Upcoming Events

New Struggles and Old Conflicts in the Neo-Liberal Countryside: Territories, The State, Fights for Legitimacy, and the Ideology of Natural Resources Use in Chile by Cristián Alarcón, LASP Seminar Series

October 16th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

July 28 of this year marked the 50th anniversary of the Second Agrarian Reform Law in Chile. Also, this year marked the 50th anniversary of the law allowing the legal formation of peasant unions in the country. In today´s neoliberal Chile, with growing popular critique of the very basic pillars of the neoliberal project, struggles on the land continue being fundamental relations of the co...


SAP Seminar Series: "Forest Land, Forced Dispossession, and Fantasy Constitutions" by Anand Vaidya

October 16th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Nearly a quarter of India’s land area is government forest land, and uncounted hundreds of thousands of people live on this land without legal rights to it. This talk draws on work both in the Supreme Court and with landless Dalit and Adivasi forest dwellers engaged in a struggle for land rights to look at competing visions of the Constitution that have animated both the Court’s dispos...


Fundamental Rights Under the Indian Constitution

October 16th, 2017 - 4:15PM-5:45PM

Location: Myron Taylor Hall

Room: 285

The Berger International Speaker Series and the International Human Rights Policy Advocacy Clinic Present:   “Fundamental Rights Under the Indian Constitution”   Honorable Justice Jasti Chelameswar Supreme Court of India   Monday, October 16, 2017  4:15 PM  Room 285, Myron Taylor Hall Reception will follow with Indian tea/coffe...


CCCI: Nationalizing the Diaspora Identity in the China Rising Century

October 16th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64, Kaufman Auditorium

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester.  Wasana Wongsurawat, Assistant Professor of History, Chulalongkorn University "Nationalizing the Diaspora Identity in the China Rising Century" The status of the ethnic Chinese in Thailand has seen enorm...


East Asia Program Visiting Scholar Michiko Mae: Yoko Tawada’s Work: A Transcultural Journey.

October 16th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: 374

East Asia Program Visiting Scholar Prof. Michiko Mae (University of Düsseldorf, Institute for Modern Japanese Studies) will be giving a lecture on her research on October 16th, 2017 in 374 Rockefeller Hall (Asian Studies Lounge). Her talk will be entitled, "Yoko Tawada’s Work: A Transcultural Journey." Prof. Michiko Mae is the chair of Modern Japan I (with a focus in c...


Solo, Solitude w/filmmakers

October 16th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:37PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere w/ filmmaker Yosep Anggi Noen, producer Yulia Evina Bhara, & actress Marissa Anita via Skype! 2016 > Indonesia > Directed by Yosep Anggi Noen With Gunawan Maryanto, Marissa Anita, Eduward Manalu Riots break out in Indonesia in July 1996, and Wiji is suspected of dissident activities. He flees Solo for Borneo, thousands of miles away, and has to decide between the fea...


Harbingers and Echoes of the Shoah

October 17th, 2017 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Lewis Auditorium, G76

Andrea Pitzer, author of One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps, will give a lecture on, "Harbingers and Echoes of the Shoah: A Century of Concentration Camps." After the term "concentration camp" appeared in the 1890s, camps played a number of roles in wartime control of civilians. Internment during WWI normalized the concept globally and helped to usher in...


The Economy of Hope

October 17th, 2017 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Olin Library

Room: Room 107

When we experience losses that seem insurmountable, how do we once again plant the seed of hope? Hope is an integral part of social life. Yet, hope has not been studied systematically in the social sciences.   Hirokazu Miyazaki and Richard Swedberg, editors of the new book The Economy of Hope (University of Pennsylvania Press, Dec. 2016), will investigate hope in a broad range of soci...


Khartoum at Night: Fashion and Body Politics in Imperial Sudan

October 17th, 2017 - 5:00PM-7:00PM

Location: White Hall

Room: 106

Marie Grace Brown (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 2012) is a cultural historian of the Modern Middle East with a special interest in questions of gender, empire, and the body as historical text. Her award-winning book, Khartoum at Night: Fashion and Body Politics in Imperial Sudan (Stanford University Press, 2017), traces gestures, intimacies, and adornment to give a history of nor...


