Upcoming Events

LASP Seminar: "Using Cacao to Catalyze Development: The Case of Cacao in Montes de Maria, Colombia, " by Kalob Williams & Miguel Gomez

February 18th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Cacao is a relatively new crop in the previously violence stricken region of Montes de Maria, a mountainous portion of northern Colombia. The crop was introduced commercially to the region in the mid 2000’s as a response to a strand of phytophthora that made their most dominant crop – avocado – decreasingly profitable to produce. Today, over 1,000 smallholder farmers in the regio...


SAP Speaker Series, Nationalism, Development and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka, by Rajesh Venugopal

February 18th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Nationalism, Development, and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka was published in November 2018 by Cambridge University Press. The book explores how the economic and the ethnic have encountered one another in modern Sri Lanka, focusing in particular on the phenomenon of Sinhala nationalism. In doing so, the book draws on a historically informed political sociology, and engages with some of the central i...


"Viral Populism" with Dorian Bell

February 18th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: A. D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

Drawing on recent events in Europe and the US, Dorian Bell, UC Santa Cruz, will chart the new relationship developing between antisemitism and Islamophobia as economic anxiety grips the West in a lecture titled "Viral Populism: Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and the Refugee 'Crisis'." European popular discourse threatens to turn the migration question into a referendum on wheth...


Workshop: Rethinking the Proposal

February 20th, 2019 - 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....


Making Religious Peace: A Historical Perspective

February 21st, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Wayne Te Brake, Professor Emeritus of History, SUNY Purchase, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on “Making Religious Peace: A Historical Perspective” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown-bag seminar.  Co-sponsored by the Cornell Institute for European Studies....


Operation Car Wash - Biggest Corruption Scandal in Latin America

February 21st, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Myron Hall

Room: G90

Sergio Bruno Fernandes, public prosecutor in Brazil and a LLM candidate at Cornell Law School and Professor Lourdes Casanova #CORNELLEMI Director at Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management, will be discussing Operation Car Wash (#LatinAmericas biggest corruption scandal) from the criminal investigation side. Thank you to Fouad Debs, Kelly Pedro and the BRICS Law Collective for organizing...


Operation Car Wash - Biggest Corruption Scandal in Latin America

February 21st, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Myron Hall

Room: G90

Sergio Bruno Fernandes, public prosecutor in Brazil and a LLM candidate at Cornell Law School and Professor Lourdes Casanova Cornell Emerging Markets Institute Director, will be discussing Operation Car Wash from the criminal investigation side....


CMS Seminar: "Fears and Conflict over Islamic Human Rights: A Clash of Cultures or a Clash with a Construct?"

February 21st, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

What constitutes human rights? Can we come to a common understanding of these freedoms and thereby guarantee that these are entirely granted to every member of society? These questions have been the subject of historic universal documents such as the Magna Carta, the French Declaration of the Rights of Man, the American Bill of Rights and the Geneva Convention. What is often ignored, however, is t...


Composers Forum: Eli Marshall

February 22nd, 2019 - 1:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Lincoln Hall

Room: 316

Eli Marshall, composer, moved to China from the USA in 2003 on a Fulbright Fellowship, affiliating with the China Music Research Institute and researching contemporary music while embarking on a freelance music career in dynamic pre-Olympics Beijing. Since then, many of his creative projects have focused on international collaboration and artistic exchange. His orchestral works have been...


Colonial and Post-Colonial Intersections of Archeology and Diplomacy: Olov Janse

February 27th, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:00PM

Location: Kahin Center

Olov R.T. Janse (1892–1985) was a Swedish-born archaeologist with a doctorate degree from Uppsala University, an interest in broad comparative studies and a thirst for a cosmopolitan lifestyle. He soon left Sweden to work with Henri Hubert, and Marcel Mauss at the French National Museums in Paris, and together with his Russian-born wife Ronny set off on the first of three archaeological expe...


The Wild Pear Tree

February 27th, 2019 - 6:45PM-9:53PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere 2018 > Turkey > Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan With Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar In this expansive film which "draws on the spirit of Chekov", an aspiring writer returns to his native village, where his father's debts catch up to him. "The Wild Pear Tree is a gentle, humane, beautifully made and magnificently acted movie from the T...


