Upcoming Events

2017 Latin American Studies Program (LASP) Research Symposium

February 25th, 2017 - 8:30AM-7:30PM

Location: Physical Sciences Building

Room: 401

The Latin American Studies Program (LASP) invites you to participate in its Annual Research Symposium on February 25, 2017 (PSB 401). The event is a great opportunity to share research related to Latin America and the Caribbean in any discipline and in any stage of development. LASP encourages all members of the greater Latin American and Caribbean community at Cornell to participate by submitting...


South Asia Program Graduate Symposium

February 27th, 2017 - 11:00AM-5:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Graduate students across the disciplines whose work intersects in South Asia present their research at the SAP Graduate Symposium. 11:00-12:00: Natalia diPietrantonio, PhD candidate, History of Art, "Erotic Visions: Poetry, Literature, and Book Arts from Avadh (1754-1857)."  12:00-1:00: Osama Siddiqui, PhD candidate, History, "The Enchantment of Political Economy: Wealth...


CCCI: Yiyun Li - To Speak Is to Blunder but I Venture

February 27th, 2017 - 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. Yiyun Li, award-winning author; Professor of English, UC Davis Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life, the first nonfiction book by novelist and short story writer Yiyun Li, explores a life lived in re...


Einaudi Center Distinguished Speaker: Jens Beckert

February 27th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Lewis Auditorium

"Imagined Futures and Capitalist Dynamics" In a capitalist system, consumers, investors, and corporations orient their activities toward a future that contains opportunities and risks. How do actors assess the future if this future is open and uncertain? Jens Beckert adds a new chapter to the theory of capitalism by demonstrating how fictional expectations drive modern economies&mdash...



The Skin I Live In

March 1st, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:57PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Intro by Society for Humanities Fellow Gemma Angel (Inst of Advanced Studies, University College London) 2011 > Spain > Directed by Pedro Almodóvar With Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes Spanish master Pedro Almodóvar brings his signature blend of erotic wit, seductive style and perverse cinephilia to yet another classic movie genre: the horror film. In pla...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Youth and Public Space in Hanoi"

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

Location: Kahin Center

Danielle Labbé, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Montreal "Youth and Public Space in Hanoi" Danielle Labbé's research is focused on the inter-relations between the production and appropriation of urban space in Vietnam. Her work uses a combination of historical, process-oriented, and social agency perspectives to explore the...


Anarchy as Despotism, or Why a World State is the Best of All Possible Worlds

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Alexander Wendt, Professor of Political Science, The Ohio State University will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on "Anarchy as Despotism, or Why a World State is the Best of All Possible Worlds" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar.  Cosponsored by the Walter S Carpenter Jr. Chair of International Studies....


IAD Seminar - The Impact of Intergovernmental Transfers on Local Revenue Generation in Africa

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Takaaki Masaki is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the College of William & Mary. He has a PhD in Political Science from Cornell University. His research focuses on the political economy of development in sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, he is interested in distributive politics, public finance, development finance, democratic reforms, and political origins of economic policy. His research interest is i...


"No country for what men? A refugee crisis and the right-wing turn in Poland"

March 2nd, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Physical Sciences Building

Room: 401

Lecture by Łukasz Pawłowski A psychologist and sociologist by training, Łukasz holds a PhD in social science. He completed his dissertation on contemporary theories of democracy in 2014. Before that he was an academic visitor at Indiana University (USA) and the University of Oxford (UK).  Łukasz started working as a journalist in 2008 at Dziennik. He is now a managing editor an...


CMSP: “The Material Rites of Commerce: Negotiating with Europeans and Baniyans in Eighteenth-Century Yemen”

March 2nd, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Nancy Um, Associate Professor of Art History, SUNY Binghamton On the whole, historians of the Indian Ocean trade have overlooked the social life of commerce, understanding exchange within the narrow light of its transactional processes and restricted to those exchanges that resulted in a tangible loss or profit. This presentation takes a different perspective on the activities of major overseas...


