racialized labour market that was put in place: Indians were imported to plant rubber, the Chinese put to work in tin mines or railways, and Malays, construed as...


Shores of Light

March 19th, 2018 - 7:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2015 > Israel/Italy > Directed by Yael Katzir Thousands of Jewish survivors arrived in Southern Italy after WWII on their way to Israel where they were welcomed by the local Italians and took up temporary residence. During this transitory phase, hundreds of children were born in the maternity hospital of the displaced persons camp in Santa Maria di Leuca. The film follows the story of three...


CCCI Special Performance: Wu Man and the Huayin puppet troupe folk band

March 19th, 2018 - 8:00PM-9:30PM

Location: Barnes Hall

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester. This event is a special performance sponsored by CCCI. Wu Man and the Huayin puppet troupe folk band Wu Man joins the brilliant Huayin Shadow Puppet Band (formerly known as the Zhang Family Band) for performances of old tune tradit...


2017-18 Environmental Humanities Lecture Series present: "Skilling Up for the Anthropocene"

March 20th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: GSHG76, Lewis Auditorium

This event is rescheduled to Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 4:30pm, location TBA   Stephanie LeMenager is Barbara and Carlisle Moore Professor of English and Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. Her publications include the books Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century (2014), Manifest and Other Destinies (2005), and Environmental Criticism for the...


Course Correction - Forging a New American Grand Strategy

March 22nd, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Chris Gibson, Stanley Kaplan Distinguished Visiting Professor at Williams College, will speak at 12:15 p.m. in G-08 Uris Hall on “Course Correction - Forging a New American Grand Strategy” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown-bag seminar....


IAD Seminar: Towards a Different Development Model for Africa

March 22nd, 2018 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Erik Thorbecke is the H.E. Babcock Professor of Economics Emeritus and former Director of the Program on Comparative Economic Development at Cornell University. His past positions include chairman of the Department of Economics at Cornell, a professorship at Iowa State University, and associate assistant administrator for program policy at the Agency for International Development. He was awarded a...


Machines

March 22nd, 2018 - 7:00PM-8:11PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere 2017 > India > Directed by Rahul Jain Marrying stunning visuals with social advocacy, this award-winning documentary takes audiences into the labyrinthine passages of an enormous textile factory in Gujarat, India. Winner of the Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Subtitled. More at kinolorber.com/film/machines 1 hr 11 min  ...


"Understanding the linkages between Caribbean plant diversity, cultural heritage, and human health," by Ina Vandebroek, LASP Seminar Series, 26 March

March 26th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

As a cornerstone of human livelihoods and cultural traditions, plant diversity has a critical role to play in addressing global medicinal and nutritional needs. Many communities living in biodiverse areas around the world have developed an impressive repertoire of botanical knowledge that exemplifies their close relationships with, and continued reliance on, local plant resources. The Caribbean re...


SAP Seminar Series: "Now You See It, Now You Don’t" A cultural history of the Indian Emergency (1975-1977), by Ayelet Ben-Yishai

March 26th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Forty years after the events of the Emergency roiled India, recent political events and tensions seem to have returned it to public discourse. Declared by Indira Gandhi in June 1975 and lasting a mere twenty months, the Emergency was swiftly relegated to the status of anomaly in India’s democratic history. And yet – as evident in the discourse of the Emergency and attested in its most...


CCCI: The Rise of China’s New-type Think Tanks and the Internationalization of the State

March 26th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64, Kaufmann Auditorium

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester.  Jane Hayward, Research Fellow at the Government Department, London School of Economics and Political Science  "The Rise of China’s New-type Think Tanks and the Internationalization of the State"...


SAP Seminar Series, "Rethinking Bilingualism: Multiple perspectives from India" by Shobha Satyanath

March 27th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 107

Research on Bilingualism commonly brings up questions such as: ‘how many languages do you speak?’, ‘what is your first language?’, or ‘what language do you speak at home?’. These questions may seem simple and straightforward, but answers to these seemingly ingenuous questions are often varied and far from simpler. This is especially true for the speakers of more...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

March 29th, 2018 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"The Politics of the Fatwa" Jeremy Menchik, Assistant Professor, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University While anthropologists have developed nuanced theories for the role of fatwas in culture and law, scholars lack a clear explanation for the power of fatwas in politics. What kind of authority do fatwas embody? What are the implications for politics in Indonesia an...