Working the Tides: Pawangs, Fishers, and Scientists in the Straits of Melaka, 1870-1940

February 28th, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Mann Library

Room: 102

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty Lecture Series Anthony Medrano, Ph.D. and Ziff Environmental Fellow, Department of History and Harvard University Center for the Environment, Harvard University The Straits of Melaka have long played a central role in the history of Southeast Asia, from facilitating the movement of people, ideas, and commodities to marking the edge of states and sultanate...


On the Frontlines of Peace: The Unlikely People Who Are Getting It Right

February 28th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Séverine Autesserre, Professor of Political Science, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on “On the Frontlines of Peace: The Unlikely People Who Are Getting It Right” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown-bag seminar....


SAP Seminar Series, Aliens, Code-shifters, and Rude-Mapping, by Jaret Vadera

February 28th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: 374

In this artist talk and conversation, Jaret Vadera will discuss key arcs, propositions, and questions guiding his practice. Jaret Vadera is a transdisciplinary artist whose work explores how different social, technological, and cognitive processes shape and control the ways that we understand the world around and within us. Vadera's practice is influenced by cognitive science, post/decoloni...


In Between (Bar Bahar)

February 28th, 2019 - 6:45PM-8:30PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere 2016 > Israel > Directed by Maysaloun Hamoud With Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura The story of three independent women who share an apartment in Tel Aviv and must navigate between tradition and modernity. "After watching Maysaloun Hamoud's sparkling, taboo-breaking first feature ..., audiences will have to seriously update their ideas about the l...


The Mystery of Picasso

March 1st, 2019 - 7:00PM-8:30PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1955>France>Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot “One of the most joyful of all records of an artist at work” (Pauline Kael), The Mystery of Picasso, restored by Milestone Films, shows us the methods, choices and failures of the great artist as he charges through the creation of fifteen pictures on canvas and paper.   Subtitled More at milestonefilms.com/movie.php/picas...


LASP Seminar: Short Film--"Empowering Ecuador's Extraordinary Ecosystems: Action research opportunities with community-engaged conservation and development initiatives in Ecuador"

March 4th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Ecuador is among the world's most biodiverse countries and is the first to include the 'Rights of Nature' in its Constitution (2008). Despite this the government has granted oil and mining concessions in over 40 protected forest reserves and indigenous territories without prior and informed consent of local communities as required by the Constitution. As one example, Ecu...


SAP Speaker Series, On the Prowl: Tigers and Tea Planters in British India, by Romita Ray

March 4th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

By the late 1800s, swathes of jungle in eastern India were cleared to create tea estates or plantations. But these commercial landscapes were never quite splintered from the wilderness, their porous boundaries remaining open to a spectacular array of wildlife that wandered over in search of food. My talk focuses on the tiger, the most ferocious of predators to cross over into tea plantations. Spec...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

March 4th, 2019 - 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. ...


LASP Public Issues Forum: "From Hope to Hate: The Rise of Conservative Subjectivity in Brazil" by Rosana Pinheiro, Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil

March 5th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: A.D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

Brazilians have recently elected a far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, a former army captain. The talk introduces the general panorama of Brazilian macro and micro politics from ‘Lula-ism’ to ‘Bolsonaro-ism’, marked respectively by the rise and fall of economic growth as well as by democratic collapse. These changes in national development have also shaped the individual s...


SAP Speaker Series, Cast in India Screening and Filmmaker Q & A, by Natasha Raheja

March 6th, 2019 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Cast in India (26 min, USA/India, 2014) Bengali and Hindi with English subtitles  Iconic and ubiquitous, thousands of manhole covers dot the streets of New York City. Enlivening the everyday objects around us, this short observational film is a glimpse of the working lives of the men behind the manhole covers in New York City. The film traces thecurious circuit of manhole...


Contesting the Rooftop of the World: Tibet, China and the Changing International Order

March 7th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Allen Carlson, Government Department, Cornell University, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on "Contesting the Rooftop of the World: Tibet, China and the Changing International Order" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown-bag seminar....


CMS Seminar: 'Unique or Universal?: The Ottoman Quest for Economic Modernization'

March 7th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Late nineteenth century Ottoman economic thought has been generally categorized as either nationalist or liberal, obscuring both the variety within each strand and parallels between them. Emulating 'more developed states' as a catch-up strategy was a common theme among various Ottoman reformers, embracing different models, including France, Germany, Japan, and...