Don’t Call Me Son

March 2nd, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:22PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2106 > Brazil > Directed by Anna Muylaert With Dani Nefussi, Naomi Nero, Daniel Botelho Brazil's Muylaert (The Second Mother) returns with an "endearingly performed story of a cross-dressing teenage boy who finds out he was stolen at birth, and is then forced to move in with his wealthy biological parents." (Hollywood Reporter) "The turmoil of ado...


Root Map: An original theatrical performance

March 2nd, 2017 - 8:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Barnes Hall Auditorium, Cornell University

Root Map, an original theatrical collaboration about borders and migration performed by artists from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, & Kolkata, India. Sponsored by Engaged Cornell, Latina/o Studies Program, Society for the Humanities, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, South Asia Program, Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University....


Delicatessen

March 2nd, 2017 - 9:00PM-10:35PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1991 > France > Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Marc Caro With Dominique Pinon, Marie Dougnac The setting is France after the final world war and in this time of dire food shortage, mankind's main source of nutrition has become.... well, mankind. From the folks who gave you the off-kilter world of The City of Lost Children. Subtitled. Shown in a new digital restoration. More a...


CCCC - Du Heng

March 3rd, 2017 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: Cho Room, B59

The first Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium speaker, Du Heng from Harvard University, will be giving a talk entitled "What was writing for? Transmission Scenes in Warring States Excavated Manuscripts" on March 3, 2017. At each session one participant presents a text in classical or literary Chinese. Attendees discuss historical, literary, linguistic, and all other aspects of the te...


"Clandestine Cattle and Community Forestry: Unraveling the Conservation Paradox in Guatemala's Maya Biosphere Reserve" by Jennifer Devine, Latin American Studies Program (LASP) Seminar Series

March 6th, 2017 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: 206

Jennifer Devine, Geography, Texas State University A spatial paradox characterizes 25 years of conservation in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve.  In the western half of the 8,300 square mile reserve, high deforestation rates plague national parks with strict land use regulations.  By contrast, deforestation rates are much lower in the eastern half of the reserve home to commun...


SAP Seminar Series: "Space of ‘Pattini’ Ritual as a negotiation and tension of identity" by Waruni Anuruddhika

March 6th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

People’s sense of identity appears in a time of crisis. Particularly, in a context of social exclusion and marginalization, victimized groups might reconsider their sense of identities. Consequently, excluded groups may yield possible strategies to respond to the hurdles which emanate from the social exclusion. The marginalized group’s embracing the dominant identity is an example for...


CCCI: Masculinities and Media in China's Na Communities

March 6th, 2017 - 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. Tami Blumenfield, James B. Duke Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, Furman University This presentation will explore men's roles in Na communities of southwest China through a series of images and documentary c...


A Tale of Love and Darkness

March 7th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:35PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2015 > Israel/USA > Directed by Natalie Portman With Natalie Portman, Shira Haas, Mor Cohen This adaptation of Amos Oz's memoirs, one of Israel's most lauded writers, is set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother (Natalie Portman) and his b...


The Face of Another

March 8th, 2017 - 9:00PM-11:04PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1966 > Japan > Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara With Tatsuya Nakadai After being disfigured in an industrial accident and estranged from his family and friends, Okuyama agrees to his psychiatrist's radical experiment: a face transplant, created from the mold of a stranger. As Okuyama is thus further alienated from the world around him, he finds himself giving in to his darker tempta...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Dharma in Motion: Buddhism and Mobility across the South China Sea"

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

Location: Kahin Center

Jack Meng-Tat Chia, PhD Candidate, History, Cornell University Chia’s talk will reconsider Kuah-Pearce’s concept of  “reformist Buddhism” through the case of Yen Pei. He argues for the need to historicize “reformist Buddhism” in the Singapore context and to consider the Buddhist networks linking multiple nodes that circulated people, ideas, practices, an...


