Upcoming Events

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

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

Location: Kahin Center

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


Tying Hands, Sinking Costs, and Leader Attributes

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Joshua Kertzer, Assistant Professor of Government, Harvard University, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Tying Hands, Sinking Costs, and Leader Attributes" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar.  He has provided a paper with the same title that can be read in advance of the seminar; it is available at http://pacs.einaud...


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

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

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


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

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

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

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


EAP Speaker Series: A New Look at Korea's 'Chinese Decade' of the 1880s

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Professor Wayne Patterson will present "Qing China's Informal Imperialism toward Late Choson: A New Look at Korea's 'Chinese Decade' of the 1880s." When discussing Korea's "Chinese Decade," roughly defined as the dozen or so years prior to the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895, most of the attention is focused on the heavy-handed activities of Yuan Shikai...


Micmacs

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

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

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


Beau Travail

March 31st, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:30PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

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


Beauty, Law, and War

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

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


Conference on Sustainability in Asia

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

Location: Cordis Hong Kong

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


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

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

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


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

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

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: 206

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


CCCI: China's Encounter with Global Hollywood

April 10th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64, Kaufmann Auditorium

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester. Wendy Su, Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside "China's Encounter with Global Hollywood: Cultural Policy, Film Industry, and Soft Power, 1994-2016" In recent years, the fil...


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

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

Location: Emerson Hall

Room: 135

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

April 12th, 2017 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Olin Library

Room: 107

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


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

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

Location: Kahin Center

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


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

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Erik Thorbecke is a renowned economics professor and co-author of the standard Foster-Greer-Thorbecke poverty measure. He is also former Director of the Program on Comparative Economic Development at Cornell University. His past positions include chairman of the Department of Economics at Cornell, a professorship at Iowa State University, and associate assistant administrator for program policy at...


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

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

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

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


CCCC - Richard VanNess Simmons

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

Location: Kroch Library

Room: Cho Room, B59

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


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

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

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


CCCI: Shu-mei Shih - “Comparative Postcolonial Theory and the Question of Chinese Empire”

April 17th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64, Kaufmann Auditorium

The Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series, featuring interdisciplinary talks by scholars on issues in China today, runs every Monday this semester. Shu-mei Shih, Professor of Comparative Literature, Asian Languages and Cultures, and Asian American Studies, UCLA The emergence of Sinophone studies in the last decade is altering the landscape of postcolonial t...


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

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

Location: Olin Library

Room: 107

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



SAP Film Screening: Ingirunthu (Here and Now)

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

On a vibrant tea plantation in Sri Lanka, a deaf-mute, a struggling mother, and a researcher from Colombo are thrown together in the backdrop of escalating social and political violence. This film is a mutli-textured, multi-narrative film about minority Up-country Tamil tea plantation workers, who have lived on the margins of Sri Lankan society for generations, since their ancestors’ migrati...


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

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

Location: Kahin Center

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


Did the Cold War Ever End? Will It?

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

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


CCCC - Francesca Bray

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

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: 374, Asian Studies Lounge

Prof. Francesca Bray, Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh and Cornell's 2016-17 Hu Shih Distinguished Lecturer will give the third Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium on April 21. Her talk is entitled "Of Turnips and Apricots: Livelihood and Lifestyle in the Northern Wei as Seen through the Agricultural Treatise Qímín Yàosh&ugrav...


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

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

Location: Kahin Center

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


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

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

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


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

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

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: 206

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


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

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

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


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

April 25th, 2017 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Olin Library

Room: 107

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


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

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

Location: Kahin Center

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


Hegemonic Order Theory: A Field-Theoretic Approach

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

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


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

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

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


SAP Conference: “Nepal and Himalayan Studies at Cornell: Community Engagement, Knowledge Circulation, and the Future of Scholarship”

April 28th, 2017 - 8:45AM-4:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

On April 28-29 2017, the Cornell South Asia Program will host a Nepal & Himalayan Studies Conference, co-sponsored by Global Cornell.  The conference will focus on a broad view of Himalayan Studies, bringing attention not only to Nepal, but also India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Tibet and China. The conference has three overlapping goals.  First, the conference provides an opportunity...


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

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

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: 206

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


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

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

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


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

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Sumathy Sivamohan is Professor of English at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. An award-winning filmmaker, performer, playwright, poet, translator and academic, she has worked in the areas of gender, dispossession, the displaced, and the fraught question of nation. Her creative work emphasizes the idiom of conversation and colloquiality, while experimenting in form and style. She has p...


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

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

Location: Kahin Center

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


Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

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


IAD Seminar - Student Wrap-up

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

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


CCCC - Clarence Lee

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

Location: Kroch Library

Room: Cho Room, B59

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


CMSP: “Trade, Religion, and Islam Along the South China Coast: Doing Historical Fieldwork”

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

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Robert Antony, Distinguished Professor, Guangzhou University; Visiting Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice In this presentation I will discuss my experiences doing historical fieldwork along the coast of South China over the past ten years, and the importance of doing fieldwork for historical studies. My talk will focus on the interface between trade and religion over the past sever...

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