The Future of EU? Immigration and the Rise of Populism

March 7th, 2019 - 4:45PM-7:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G76

This panel is part of CIES' Migration Series. Speakers Donatella Di Cesare (Sapienza University of Rome); Virag Molnar (The New School for Social Research); Cas Mudde (University of Georgia) Moderated by: Kenneth Roberts (Cornell University, Department of Government) Freedom House reports that its global index of civil rights and political liberties has been declining for 13 consec...


Opportunities and Challenges for the new Government of Brazil

March 8th, 2019 - 10:30AM-5:00PM

Location: Columbia University

Like never before, 2018 presidential elections divided Brazil. Now, for us, who have always seeked to be part of the change to a better Brazil, the time has come to talk about these areas that so fiercely divide our country. The BRASAs at Cornell and Columbia, along with BRASA, invite you to the event Opportunities and Challenges for the New Government of Brazil, at Columbia University on March 8t...


Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium (CCCC) - John Whitman

March 8th, 2019 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

John Whitman | Cornell University presents the 2nd of four text readings on: Shōjū 昌住 (fl. 9th century), Preface to the Japanese dictionary Shinsen jikyō 新撰字鏡   CCCC is a reading group for students and scholars with interest in  premodern Sinographic text.  All are welcome, at any level of experience with classical Chinese. At each session, one part...


Conformities and Interruptions in Southeast Asia - Cornell Southeast Asia Program's 21st Graduate Student Conference

March 8th, 2019 - 5:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Kahin Center

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 1, 2019 Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2019  Confirmation of Attendance Deadline: February 1, 2019  Full Papers Due: February 15, 2019  Conference Date: March 8-10, 2019    Please submit abstracts to the following email address: seapgatty@cornell.edu.    For more information on the conference...


Shoplifters

March 8th, 2019 - 8:30PM-10:31PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2018 > Japan > Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda With Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold, and soon little Yuri is learning their ways of survival. "The winner of the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival and another triumph for admired Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, a master o...


LASP Seminar: "Crafting a Republic for the World: Scientific, Geographic, and Historiographic Inventions of Colombia," by Lina del Castillo

March 11th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

In her talk, Lina del Castillo will examine how an array of nineteenth-century Spanish Americans marshaled in new histories, new sciences, and new geographies that offered radical new ways of understanding the past. She will explore the remarkable creativity and deep engagement with ‘on-the-ground’ realities that allowed these people to craft a republic that they believed the world wou...


SAP Seminar Series, Speculative Futures: Cinema, Cotton, and Contingency in Colonial Bombay, by Debashree Mukherjee

March 11th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Media products and practices are commonly considered part of a discrete realm called “culture,” and even though we now recognize the centrality of media systems in technological and military histories, the connections between media and economy remain understudied. In this talk I describe Bombay’s early talkie film industry (1930s-1940s) as a sprawling, multi-actant cine-ecology w...


Andrei Rublev

March 11th, 2019 - 6:45PM-9:48PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Digital Restoration 1966 > USSR > Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky With Anatoly Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolai Grinko Rublev was a Russian Orthodox monk who brought the art of religious icon painting to its zenith in the fifteenth century. The film takes viewers into violent medieval Russia, a country ravaged by Tartar invasions and feuding princes. The spectacular horrors of Rublev&...


9th Annual AIB-LAT Conference

March 14th, 2019 - 8:30AM-8:30PM

Location: The Olave School of Business of the UPB

The rise of digital technology has brought new challenges and uncertainties to companies; however, it also created new opportunities to do business with organizations in different places of the world. Digital technology allows companies, consumers, business partners, and governments to create connections (digital bridges) by interacting and collaborating in digital space. Using multiple digital pl...


The History of Torture in Mexico Since 1970

March 14th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Gladys McCormick, Associate Professor of History, Syracuse University, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall on “The History of Torture in Mexico Since 1970” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown-bag seminar.  Co-sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program....