"Their War Against the American Mother": White Power Paramilitarism, Militarized Policing, and the 1990s

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Kathleen Belew, Assistant Professor, Department of History and the College, The University of Chicago will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "'Their War Against the American Mother': White Power Paramilitarism, Militarized Policing, and the 1990s" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar. Co-sponsored by the Graduate History Assoc...


IAD Seminar - Ethnic Politics and Democratic Accountability

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Eric Kramon is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. His research focuses on barriers to accountability and good governance in developing democracies, with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa. His current book project examines the causes and consequences of vote buying during African elections. Other projects investigate the role of...


Being 17

March 9th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:56PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2016 > France > Directed by André Téchiné With Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila Director/writer Téchiné (Wild Reeds) teams up with co-writer Sciamma (Girlhood) to depict "the awakening of gay adolescent desire and self-knowledge in this drama set in the French Pyrenees... an ultra-naturalistic slice of rocky ado...


SAP Seminar Series: "Do Financial Incentives Reduce Gender Discrimination? Conditional Cash Transfer Schemes for Girls in India" by T.V. Sekher

March 13th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) are a marked departure from the traditional approaches in social welfare measures. By providing money to poor families under certain verifiable conditions, CCTs seek to address short-term income support and promote long-term accumulation of human capital. CCTs can be an effective way of targeting limited resources to the poor and disadvantaged sections which w...


Brazil and Latin America: Innovating to Overcome the Crisis

March 13th, 2017 - 4:00PM-8:00PM

Location: Physical Sciences Building

Room: 401

Like many of its neighbors, Brazil is going through an economic, ethical and political crisis that, among other effects, has contributed to the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, but also people all around the world are wondering how Latin America will recover from its generalized crisis. Join us in two days of talks about future perspectives on the Brazilian crisis, with focus on wh...


CCCI: Chinese-style Capitalism in Comparative Perspective

March 13th, 2017 - 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. Roselyn Hsueh, Associate Professor of Political Science, Temple University “National Sectoral Pathways to Globalization: Chinese-style Capitalism in Comparative Perspective” Scholars debate how and why...


Rethinking the Proposal: Concrete and Philosophical Approaches

March 15th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

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....


The Cry of the Renegade: Politics and Poetry in Interwar Chile

March 15th, 2017 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Olin Library

Room: 107

Nicknamed "the firecracker poet" for his incendiary poems, such as "The Cry of the Renegade," Gómez Rojas was a member of the University of Chile's student federation which had come under repeated attack for its critiques of Chile's political system and ruling parties. Government officials accused the federation of destroying social order, calling them insolen...


Chocolat (1998)

March 15th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:45PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

W/ intro by CU Professor Naminata Diabate (Comparative Literature) 1988 > France > Directed by Claire Denis With Isaach de Bankole, Giulia Boschi Based on her childhood experiences in Cameroon, Denis's acclaimed debut centers on a young French girl; her colonial-official father; her beautiful, restless mother; and their handsome house servant Protée (de Bankole). The film...


Crimes of Peace: Border Violence and Democracy’s Gray Zone

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Maurizio Albahari, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on "Crimes of Peace: Border Violence and Democracy’s Gray Zone" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


IAD Seminar - Urbanization and Party Politics in African Democracies

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Danielle Resnick is a Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI. Previously she was a Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER in Helsinki, Finland, where she managed projects on the political economy of food price policy, foreign aid and democracy, decentralization and urban service delivery, and Africa’s emerging middle class. Her work on voting behavior, political parties, and the political economy of developm...


CMSP: “The Nation of Islam and the Creation of Muslim Spaces in Brooklyn, New York”

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

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Zaheer Ali, Oral Historian, Brooklyn Historical Society The spread of Islam in the African American community in the 20th century altered not only the religious and political landscape of black America, but also the urban terrain upon which much of that topography took form. The Nation of Islam (NOI), the African American religious community founded in Detroit in 1930, played a critical role in...


