Upcoming Events

Right Now, Wrong Then

September 30th, 2016 - 7:00PM-9:01PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2015 > South Korea > Directed by Hong Sang-soo With Jae-yeong Jeong, Min-hee Kim, Yeo-jeong Yoon Winner of the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival, South Korean director Hong Sang-soo's latest film tells the story of a film director and fledgling artist who meet and spend the same day together, twice. "No filmmaker better understands t...


Fantastic Planet

October 1st, 2016 - 7:15PM-8:30PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

New Digital Restoration! 1972 > France/Czechoslovakia > Directed by Rene Laloux A weird sci-fi cartoon about an insurrection on the planet Ygam, where the draags, humongous blue humanoids with finlike ears and bulging eyes, keep oms, small humans, as pets. A curious blend of Animal Farm, Brave New World, Swift, Kafka, DalÕ, and Disney. With its eerie, coolly surreal cutout anima...


CU Music/South Asia Program/SPICMACAY present "Strings Attached"

October 2nd, 2016 - 7:00PM-10:00PM

Location: Barnes Hall

Room: Auditorium

South Asia Program and SPICMACAY present “Strings Attached,” a south Indian classical music concert featuring the husband-wife team of Kumaresh (violin) and Jayanthi (veena), with percussion accompaniment on mridangam (cylindrical drum) and ghatam (clay pot).  Co-sponsored by the Department of Music, with funding in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts....


African Economic Outlook 2016: Sustainable Cities and Structural Transformation

October 3rd, 2016 - 12:00PM-3:00PM

Location: Biotech Auditorium

Room: G-10

The African Development Bank will launch its 2016 African Economic Outlook Report at Cornell University October 3. This examination of the AEO Report will be presented by Abebe Shimeles, AfDB Division Manager, and Anthony Simpasa, Principal Research Economist in the Research, Networking and Partnerships Division of the Development Research Department. The report focuses on the...


CCCI: China Dreams: Of Realizing Filiality through Story and Object

October 3rd, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium, G64

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester. Professor Angela Zito, Associate Professor of Anthropology at New York University Xi Jinping introduced the China Dream campaign in a museum, and in the past several years, “cultural museums” (wenhua bowu...


Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia w/filmmakers

October 3rd, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:20PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With director Robert Lieberman, producer Deborah Hoard and editor David Kossack in person! Ithaca Premiere! 2016 > USA > Directed by Robert Lieberman Angkor Awakens provides a compelling first-hand look at modern Cambodia „ a society at a tipping point where one of AsiaÍs youngest populations is rebuilding its culture and moving beyond the Khmer Rouge genocide. 1 hr 20 mi...


The A to Z of Cornflakes

October 4th, 2016 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: History of Art Gallery

The A to Z of Conflict is an artist’s book project that imagines what a commonplace children’s ABC book would look like if all the letters, all the words and all the images were chosen in relation to the subject of conflict. The project that uses three languages - English, Sinhala and Tamil – these are the three main languages spoken in Sri Lanka, a country torn apart by decades...


Woman’s Identity and the Reformation of Muslim Societies

October 5th, 2016 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Olin Library

Room: Room 107

The Prophet Muhammad’s reported traditions have evolved significantly to affect the social, cultural, and political lives of all Muslims. Though centuries of scholarship were spent on the authentication and trustworthiness of the narrators, there has been less study focused on the contents of these narratives, known as Hadith or Sunnah, and their corroboration by the Qur`an. Join us for a...


Workshop: Rethinking the Proposal: Part 2

October 5th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

Part philosophy, part practical tutorial, this two-part workshop aims to make proposal writing easier and more successful. Plan on attending both sessions. Register here.   Part 1: Wednesday, September 21, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 pm Focusing on the relationships we construct or imagine as we write – the social character of our writing. Part 2: Wednesday, October 5, G08 Uris Ha...