Nuclear Revolutions: How States Use Nuclear Weapons in International Politics

March 29th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Mark Bell, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota, will speak at 12:15 p.m. in G-08 Uris Hall on “Nuclear Revolutions: How States Use Nuclear Weapons in International Politics” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown-bag seminar....


IAD Seminar: The Emergence of New Markets for Agricultural Technologies

March 29th, 2018 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Brian Dillon is a development economist who studies poverty and food security in low-income countries, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. Recent projects have focused on the effects of a seasonal diet on long-run health outcomes; the emergence of new markets for agricultural technologies; links between food and energy markets; rural labor markets; and information services to complement mobile phones...


"Exhibiting Mohamedi/Frames of Reference," by Brinda Kumar, CMSP Seminar Series

March 29th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

This talk focuses on the career of the Indian artist Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990),  whose practice allows us to interrogate assumptions about Islam, Indian identity, and abstraction. Little-known during her lifetime, Mohamedi’s work has garnered increasing attention in recent years. A notable manifestation of this growing interest was the 2015-2016 museum retrospective of the artist&rsq...


Indo Night 2018: Klenèngan, Gamelan from Java and Night Market

March 29th, 2018 - 7:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Hall

Room: Memorial Room

A touring group of master Javanese musicians, joined by Cornell Gamelan Ensemble members and guests, presents gamelan in the typical Javanese fashion: a more relaxed and expansive presentation known as klénengan. Presented in conjunction with the Cornell Indonesia Association's Indo Night Market with food and crafts available for purchase....


"Jorge Luis Borges, Reader of Erotica," by Ariel de la Fuente, LASP Seminar Series

April 9th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), the famous reader whose name immediately recalls the idea of the library, was a curious and ardent explorer of erotic literature, an aspect of his literary experience that has been largely ignored by students of his oeuvre. Being the derivative writer par excellence of the twentieth century, the study of the erotic shelves of Borges’s library allows to propose...


SAP Seminar Series: "From Sri Lanka to America: Bawa Muhaiyaddeen and Contemporary Transnational Sufism" by Merin Shobhana Xavier

April 9th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Muhammad Raheem Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (d. 1986), a Tamil Sufi teacher from Sri Lanka, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in October 1971. His arrival led to the formation of the Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship (BMF). The Fellowship attracted a community of spiritual seekers with varying affinities to Sufism, Islam, and other religious traditions. With Bawa's death in 1986, he was buried in the Fe...


CCCI: Andrew Erickson

April 9th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64, Kaufmann Auditorium

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester.  Andrew Erickson, Professor of Strategy in the NWC’s China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI), U.S. Naval War College Title TBA....


"Urban transport in Latin America: challenges and opportunities," by Eduardo A. Vasconcellos, LASP Seminar Series

April 11th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Latin American large cities have been suffering from severe mobility problems, related to deficient public transport services, pollution, congestion and road fatalities. Poor people are specially affected, facing geographic isolation, long journeys to destinations and difficulties to pay for public transport fares.  Conversely, those who have access to automobiles experience much better mobil...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

April 12th, 2018 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Adi Bauddha: The Self-Imagination of Bengali Speaking Buddhists in the British Colonial Chittagong-Arakan Region" Mitra Barua, Annette and Hugh Gragg Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies, Rice University The Chittagong-born Arakanese monk Sangharaj Saramedha (1801-1882) reformed Buddhism in the British colonial Chittagong-Arakan region in the mid 19th century. T...


Beyond Birmingham: Martin Luther King and the Powers of Civil Disobedience

April 12th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Alexander Livingston, Assistant Professor of Government, Cornell University, will speak at 12:15 p.m. in G-08 Uris Hall on “Beyond Birmingham: Martin Luther King and the Powers of Civil Disobedience” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown-bag seminar....


IAD Seminar: Urbanization in Africa, with Implications for Both Economic Transformation and Democratization

April 12th, 2018 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Danielle Resnick is a Senior Research Fellow in IFPRI’s Development Strategies and Governance Division (DSGD). Previously she worked as a Research Fellow at the UN University–World Institute for Development Economics Research in Helsinki, Finland, where she managed projects on the political economy of food price policy, foreign aid and democracy, decentralization and urban service deli...