Cameraperson

March 16th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:42PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2016 > USA > Directed by Kirsten Johnson "Kirsten Johnson, a prolific and widely traveled cinematographer, makes her living shooting other people's films, many of them dealing with war, injustice and sexual violence. She assembled this memoir from outtakes and home video, and the result is revelatory testimony to the simple, mysterious power of the camera to brid...


Tampopo

March 16th, 2017 - 9:15PM-11:09PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1986 > Japan > Directed by Juzo Itami With Tsutomo Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Koji Yakusho "Juzo Itami's Tampopo is a gastro-lucid, pygmalion-esque 'Ramen-Western'--a visual, culinary cornucopia where food, life, death, and sex simmer into one singular broth." (Cinefamily) Shown in a new digital restoration. Subtitled. More at janusfilms.com 1 hr 54 min  ...


SAP Seminar Series: "Insurgent Comparisons: Early Communism in Late Colonial India" by Manu Goswami

March 20th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Manu Goswami’s talk will address the unexpected resonance of communism in late colonial India. It will do so through a close reading of the neglected archive of the individual depositions that populated the Meerut Conspiracy Trial (1929-1933), the longest and most expensive trial in colonial India. For legal historians the Meerut trial exemplifies the overt abrogation of formal procedures an...


CCCI: How China Sees Trump: Past Lessons and Future Prospects for US-China Relations

March 20th, 2017 - 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. Jessica Chen Weiss, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University...


Promoting a More Nutritious Food System in India – Progress Report on the BMGF Grant to TCI

March 22nd, 2017 - 12:20PM-1:10PM

Location: Emerson Hall

Room: 135

Promoting a More Nutritious Food System in India – Progress Report on the BMGF Grant to TCI...


SAP Seminar Series: "Seeing vs. Being Seen: Conversion Beyond Ambedkar, Islam Among Non-Brahmins, and the Village of Meenakshipuram"

March 22nd, 2017 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The two most important mass conversions in 20th century postcolonial India were that led by Ambedkar in 1956 to Buddhism and that at the village of Meenakshipuram in 1981 to Islam. Though both involved untouchable outcaste communities and non-Hindu religions, Ambedkar’s conversion has consistently served as a shorthand for all untouchable conversions across India, not simply eclipsing the ma...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Democracy and its Discontents in Southeast Asia"

March 23rd, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Mark R. Thompson, Director, Southeast Asia Research Center, Professor of Politics, Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong "Democracy and its Discontents in Southeast Asia" There has been a fundamental tension in the electoralist polities of Southeast Asia (Indonesia, the Philippines, and, until 2014, Thailand) between the interests of key e...


Norms, Violence, and the End of the Empire: Gorbachev and the Use of Force in the Baltic Republics

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Una Bergmane, Postdoctoral Associate, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Norms, Violence, and the End of the Empire: Gorbachev and the Use of Force in the Baltic Republics" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


IAD Seminar - Authoritarian Successor Parties in Africa: What Role for Democratic Success?

March 23rd, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Rachel Beatty Riedl is Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Her research interests include institutional development in new democracies, local governance and decentralization policy, and authoritarian regime legacies, with a regional focus in sub-Saharan Africa. She is a faculty associate at the Institute for Policy Research and the Program on...


"Presidential Elections and Democracy in Latin America in the Trump Era" by Patricio Navia, Latin American Studies Program (LASP) Seminar Series

March 24th, 2017 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: 206

The effect of Donald Trump’s victory in 2016 in the U.S. will have consequences on presidential campaigns and democratic practices elsewhere in the world. In this talk, I will discuss some of those effects  and how they have already affected presidential elections in Ecuador and presidential campaigns in Chile, Brazil and Mexico.   Patricio Navia is a professor of Liberal Stu...


