Upcoming Events

2018 Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum Proposal Writing and Information Session

December 14th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Location: Uris Hall G-08

This information session will offer an opportunity to ask questions, hear tips for writing a successful proposal, look at a previous successfully funded proposal, and brainstorm project scope and ideas. Facilitated by Melina Draper, teaching support specialist for internationalizing the curriculum. No registration required....


Fulbright Opportunities for Graduate Students

January 31st, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides full funding for graduate and professional students conducting research or teaching in any field in more than 150 countries. Open to U.S. citizens only. The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program supports doctoral students conducting research in modern languages or area studies for six to 12 months. Open to U.S. citizens and...


Libertarian Noir: Dark Histories of Exit and Enclosure, 1950 to the Present

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Raymond B. Craib, Professor of History and Director of the Latin American Studies Program (LASP), Cornell University, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on “Libertarian Noir: Dark Histories of Exit and Enclosure, 1950 to the Present” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown-bag seminar....


Fulbright U.S. Student Program Undergraduate Information Session

February 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....


How Can Diaspora Talent Promote Prosperity and Peace at Home? Observations of a Practitioner

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Yevgeny Kuznetsov, Senior Economist, World Bank Economic Policy and Debt Department, and Nonresident Senior Research Fellow, Migration Policy Institute,  will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on “How Can Diaspora Talent Promote Prosperity and Peace at Home? Observations of a Practitioner” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown-bag seminar....


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...


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....


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...


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....


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...


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...


Understanding the linkages between Caribbean plant diversity, cultural heritage, and human health

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...


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

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...


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...


"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...


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) Lawrence Buell is Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature Emeritus at Harvard University. He is especially known as an authority on the American Transcendentalists, as an historian a...


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...

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