'Manto' film screening, and Q & A with director, Nandita Das

March 14th, 2019 - 6:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Klarman Hall

Room: KG 70

Manto is based on the four most significant and tumultuous years (1946-1950) in the life of Saadat Hasan Manto. It is set during the Independence of India from the British, leading to the Partition of the country. As sectarian violence engulfs India, Manto is compelled to make the difficult choice of leaving his beloved Bombay for the newly born Pakistan. In Lahore, he finds himself bereft of frie...


Cold War

March 16th, 2019 - 5:00PM-6:28PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2018 > Poland > Directed by Paweł Pawlikowski With Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc Academy Award–winner Paweł Pawlikowski follows up his box-office sensation Ida with this bittersweet, exquisitely crafted tale of a tempestuous love between a pianist and a singer as they navigate the realities of living in both Poland and Paris, in and outside of the Iron Curtain. Named Be...


LASP Seminar: Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom, by Mireya Loza

March 18th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

This talk by Mireya Loza interrogates the private lives of migrant men who participated in the Bracero Program (1942–1964), a binational agreement between the United States and Mexico that allowed hundreds of thousands of Mexican workers to enter this country on temporary work permits. While this program and the issue of temporary workers has long been politicized on both sides of the border...


SAP Seminar Series, Women and Water in North Bihar, by Luisa Cortesi

March 18th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

North Bihar, India, is a land of water. For several months a year, the rivers that crisscross the landscape erupt from their banks and flood in all directions. As the land becomes a sea, chances of survival become gendered and diluted: in the floods of North Bihar, women die more often than men. This is not due to their lack of skills: more women than men know how to swim. Informed...


LASP Special Seminar: Pumping the Future Dry: Water & Development in Argentina's Wine Belt, 1950-1990," by Mark Healey, UConn

March 18th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

This talk examines the relationship between water, political and technology in Argentina’s wine belt from 1950 to 1990, exploring how a state-led modernization project first expanded, then challenged, and finally undermined a century-old model of irrigated agriculture. Since the 1880s, an expanding network of irrigation canals had turned the drylands of western Argentina into the wine powerh...


The Other Side of Everything

March 19th, 2019 - 7:00PM-8:44PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2018 > Serbia > Directed by Mila Turajlić A locked door inside a Belgrade home has kept one family separated from their past for generations. An intimate conversation between the director and her mother, the dynamic activist and scholar Srbijanka Turajlić, reveals a house and a country haunted by history. What begins as the chronicle of a childhood home grows into an elegant portrait of...


SAP Speaker Series, Kashmir: The Epicenter of the India-Pakistan Conflict, by Pervez Majeed

March 20th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: 374

Pervez will provide an overview of the prevailing situation in Kashmir, the stated positions of India and Pakistan and its consequent impact on the political, social and security situation in Kashmir.  As a journalist who was born, brought up, educated, and worked in the conflict-ridden Kashmir, the speaker will share his experiences and understanding of the issue which is at the centre of a...


Kashmir and India-Pakistan Relations: Chequered History, Bleak Present

March 21st, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Pervez Majeed, Assistant Professor, Media Studies, Kashmir Higher Education Department, India, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on “Kashmir and India-Pakistan Relations: Chequered History, Bleak Present” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown-bag seminar.  Co-sponsored by the South Asia Program. He will also be speaking on Wednesday Ma...


CMS Seminar: "How the Slaves Freed Themselves: The Khivan Slave Uprising and the Myth of Russian Abolitionism in Central Asia"

March 21st, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Consensus among historians has long held that the Russian Empire's conquest of Central Asia in the 1860s-1870s ended the region's slave trade and liberated its slaves. This presentation challenges that consensus through two case studies. The first case study shows how, on the eve of Russia's conquest of the capital city of Khiva in 1873, the city's slaves fomented the largest slave...


LASP Public Issues Forum & Annual Lecture: "Narrating Chinese Massacre in the War of the Pacific," by Heidi Tinsman

March 21st, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: A.D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

Narrating Chinese Massacre in the War of the Pacific Reception Follows...


ISS's China's Cities Project: Capstone Lecture

March 22nd, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: ILR Conference Center

Room: 225

The Institute for the Social Sciences (ISS) hosts this lecture capping the 2016-2019 China's Cities: Division and Plans Project. Project leader, Jeremy Wallace, and team members describe the accomplishments of the theme project thus far and discuss future research activities. The three year project was a collaborative effort among five social science faculty members from multiple departme...