Elective Affinities

October 17th, 2017 - 7:15PM-8:26PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! Japan/USA > Directed by Daïchï Saïto & Tomonari Nishikawa Natives of Japan, Daïchï Saïto and TomonariNishikawa have developed their respective filmmaking practices outside of their home country. Since the early 2000s, the two filmmakers Saïto in Montreal and Nishikawa in the US have continued to produce celluloid-based work in 8mm, 16mm a...


Joint Development, CRADLE & Industrial Organization Workshop - Avinash Dixit

October 18th, 2017 - 11:40AM-1:10PM

Location: Space Sciences Building

Room: 105

This event is sponsored by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. Avinash Dixit Princeton University Anti-Corruption Institutions: Some History and Theory   Abstract: Corruption is a multi-dimensional problem that has been pervasive through history. Attempts to fight corruption must likewise be multi-directional. The institutions that have been designed in different...


Spain in Crisis: A roundtable on recent developments in the Spanish political landscape

October 18th, 2017 - 3:00PM-4:30PM

Location: A. D. White House

Room: Seminar Room 110

Participants will reflect on the October 1, 2017 events (failed/illegal- referendum, federal police mobilization and violence), and their history and aftermath (attempts of independization of Catalonia and other autonomous communities in Spain, civil war references, relations with Spanish consistutionalism, corruption scandals, effects on European Union, European populisms and historical fasc...


SAP Seminar Series: "Not the End of the Book: Reviving Indian Classical Literature" by Rohan Narayana Murty

October 18th, 2017 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: A. D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

Rohan Murty is a technology entrepreneur. He holds a PhD in computer science from Harvard and a BS from Cornell. His dissertation work on white spaces networking was seminal in opening up a new area of research. Consequently, his work has won awards and fellowships from the ACM, Microsoft Research, Siebel foundation, and the NSF. In 2012 he was selected as a fellow of Society of Fellows at Harvard...


City of Ghosts

October 18th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:30PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

w/ intro 2017 > USA > Directed by Matthew Heineman Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, a group of citizen-journalists, chronicle the rise of the Islamic State regime in their home city. Cartel Land director Matthew Heineman's harrowing documentary looks at the fear and loss of civilians in wartime Syria, even after they flee the nation. More at Cityofghosts.com Cosponsored with the Dep...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

October 19th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Dilemmas of a Japanese Historian of Southeast Asia: Tatsurō Yamamoto (1910-2001) and the Ghost of Pan-Asianism" Takamichi Serizawa, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University Tatsurō Yamamoto (1910-2001), known as a pioneering scholar of Vietnam and Southeast Asian history in Japan, once in the mid-1970’s, made a speech in front of young...


Bringing Human Rights Home: Addressing Sexual Violence in the U.S. Military

October 19th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Elizabeth Brundige, Associate Clinical Professor of Law & Assistant Dean for International Programs, Cornell Law School, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall about “Bringing Human Rights Home: Addressing Sexual Violence in the U.S. Military” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


From Knowledge Transfers to Power Projection: The Impact of Professionalization Training on China-Africa Relations

October 19th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Lina Benabdallah is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She has a Ph.D. in International Relations, Department of Political Science and Center for African Studies, University of Florida. Her research looks into Chinese investments in human resource development programs for Africans. It examines the role of such investments on China&rsq...


"Islam and Muslims between Central Asia and China: An Historical Perspective" by Ron Sela, CMSP Seminar

October 19th, 2017 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Relations between China and Central Asia have been attracting considerable attention of late. Along with China’s economic expansion efforts, the hunt for new sources of energy, and so-called “new Great Game” or “new Silk Road” strategies and rivalries, scholars and pundits have tended to emphasize unfolding political alliances in challenging or containing Islam. In...


Cancelled - Academic Freedom and Authoritarian Governance: Reflections on the China Quarterly Censorship Incident

October 19th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

*This event has been cancelled. The speaker is unable to visit at this time.*  The East Asia Program and the ILR School present Tim Pringle, editor of The China Quarterly, discussing the recent incident of censorship of The China Quarterly articles.  Academic freedom lies at the heart of good scholarship. It is not just a just a high-sounding principle, but a conduit for the practi...


Behemoth

October 19th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:30PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2017 > China > Directed by Zhao Liang Beginning with a mining explosion in Mongolia and ending in a ghost city west of Beijing, political documentarian Zhao Liang's visionary new film details, in one breathtaking sequence after another, the social and ecological devastation behind an economic miracle that may yet prove illusory. Subtitled. More at grasshopperfilm.com/fi...