The Arts of the Immigrant Continent

April 12th, 2018 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: A. D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

“The Arts of the Immigrant Continent” Description: A panel discussion which will address Europe as an immigrant continent, and especially concentrate on the relation between immigration and art, by bringing together artists ​and scholars who work on diasporas and migrant art in major European cities. Panelists: Leslie A. Adelson, Department Chair & Jacob Gould Schurman Profes...


The Wendy Rosenthal Gellman Lecture on Modern Literature by Lawrence Buell

April 12th, 2018 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium (132 GSH)

Cornell University Department of English and the 2017-18 Environmental Humanities Lecture Series present: The Wendy Rosenthal Gellman Lecture on Modern Literature by Lawrence Buell (Harvard University) “Remembering the Future to Keep It from Happening: Environmental Imagination in the Anthropocene” The well-attested interdependences between the processes of memory and anticip...


SAP Seminar Series: "Sovereign Figures in Colonial India (ca. 1858-1947)" by Milinda Banerjee

April 16th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The paper argues that concepts (and practices) of human, divine, and messianic rulership have been central to the emergence of colonial ideologies, anti-colonial nationalisms, as well as ‘lower caste’ and ‘tribal’ politics in modern India. Drawing especially on case studies from colonial Bengal (and the associated princely states of Cooch Behar and Tripura), Banerjee shows...


CCCI: The Rise of Robots in China

April 16th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64, Kaufmann Auditorium

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester.  Hongbin Li, James Liang Director of the China Program, Stanford University "The Rise of Robots in China"...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

April 19th, 2018 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Exploring Indigenous Community Resilience with the Penan of Malaysian Borneo" Shorna Allred, Associate Professor and Associate Director, Human Dimensions Research Unit, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University This research examines the cultural resilience of the eastern Penan community of Long Lamai in Malaysian Borneo. The Penan have undergone significant and rap...


A New Cold War? Russia and U.S. Strategy

April 19th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Craig Nation, Professor of Political Science and Security Studies, Dickinson College, and Professor Emeritus, U.S. Army War College, will speak at 12:15 p.m. in G-08 Uris Hall on "A New Cold War? Russia and U.S. Strategy" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown-bag seminar....


IAD Seminar: Can Countries Develop? Implications for Africa

April 19th, 2018 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Michael H. Allen holds the Harvey Wexler Chair in Political Science at Bryn Mawr College and serves as Co-Chair of International Studies. He has been an International Relations Consultant at the Overseas Development Institute in London, a Visiting Fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies, and...


CCCC - Bruce Rusk

April 20th, 2018 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: B59

The third Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium speaker of the 2018-19 year, Prof Bruce Rusk from the University of British Columbia will be giving a guided reading of a Classical Chinese text. Text and title TBA. At each session one participant presents a text in classical or literary Chinese. Attendees discuss historical, literary, linguistic, and all other aspects of the text, and w...


Centering the Stories of Refugee Women: Nobel Nok Dah Film Screening & Workshop for Teachers & Refugee Service Providers

April 21st, 2018 - 9:30AM-12:30PM

We welcome high school teachers, college professors, refugee service providers, and others interested in using film to spark conversations about the refugee experience, to join us for a film screening and discussion guide launch. The event will begin with a screening and discussion of the short film Nobel Nok Dah, which features the powerful stories of three refugee women from Myanmar (Burma) who...


SAP Seminar Series: "A Tradition of Inventions: Arumuga Navlar’s Construction of a Saiva Public in Colonial Jaffna" by Darshan Ambalavanar

April 23rd, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The Jaffna Peninsula in northern Sri Lanka experienced one of the  longest periods of sustained colonial rule in South Asia. In the 19th century Congregationalist missionaries from the United States introduced new forms of knowledge, learning and institutions with the aim of converting Tamil Saivites. Arumuga Navalar articulated an intellectual response that defended and re-articula...


CCCI: A Most Awkward Sphere: The “Religion Sphere” in Modern and Contemporary China

April 23rd, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64, Kaufmann Auditorium

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester.  Adam Yuet Chau, Senior Lecturer in the Anthropology of Modern China, University of Cambridge "A Most Awkward Sphere: The 'Religion Sphere' in Modern and Contemporary China"...