Birds of Passage

March 22nd, 2019 - 7:00PM-9:05PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2018 > Colombia > Directed by Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra With Natalia Reyes, Carmina Martínez, Jose Acosta A fresh take on the familiar drug war genre, told from the perspective of the indigenous Wayuu people of Colombia, Birds of Passage details the rise of the Colombian drug trade during the two-decade period known as "la Bonanza Marimbera," when narco trafficking...


LASP Seminar: "Understanding socio-ecological resilience: examples from tropical forested landscapes," by Laura Schneider

March 25th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Laura Schneider will present a socio-ecological framework to study the effects of environmental disturbances on forest regrowth in Yucatan, and the provision of ecosystem services in silvopastoral systems in Ecuadorian Amazon. She will mention at the end some recent results from a paper published in Nature on the effect of the peace treaty on deforestation around protected areas in Colombia....


SAP Speaker Series, Caste, Temple, Church and Remittance Practices of the Tamil Diaspora: Resisting and Reproducing Hierarchies in Post-War Jaffna, by Thanges Paramsothy

March 25th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This paper examines the caste-based religious remittance practices of the Tamil diaspora and considers how such remittances fulfil multiple needs of the dispersed Tamils who live in exile and at ‘home’. The remittances sent by the Tamil diaspora are utilized, inter alia, for the renovation of caste-based Hindu temples and churches in their ūr (village or homeland). The paper observes...


Society for the Humanities Presents: Prasenjit Duara

March 25th, 2019 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: A. D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

"The Art of Convergent Comparison—China and India in Modern Times": In this talk, Duara will argue that non-discursive modes of authorizing ‘foreign’ processes as home-grown are crucial to their acceptance, particularly since extra-national penetrations in the emergent national body need to take place below the discursive radar. They include visual, aural, olfactor...


SAP Seminar Series, Agency and the Construction of Practice, by Sarosh Anklesaria

March 26th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The talk will situate architectural agency within the construction of practice in the global south. Since the inception of modernism the pavilion has been a medium of experimentation; a critical vehicle embodying the zeitgeist. How can the pavilion serve as an agent provocateur in addressing key cultural and urban questions of our time? In the face of pervasive ecological, climatic, and political...


Writing a Winning Fulbright Proposal

March 27th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Primarily for undergraduates, this session offers guidance on how to write a winning proposal for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The session will be led by two Fulbright advisors with years of experience. Applying for a Fulbright? We encourage you to attend!...


Institute for African Development Spring Seminar Series: "Old Ports, New Ports: Development, Security, and Infrastructure in Lamu, Kenya"

March 28th, 2019 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

"Old Ports, New Ports: Development, Security, and Infrastructure in Lamu, Kenya", by Bilal Butt, Associate Professor at University of Michigan's School for Environment and Sustainability...


SAP Speaker Series, Pakistanis in the American Court: Legalities and Consequences of Extraterritorial Applications of US Criminal Law, by Emad Ansari

April 8th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This talk focuses primarily on two cases, US v. Siddiqui, and US v. Yousef, to speak both about the chain of precedent that permits the extension of American judicial reach to criminal acts performed extraterritorially. This extension of power has implications not only for international law norms on jurisdiction but also for thinking critically about sovereignty in the context of unequal political...


LASP Public Issues Forum: "Lessons of the Left Turn in Latin America: Bolivia and Venezuela," with David Smilde and Santiago Anria

April 8th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: TBA

David Smilde is a Sociologist and the Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relation and Senior Associate Fellow at CIPR (Center for Inter-American Policy and Research) at Tulane University. He serves as a Senior Fellow of the Washington Office on Latin America and specializes in religion, politics and protest in Venezuela, as well as qualitative methods. Santiago Anria teaches c...


CMS Seminar: “Historical Legacies of Islam in Africa”

April 9th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: White Hall

Room: TBA

The process of colonialism coincided with a dramatic reversal of fortune for Africa’s Muslim populations. In the 1500s, Africa’s political landscape was dominated by strong, centralized Islamic states. These states maintained internal stability, regulated commerce, and promoted education. Levels of literacy were relatively high among Muslims and the expertise of Muslim bureaucrats was...


