Upcoming Events

SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

September 21st, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Her-Story: The Study of Alternative History through ASEAN Women’s Literary Works"  Ranwarat Poonsri, PhD Candidate, Department of Comparative Literature, Chulalongkorn University   ASEAN women’s literary works present the universal sisterhood and reveal some significant issues namely Amy-Tan syndrome (mother-daughter conflict), the anti-ideal Asian women...


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...


"Evolving Strategic Contours in the Indian Ocean: A Sri Lankan Perspective" Professor Gamini Keerawella

September 25th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The Indian Ocean is a critical variable in defence-strategic thinking of its littorals throughout. However, its weight varies in line with the developments in the defence architecture and underlying strategic contours in the Indian Ocean. The naval strategic contours in the Indian Ocean underwent a fundamental change with the establishment of Portuguese thalassocracy in the 16th century. The decli...


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...


Einaudi Center Roundtable, "Governance, Law and Development: The World Development Report 2017"

September 25th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Klarman Hall

Room: Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium

Keynote: Luis-Felipe Lopez-Calva, Co-director, World Development Report 2017 / Practice Manager for Europe and Central Asia, Poverty and Equity Global Practice, The World Bank Panelists: Robert Hockett, Edward Cornell Professor of Law Ravi Kanbur, T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, Professor of Economics Nicolas van de Walle, Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government Lopez-Calva...


Oxford Companion to the Economics of Africa - 5th Anniversary Panel Discussion: Africa in the Next Decade

September 26th, 2017 - 12:00PM-2:00PM

Location: ILR Conference Center

Room: 423

Speakers: Ernest Aryeetey, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ghana Shantayanan Devarajan, Senior Director for Development Economics, The World Bank Ravi Kanbur, T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, Cornell University Louis Kasekende, Deputy Governor, Bank of Uganda  Moderator: Muna Ndulo, Professor, Cornell Law School, and Director, Institute fo...


Book Launch: The Economy of Ghana Sixty Years After Independence

September 26th, 2017 - 5:00PM-7:00PM

Location: A. D. White House

Speakers: Remarks: Ernest Aryeetey, Former Vice-Chancelor, University of Ghana Discussant: Sandra Greene, Professor of History, Cornell University Moderator: Muna Ndulo, Professor, Cornell Law School, and Director, Institute for African Development   Description: The release of this book coincides with 60th anniversary of Ghana's independence and provides comprehensiv...


Hermia and Helena w/filmmaker

September 26th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:27PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere w/ filmmaker Matias Pineiro in person! 2016 > Argentina/USA > Directed by Mat¡as Pineiro With Agustina Munoz, Mar¡a Villar, Mati Diop Pineiro continues his series of films based on Shakespeare's heroines with this riff on "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Argentinian Camila moves to NYC to work on a Spanish translation of the "Dream," a...


Workshop: Rethinking the Proposal

September 27th, 2017 - 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. http://einaudi.cornell.edu/2016-17-funding-information-sessions...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

September 28th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"The Road Ends Here: A Small Market Border Town and Thailand's Future" Niti Pawakapan, Visiting Fellow (SEAP), Professor of Anthropology, Chulalongkorn University I am completing my research on a small market town located in Thailand’s northwestern region called Khun Yuam. Because of its location on a local trade route, Khun Yuam, despite its smallness, has been economic...


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...


"No more Nagasakis: Interfaith action toward a world without nuclear weapons"

September 28th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Physical Sciences Building

Room: 120

Speakers: Toyokazu Ihara, Nagasaki bombing survivor and peace activist Yuki Miyamoto, associate professor of religious studies, DePaul University, Chicago Toyokazu Ihara was a child when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on his home city of Nagasaki in August 1945. His mother, sister, and two brothers died of radiation exposure after participating in rescue work. Ihara went o...


CCCC - Jeffrey Tharsen

September 29th, 2017 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: B59 - Cho Room

The Second Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium speaker of the 2017-18 year, Dr. Jeffrey Tharsen from the University of Chicago will be giving a guided reading entitled "The Bells of Liang Qi 梁其鐘 : a Musical Reading of a 9th-century BCE Chinese Bronze Inscription" on September 29, 2017. At each session one participant presents a text in classical or literary Chine...