A Touch of Zen

October 5th, 2016 - 7:00PM-10:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

New Digital Restoration! 1971 > Taiwan > Directed by King Hu With Hsu Feng, Shih Chun In King Hu's grandest work, Yang, a fugitive noblewoman at risk of being captured and executed, hides in a small village and then must escape into the wilderness with a shy scholar and two aides. There, the quartet face a massive group of fighters and are joined by a band of Buddhist monks surpris...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Filipina Davis & the Aesthetics of Musical Exceptionalism"

October 6th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Christi-Anne Castro, Associate Professor, Ethnomusicology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Christi-Anne Castro is an ethnomusicologist whose work has explored music and cultural politics in the Philippines as well as in diaspora in the United States. Her topics have ranged from colonial music education and Tin Pan Alley songs about the Philippines in the early 20th century to Filipino/a global...


Paradox of Preparedness: Can Effective Emergency Response Normalize Severe Nuclear Accidents?

October 6th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Sonja D. Schmid, Associate Professor, Department of Science and Technology in Society, Virginia Tech, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Paradox of Preparedness: Can Effective Emergency Response Normalize Severe Nuclear Accidents?" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar. Co-sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology Stud...


Burmese Language Pedagogy Workshop

October 10th, 2016 - 8:00AM-5:00PM

Location: George McT. Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia

The Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) will be holding a Burmese Language Pedagogy Workshop at the Kahin Center at Cornell on October 10-11, 2016. This workshop will aim to build a collaborative network of Burmese language instructors as well as chart a course for improving Burmese language instruction and developing new materials in the future.  In preparation for this workshop, SEAP is curren...


I Knew Her Well

October 12th, 2016 - 7:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

New Digital Restoration! 1965 > Italy > Directed by Antonio Pietrangeli With Stefania Sandrelli, Mario Adorf, Jean-Claude Brialy A character study that never strays from its complicated central figure as she chases her dreams in Rome, I Knew Her Well is one of the most overlooked films of the sixties: by turns funny, tragic, and altogether jaw-dropping. Brand-new digital restoration...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Forbidden Love: King Ananda & Marileine Ferrari: Perceptions of the Thai Royal Court on Interracial Matrimony"

October 13th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Associate Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University Thais know little about King Ananda, or Rama VIII of the current Chakri Dynasty, particularly about his personality and views on life. He was found dead in his sleeping chamber in a Bangkok palace in 1946. The untimely death has become a taboo subject and is normalised as a mystery....


Routines, Codes, and Distance: U.S. Planning for Nuclear War

October 13th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Lynn Eden, Senior Research Scholar Emerita, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Routines, Codes, and Distance: U.S. Planning for Nuclear War" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


IAD Seminar - Is Southeast Asian Experience Relevant for Agricultural Revolution in Africa?

October 13th, 2016 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Seifudein Adem is Associate Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies and Associate Research Professor in the Department of Political Science, Binghamton University. He was trained in international political economy and has a PhD from the University of Tsukuba (Japan). He has more than two decades of teaching and research experience in Africa, Japan, and the United States. He is a membe...


Ixcanul

October 13th, 2016 - 7:15PM-9:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2015 > Guatemala > Directed by Jayro Bustamante With Maria Mercedes Coroy, Maria Telon, Manuel Antun On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for 17-year-old Maria by her Kaqchikel-speaking Mayan parents, who work on a coffee plantation. But Maria has other ideas and wonders what she might find on the other side of the volcano. Winner...


Nosferatu

October 13th, 2016 - 7:30PM-9:00PM

Location: Sage Chapel

With original score performed live by The Invincible Czars! 1922 > Germany > Directed by F. W. Murnau With Max Schreck The first cinematic version of Bram Stoker's Dracula, still acclaimed as one of the most powerful films ever made, will be accompanied by the Austin-based The Invincible Czars performing their original score that incorporates parts of Bela Bartok's Six Rouma...


Chevalier

October 14th, 2016 - 7:15PM-9:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2016 > Greece > Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari With Yorgos Kendros, Panos Koronis, Vangelis Mourikis Aboard a luxury fishing yacht in the Aegean Sea, six men decide to play a game. During this game, every possible behavioral tic and physical aspect is up for critique to determine who is "The Best in General." Tsangari (producer of Dogtooth and director...


A.K.

October 16th, 2016 - 5:15PM-6:35PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

New Digital Restoration! 1985 > France/Japan > Directed by Chris Marker With Shigehiko Hasumi, Chris Marker, Akira Kurosawa, Tatsuya Nakadai From the director of such classics as La Jetee (1962) and Sans Soleil (1983), A.K. is both a making-of documentary showing the filmmaking process of one of cinema's finest practitioners, Akira Kurosawa, as he completes his most epic film an...