Bartels World Affairs Lecture: Dr. Sri Mulyani Indrawati

April 10th, 2019 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Biotechnology Building

Room: G10

Sri Mulyani Indrawati will deliver the Einaudi Center’s premier annual lecture on the responsiveness of human capital in developing countries to the transformational Fourth Industrial Revolution. Reception to follow. Sri Mulyani Indrawati was appointed to serve as the minister of finance in December 2005. In September 2006, Sri Mulyani was crowned the “Best Minister of Finance i...


Human Rights Backlash and the Future of Liberal Internationalism

April 11th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Leslie Vinjamuri, Associate Professor of International Relations, SOAS University of London; and Head, US and the Americas Programme and Dean, Queen Elizabeth II Academy, Chatham House, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on “Human Rights Backlash and the Future of Liberal Internationalism” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown-bag seminar....


SAP Speaker Series, Dance for Social Change, by Mallika Sarabhai

April 11th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: Klarman Hall

Room: KG 70

Mallika Sarabhai has been one of India’s leading choreographers and dancers for over three decades. In constant demand as a soloist and with her own dance company, Darpana, she has been creating and performing both classical and contemporary works. She has a PhD in Organisational Behaviour and has been honorary Director of Darpana Academy of Performing Arts for 40 years. She first came to...


SCHWARZMAN SCHOLARSHIP to CHINA

April 12th, 2019 - 5:00PM-6:30PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium (G64)

Learn more about this unique one-year masters program Tsinghua University in Beijing. Any major is eligible, particularly those who are interested in public policy, international relations, economics, and/or business.  Open to citizens from all countries. Pre-registration required at CLL4@cornell.edu...


SAP Speaker Series, Worlds of Love: Sung Poetry in Wakhi Central and South Asia, by Richard Wolf

April 15th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Part of a larger project on music and ethos in greater Central Asia, this presentation focuses on the topic of love. Two poets-singers, Qurbonsho and Daulatsho, express multileveled forms of relationality in their moral and physical worlds, in part through theorizations around love. The two poets share a common language (Wakhi), religion (Ismaili Islam), physical environment and livelihood based o...


Bisbee '17

April 15th, 2019 - 7:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2018 > USA > Directed by Robert Greene An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of nearly 2000 immigrant miners (primarily Mexican and Eastern European) in 1917. Radically combining collaborative documentary, western and musical elements, the film follows several members of the close-knit community as they attempt to process thi...


Territorio w/ filmmaker Alexandra Cuesta in person!

April 17th, 2019 - 7:00PM-8:06PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2016 > Ecuador > Directed by Alexandra Cuesta Territorio is a poetic portrait of Ecuadorians shot in their environs. Deriving its structure from the travel journals of avant-garde poet Henri Michaux, the film follows Michaux's journey across Ecuador, observing its citizens in independent, subtly-composed static shots. It's considered, open gaze is reminiscent of what James Benning...


North Korean Human Rights and Transnational Activism

April 18th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Andrew Yeo, Politics Department, The Catholic University of America, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on “North Korean Human Rights and Transnational Activism” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown-bag seminar....


Long Day's Journey Into Night

April 18th, 2019 - 7:00PM-9:20PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! In 3D! 2018 > China > Directed by Bi Gan With Sylvia Chang, Tang Wei, Huang Jue "This noir-tinged film about a solitary man haunted by loss and regret is told in two parts: the first an achronological mosaic, the second a nocturnal dream. Bi Gan has created a film like nothing you've seen before, especially in the second half's hour-long, gravity-defyin...


LASP Seminar: “20th Century Latin American Abstraction and Petroleum," by Rachel Price

April 22nd, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Drawing from a larger project titled Abstraction and Extraction, Price will examine the ways in which philosophies of natural resource extraction intersect with aesthetic theories of abstraction, and how the two have converged and diverged in Latin American art and literature. Special focus will be on the work of mid-century Cuban concrete artist Sandú Darié, and the continuities bet...


SAP Speaker Series, A Modern Architecture of the Past: Reading Minnette de Silva, by Anooradha Siddiqi

April 22nd, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Few careers invite critical investigation of India’s modern architectural forms and history as does that of Minnette de Silva, a Royal Institute of British Architects Associate, a member of the CIAM network (International Congress of Modern Architecture), and an agent of pre- and post-Independence modernism in India and Ceylon. Some of De Silva’s most interesting yet problematic contri...