The Gift of Dolls

September 30th, 2017 - 8:00AM-6:30PM

Location: Rochester Museum & Science Center

Students and other members of the Cornell community are invited to take part in a celebration of citizen diplomacy at the Rochester Museum & Science Center. The event, co-organized by anthropology professor and Einaudi Center director Hiro Miyazaki, marks the 90th anniversary of the “Friendship Dolls” project, which involved the exchange of nearly 13,000 dolls between Japanese...


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...


Six Months to Salvation

October 2nd, 2017 - 5:00PM-6:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

The first documentary to explore the full consequences of "voluntourism" is coming to Cornell Cinema for a one-time FREE screening, with an intro by Director Lorenzo Benitez (A&S '19). Seven volunteer English teachers from Australia gradually confront the colonial implications of their work in rural Thailand. Over the course of six months, they contend with their inexperience...


"Outlawing Dissent: The Flight of Scholars to Europe" by Kader Konuk

October 3rd, 2017 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: 142

CIES’ Migration Series: Academic Freedom and Exile   "Outlawing Dissent: The Flight of Scholars to Europe" Increasingly, scholars from Turkey and countries in the Near and Middle East are seeking refuge in Europe. Responsible for this massive brain drain is the outlawing of dissent by democratically-elected governments, the ongoing conflict in Syria, with its spillov...


SAP Seminar Series: "Khoon Diy Baarav (Blood Leaves its Trail)" by Iffat Fatima

October 3rd, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The film Khoon Diy Baarav enters the vexed political scenario in Kashmir through the lives of families of the victims of enforced disappearances. The film is a non-sequential account of personal narratives and reminiscences ruptured by violence, undermined by erasure and over-ridden by official documents that challenge truth. Made over nine years it explores memory as a mode of resistance, constan...


Environmental Humanities Series Lecture by Heidi Hutner

October 4th, 2017 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Lewis Auditorium

The 2017-18 Environmental Humanities Lecture Series presents MOTHERS, CHILDREN, AND NUCLEAR STORIES a lecture by HEIDI HUTNER (Stony Brook University) Heidi Hutner is the Director of Sustainability Studies, Associate Dean in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, and Associate Professor of Sustainability and English at Stony Brook University. Hutner teaches and writes abou...


Fulbright Opportunities for Graduate Students

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

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


SAP Seminar Series: "South Asia Development Forum: Marketing a Different Idea of the Child to Indian Citizens" by Nita Kumar

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

Location: Mann Library

Room: 102

The organization NIRMAN has been working for 25 years on what we consider to be the root of Indian educational problems. According to our research, the problem is only partly that of the poor preparation of teachers and the faulty pedagogy of the Bachelor of Education course. The problem is also only partly the poor resources of Indian schools, and only partly the recalcitrance of Indian parents i...


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...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

October 5th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Seeing Necropolitics: Memory Work in Philippine Photographs Then and Now" Nerissa Balce, Associate Professor, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, State University of New York at Stony Brook Necropolitics is a theory about violence and the nation-state. It refers to the absolute power of a state to kill, to allow to live, or to dehumanize people. In the early 20th centu...


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...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

October 11th, 2017 - 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. This session is intended for undergraduates.  https://einaudi.cornell.edu/2016-17-funding-in...


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....


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

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

Location: Kahin Center

"Buddhist Law in Burma: A History of Dhammasattha Texts and Jurisprudence, c. 1250–1850 CE" Christian Lammerts,  Assistant Professor of Buddhist and Southeast Asian Studies, Rutgers University Between the 13th and 19th centuries upper Burma was a regional center for the production of a distinctive genre of Buddhist legal literature known as dhammasattha ("treatise o...


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....


China-Africa Dispute Settlement: Law, Economics and the Culture of Arbitration

October 12th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Won Kidane is a Fulbright Scholar and Associate Professor of Law at the Seattle University School of Law. He teaches and writes in the areas of international arbitration and litigation, international and comparative law, international investment law, and immigration law and clinic. Professor Kidane has published a comprehensive book on dispute settlement in China-Africa economic relations, The Cul...


Xẩm Hà Thành Vietnamese Music Ensemble

October 12th, 2017 - 8:00PM-9:30PM

Location: Barnes Hall

Xẩm or hát xẩm (xẩm singing) is a practice dating back to the 14th-century Trần dynasty, when it became popular in the Northern region of Vietnam. Itinerant blind musicians (xẩm xoan) traveled from village to village, singing epic, historical, humorous, and erotic songs, accompanying themselves on the đàn bầu (traditional Vietnamese monochord instrument) or đàn n...