Le Cercle Rouge

October 19th, 2017 - 9:00PM-11:20PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1970 > France/Italy > Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville With Alain Delon, Gian Maria Volonte, Yves Montand Melville took what he wanted from potboilers: the crooked moral universe, the honor of men, the thick plots of boozy desperation. Add to that what can only be called coolness, a formal, distant aesthetic that elevates the cop-robber chase and the heist to questions of free will, and yo...


CCCC - Steven Miles

October 20th, 2017 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: B59 - Cho Room

The Third Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium speaker of the 2017-18 year will be Associate Professor Steven Miles from the Washington University in Saint Louis giving a talk on October 20, 2017 entitled "Cantonese Migrant Networks: Two Stone Inscriptions from the West River Basin (粵東會館甲申年創造垻頭碑記 (1765) and 重建粵東會館碑記 (1788))" At each...


Ugetsu

October 22nd, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:36PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1953 > Japan > Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi With Machiko Kyo __Quite simply one of the greatest of filmmakers,_ said Jean-Luc Godard of Kenji Mizoguchi. And Ugetsu, a ghost story like no other, is surely the Japanese director's supreme achievement. Derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, this haunting tale of love and loss_with its exquisite blending of the otherworl...


Mexico and Brazil Compared: the Entanglement of Industrial, Labor and Political Legacies

October 23rd, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

The Brazilian and Mexican economies have followed parallel yet divergent trajectories in the last decades. Whereas Brazil has expanded its internal market and has focused on improving wages, Mexico is export-oriented and wages have fallen.  This is especially apparent in the automobile industry. Whereas the Brazilian market has become one of the largest in the world, Mexico has become a growi...


SAP Seminar Series: "Two Frameworks of Religio-philosophical Pluralism" by Rajeev Bhargava

October 23rd, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Rajeev Bhargava examines two frameworks of religio-philosophical pluralism, one in which an ensemble of doctrinally bounded religious/philosophical communities live together somewhat reluctantly, and another in which, given porous boundaries and fluidity of movement between communities, there is acceptance and mutual respect. He also discusses the theological, social and political conditions that...


Berger Program and Einaudi Center Distinguished Speaker: Judge Abdulqawi Yusuf

October 23rd, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Myron Taylor Hall

Room: 184

“Balancing Rights and Obligations of States and Investors:  Challenges Facing LDCs” Abdulqawi A. Yusuf is a Judge of the International Court of Justice, The Hague, The Netherlands and Vice-President of the Court since February 2015. He is a member of the Institut de Droit International, a member of the panel of arbitrators of ICSID, and a member of the Governing Board of ICCA....


CCCI: Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power

October 23rd, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64, Kaufman Auditorium

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester.  Howard French, Professor of Journalism, Columbia Journalism School "Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power" Professor French will discuss how patterns o...


The Everyday Politics of Dispossession: Land, Resources and Rights Cases from Indonesia, Bolivia, Peru and Mozambique

October 24th, 2017 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: A. D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

Mattias Borg Rasmussen, University of Copenhagen, "Andean Waterways: Resource Politics in Highland Peru" Penelope Anthias, University of Copenhagen, "Limits to Decolonization: Hydrocarbon Politics in the Bolivian Chaco" Christian Lund, University of Copenhagen, "Nine-Tenths of the Law: Enduring Dispossession in Indonesia" Wendy Wolford, Cornell University, &...


“Migration of Images” Panel by Saloni Mathur and Avinoam Shalem

October 24th, 2017 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Physical Sciences Building

Room: 401

CIES’ Migration Series: "Migration of Images"   While our age is often named as the visual century, the historical relevance of image migration is relatively under-studied. The “Migration of Images” panel will bring together scholars who can speak to the visualization of Muhammad in art books throughout Europe across centuries, geopolitics of exhibiting paint...


Einaudi Center-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program

October 25th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This session will provide PhD students with information on the Einaudi Center – SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development program. The program offers seminars, workshops, and faculty mentoring to 12 PhD students in the social sciences or humanities who are developing research projects abroad, or domestic research projects on topics that connect to global issues. Students will receive up to $5,0...