"Wandering in a Labyrinth of Indians: Uncertain Alliances in the Colonial Brazil Borderlands" by Heather Roller, Latin American Studies Program (LASP) Seminar Series

March 27th, 2017 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: 206

How can we read colonial correspondence for insights into indigenous political and diplomatic strategies?  This lecture focuses on the dynamics between colonial fort commanders in Brazil and the members of a powerful indigenous group, the Guaikurú of the Paraguay River basin. A mobile, equestrian society that occupied the borderlands between Spanish and Portuguese territories, the Guai...


SAP Seminar Series: "Signs of the Self in Stories in Pre-colonial Bengal: Love, Sex, Marriage, War, and Self-Sacrifice, c. 1650-1750" by David Curley

March 27th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This lecture explores two related themes. The first discusses ‘fluid signs’ of power and freedom, and the second discusses the disciplines necessary for social relationships, identities and hierarchies. We have explored not a ‘Bengali’ identity, but a complex and dialogic topography of intersecting literary traditions. Sometimes this topography reached beyond the provincial...


CCCI: Learning from Shenzhen: China’s Post-Mao Experiment from Special Zone to Model City

March 27th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64, Kaufmann Auditorium

Mary Ann O'Donnell, ethnographer based in Shenzhen, China...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session for Undergraduates

March 27th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

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 of senior year; students who wish to begin the program immediately after graduation are encouraged to start the application process in their junior year....


Heaven, Hell, and Everything In Between: Murals of the Colonial Andes

March 28th, 2017 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Olin Library

Room: 107

The role of the visual arts in negotiating a sense of place and identity is an important one, and mural paintings reveal the complex ways that artists and viewers conceptualize the space they inhabit.   In a Chats in the Stacks talk, assistant professor of history of art Ananda Cohen-Aponte (Cohen Suarez) will talk about her new book, Heaven, Hell, and Everything in Between (University of...


Einaudi Center Distinguished Speaker: Naoto Kan

March 28th, 2017 - 5:00PM-6:30PM

Location: Statler Hall

Room: Alice Statler Auditorium

Former Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan will present "My Nuclear Nightmare: Leading Japan Through the Fukushima Disaster to a Nuclear-Free Future."  ...


As I Open My Eyes

March 28th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:42PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2015 > France/Tunisia > Directed by Leyla Bouzid With Baya Medhaffer, Ghalia Benali, Montassar Ayari In Tunis, a few months before the Arab Spring, Farah has just graduated from high school with familial expectations to become a doctor. But she doesn't think the same way. She sings in a political rock band, enjoys getting drunk, and discovering her city by night ag...


Plant Made Pharmaceuticals for Developing Countries

March 29th, 2017 - 12:20PM-1:10PM

Location: Emerson Hall

Room: 135

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Beau Travail

March 29th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:30PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1999 > France > Directed by Claire Denis With Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Gregoire Colin "Herman Melville meets the French Foreign Legion in the middle of the African desert in Beau Travail, a striking retelling of ‘Billy Budd, The Sailor’ in a minimalist, strongly visual key." (Variety) Shown in a 35mm film print. Subtitled. 1 hr 30 min    ...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: “The Royal Proclamation (sắc phong) is like our Certificate of Praise (băng khên)”: Culture as Local Historical Practice in a Northern Vietnamese Village"

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

Location: Kahin Center

Lauren Meeker, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology,  SUNY New Paltz “The Royal Proclamation (sắc phong) is like our Certificate of Praise (băng khên)”: Culture as Local Historical Practice in a Northern Vietnamese Village" This paper examines the local practice of history among elderly male villagers in a village in northern Vietnam who a...


