Upcoming Events

Le Samourai

August 24th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:45PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

w/ intro by Jonathan Kirshner (Government, CU) 1967 > France > Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville With Alain Delon, Nathalie Delon A classic of French noir starring Alain Delon, in trenchcoat and fedora, as an emotionless killer on the pitiless streets of 60s Paris. "A razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture - with a liberal dose of Japanes...


The Cornell International Fair

August 30th, 2017 - 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...


Solaris

August 30th, 2017 - 8:45PM-11:32PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1972 > USSR > Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky With Donatas Banionis, Yuri Jarvet A Russian psychologist investigates strange goings-on in a space station and is confronted by his own past in Tarkovsky's mind-boggling philosophical sci-fi journey. Subtitled. More at janusfilms.com/films/1825 New digital restoration. 2 hrs 47 min Trailer: youtu.be/k46i5gXxAxg?list=PLMar3oNhkJuFrIybzyKt9lyp...


Reppy Institute Meet and Greet

August 31st, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

The Reppy Institute welcomes everyone to attend our 2017-2018 seminar series and this special opening reception during our usual seminar time slot. This first seminar meeting will not follow our usual format of a talk followed by a time for questions and discussion, but will be an informal gathering giving us all the opportunity to meet each other and learn more about what the program has to offer...


An Overview of China’s Engagement with Africa

August 31st, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

David Shinn is an Adjunct Professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso. Ambassador Shinn has a PhD from George Washington University and a certificate in African studies from Northwestern University. He served for thirty-seven years in the U.S. Foreign Service, with assignments at embassies in...


Pop Aye

September 6th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:42PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere!  w/producer Weijie Lai in person! 2017 > Thailand/Singapore > Directed by Kirsten Tan With Bong, Thaneth WaraKulnukroh, Penpak Sirikul On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok. Excited, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together. Winner of 4...


How the Romans Learned to Love Peace Without it Loving Them Back - and What it Means Today

September 7th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Barry Strauss, Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies, History and Classics, Cornell University, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall about “How the Romans Learned to Love Peace Without it Loving Them Back - and What it Means Today” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Words Matter: Rhetoric vs. Reality in China-Africa Relations

September 7th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Jessica Achberger is African Studies Librarian and Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at Michigan State University. Her PhD research in history focused on the bilateral relationship between Zambia and China during the Cold War. Upon completion of her PhD, Jessica was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the African Studies Center, Leiden, where she completed additional research on Zambia&rsquo...


"Border Walls and the Politics of Becoming Non-Human" by Miriam Ticktin, CMSP Seminar

September 7th, 2017 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

In this talk I am concerned by the ways in which border walls and zones come not simply to defend (for example, certain territories), but also to define  -- that is, to shape or alter categories of natural and human kinds. I will suggest that border walls -- such as those at the border of (predominantly Christian) Spain and (predominantly Muslim) Morocco, as well as between France and the Uni...


Southeast Asian Language Teaching: New Directions

September 8th, 2017 - 12:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Cornell Language Resource Center

Room: Multiple locations--please check event program

Please mark your calendars for Friday September 8 through Sunday September 10, 2017 at Cornell University, Ithaca NY Talks and panels on topics of interest across the languages of the region as well as about specific languages, including reports from the Content-based Instruction Working groups Please visit the Conference website for more information and to register: https://agh...


Housing pathways, elective belonging, and family ties in middle class Chileans' housing choices by Joel Stillerman, LASP Seminar Series

September 11th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Much of the research on culture and stratification has focused on cultural consumption. In contrast, this paper addresses the housing field, an important arena for the reproduction of social inequality. Models of housing choice often assume individuals are rational actors functioning in free markets. In contrast, scholars combining the concept of “housing pathways” with a Bourdieusian...


Abyss & Horizon: Political Existentialism and Humanity’s Midlife Crisis

September 14th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Uriel Abulof, Senior Lecturer (U.S. rank of Associate Professor) of Politics at Tel Aviv University and Research Associate at the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination (LISD), Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall about “Abyss & Horizon: Political Existentialism and Humanity’s Midlife Crisis” at the Judith Reppy Institut...


The History of China’s Involvement in Africa: A Reflection of China’s Own Development

September 14th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Jean Kachiga is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at SUNY Brockport. He has a Ph.D. in International Relations and an M.A. in Political Science, both from the University of Frankfurt. His research is on understanding international relations through the dynamics of history. He teaches International Relations, International Political Econom...


"Sahelian Muslim Women, Lived Islam, and Ethical Aesthetics" by Ousseina Alidou, CMSP Seminar

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

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Since the 1990s Sahelian African countries with both majority and minority Muslim populations have been experimenting with democratic systems that have resulted in both political pluralism (with a gendered dimension), and a renewed place for Islam in both private and public spheres. This dialogue will highlight the prominent roles Sahelian Muslim women are playing in these democratization struggle...