Global Voices in Education, "Student Mobility, Cultural Exchange, and Neoliberal Education," by Susan Thomas

October 25th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Plant Science Building

Room: 143

In the era of globalization, issues of difference, belonging, and transnational movements have acquired a particular significance and this is especially true in the context of education. Such considerations are reflected in the growing efforts to encourage young people to move across national borders to pursue their educational aspirations. In the last few decades, these movements have predominant...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

October 26th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"The Crown and the Capitalists: The ethnic Chinese, extraterritoriality, and the founding of the Thai nation" Wasana Wongsurawat, Assistant Professor of Chinese History and Director of Thai Studies, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University Wasana Wongsurawat's The Crown and the Capitalists: The Ethnic Chinese, Extraterritoriality, and the Founding of the Thai Nation is a study...


"Outside In" Legal Authorization: The Search for Legitimacy in Post-1945 Conflicts

October 26th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Sarah Kreps, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall about “ ‘Outside In’ Legal Authorization: The Search for Legitimacy in Post-1945 Conflicts” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Edge of Capital: Chinese Garment Production in South Africa

October 26th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Liang Xu is Assistant Professor in the School of International Studies at Peking University (beginning November 2017). He has a Ph.D. in History from Harvard University, with a focus on modern African history, as well as a doctorate in International Relations from Peking University. His previous dissertation examined the Japan-South African relations in the post-apartheid era. His history dis...


Army of Shadows

October 26th, 2017 - 6:45PM-9:10PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Thu 10/26: w/intro by Jonathan Kirshner (Govt) 1969 > France/Italy > Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville With Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Simone Signoret A brilliant, coolly accurate portrait of a group of resistance fighters in Occupied France during World War Two. A masterpiece. Subtitled. More at rialtopictures.com Cosponsored with the French Studies Program. 2 hrs 25 min Trailer: you...


SAP Seminar Series: "A Case of Exploding Markets: Latin American and South Asian Literary 'Booms' in a Comparative Perspective" by Roanne Kantor

October 30th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

At the climax of Mohammad Hanif’s A Case of Exploding Mangoes, a Pakistani air force cadet becomes fatally absorbed in a copy of Gabriel García Márquez’s Crónica de una muerte anunciada. At the climax of Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a Pakistani financial analyst faces an ethical crisis in the former Valparaíso home of Pablo Neruda. Self...


South-North Cooperation? What Civil Society in U.S. Can Learn from Ecuador’s Civil Society in Times of Rising Populism by Susan Appe, LASP Seminar Series

October 30th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Susan Appe will discuss her research on civil society-state relations in Ecuador over the course of the last ten years. In particular, she will outline the environment for civil society organizations (CSOs) during the years of President Rafael Correa’s presidency (2007 – 2017). The research assesses the parallels (and observes the differences) across the rhetoric and the context create...


Einaudi Center Distinguished Speaker: Gayatri Spivak, "The Rohingya Issue In A Global Context"

October 30th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium

Spivak will shed light on the current issues in Myanmar (Burma) related to the Rohingya and situate those issues at the global level. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, University Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University, holds honorary degrees from the Universities of Toronto and London, and Oberlin College.  Her books are In Other Worlds (1987), Thinking Academic Fre...


Einaudi Center Roundtable: "Indian Ocean Politics in the 21st Century"

October 31st, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Lewis Auditorium

Panelists: Robert Blake, former U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Indonesia Tissa Jayatilaka, Director of the Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission Moderated by Anne Blackburn, Professor of South Asia Studies and Buddhist Studies in the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University, and Director of the Cornell University South Asia Program Currently senior director of McLarty Associates, A...


International Research Travel Grant

November 1st, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Wednesday, November 1, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 pm. These grants provide travel support for Cornell graduate students conducting short-term research and/or fieldwork outside the United States. They also provide travel support for professional students engaged in various academic experiences in the international arena.  https://einaudi.cornell.edu/2016-17-funding-information-sessions...


SAP Seminar Series: "Home in the City, Bombay 1977" Sooni Taraporevala

November 1st, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Mann Library

Room: 102

Sooni Taraporevala will be showing images from her recently launched book Home in the City Bombay 1977 - Mumbai 2017 and speaking about them in the context of both photography and social history. The book has illuminating texts by Pico Iyer and Salman Rushdie, as well as a candid conversation between Taraporevala and Siddharth Dhanwant Shanghvi. Sooni Taraporevala’s ar...