LASP: "Consent, Coercion and Cooperativismo: Mining Cooperatives and Resource Regimes in Bolivia" by Tom Perrault

October 17th, 2016 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 498

This paper examines ways in which regional political, economic, and cultural hegemonies maintain ‘resource regimes’ by exploring the emergence of mining cooperatives as central actors in Bolivia’s extractive economy. We draw on the Gramscian concepts of hegemony and the integral state to explore the historical and contemporary relationship between mining cooperatives and unfoldin...


SAP: “Imagining Otherwise: The (Cyber) Goddess in Chitra Ganesh’s Comic Art"

October 17th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: GO8

Brooklyn-based visual artist, Chitra Ganesh (b. 1975) engages comics and fantastical imagery that undermine accepted narratives around nationhood, hetero-patriarchy, and conventions of storytelling that prioritize certain heroes over others. Her playfully intertextual subversions have been mostly analyzed in terms of their “Indianness”, and by extension, “diasporic-ness”. B...


CCCI: Religious Change and the Urban Edge in China

October 17th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium, G64

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester. Professor Robert Weller, Professor of Anthropology at Boston University...


Einaudi Center Roundtable: "The Potential of Geothermal Energy: Lessons from Iceland"

October 17th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Olin Hall

Room: 155

Keynote speaker:  Thorleiker Johansson, Mechanical Engineer with Verkis Consulting Engineers, Iceland Speakers:  Kyu-Jung Whang, Vice President for Infrastructure, Properties and Planning, Cornell University Edwin A. (Todd) Cowen, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University Moderators: Hirokazu Miyazaki, Director, Mari...


Info Session: Fulbright Opportunities for Graduate Students

October 18th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

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


Ran

October 19th, 2016 - 7:00PM-9:45PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

New Digital Restoration! 1985 > Japan > Directed by Akira Kurosawa With Tatsuya Nakadai, Satoshi Terao Director Akira Kurosawa's devastating, unparalleled take on King Lear, set in 16th century Japan. Subtitled. More at rialtopictures.com 2 hrs 41 min  ...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Arson on Our Own Land: The Politics of Tracking Fire in Indonesia"

October 20th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Jenny Goldstein, Postdoctoral Associate, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell University In late 2015, Indonesia’s land fires became one of the worst environmental disasters in Southeast Asian history. Smoke from the fires affected over 60 million people, cost an estimated $16 billion, and on some days emitted more carbon dioxide than the United States' tot...


Hybrid Justice: A View from Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal

October 20th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Russell Hopkins, Legal Adviser to the Cambodian judges of the Trial Chamber at the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Hybrid Justice: A View from Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar. Co-sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program....


IAD Seminar - Promoting Poverty Reduction, Human Health, Gender Equality, and Soil Health: the Role of Grain Legumes in Sustainable Development

October 20th, 2016 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Cynthia Donovan has been involved with research, training and outreach in developing countries since 1981, including research positions with IFPRI, FAO, and the West African Rice Development Association (WARDA, now known as Africa Rice) of CGIAR. She is currently Deputy Director of Feed the Future Innovation Lab on Collaborative Research for Grain Legumes (Legume Innovation Lab), and she is a core...


CMSP: “Porto-Novo to Paris: Rethinking Islam under France’s African Colonial Empire”

October 20th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Lorelle Semley, Associate Professor of History, College of the Holy Cross During the early twentieth century, French colonial administrators infamously developed the idea of Islam noir or the image of an “impure” but also less “dangerous” Islam in West Africa. Naomi Davidson has argued that during the same period in France itself, policymakers developed th...


LASP: "Real Tobacco for Real People: Lacandon Maya Nicotine Trade in the Lowland Frontier" by Joel Palka

October 24th, 2016 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 498

Lacandon Maya engaged in brisk trade with outsiders in the lowland rainforest frontier of the burgeoning colonial powers in Petén, Guatemala, and Chiapas, Mexico. Documents describe Lacandon economic exchanges and archaeological investigations recovered abundant foreign goods in nineteenth-century Lacandon sites. This presentation focuses on the transformational effects of cross-cultural in...


