Upcoming Events

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...


Five Ways the Financial System Will Fail Next Time

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

Location: Myron Taylor Hall

Room: Room 390, Moot Court Room

A look toward the future of financial regulation by a key architect of the Dodd-Frank Wall St. Reform and Consumer Protection Act....


Global Voices in Education, "Cultural Education and Advocacy on Cornell Campus: the Asian & Asian American Center (A3C) ," Sophie Sidhu

November 29th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Plant Science Building

Room: 143

The Asian & Asian American Center (A3C), founded in 2009, brings together the rich diversity of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) student experiences to support a strong and inclusive campus community. The center nurtures positive student-to-student and group-to-group interaction to contribute to the multicultural education of all students and to the social/cultural development...


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...


The Work of Architects and Scholars in Times of Turmoil: Urban Renewal of Istanbul

December 1st, 2017 - 11:00AM-1:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

A panel with Senem Doyduk and Ayşe Çavdar, moderated by Esra Akcan and Peter Christensen The CNY Humanities Corridor working group will extend the goals of the lecture series "New Approaches to Scholarship and Pedagogy of Ottoman and Turkish Architecture," for which three lectures were organized in 2015, and two panels in 2016. During the academic year of 2017, the working gr...


SAP Seminar Series: "The Memory Card Phenomena in India: Vernacular Music and Download Cultures beyond Internet" by Rahul Mukherjee

February 26th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Memory cards are flash memory devices that enable storage and circulation of music in audio and video formats. In regions where the Internet bandwidth necessary to stream content is unavailable, people go to “download vendors” who put content onto memory cards and memory sticks. After the cassette and DVD revolutions, from 2010-2015, music enthusiasts increasingly started listening to...


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...


Understanding the linkages between Caribbean plant diversity, cultural heritage, and human health

March 26th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

As a cornerstone of human livelihoods and cultural traditions, plant diversity has a critical role to play in addressing global medicinal and nutritional needs. Many communities living in biodiverse areas around the world have developed an impressive repertoire of botanical knowledge that exemplifies their close relationships with, and continued reliance on, local plant resources. The Caribbean re...


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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