Bob le Flambeur

November 1st, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:37PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1955 > France > Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville With Isabelle Corey, Roger Duchesne A gloriously wry and romantic film from the father of the French New Wave, writer-director Jean-Pierre Melville's policier tells the story of a gallant, small-time Paris gambler who wants to make one last grand heist, the robbery of the casino at Deauville. Subtitled. More at rialtopictures.com Cospons...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

November 2nd, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Anybody, Anything, Anywhere: Diasporic Subjectivites and the Figure of the Buddha" Ashley Thompson, Hiram W. Woodward Chair in Southeast Asian Art, SOAS, University of London The Buddha figure in the contemporary world is laden with meaning – multiple different meanings depending upon the eye of the beholder. So laden that it functions, in semiotic terms, as an empty signifi...


Extreme Violence and "Normal" Americans: The Manson Murders and the My Lai Massacre

November 2nd, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Claudia Verhoeven, Associate Professor of History, Cornell University, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall about “Extreme Violence and ‘Normal’ Americans: The Manson Murders and the My Lai Massacre” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


How African Countries can Capitalize on their Partnerships with China

November 2nd, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Nama Ouattara is Adjunct Professor of Economics at George Washington University and a Research Associate at the China-Africa Research Initiative, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She is an expert in Development Economics with a concentration in South-South cooperation. She received her Masters from Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris and her Ph.D. in Economics from Univers...


"Rare Islamic Books in the Kroch/Olin Library Collection" with Curator Ali Houissa, CMSP Seminar

November 2nd, 2017 - 3:00PM-4:00PM

Location: Kroch Archives, Curatorial Space

Room: Basement 2 Level

Our CMS seminar today will be led by Ali Houissa, Curator of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies in Kroch Library, who will be hosting a group to come and see precious objects in the library's collection about Islam.  We have many world-class books, some of them centuries old, which show the history and evolution of Islam over a long period, and across many cultures.  This is a wonder...


Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World: Challenges and Opportunities

November 2nd, 2017 - 4:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Mann Library

Room: Stern Seminar Room 160

Rapid structural transformation and urbanization are transforming agriculture and food production in rural areas across the world. Join us for a Chats in the Stacks book talk by Prabhu Pingali, editor of the new book Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World (1st Edition/Routledge, May 2017). He will discuss the multi-faceted nature of agriculture and rural development and the gr...


Glory

November 2nd, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:41PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2016 > Bulgaria > Directed by Kristina Grozeva & Petar Valchanov With Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva A parable about a railroad worker, the good deed his does, and the devastating consequences that result in a society riddled with fraud and corruption. "A sharply executed, superbly performed Bulgarian tragic dramedy where the lives of a cosmopolitan PR woman and lonely railroa...


The Status of Women's Rights and the Peace Process in Myanmar

November 3rd, 2017 - 12:20PM-1:15PM

Location: Myron Taylor Hall

Room: 182

The Berger International Speaker Series and Southeast Asia Program Present: “The Status of Women’s Rights and the Peace Process in Myanmar” May Sabe Phyu Director, Gender Equality Network (GEN) Please RSVP by November 1 to participate in lunch. Biography: May Sabe Phyu is a women’ and ethnic minority rights activist in her native Myanmar, also known as...


Haunted: Temporalities of History and (Moving) Image in ‘Asia’

November 3rd, 2017 - 1:00PM-7:00PM

Room: AD White House

The inaugural 4Asia conference in Fall 2017 takes as the notion of haunting as its theme. Across practices, historical events, and media, haunting emerges as a primary and prescient trope of thinking about agency and approaching epistemology in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. Scholars from the disciplines of history, cinema and media studies, art history, and cultural studies will explo...


In This Corner of the World

November 3rd, 2017 - 9:15PM-11:23PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2016 > Japan > Directed by Sunao Katabuchi With Non, Yoshimasa Hosoya In a heartbreakingly beautiful animated tale of the everyday realities of the Second World War, an 18-year-old housewife in Hiroshima struggles to support her family despite food rationing, air raids, and wartime accusations.  Subtitled. More at inthiscornermovie.com 2 hrs 8 min Trailer: youtu.be/sDPRMcZs5...


The Island Funeral w/screenwriter

November 4th, 2017 - 4:00PM-5:45PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premierew/ screenwriter Kong Rithdee in person! 2015 > Thailand > Directed by Pimpaka Towira With Heen Sasithorn, Aukrit Pornsumpunsuk, Yossawat Sittiwong Laila, with her brother and his friend, head from Bangkok on a thousand-kilometer road trip to Pattani. Along the way they meet Surin, a soldier from the Northeast. Together they journey through increased military presence into...