CCCI: The Challenges of Municipal Finance in China

October 24th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium, G64

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester. Zhi Liu, Director of the China Program, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy; Director, Peking University - Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy (Beijing) This presentation will give a...


SAP: "Around Abhinavagupta: Aspects of the Intellectual History of Kashmir"

October 25th, 2016 - 9:30AM-5:00PM

Location: Kahin Center

“Around Abhinavagupta: Aspects of Kashmiri Intellectual History from the 9th to the 11th Centuries”, will present the work of a large and prestigious international group of scholars dealing with a variety of philosophical, literary and religious transformations during one of the most vibrant regions and creative periods in Indian intellectual history, focusing especially on the works a...


Bad Rap

October 25th, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:30PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With filmmaker Salima Koroma in person. Ithaca Premiere! 2016 > USA > Directed by Salima Koroma Bad Rap follows the loves and careers of four Asian-American rappers trying to break into a world that often treats them as outsiders. Sharing dynamic live performance footage and revealing interviews, these artists make the most skeptical critics into believers. Sponsored by the Asian Pa...


Einaudi Center Distinguished Speaker Series: Cybersecurity and International Issues

October 26th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Bill and Melinda Gates Hall

Room: G01

Jon Lindsay, Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, presents the lecture, "Restrained by Design: Cybersecurity and the Attenuation of War." Upcoming in the Cybersecurity and International Issues series: Nov. 16: Fred Cate, Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law; Vice President for Research, Indiana University:...


Info Session: Fulbright U.S. Student Program for Undergraduates

October 26th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program supports college graduates conducting research or teaching in any field in more than 150 countries. Applications are due in the fall of senior year; students who wish to begin the program immediately after graduation are encouraged to start the application process in their junior year....


Compromised Commitments: Social Pressure and Strategic Ambiguity in the Making of the Laws of War

October 27th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Giovanni Mantilla, Research Professor of International Studies, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Compromised Commitments: Social Pressure and Strategic Ambiguity in the Making of the Laws of War" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


IAD Seminar - Gender Inequalities in Urban South Africa post-1994: Welfare Policies and Rights as Justice for Women

October 27th, 2016 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Allison Goebel has a PhD from the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta. She is co-author of Gender and Land Reform: The Zimbabwean Experience (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005). Since 2005 she has been researching gender and urban housing issues in South Africa, with particular focus on health, livelihoods, gender relations, government policies, and community-based prote...


CMSP: Rare Islamic Books in the Olin Library Collection

October 27th, 2016 - 3:00PM-4:00PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: Level 2B, Rare and Manuscript Collections, Rm 2B48

Ali Houissa, Curator, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Cornell University Libraries This seminar will be led by Ali Houissa, Curator of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies in Olin 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 a...


Destiny

October 27th, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:40PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With live piano accompaniment by Dr. Philip Carli! New Digital Restoration! 1921 > Germany > Directed by Fritz Lang With Lil Dagover, Bernhard Goetzke, Walter Janssen After taking away her fiance, Death offers a young woman a chance to reclaim his life by preventing a destined demise in three exotic situations: a Caliph's sister in love with an infidel; conspiring lovers at a Vene...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Eating an Elephant: Alimentary Forms of Peasant Nationalism"

October 28th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Mary Steedly, Professor, Anthropology, Harvard University   “Eating an Elephant” draws on Steedly's recently published book Rifle Reports to inquire into the nature of grassroots nationalism in a relatively unregarded part of the Indonesian “imagined community.” Based on extensive interviews and conversations with Karo veterans and other participant...


IAD Symposium - Extremism, Security, and the State in Africa

October 28th, 2016 - 1:00PM-7:00PM

Location: ILR Conference Center

Room: 423

The symposium seeks to expand the understanding of the complex and multidimensional issue of development and security. Presenters will address questions such as: what are the underlying economic and social causes of conflict? Does foreign intervention help or complicate a conflict? What is the impact of religious extremism and culture on conflict and development? Conflicts may confer benefits as w...


The Innocents

October 28th, 2016 - 7:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2016 > France/Poland > Directed by Anne Fontaine With Lou de Laäge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza Mathilde, a young Red Cross doctor treating soldiers at the end of WWII, agrees to help tend to an ill Benedictine nun, only to discover that the sister, and nearly the entire convent, is pregnant. Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the occupying Soviet troops and local Polish...