Sri Lanka Graduate Student Conference, "Sri Lanka: Critical Reflections on Legacies of Authority and Difference"

October 14th, 2017 - 9:00AM-5:00PM

Location: A. D. White House

Room: A. D. White House

The 2017 Sri Lanka Graduate Conference will be held on October 13-14 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Hosted for the first time by Cornell’s South Asia Program, the conference is co-sponsored by the American Institute for Sri Lanka Studies. As in years prior, this workshop will bring together graduate students in both the final writing-up stage and pre-research/planning stages from...


SAP Seminar Series: "Forest Land, Forced Dispossession, and Fantasy Constitutions" by Anand Vaidya

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Nearly a quarter of India’s land area is government forest land, and uncounted hundreds of thousands of people live on this land without legal rights to it. This talk draws on work both in the Supreme Court and with landless Dalit and Adivasi forest dwellers engaged in a struggle for land rights to look at competing visions of the Constitution that have animated both the Court’s dispos...


Solo, Solitude w/filmmakers

October 16th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:37PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere w/ filmmaker Yosep Anggi Noen, producer Yulia Evina Bhara, & actress Marissa Anita via Skype! 2016 > Indonesia > Directed by Yosep Anggi Noen With Gunawan Maryanto, Marissa Anita, Eduward Manalu Riots break out in Indonesia in July 1996, and Wiji is suspected of dissident activities. He flees Solo for Borneo, thousands of miles away, and has to decide between the fear o...


The Economy of Hope

October 17th, 2017 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Olin Library

Room: Room 107

Hope is an integral part of social life. Yet, hope has not been studied systematically in the social sciences. Hirokazu Miyazaki and Richard Swedberg will discuss their new book The Economy of Hope (University of Pennsylvania Press, Dec. 2016) in a Chats in the Stacks book talk. In their collection of essays, contributing authors investigate hope in a broad range of socioeconomic situations and...


Elective Affinities

October 17th, 2017 - 7:15PM-8:26PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! Japan/USA > Directed by Daïchï Saïto & Tomonari Nishikawa Natives of Japan, Daïchï Saïto and TomonariNishikawa have developed their respective filmmaking practices outside of their home country. Since the early 2000s, the two filmmakers Saïto in Montreal and Nishikawa in the US have continued to produce celluloid-based work in 8mm, 16mm a...


SAP Seminar Series: "Not the End of the Book: Reviving Indian Classical Literature" by Rohan Narayana Murty

October 18th, 2017 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: A. D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

Rohan Narayana Murty grew up in India and attended Cornell University as an undergraduate. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University. His Ph.D. at Harvard was supported by a Siebel Scholars Fellowship and a Microsoft Research Fellowship. He has been a Computing Innovations Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Currently, he is a Junior Fellow in the Society o...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

October 19th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Dilemmas of a Japanese Historian of Southeast Asia: Tatsurō Yamamoto (1910-2001) and the Ghost of Pan-Asianism" Takamichi Serizawa, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University Tatsurō Yamamoto (1910-2001), known as a pioneering scholar of Vietnam and Southeast Asian history in Japan, once in the mid-1970’s, made a speech in front of young...


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....


From Knowledge Transfers to Power Projection: The Impact of Professionalization Training on China-Africa Relations

October 19th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Lina Benabdallah is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She has a Ph.D. in International Relations, Department of Political Science and Center for African Studies, University of Florida. Her research looks into Chinese investments in human resource development programs for Africans. It examines the role of such investments on China&rsq...


"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...


Le Cercle Rouge

October 19th, 2017 - 9:00PM-11:20PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1970 > France/Italy > Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville With Alain Delon, Gian Maria Volonte, Yves Montand Melville took what he wanted from potboilers: the crooked moral universe, the honor of men, the thick plots of boozy desperation. Add to that what can only be called coolness, a formal, distant aesthetic that elevates the cop-robber chase and the heist to questions of free will, and yo...


CCCC - Steven Miles

October 20th, 2017 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: B59 - Cho Room

The Third Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium speaker of the 2017-18 year will be Associate Professor Steven Miles from the Washington University in Saint Louis giving a talk on October 20, 2017 entitled "Cantonese Migrant Networks: Two Stone Inscriptions from the West River Basin (粵東會館甲申年創造垻頭碑記 (1765) and 重建粵東會館碑記 (1788))" At each...