Ethics and Rights of Immigration

April 23rd, 2019 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: McGraw Hall

Room: Room 165

This panel is part of CIES' Migration Series. Panelists: Anna Stilz (Princeton University); Jeremy Waldron (New York University School of Law); Christopher Heath Wellman (Washington University in St. Louis) Moderated by: Andrei Marmor (Cornell University Law and Department of Philosophy) All the countries in the world operate under the assumption that they have a right to control immigra...


Big Data, Privacy, and the U.S. Intelligence Workforce

April 25th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Kathleen Vogel, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland at College Park, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on “Big Data, Privacy, and the U.S. Intelligence Workforce” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown-bag seminar....


CMS Seminar: “Beyond Debt: Islamic Experiments in Global Finance”

April 25th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Recent economic crises have made the centrality of debt, and the instability it creates, increasingly apparent. This realization has led to cries for change—yet there is little popular awareness of possible alternatives.  This talk, based on a book of the same title, describes efforts to create a transnational economy free of debt. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Malaysia, the talk i...


Capernaum

April 25th, 2019 - 7:00PM-9:01PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2018 > Lebanon > Directed by Nadine Labaki With Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole A 12 year-old boy takes his parents to court, suing them for the crime of giving him life. "Nadine Labaki's sensational new film... turns the plight of this lad growing up in the slums and streets of Beirut into a social-realist blockbuster - fired by furious compassi...


SAP Speaker Series, Ethical Reckoning: Theorizing Gender, Vulnerability and Agency in the Bangladesh Liberation War (Muktijuddho) Film by Elora Halim Chowdhury

April 29th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

In historical and cultural memorializations of the 1971 war for Bangladeshi independence, the treatment of women’s experiences – more specifically the unresolved question about acknowledgment of and accountability to birangonas, "war heroines" (or rape survivors) has met with erasure or victimization. While official documentation of war time atrocities remains sparse and diff...


Cornell Contemporary China Initiative - Guldana Salimjan

April 29th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G76

Guldana SalimjanPhD, Research Associate and Instructor, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia Lament in an Affluent Era: Politics of Memory among Kazakhs in China Using feminist, oral history, and memory studies methods, she examines the embodied practice of Kazakh social memory as well as societal changes from socialist collectivization to post-Mao China. Her research...


CMS Seminar: “Policing the Virtuous: Music and Militias in Post-Gaddafi Libya”

May 2nd, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

In the years since 2011, political instability and shifts in militia governance have meant that musicians living and working in Libya encounter policing structures of varied forms in their daily lives. With no prevailing legal regime active in the country, those performing policing functions have frequently drawn on Islamic moral discourses to justify arrests, detentions, checkpoint stops, and oth...


Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium (CCCC)-Zoe Shan Lin

May 3rd, 2019 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Zoe Shan Lin | Ithaca College presents the CCCC's final text reading in the spring 2019 series.  Carved in Stone: The Use of Engraved Stele in Song Local Governance, 960-1279 ___________________________________________________________ CCCC is a reading group for students and scholars with interest in premodern Sinographic text.  All are welcome, at any level of exper...


LASP Seminar: "Socialist Domestic Infrastructures and the Politics of the Body: Bucharest and Havana" by Iulia Statica

May 6th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Iulia Statica's presentation explores the role of domestic infrastructures in the constitution of gendered subjectivities through the concrete examples of two socialist cities: Bucharest and Havana. It investigates, through comparative study, the ways in which the socialist state aimed to reinvent domesticity and to constitute a new socialist subject—the Socialist Man and Woman— th...


Global Strategy and Emerging Markets Conference: Institutional Complexities and Strategic Responses in the New Global Economy

May 8th, 2019 - 8:00AM-5:00PM

Location: The University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management

The University of Texas at Dallas Center for Global Business (CGB) and partners — Cornell University Emerging Markets Institute (EMI), Northeastern University Center for Emerging Markets (CEM) and the University of Miami Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) — are pleased to announce the fourth annual Global Strategy and Emerging Markets (GSEM) Conference. Pr...

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