SAP: “Culture & Politics in Pakistan: The Long Shadow of the Cold War”

October 31st, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: GO8

Biography: Saadia Toor is Associate Professor of Sociology & Women’s Studies at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. Her book The State of Islam: Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan published in 2011 by Pluto Press explored the history of Pakistan through the lens of its cultural politics, with an emphasis on the role of the Left. She has also written ext...


CCCI: Access to Elite Education, Wage Premium and Social Mobility: The Truth and Illusion of China's College Entrance Exam

October 31st, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium, G64

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester. Professor Ruixue Jia, Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Global Policy & Strategy, UC San Diego This talk examines the returns to elite education and their implications on elite formation and social...


Spirits' Homecoming

October 31st, 2016 - 6:15PM-8:30PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With intro by film scholar Miseong Woo (Yonsei University). Ithaca Premiere! 2015 > South Korea > Directed by Cho Jungle with Kang Ha-na, Choi Ri, Son Sook The story of two Korean girls who are kidnapped by Japanese soldiers and forced to work in a so-called "comfort station" during WWII.  After one of the girls dies while trying to escape, the two friends have a...


Info Session: International Research Travel Grants

November 2nd, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

These grants provide travel support for Cornell University graduate students conducting short-term research and/or fieldwork in countries outside the United States. They also provide travel support for professional students engaged in various academic experiences in the international arena. ...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Unwritten Rule(s): Ambiguous State Making on Cambodia's Property Frontier"

November 3rd, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Alice Beban, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University Rising concern over climate change and global food and fuel crises have spurred the aggressive acquisition of land in the Global South, making questions of land access, distribution and use vital to political stability and long-term socio-ecological sustainability. As global tensions over large...


Jerusalem: Conflict in the Holy City

November 3rd, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Miriam Elman, Associate Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School, Syracuse University will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Jerusalem: Conflict in the Holy City" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


IAD Seminar - Vulnerabilities of Senegalese Agriculture to Climate Change: Enhancing Resilience in Crop & Livestock Sectors

November 3rd, 2016 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Siwa Msangi works under the International Food Policy Research Institute’s research theme on Natural Resource Management. His research focuses on the major socio-economic and bio-physical drivers affecting agricultural production systems and their impacts on trade, nutrition, poverty, and the environment. While a great deal of his current research focuses on the sustainable intensification o...


CMSP: “The Sultanate of Sulu in the Late Eighteenth Century”

November 3rd, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Megan Thomas, Associate Professor in Political Science, UC Santa Cruz In the late eighteenth century, the Sultanate of Sulu was a significant node in trade networks that stretched around the world.  Its Muslim ruler became an object of Spanish attention, alternatively feted and imprisoned, proclaimed convert or traitor; meanwhile, the British courted the Sultanate in ho...


L'Inhumaine

November 3rd, 2016 - 7:00PM-9:05PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With original score performed live by the Alloy Orchestra! New Digital Restoration! 1924 > France > Directed by Marcel L'Herbier With Georgette Leblanc, Jacque Catelain Released to intense controversy in 1924 for its cinematic and technical innovations, L'Inhumaine (The Inhuman Woman) is a visual tour-de-force; a fantastical, science-fiction melodrama; and a momentous collabo...


Varieté

November 4th, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:30PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With original score performed live by the Alloy Orchestra! New Digital Restoration! 1925 > Germany > Directed by E.A. Dupont With Emil Jannings, Lya de Putti, Maly Delschaft This seldom-seen Weimar classic is a circus-set tale of love and lust, starring Emil Jannings as a no-name trapeze artist who hits the big time at Berlin's famed Wintergarten thanks to a new partner - his mis...


Refugee Education Conference

November 5th, 2016 - 9:00AM-4:00PM

Location: Onondaga Community College

A conference in Syracuse in November will explore the tapped and untapped potential for internationalizing and enriching the community college experience for all students. Internationalization & Inclusion  Refugees in Community Colleges  Saturday, November 5, 2016  9 am - 4 pm Onondaga Community College 4585 West Seneca Turnpike Syracuse, NY 13215...