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

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

The Brazilian and Mexican economies have followed parallel yet divergent trajectories in the last decades. Whereas Brazil has expanded its internal market and has focused on improving wages, Mexico is export-oriented and wages have fallen.  This is especially apparent in the automobile industry. Whereas the Brazilian market has become one of the largest in the world, Mexico has become a growi...


SAP Seminar Series: "Two Frameworks of Religio-philosophical Pluralism" by Rajeev Bhargava

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Rajeev Bhargava examines two frameworks of religio-philosophical pluralism, one in which an ensemble of doctrinally bounded religious/philosophical communities live together somewhat reluctantly, and another in which, given porous boundaries and fluidity of movement between communities, there is acceptance and mutual respect. He also discusses the theological, social and political conditions that...


Berger Program and Einaudi Center Distinguished Speaker: Judge Abdulqawi Yusuf

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

Location: Myron Taylor Hall

Room: 184

“Balancing Rights and Obligations of States and Investors:  Challenges Facing LDCs” 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....


“Migration of Images” Panel by Saloni Mathur and Avinoam Shalem

October 24th, 2017 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Physical Sciences Building

Room: 401

CIES’ Migration Series: "Migration of Images"   While our age is often named as the visual century, the historical relevance of image migration is relatively under-studied. The “Migration of Images” panel will bring together scholars who can speak to the visualization of Muhammad in art books throughout Europe across centuries, geopolitics of exhibiting paint...


Einaudi Center-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program

October 25th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This session will provide PhD students with information on the Einaudi Center – SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development program. The program offers seminars, workshops, and faculty mentoring to 12 PhD students in the social sciences or humanities who are developing research projects abroad, or domestic research projects on topics that connect to global issues. Students will receive up to $5,0...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

October 26th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"The Crown and the Capitalists: The ethnic Chinese, extraterritoriality, and the founding of the Thai nation" Wasana Wongsurawat, Assistant Professor of Chinese History and Director of Thai Studies, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University Wasana Wongsurawat's The Crown and the Capitalists: The Ethnic Chinese, Extraterritoriality, and the Founding of the Thai Nation is a study...


"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....


Edge of Capital: Chinese Garment Production in South Africa

October 26th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Liang Xu is Assistant Professor in the School of International Studies at Peking University (beginning November 2017). He has a Ph.D. in History from Harvard University, with a focus on modern African history, as well as a doctorate in International Relations from Peking University. His previous dissertation examined the Japan-South African relations in the post-apartheid era. His history dis...


SAP Seminar Series: "A Case of Exploding Markets: Latin American and South Asian Literary 'Booms' in a Comparative Perspective" by Roanne Kantor

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

At the climax of Mohammad Hanif’s A Case of Exploding Mangoes, a Pakistani air force cadet becomes fatally absorbed in a copy of Gabriel García Márquez’s Crónica de una muerte anunciada. At the climax of Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a Pakistani financial analyst faces an ethical crisis in the former Valparaíso home of Pablo Neruda. Self...


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...


International Research Travel Grant

November 1st, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Wednesday, November 1, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 pm. These grants provide travel support for Cornell graduate students conducting short-term research and/or fieldwork outside the United States. They also provide travel support for professional students engaged in various academic experiences in the international arena.  https://einaudi.cornell.edu/2016-17-funding-information-sessions...


SAP Seminar Series: "Home in the City, Bombay 1977" Sooni Taraporevala

November 1st, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Mann Library

Room: 102

Sooni Taraporevala will be showing images from her recently launched book Home in the City Bombay 1977 - Mumbai 2017 and speaking about them in the context of both photography and social history. The book has illuminating texts by Pico Iyer and Salman Rushdie, as well as a candid conversation between Taraporevala and Siddharth Dhanwant Shanghvi. Sooni Taraporevala’s ar...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

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

Location: Kahin Center

"Anybody, Anything, Anywhere: Diasporic Subjectivites and the Figure of the Buddha" Ashley Thompson, Hiram W. Woodward Chair in Southeast Asian Art, SOAS, University of London The Buddha figure in the contemporary world is laden with meaning – multiple different meanings depending upon the eye of the beholder. So laden that it functions, in semiotic terms, as an empty signifi...


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....


