Upcoming Events

The Cornell International Fair

August 29th, 2018 - 11:30AM-2:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: First Floor Terrace

The Cornell International Fair showcases the many options for students to internationalize their Cornell experience. It invites undergraduate and graduate students to explore international and global study on campus and abroad. Students will be able to talk with faculty and staff about study abroad, exchanges, language study, international majors/minors, fellowships, internships, courses with inte...

The Refugee Challenge in Post-Cold War America

September 5th, 2018 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Olin Library

Room: Room 107

Current refugee policies and the politics of protection have become increasingly complex and contentious over the last couple of years. How have domestic politics and national security concerns shaped policies in the United States since the Cold War? For over forty years, concerns about the threat of communism had a large role in determining US refugee and asylum policies, and the majority of t...

SAP Seminar Series, "When Policymaking is Ruled by Politics: A central banker shares his experiences in Bangladesh", by Biru Paksha Paul

September 10th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

From 2015-2016, the speaker served as chief economist of Bangladesh’s central bank, and will use this venue to share his experiences that tell a story of how his dream of advising policy, from his best judgment and theoretical background, eventually nosedived whenever they confronted short-term political interests of the regime. Economic theories took a backseat whenever political prior...

SAP Seminar Series "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: Gender, Mobility and Resistance in Lyari, Karachi", by Nida Kirmani

September 17th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The densely populated, multi-ethnic and largely working-class area of Lyari in Karachi is one of the city’s original settlements. This area has become infamous as the site of an on-going conflict between criminal gangs, political parties and law enforcement agencies for over a decade, and for this reason Lyari has been labeled as one of several ‘no-go areas’ in the city. However,...

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...

Transnational Migration from the Global Perspective

September 27th, 2018 - 9:00AM-5:00PM

Location: Cornell University

Transnational Migration from the Global Perspective: The 7th International Conference of the World Confederation of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies (WCILCOS), September 27-28, 2018, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York USA Cornell University Library and Ohio University Libraries are pleased to announce that they will jointly organize this event, which is being held in conj...

SAP Annual Tagore Lecture, The Mirror and the Windowpane: Two Paths for the Novel, by Neel Mukherjee

September 28th, 2018 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Kahin Center

The world of writers divides into two kinds: those who write about themselves, and those who write about others. At this particular historical moment, which belongs to autofiction, it would be safe to say, a particular question seems relevant: What is it that gives fiction truth? Is authenticity the right value to ask of fiction? How is authenticity, in a genre founded on making things up, measure...

SAP Seminar Series, "Works & Continuities – The City of Mumbai", by Brinda Somaya

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The challenges that an Architect faces, working and living in today’s India, are probably unparalleled. The largest Urban Movement taking place in the world will be in India where hundreds of millions of people will be moving into the cities from rural areas by 2050. Having lived most of my life in Mumbai, I have seen it grow from a beautiful City of 3 million people, to an unruly metropolis...

SAP Seminar Series, "Brand-Name Capitalism, Advertising and the Making of Middle-Class Conjugality in Western India, 1918-1950", by Doug Haynes

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This lecture is an overview of my current book project on the rise of professional advertising in western India during the interwar period and its aftermath. It will discuss the development of the global field of advertising, focusing on the ways advertising specialists sought to induce members of emerging middle class to abandon locally produced goods and pre-existing bodily practices, and to tak...

SAP Seminar Series, "Branding Gods: Mediating Divinity in the Bazaars of Banaras", by Andy Rotman

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

In 2002 India embarked on a plan to brand itself for tourism with its “Incredible India” campaign, which brought together every government sector to market the nation. The campaign was extremely successful in branding India as a tourist destination, and it also helped brand India within Indian marketplaces, such that the English word “brand” entered local vernaculars, as di...

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