"Copts in Context: Embodying Egypt and the Other?," by Nelly van Doorn, CMSP Seminar Series

April 24th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

The Copts of Egypt pride themselves of their long Egyptian heritage that reaches back to the time of the pharaohs. Being the original inhabitants of the land, their community is tightly woven into the social, cultural and ethnic fabric of the Egyptian nation. Staunchly patriotic they prioritize the interest of the country before their own religious communal concerns.  As a result of this atti...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

April 26th, 2018 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Re-Mapping Religion in Bangkok: Alternative Lineages and Cosmologies in the Making in the History of the City" Justin McDaniel, Professor of Religious Studies, Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania This talk will question the very idea of the Galactic Polity and structural approaches to understanding Thai Buddhism through a close look at three neighborho...


Exhibiting Yugoslavia

April 26th, 2018 - 12:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Milstein Hall

Room: Auditorium

Martino Stierli, the Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, ​ will talk about his upcoming exhibition, followed by a response by Saša Begović, founding partner of Croatian-based 3LHD Architects. Moderated by: Esra Akcan, Architecture and CIES, Cornell University This panel is part of CIES’ Migration Series. Reception at noon, fol...


Conference: Ptolemaic and Roman Households in Context

April 27th, 2018 - 9:00AM-6:30PM

Location: A.D White House

A two-day conference bringing together scholars working on houses and households in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt. Our speakers represent a broad range of disciplines - including archaeologists, papyrologists, historians, and art historians - in order to place the archaeology of Greco-Roman Egypt in dialogue with recent theoretical and comparative research on households, dwelling, and daily practice....


SAP Seminar Series: "Leaks and the Hydraulic City" by Nikhil Anand

April 30th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

In this talk I will present an overview of my recently published book, Hydraulic City. Drawing attention to the ways in which settlers in Mumbai establish access to water in the city, I begin by showing that urban citizenship is not an event in linear time, but a fickle, distributed and reversible process. Next, I attend to the ways in which water leaks in the public system. Rather than theorize t...


2017-18 Environmental Humanities Lecture Series present: “Environmental Martyrdom and Defenders of the Forest”

May 1st, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: GSHG76, Lewis Auditorium

Rob Nixon holds the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Family Professorship in Humanities and the Environment at Princeton University. He is the author of four books, most recently Dreambirds: the Natural History of a Fantasy, and Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor, which won numerous awards, including the 2012 Sprout prize from the International Studies Association for the best book i...


The Liberal Effect: The Politics of Policy Sciences in the Soviet Union

May 3rd, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Eglė Rindzevičiūtė, Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology, Kingston University, London, will speak at 12:15 p.m. in G-08 Uris Hall on “The Liberal Effect: The Politics of Policy Sciences in the Soviet Union” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown-bag seminar.   Co-sponsored by the Cornell Institute for European Studies....


SAP Seminar Series: "Contradictions of Craft and the Cunning of Culture: The Co-Production of Caste in a Sri Lankan Artisan Village" by Aimée Douglas

May 7th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

In Sri Lanka, caste among the Sinhalese has long been disavowed as a remnant of another era, a social artefact fated to diminish with the ascendance of a market economy. And yet, even at a moment when agents of neoliberal governance explicitly identify cultural heritage as every much a resource for domestic economic growth as tea, tourism, or textiles, those engaged in the country’s historic...


"Of Sailor, Sufis and Danger at Sea: Risk and Protection in the Western Indian Ocean," by Nidhi Mahajan, CMSP Seminar Series

May 8th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

The speaker will focus on sailors from the Gulf of Kutch in India who traverse the Indian Ocean on wooden sailing vessels known as vahans or dhows. These dhows function as an economy of arbitrage, transporting foodstuffs, electronics, diesel, livestock and cars, going where container ships cannot or will not go. Dhows have recently become sinews of war in Somalia and the Middle East, especially as...


2017-18 Environmental Humanities Lecture Series present: "Skilling Up for the Anthropocene"

September 18th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Room: TBA

Stephanie LeMenager is Barbara and Carlisle Moore Professor of English and Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. Her publications include the books Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century (2014), Manifest and Other Destinies (2005), and Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century (2011). Her co-edited collection Teaching Climate Change in the Humani...

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