How African Countries can Capitalize on their Partnerships with China

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Nama Ouattara is Adjunct Professor of Economics at George Washington University and a Research Associate at the China-Africa Research Initiative, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She is an expert in Development Economics with a concentration in South-South cooperation. She received her Masters from Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris and her Ph.D. in Economics from Univers...


"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...


Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World: Challenges and Opportunities

November 2nd, 2017 - 4:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Mann Library

Room: Stern Seminar Room 160

Rapid structural transformation and urbanization are transforming agriculture and food production in rural areas across the world. Join us for a Chats in the Stacks book talk by Prabhu Pingali, editor of the new book Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World (1st Edition/Routledge, May 2017). He will discuss the multi-faceted nature of agriculture and rural development and the gr...


Haunted: Temporalities of History and (Moving) Image in ‘Asia’

November 3rd, 2017 - 1:00PM-7:00PM

Room: AD White House

The inaugural 4Asia conference in Fall 2017 takes as the notion of haunting as its theme. Across practices, historical events, and media, haunting emerges as a primary and prescient trope of thinking about agency and approaching epistemology in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. Scholars from the disciplines of history, cinema and media studies, art history, and cultural studies will explo...


Stalker

November 4th, 2017 - 9:00PM-11:40PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1979 > USSR > Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky With Alexander Kaidanovsky, Nikolai Grinko A Russian sci-fi/film noir, set in a post-apocalyptic age. "Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration." (Janus Films) Subtitled. More at janusfilm...


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...


SAP Seminar Series: "Jihad as Grand Strategy - Islamist Militancy, National Security, and the Pakistani State" by S. Paul Kapur

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Islamist militants based in Pakistan have played a major role in terrorism around the world, and pose a significant threat to regional and international security. Although the Pakistan-militant connection has received widespread attention only in recent years, it is not a new phenomenon. Pakistan has, since its inception in the wake of World War II, used Islamist militants to wage jihad in order t...


Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)

November 8th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate, and professional students studying modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Funding is offered in collaboration with the Einaudi Center’s South Asia and Southeast Asia Programs. https://einaudi.cornell.edu/2016-17-funding-information-sessions...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

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

Location: Kahin Center

"Negotiating transitions: On the adaptation of community-based ritual theater in post-war Cambodia." Stephanie Khoury, Lecturer in Ethnomusicology, Department of Music, Tufts University Stéphanie Khoury’s work deals with the political, religious, social and artistic conditions of musical and theatrical expressions in postcolonial and postwar contexts. Her research is f...


Was 1968 a “Critical Juncture”? Breaking Down a Transnational Moment

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 “Was 1968 a ‘Critical Juncture’? Breaking Down a Transnational Moment” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Changing Chinese Financing Models for Infrastructure Projects in Africa: Evidence from Kenya and DR Congo

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Youyi Zhang is a PhD candidate in the Department of Government, Cornell University, and a graduate fellow with both the East Asia Program and the Reppy Institute of Peace and Conflict. His research focuses on the politics of foreign investment and foreign aid, the economic origins of ethnic/nationalistic conflict, and economic security, with a particular interest in the political implications of C...


Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture Series - P. Steven Sangren

November 9th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: McGraw Hall

Room: 165

The Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture is an annual lecture given by an influential scholar of East Asian history for the Cornell campus. The lecture is also video archived for the community beyond.  The 2017-18 Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture will be given by Cornell University's own Professor P. Steven Sangren on April 20, 2017. Professor Sangren is a soci...


Le Doulos

November 9th, 2017 - 9:00PM-10:48PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1963 > France > Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville With Jean-Paul Belmondo, Monique Hennessy In French, "doulos" refers to a kind of fedora and a police informer: both take center stage in this stylish noir-style thriller set in 1960's Paris, with Jean-Paul Belmondo playing the "doulos." Melville takes what is best from American noir - the shadows, the costumes, the s...


7th Annual EMI Conference: Emerging Multinationals in a Changing World

November 10th, 2017 - 8:00AM-3:30PM

Location: CORNELL TECH CAMPUS

Room: BLOOMBERG CENTER

The 7th Emerging Markets Institute Conference will be exploring how emerging multinationals from Asia and Latin America have expanded aggressively on a global scale. Recent developments have changed the global context. While some western nations are retreating from leadership positions others are strategically positioning themselves as possible new leaders. How are Emerging Multinationals reacting...