Stalker

November 4th, 2017 - 9:00PM-11:40PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1979 > USSR > Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky With Alexander Kaidanovsky, Nikolai Grinko A Russian sci-fi/film noir, set in a post-apocalyptic age. "Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration." (Janus Films) Subtitled. More at janusfilm...


Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Latin America by Gary Fields, LASP Seminar Series

November 6th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Has economic growth resulted in gains in standards of living and reductions in poverty via improved labour market conditions in Latin America in the 2000s, and have these improvements halted or been reversed since the international crisis of 2008? How do the rate and character of economic growth, changes in the various employment and earnings indicators, and changes in poverty and inequality indic...


SAP Seminar Series: "Jihad as Grand Strategy - Islamist Militancy, National Security, and the Pakistani State" by S. Paul Kapur

November 6th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Islamist militants based in Pakistan have played a major role in terrorism around the world, and pose a significant threat to regional and international security. Although the Pakistan-militant connection has received widespread attention only in recent years, it is not a new phenomenon. Pakistan has, since its inception in the wake of World War II, used Islamist militants to wage jihad in order t...


CCCI: Cultivating A Therapeutic Self in Urban China

November 6th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64, Kaufman Auditorium

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester.  Li Zhang, Professor of Anthropology, UC Davis "Cultivating A Therapeutic Self in Urban China" Facing intensified market competition and rapid social change, many Chinese are experiencing increased menta...


Einaudi Center Roundtable: “The Roots of the Rohingya Crisis: The Eradication of a Myanmar Ethnic Group”

November 7th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Klarman Hall

Room: Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium

Participants: Michael W. Charney, professor of Asian and Military History, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London ​Eaint​ ​Thiri​ ​Thu, film producer, researcher, Fulbright scholar and graduate student in human rights at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota  Moderated by Magnus Fiskesjö, associ...


Leviathan

November 7th, 2017 - 7:00PM-9:21PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2014 > Russia > Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev With Alexey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovitchenkov A corrupt mayor of a small town near the Barents Sea in North Russia wants a choice piece of land for his own use, but Kolia is determined to hang onto his property despite the mayor's threats. This devastating portrait of modern-day Russia won the best screenplay award at Cann...


Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)

November 8th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate, and professional students studying modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Funding is offered in collaboration with the Einaudi Center’s South Asia and Southeast Asia Programs. https://einaudi.cornell.edu/2016-17-funding-information-sessions...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

November 9th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Negotiating transitions: On the adaptation of community-based ritual theater in post-war Cambodia." Stephanie Khoury, Lecturer in Ethnomusicology, Department of Music, Tufts University Stéphanie Khoury’s work deals with the political, religious, social and artistic conditions of musical and theatrical expressions in postcolonial and postwar contexts. Her research is f...


Was 1968 a “Critical Juncture”? Breaking Down a Transnational Moment

November 9th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Sidney Tarrow, Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government Emeritus, Cornell University, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall about “Was 1968 a ‘Critical Juncture’? Breaking Down a Transnational Moment” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Changing Chinese Financing Models for Infrastructure Projects in Africa: Evidence from Kenya and DR Congo

November 9th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Youyi Zhang is a PhD candidate in the Department of Government, Cornell University, and a graduate fellow with both the East Asia Program and the Reppy Institute of Peace and Conflict. His research focuses on the politics of foreign investment and foreign aid, the economic origins of ethnic/nationalistic conflict, and economic security, with a particular interest in the political implications of C...


Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture Series - P. Steven Sangren

November 9th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: McGraw Hall

Room: 165

The Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture is an annual lecture given by an influential scholar of East Asian history for the Cornell campus. The lecture is also video archived for the community beyond.  The 2017-18 Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture will be given by Cornell University's own Professor P. Steven Sangren on April 20, 2017. Professor Sangren is a soci...


Le Doulos

November 9th, 2017 - 9:00PM-10:48PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1963 > France > Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville With Jean-Paul Belmondo, Monique Hennessy In French, "doulos" refers to a kind of fedora and a police informer: both take center stage in this stylish noir-style thriller set in 1960's Paris, with Jean-Paul Belmondo playing the "doulos." Melville takes what is best from American noir - the shadows, the costumes, the s...