Tying Hands, Sinking Costs, and Leader Attributes

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Joshua Kertzer, Assistant Professor of Government, Harvard University, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Tying Hands, Sinking Costs, and Leader Attributes" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


IAD Seminar - The Impact of Elections on Institutional Development in Africa

March 30th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Ken Opalo is an Assistant Professor at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. His research interests include the political economy of development; legislative development; and electoral politics in emerging democracies, with expertise in African politics and international development. He has published articles on African elections and the Kenyan parliament in the Journal of De...


CMSP: “Guests and Hosts in the Highlands: Excerpts from Living in the Stone Age: Colonialism, Anthropology, and the Experience of Empire in Dutch New Guinea"

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

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Danilyn Rutherford, Professor and Chair, Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz Colonialism in the Netherlands Indies was a matter of maps and censuses, plantations and planning documents, the control of land and labor, and the pursuit of national pride.  But it was also a matter of minor meetings — awkward encounters on lonely beaches and sleepy villages, stumbled into by disruptive strangers...


Micmacs

March 30th, 2017 - 9:20PM-11:04PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2009 > France > Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet With Dany Boon, Dominique Pinon, Andre Dussollier, Jean-Pierre Marielle A visually stunning, slapstick tale of revenge from the director of The City of Lost Children and Amelie. "Jeunet maintains a firm control of his dreamscape creation, drawing on influences as varied as Toy Story, Children of Paradise, and TV's Mission: Impossible...


Beauty, Law, and War

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Mary Ellen O'Connell, Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution, University of Notre Dame, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Beauty, Law, and War" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Conference on Sustainability in Asia

April 6th, 2017 - 6:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Cordis Hong Kong

Join us in Hong Kong on April 6–7, 2017 for a discussion to explore advances in sustainability research, engagement with communities, and opportunities for collaboration. The conference—Sustainability in Asia: Partnerships for Research and Implementation—will convene international scholars, scientists, practitioners, and policy influencers who are work...


SAP Seminar Series: "In the Shadow of Feminism: Men’s Movements in India Imagine Family, Violence and Action" by Srimati Basu

April 10th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

As women’s organizations have mobilized the Indian State since the 1980’s to institute a slate of laws on intimate violence, men’s groups (MRAs) have formed in counterpoint to challenge definitions of dowry, violence, economic restitution and punitive criminal apparatuses deployed in cases of family violence. These groups have become substantial transnational vocal presences thro...


Soccer Chants, Heteronormativity and Participatory Sounding-In-Synchrony, by Eduardo Herrera, Latin American Studies Program (LASP) Seminar Series

April 10th, 2017 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: 206

In local Argentine soccer matches one can find anywhere between two hundred to fifty thousand people chanting together, accompanied by large ensembles of percussion and  brass instruments. Research on this mode of musical production has focused on the genealogy of the melodies and the discursive analysis of chant lyrics with or without an ethnographic component.&...


CCCI: China's Encounter with Global Hollywood

April 10th, 2017 - 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. Wendy Su, Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside "China's Encounter with Global Hollywood: Cultural Policy, Film Industry, and Soft Power, 1994-2016" In recent years, the fil...


Getting Improved Seed to Smallholder Farmers in Africa: Lessons from the African Seed Access Index

April 12th, 2017 - 12:20PM-1:10PM

Location: Emerson Hall

Room: 135

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SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "From Rite of Passage to Intangible Cultural Heritage: Incorporation of the Salak Yom Buddhist Ritual into Global Discourses of Heritage and Development"

April 13th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Dr. Alexandra Denes, Lecturer, Media Arts and Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University "From Rite of Passage to Intangible Cultural Heritage: Incorporation of the Salak Yom Buddhist Ritual into Global Discourses of Heritage and Development" Over the past decade, leading international development organizations—including the United Nations and the World Bank—ha...


IAD Seminar - The Anatomy of Fragility in Sub-Saharan Africa: Understanding the Inter-relationship between Fragility and Deprivation

April 13th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Erik Thorbecke is a renowned economics professor and co-author of the standard Foster-Greer-Thorbecke poverty measure. He is also 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...