Hu Shih Roundtable - Theory and Sinology

November 10th, 2017 - 4:00PM-6:00PM

Location: McGraw Hall

Room: 165

Following the annual Hu Shih Lecture given by Professor Sangren will be a roundtable of his former students - all China anthropologists - entitled "Theory and Sinology."  The roundtable will feature Sara Friedman (Indiana University), Kevin Carrico (Macquarie University), and Li Zhang (UC Davis)...


SAP Seminar Series: "Overcoming the Ghosts of the Asian Green Revolution - towards a sustainable & nutrition secure future", by Prabhu Pingali

November 13th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Prabhu Pingali is a Professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, with a joint appointment in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, and the Founding Director of the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Institute (TCI). Prior to joining Cornell, he was the Deputy Director, Agricultural Development Division of the Bill & Melinda Gates Found...


SAP Seminar Series: "Rebels without a Cause? Experiments and Innovation in Artistic Practice: Karachi: 1989 – 1999" by Aziz Sohail

November 15th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Pakistan’s largest and commercial capital, Karachi, went through its most tumultuous time in the 1990’s following the fall of a long and brutal Islamist dictatorship. Despite the uncertainty, and perhaps due to it, the city, which had been largely marginalized in art production, became the site of particularly provocative and experimental art-making in the 1990s. This was complemented...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

November 16th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Jawi Manuscripts and Violent Histories: Gun Gurus and Shooter-Sufis in Late Nineteenth Century Malaya" Teren Sevea, Assistant Professor, Department of South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania This paper focuses upon Jawi manuscripts that contained the instructions of Sufis and ‘gun gurus’ along the late nineteenth century Straits of Melaka. In return for gifts,...


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....


Constructing Africa: Chinese Investment, Infrastructure Deficits, and Development

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Olufunmilayo Arewa is Professor of Law and Anthropology and Director of the Center for African Business, Law, and Entrepreneurship at the University of California Irvine School of Law. Professor Arewa’s research centers around intellectual property and business, with a primary focus on copyright and music. Her work also focuses on copyright and the entertainment industries, law and technolog...


"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...


Graduation

November 16th, 2017 - 7:00PM-9:08PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere w/ intro by Saviana Condeescu (Theatre Arts, IC), Cornell IES Visiting Regional Fellow 2016 > Romania/France/Belgium > Directed by Cristian Mungiu With Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus Doctor Romeo Aldea thinks that his daughter Eliza's ability to leave Romania to attend college in England will absolve the years he regrets spending in the country. After a stranger...


CCCC - Robin McNeal

November 17th, 2017 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: B59

The final CCCC guided reading of the Fall 2017 semester will be given by Cornell University's own Robin McNeal, Associate Professor of Asian Studies, on November 17, 2017. Professor McNeal will give a talk entitled "A Ming Dynasty Inscription on the Sublime Relationship between Humans and Spirits at the Lingqiu Temple at Fajiu Mountain, Zhangzi county, Changzhi, Shanxi (明...


SAP Seminar Series: "Pedophilia in the Archive - The Gayer Anderson Twins and their Indian Painting Collection" by Natalia Di Pietrantonio

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The Gayer Anderson twins, Robert Grenville Gayer Anderson and Thomas Gayer Anderson, collected Indian miniature paintings during the height of the British Raj in the 1920s. Unlike early British colonial officers in the eighteenth century, local Indic rulers never gifted paintings or objects to the Gayer Andersons. Rather, the brothers collected based on the premise of “taste,” which wa...


SAP Seminar Series: "Itineraries of Evidence - Refugees and their Displaced Documents of Identity" by Tarangini Sriraman

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The Partition of India, which brought in its wake a sea of displaced populations, meant that it was not merely refugees and their effects but equally the identity documents that were issued to them prior to migration that suffered from a sense of displacement. Given that the figure of the refugee was alien to the memory of the colonial state, it was hardly surprising that there were no pre-existin...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

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

Location: Kahin Center

"When Religion Ends: Buddhist Prophetic Temporality in Cold War Southeast Asia" Anne Hansen, Professor of Religious Studies and Southeast Asian History, University of Wisconsin Madison Take heed; thunder rumbles in the east an old neak ta [guardian spirit] clasps his hands together and weeps, shrimp lay their eggs on the top of the mountain, a white crow hides quietly in a clump...


"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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