SAP: “Realism, Fantasy, and the Representations of Muslims in The Contemporary Film Qawwali”

November 7th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: GO8

Since the 1970s the qawwali has often appeared as a lighter, humorous genre within Indian popular films, but since the 2000s, some qawwalis have taken a new direction that emphasizes qawwali’s original context within Sufi devotional practice, and crucially, the everyday lived experience of Indian Muslims. These more realist qawwalis adopt qawwali’s traditional instrumentation and music...


Foolish Village

November 8th, 2016 - 5:00PM-6:15PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With filmmaker Zou Xueping in person! 2014 > China > Directed by Zou Xueping The filmmaker returns to her home village for the fifth time to explore why some of the villagers looked down on her grandfather and aunt, and also judge her. If they called her grandpa a "fool," is she another "fool"? Subtitled. 1 hr 14 min...


A True Believer

November 8th, 2016 - 7:15PM-9:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With filmmaker Liu Xiaolei in person! 2015 > China > Directed by Liu Xiaolei The filmmaker takes a "direct cinema" approach to telling a story about anti-pickpocket members of Falcon, an Uyghur boy and herself. Subtitled. 1 hr 20 min...


Info Session: Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

November 9th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

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....


Self-Portrait: Dying at 47 KM

November 9th, 2016 - 5:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With filmmaker Zhang Mengqi in person! Ithaca Premiere! 2016 > China > Directed by Zheng Mengqi Filmmaker Zheng Mengqi seeks to understand his grandfather's death in the context of his village, named 47 Kilometer. Subtitled. 1 hr 17 min...


Investigating My Father

November 9th, 2016 - 7:15PM-9:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With filmmaker Wu Wenguang in person! Ithaca Premiere! 2016 > China > Directed by Wu Wenguang Filmmaker Wu Wenguang explores his father's history to learn how he changed from a man of the "old society" to a man of the "new society" after 1949. In the process he tells the story of his relationship with his father. Subtitled. 1 hr 20 min...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Environmental Rule in Vietnam: Governmentality, Networks, and Nature in the 20th Century"

November 10th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Pamela McElwee, Associate Professor, Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Ho Chi Minh famously remarked that “Forests are gold; if we know to protect and develop them well, they will be very precious.” His message was aimed at demonstrating that environmental policies should be about both the development and administration of both h...


Current Events Roundtable on “U.S. Foreign Policy: Now What?”

November 10th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

M. Elizabeth Sanders (Professor of Government, Cornell University), Jessica Chen Weiss (Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University), and Mona Krewel (Visiting Assistant Professor of Government, Cornell University) will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall in a Current Events Roundtable on "U.S. Foreign Policy: Now What?" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies...


IAD Seminar - Numeric Technologies of Power: Global Development Goals

November 10th, 2016 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

James Mittelman’s work focuses on globalization, development, and political economy, with emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Asia. Previously, he was Professor and Dean at Queens College of the City University of New York, Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies (today the Korbel School) at the University of Denver, Director of the Social Science Foundation...


LASP: "Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America" by Steve Levitsky

November 14th, 2016 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 498

More than three decades after the onset of the Third Wave of democratization, parties remain weak in much of Latin America: parties have collapsed in much of the region, and most new party-building efforts have failed. Yet the party-building experience in the region has not been universally bleak. Of the 308 parties that were created in Latin America between 1978 and 2005 (and which received...


SAP: “The Planned and the Encroached: Modes of creating, managing and resisting spaces of nonconformity in the planned city of Islamabad”

November 14th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: GO8

This talk will explore the interplay between formally and informally planned spaces in the planned modern city of Islamabad – the new administrative capital of Pakistan built in the 1960s. By focusing on high- and low- end encroachments in the planned capital city, this talk asks: why are certain nonconforming spaces tolerated by city officials while others resisted? How are concerns for pre...


CCCI: TV Tears Made of Fear: Anatomy of the Spectacle of Power on Display in China's Forced Confessions

November 14th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium, G64

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester. Professor Magnus Fiskesjö, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Cornell University After years of building a new system of courts of law, and after many solemn declarations to prohibit police torture and fo...