7th Annual EMI Conference: Emerging Multinationals in a Changing World

November 10th, 2017 - 8:00AM-3:30PM

Location: CORNELL TECH CAMPUS

Room: BLOOMBERG CENTER

The 7th Emerging Markets Institute Conference will be exploring how emerging multinationals from Asia and Latin America have expanded aggressively on a global scale. Recent developments have changed the global context. While some western nations are retreating from leadership positions others are strategically positioning themselves as possible new leaders. How are Emerging Multinationals reacting...


Hu Shih Roundtable - Theory and Sinology

November 10th, 2017 - 4:00PM-6:00PM

Location: McGraw Hall

Room: 165

Following the annual Hu Shih Lecture given by Professor Sangren will be a roundtable of his former students - all China anthropologists - entitled "Theory and Sinology."  The roundtable will feature Sara Friedman (Indiana University), Kevin Carrico (Macquarie University), and Li Zhang (UC Davis)...


Hamlet Wakes Up Late

November 10th, 2017 - 7:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

Room: Flex Theatre

By Mamduh Adwan Translated by Margaret Litvin Adapted & Directed by Rebekah Maggor With original music by Kinan Abou-afach and choreography by Jumay Chu and Niara Hardister In this biting political satire of Shakespeare's tragedy by renowned Syrian poet and playwright Mamduh Adwan, Hamlet is a narcissistic prince, blissfully unaware of his people's bleak reality. Distracted b...


The Teacher

November 11th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:43PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2016 > Slovakia/Czech Republic > Directed by Jan Hrebejk With Zuzana Maurery, Peter Bebjak, Monika Certezni Maria Drazdechova, a teacher at a Bratislavan school in 1983, makes no secret of her connections within the Communist Party. She also thinks nothing of asking her students what their parents do for a living, as she'll likely want to make use of their services. Most parents are wi...


SAP Seminar Series: "Overcoming the Ghosts of the Asian Green Revolution - towards a sustainable & nutrition secure future", by Prabhu Pingali

November 13th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The green revolution in Asia ushered in a period of extraordinary productivity growth in agriculture. Cereal production tripled, with only 30% increase in cultivated land, helping many countries that were hitherto relying on food aid to secure their food supply. Much of this success was attributed to high investments in crop research and infrastructure and market development strongly supported wit...


CCCI: Reimagining the Real China: Dilemmas (and Solutions) of Han-ness and Tradition in China Today

November 13th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64, Kaufman Auditorium

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester.  Kevin Carrico, Lecturer of Chinese Studies, Macquarie University "Reimagining the Real China: Dilemmas (and Solutions) of Han-ness and Tradition in China Today" What, when, and where is the “real...


SAP Seminar Series: "Rebels without a Cause? Experiments and Innovation in Artistic Practice: Karachi: 1989 – 1999" by Aziz Sohail

November 15th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Pakistan’s largest and commercial capital, Karachi, went through its most tumultuous time in the 1990’s following the fall of a long and brutal Islamist dictatorship. Despite the uncertainty, and perhaps due to it, the city, which had been largely marginalized in art production, became the site of particularly provocative and experimental art-making in the 1990s. This was complemented...


Bartels World Affairs Fellowship Lecture: Christopher Painter '80

November 15th, 2017 - 5:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Kennedy Hall

Room: Call Auditorium

Mr. Painter has been on the vanguard of cyber issues for over 25 years. As the U.S. State Department’s first Coordinator for Cyber Issues from 2011 until July 2017, Mr. Painter coordinated and led the United States’ diplomatic efforts to advance an open, interoperable, secure and reliable Internet. Prior to his work for the State Department, Mr. Painter served in the...


The Destruction of Memory w/filmmaker

November 15th, 2017 - 7:15PM-8:40PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere w/ filmmaker Tim Slade in person! 2017 > USA > Directed by Tim Slade Based on the book The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War by Robert Bevan, the film examines the alarming rise of cultural destruction - the intentional annihilation of irreplaceable artwork, artifacts, historical sites and their stewards in desperate attempts to erase collective history and identity...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

November 16th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Jawi Manuscripts and Violent Histories: Gun Gurus and Shooter-Sufis in Late Nineteenth Century Malaya" Teren Sevea, Assistant Professor, Department of South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania This paper focuses upon Jawi manuscripts that contained the instructions of Sufis and ‘gun gurus’ along the late nineteenth century Straits of Melaka. In return for gifts,...