CMSP: “Imagined, Contested, and Forgotten Wests and Worlds: Medieval Challenges to Modern Stereotypes about the Western and Muslim Worlds”

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

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Fabio López Lázaro, Associate Professor of History, University of Hawaii at Manoa Geographical and politonymic taxonomies (like "Western" and "Muslim") have been historically used to imagine ---and obscure--- sameness and difference between peoples across time and space. In this talk I discuss the consequences of my discovery of medieval evidence that questions...


CCCC - Richard VanNess Simmons

April 14th, 2017 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: Cho Room, B59

The Second Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium speaker of the semester, Prof. Richard VanNess Simmons from Rutgers University will be giving a talk entitled, "The Charms of Mandarin in the Qīng and the Key to Northern and Southern Guānhuà” on April 14, 2017. At each session one participant presents a text in classical or literary Chinese. Attendees discuss historical,...


SAP Seminar Series: "Reading between the lines: Indian poetry in English and the challenges of the archive" by Emma Bird

April 17th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This lecture reflects on the challenges and opportunities offered by the literary archive for scholars of Indian poetry in English. It considers how the archive enriches our understanding of poetry and the context in which it was written, and suggests the close relationship between historical, materialist research on the one hand, and close reading and formal literary analysis, on the other....


CCCI: Comparative Postcolonial Theory and the Question of Chinese Empire

April 17th, 2017 - 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. Shu-mei Shih, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies, UCLA The emergence of Sinophone studies in the last decade is altering the landscape of postcolonial theory largely derived from the hist...


Governing the North American Arctic: Sovereignty, Security, and Institutions

April 18th, 2017 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Olin Library

Room: 107

For centuries, indigenous peoples have mastered the harsh conditions of the Arctic, but it has proven to be a difficult region for governments to administer.  Extreme temperatures, vast distances, and widely dispersed patterns of settlement have made it impossible for bureaucracies based in far-off capitals to erect and maintain infrastructures and institutions. How are the challenges of g...



SAP Film Screening: Ingirunthu (Here and Now)

April 19th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Showing of the film Ingirunthu (Here and Now), followed by a Q&A with the director, Sivamohan Sumathy...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Social Capital on Water Resources Management: A Social Network Approach To Understanding Community Involvement On Rural Wellspring Handling In Indonesia"

April 20th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Ismu Rini Dwi Ari, Brawijaya University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning "Social Capital on Water Resources Management: A Social Network Approach To Understanding Community Involvement On Rural Wellspring Handling In Indonesia" The good economic growth of Indonesia has not yet been accompanied by a parallel development of infrastructure and institutional capacity on water...


Did the Cold War Ever End? Will It?

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Andrei Kozyrev, Distinguished Fellow at the Kennan Institute (Wilson Center) will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on "Did the Cold War Ever End? Will It?" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


CCCC - Francesca Bray

April 21st, 2017 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: 374, Asian Studies Lounge

The third Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium speaker of the semester will be Prof. Francesca Bray from the University of Edinburgh. Prof. Bray is also Cornell's 2016-17 Distinguished Hu Shih Professor. Topic 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,...


SEAP, CMIP, Johnson Museum: "Still in the Game": The State of Indonesian Art History in the 21st Century

April 21st, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Kahin Center

Cornell Southeast Asia Program with Cornell Modern Indonesia Project and the Herbert F Johnson Museum present the 3rd Cornell Modern Indonesia Project (CMIP) Conference. 18 renowned scholars from Indonesia, Australia, Europe, and America will gather in honor of the 50th anniversary of Claire Holt’s magnum opus, Art in Indonesia: Continuities and Change (Cornell University Press, 1967). Th...


CMSP: “Debating Da'wa: Theologies of Mediation in the Egyptian Islamic Revival”

April 24th, 2017 - 12:00AM-7:00PM

Yasmin Moll, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan What makes media “Islamic”? Based on ethnographic fieldwork with Islamic television producers in Cairo from 2010 to 2013, this talk looks at the passionate contention within Egypt’s piety movement over the development of new forms of religious media. At stake in these mass-mediated debates over daʿwa (Is...