Einaudi Center Distinguished Speaker Series: Cybersecurity and International Issues

November 16th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Bill and Melinda Gates Hall

Room: G01

Fred Cate, Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law and Vice President for Research at Indiana University, presents the lecture, “Cybersecurity and the Role of Law.”  ...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "The Invented Old Siamese Conceptions of Monarchy, from the End of Absolute Monarchy to the Present"

November 17th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Thongchai Winichakul, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison A crucial part of the success of the royalist democracy and the hyper-royalist political culture in Thailand in the past 60 years is the concept of monarchy. This concept was invented in 1946 in the guise of the old conceptions of monarchy, and has been modified until the present time....


Current Events Roundtable on “25th Anniversary of the End of the USSR”

November 17th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Gavriel Shapiro (Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, Cornell University) and Raissa Krivitsky (Senior Lecturer, The Russian Language Program, Cornell University) will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall in a Current Events Roundtable, "25th Anniversary of the End of the USSR" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


IAD Seminar - Role of Farmers' Organizations in Agricultural Development in Eastern Africa

November 17th, 2016 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Mainza Mugoya is a former Program Officer for Policy at the East African Farmers' Federation. A former IAD fellow, he has a Masters of Science in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University and a bachelor's degree in Quantitative Economics from Makerere University in Uganda. As Policy Officer at EAFF, he worked closely with farm organizations across the ten East African countries, provi...


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

November 17th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Fabio Lopez Lazaro, Associate Professor of History, University of Hawaii at Manoa This talk explores the ways geographical and politonymic taxonomies (like "Western" and "Muslim") have been historically used to imagine ---and obscure--- sameness and difference between peoples across time and space. The focus is on contrasting a favorite locus of curr...


Einaudi Center Distinguished Speaker Series: Derek Mitchell, "Myanmar’s Political Transition: Looking Ahead"

November 17th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Lewis Auditorium G76

Ambassador Derek Mitchell was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 29, 2012, as the first U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Burma) in 22 years, a post he served in until March 2016. He is currently CEO of Shwe Strategies LLC and serves as a Senior Advisor to both the Albright Stonebridge Group and the U.S. Institute of Peace.  Ambassador Mitchell has auth...


SAP: "Madhesi and Adivasi-Janajati: Movement Against the New Constitution of Nepal 2015"

November 21st, 2016 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Talk by Dambar Chemjong, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University, as part of the South Asia Program's Monday Seminar Series...


CCCI: Environmental Challenges and Policy Options in China

November 21st, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium, G64

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series features interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today. Professor Shanjun Li, Associate Professor, Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management, Cornell University...


SAP: "Party Building in the Age of Universal Entitlement: Lessons from India"

November 28th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Talk by Thibaud Marcesse, Department of Government, Cornell University, as part of the South Asia Program's Monday Seminar Series...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Reflections on Public & Private Life in Contemporary Javanese Photography"

December 1st, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Brian Arnold, Visiting Research Fellow, Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University Photography first entered the Javanese art scene in 1992, when a small selection of photographs was included in the Jakarta Biennial.  However, it was close to another ten years before the medium really took root, and became a pervasive part of the Javanese art world.  Sinc...


CMSP: “The Devil’s Lair”: Najm al-Dīn al-Ghazzī’s (D. 1651) Fatwa on Coffeehouses”

December 1st, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Youshaa Patel, Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Lafayette College Early modern Syrian Sufi-jurist and litterateur, Najm al-Dīn al-Ghazzī (d. 1651) spent nearly forty years writing and editing his magnum opus – a treatise cum encyclopedia on mimesis.  In this presentation, I emplace his magisterial treatise within a broader late sixteenth/ear...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session for Undergraduates

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

Location: G08 Uris Hall

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program supports college graduates conducting research or teaching in any field in more than 150 countries. Applications are due in the fall of senior year; students who wish to begin the program immediately after graduation are encouraged to start the application process in their junior year....


Fulbright Opportunities for Graduate Students

February 22nd, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

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


Rethinking the Proposal: Concrete and Philosophical Approaches

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

Location: G08 Uris Hall

Part philosophy, part practical tutorial, this workshop aims to make proposal writing easier and more successful. It also offers an ensemble of remarkably useful tools for producing, revising, and editing, even under the stress of deadline....


Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session for Undergraduates

March 20th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program supports college graduates conducting research or teaching in any field in more than 150 countries. Applications are due in the fall of senior year; students who wish to begin the program immediately after graduation are encouraged to start the application process in their junior year....

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