The Russian Challenge 2.0

September 21st, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Ambassador Daniel Fried (Ret.), Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall about “The Russian Challenge 2.0” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Chinese Migrants in Africa: Preliminary Social, Political, and Economic Impacts

September 21st, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Yoon Jung Park is an Adjunct Professor in the African Studies Program at Georgetown University. She is one of the leading researchers in the field of China/Africa studies. Her work primarily focuses on Chinese migrants in Africa, African perceptions of and responses to the new Chinese migrants, and preliminary impacts of these migrant communities, particularly in South Africa. Dr. Park is a sociol...


A Gentleman

September 23rd, 2017 - 5:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! w/free samosas and chai 2017 > India > Directed by Krishna D.K. & Raj Nidimoru With Jacqueline Fernandez, Sidharth Malhotra Bollywood's summer action comedy follows a simple guy looking to settle down with his girl when he gets mixed up with some high-level criminals in a case of mistaken identity - or is it? The movie stars Sidharth Malhotra as a Bollywood Jame...


The Woman in the Window: A Tale of Mystery in Several Parts by Sylvia Sellers Garcia, LASP Seminar Series

September 25th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

The Woman in the Window is the contextualized history of a sensational crime that took place in Guatemala in 1800. It draws on a cluster of related topics: social violence; the history of medicine; gender and sexuality; and early modern policing. It also draws on several narrative traditions: though researched in the archive and anchored in traditional historiography, the story is narrated in the...


Refugees in the Era of Climate Change

September 28th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Maria Cristina Garcia, Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies, Department of History and Professor, Latino Studies Program, Cornell University, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall about “Refugees in the Era of Climate Change” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Ports and Fish: What China’s Ocean Policy Means for African Maritime Security

September 28th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Tabitha Grace Mallory is Affiliate Professor at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. She specializes in Chinese foreign and environmental policy. Dr. Mallory consults on China and global ocean governance, conducting research on China’s fisheries and oceans policy. She has consulted for the United Nations Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund, the Worl...


Brazilian race relations and French late colonialism: a connected intellectual history

October 2nd, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

From a political and economic perspective, the relationships between Brazilian social organization and French late-colonialism appear unrelated. But French intellectuals in institutions as varied as UNESCO and the École Pratique des Hautes Études found Brazilian race relations to be a model for "harmonious" coexistence and mixing in the 1950s. Brazil, in a sense, might help...


"Early Islamic Internationalism: The Case of the Lost Caliphate" by Mona Hassan, CMSP Seminar

October 2nd, 2017 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: White Hall

Room: 106

In her recent book Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History, Mona Hassan explores the myriad meanings of the caliphate for Muslims around the world through the analytical lens of two key moments of loss in the thirteenth and twentieth centuries. Through extensive primary-source research, Hassan explores the rich constellation of interpretations created by religious scholars, histori...


Goodbye to Language (3D)

October 4th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:10PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere w/ intro by Andrew Utterson (Screen Studies, IC) 2014 > Switzerland/France > Directed by Jean-Luc Godard With Helo‹se Godet, Kamel Abdelli Leave it to an 83-year-old French-Swiss man to reinvent cinema (again), but that's just what Jean-Luc Godard did with his first 3D feature. Godard shakes the very foundation of stereoscopic viewing by allowing the 3D camera...


Current Events Roundtable on the “Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons”

October 5th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Current Events Roundtable at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on the “Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons,” with Cornell participants Naomi Egel, graduate student in the Government Department and Agnieszka Nimark, Visiting Scholar in the Reppy Institute, introduced by Matthew Evangelista, President White Professor of History and Political Science, Government Department at the Judith...


Leon Morin, Priest

October 11th, 2017 - 7:00PM-9:08PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1961 > France > Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville With Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emmanuelle Riva When the men of a small French town leave to fight in WWII, the women are left alone, with only one man, Leon Morin, priest, young and handsome enough to tempt them. A young, communist widow engages in an intellectual relationship with the priest that quickly calls into question his sense of morality....


Cyber and Escalation–Insights from Wargaming

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Jacquelyn Schneider, Assistant Professor, Strategic and Operational Research Division, U.S. Naval War College, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall about “Cyber and Escalation–Insights from Wargaming” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


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....


"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...


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

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Dr. Alex Covarrubias, El Colegio de Sonora en Hermosillo, Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) graduate from Cornell....


Berger Program and Einaudi Center Distinguished Speaker: Judge Abdulqawi Yusuf

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

Location: Myron Taylor Hall

Room: 184

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. He is the founding Chairman of the African Institute of International Law (AIIL), Arusha, Tanzania, foun...


"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....


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...


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....


"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...


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...


"The World Changed Today!" 9/11 as a Critical Juncture

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 “‘The World Changed Today!’ 9/11 as a Critical Juncture” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


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....


"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...


"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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