"Can Intrastate Accountability Reduce Local Capture? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Mexico", Ana de la O, Latin American Studies Program (LASP) Seminar Series

April 24th, 2017 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: 206

Speaker: Ana De La O, Political Science, Yale University...


SAP Seminar Series: "Power Cut Comedy and Network Connections in Tamil Nadu, India" by Laura C. Brown

April 24th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

In the last decade power cuts have become a regular, if not a routine, feature of life in Tamil Nadu, India. Rather than representing a break from everyday routines, real and anticipated power cuts are integral to the way in which ordinary life in Indian cities is built and imagined. Drawing on jokes, popular film, and recordings of everyday conversations, Professor Brown examines how ta...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "How in Myanmar “national races” came to surpass citizenship"

April 27th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Nick Cheesman, Fellow, Department of Political & Social Change, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. Australian National Univerity College of Asia and the Pacific "How in Myanmar “national races” came to surpass citizenship" “National races”, or taingyintha, is among the preeminent political ideas in Myanmar today. But because the term is tran...


Dynamics of Hegemony

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Daniel Nexon, Department of Government and School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on "Dynamics of Hegemony" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


IAD Seminar - Holding Elected Representatives Accountable: Efforts of a Ugandan CSO

April 27th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Kristin Michelitch has a PhD in Politics from New York University. She is a Faculty Affiliate with the Center for the Study of Democratic Isntitutions, and she was previously a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute. Her work is primarily on politics and development in sub-Saharan Africa, where she is most interested in finding what works to improve democratic processes and development through b...


"Public Ritual, Temple Construction, and the Origins of Maya Civilization" by Takeshi Inomata, Latin American Studies Program (LASP) Seminar Series

May 1st, 2017 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: 206

Speaker: Takeshi Inomata, Anthropology, University of Arizona...


SAP Seminar Series: "B1nary C0des: Dancing Dichotomies in Bangalore's Gay Nightlife" by Kareem Khubchandani

May 1st, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This talk draws on ethnographic research that Professor Khubchandani conducted between 2009 and 2013 in Bangalore for his book, Ishtyle: Improvising Gay South Asian Nightlife, which explores how middle and upper class professional men negotiate intimacy under conditions of displacement, migration, and labor contingency.  “Binary codes” plays on the lingua franca of information technology,...


SAP Seminar Series: "Art as Ethnography: Troubling Narratives" by Sivamohan Sumathy

May 3rd, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

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SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Power and Communality : Aging and Elderly Care in Northern Thailand"

May 4th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Yoko Hayami, Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University "Power and Communality : Aging and Elderly Care in Northern Thailand" From July 2016 to January 2017, I have been conducting fieldwork in Chiang Mai, Thailand on issues of aging and care in present-day Thai society. Visiting elderly homes and communities both in the city and in rural settings, I am looking...


Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics

May 4th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Norrin Ripsman, Department of International Relations, Lehigh University will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on "Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


IAD Seminar - Student Wrap-up

May 4th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The student wrap-up features a panel of students presenting on topics of their choice related to the seminar theme. This has become a popular feature of the seminar series. As one student put it, “I found the [final week’s] discussion to be especially useful. The questions posed by my peers were thoughtful, stimulating, and relevant. They inspired me to think critically on the issues,...


CCCC - Clarence Lee

May 5th, 2017 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: Cho Room, B59

The Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium's last speaker of the semester will be Cornell University's own Clarence Lee, giving a talk entitled, "Reading Sinitic Medical Texts in Mid Edo period Japan: Kagawa Shūtoku (1683-1755)” At each session one participant presents a text in classical or literary Chinese. Attendees discuss historical, literary, linguistic, and al...

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