Protean Power: Exploring the Uncertain and Unexpected in World Politics

November 16th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Peter Katzenstein, Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Relations, Cornell University, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall about “Protean Power: Exploring the Uncertain and Unexpected in World Politics” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Constructing Africa: Chinese Investment, Infrastructure Deficits, and Development

November 16th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Olufunmilayo Arewa is Professor of Law and Anthropology and Director of the Center for African Business, Law, and Entrepreneurship at the University of California Irvine School of Law. Professor Arewa’s research centers around intellectual property and business, with a primary focus on copyright and music. Her work also focuses on copyright and the entertainment industries, law and technolog...


"The Politics of the Non-Political: Carpet Merchants of the Holy City of Qum" by Narges Erami, CMSP Seminar

November 16th, 2017 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

In the early 1990s, carpet-producing merchants in the holy city of Qum, a pilgrimage destination and Iran’s center for Shi’i knowledge and learning, enjoyed unprecedented autonomy within the Islamic Republic of Iran.  By creating a professional association, called the ittiḥādīyih, the merchants developed a reputation for honesty and fairness. While the ittiḥādīyih, as an o...


Graduation

November 16th, 2017 - 7:00PM-9:08PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere w/ intro by Saviana Condeescu (Theatre Arts, IC), Cornell IES Visiting Regional Fellow 2016 > Romania/France/Belgium > Directed by Cristian Mungiu With Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus Doctor Romeo Aldea thinks that his daughter Eliza's ability to leave Romania to attend college in England will absolve the years he regrets spending in the country. After a stranger...


CCCC - Robin McNeal

November 17th, 2017 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: B59

The final CCCC guided reading of the Fall 2017 semester will be given by Cornell University's own Robin McNeal, Associate Professor of Asian Studies, on November 17, 2017. Professor McNeal will give a talk entitled "A Ming Dynasty Inscription on the Sublime Relationship between Humans and Spirits at the Lingqiu Temple at Fajiu Mountain, Zhangzi county, Changzhi, Shanxi (明...


SAP Seminar Series: "Pedophilia in the Archive - The Gayer Anderson Twins and their Indian Painting Collection" by Natalia Di Pietrantonio

November 20th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The Gayer Anderson twins, Robert Grenville Gayer Anderson and Thomas Gayer Anderson, collected Indian miniature paintings during the height of the British Raj in the 1920s. Unlike early British colonial officers in the eighteenth century, local Indic rulers never gifted paintings or objects to the Gayer Andersons. Rather, the brothers collected based on the premise of “taste,” which wa...


SAP Seminar Series: "Itineraries of Evidence - Refugees and their Displaced Documents of Identity" by Tarangini Sriraman

November 27th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The Partition of India, which brought in its wake a sea of displaced populations, meant that it was not merely refugees and their effects but equally the identity documents that were issued to them prior to migration that suffered from a sense of displacement. Given that the figure of the refugee was alien to the memory of the colonial state, it was hardly surprising that there were no pre-existin...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

November 30th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"When Religion Ends: Buddhist Prophetic Temporality in Cold War Southeast Asia" Anne Hansen, Professor of Religious Studies and Southeast Asian History, University of Wisconsin Madison Take heed; thunder rumbles in the east an old neak ta [guardian spirit] clasps his hands together and weeps, shrimp lay their eggs on the top of the mountain, a white crow hides quietly in a clump...


"United in Eclecticism: The Last Ulama of Bukhara" by James Pickett, CMSP Seminar

November 30th, 2017 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

The Arabic term "ulama" is ubiquitous in most studies of Islam. The direct translation is relatively straightforward: "those who know." But who were the ulama, exactly? What were the contours of this social group, and what explains its endurance throughout the long run of history? This study focuses on Islamic scholars in Central Asia from the eighteenth through early twentieth...


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 Roldan, 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...


The Writing of a Latin American Classic: The Political and Intellectual Origins of Sarmiento's Facundo by Ariel de la Fuente, LASP Seminar Series

April 16th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Traditional explication of Facundo (1845) proposed that the Civilization vs. Barbarism dichotomy,  advanced in the book as the interpretative key of post independence Argentina, reflected Domingo F. Sarmiento's unique reading of major works from the European Enlightenment and Romanticism. The discovery of new sources used by Sarmiento, however, shows tha...

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