Upcoming Events

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

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

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


LASP Special Seminar: "Corruption Type and Income Inequality in Latin America," Viridiana Rios, Visiting Assistant Professor, Government, Harvard

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Viridiana Rios will contribute to understanding an unresolved schism between scholars who have observed that inequality increases as corruption increases and those who have found the opposite. We show that identifying different types of corruption matter in this debate. When corruption takes the form of individual-level bribery, it is related to lower inequality because it allows informal mar...


Beyond Debt: Islamic Experiments in Global Finance

April 25th, 2019 - 4:30PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

A book talk by Daromir Rudnyckyj, Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria Recent economic crises have made the centrality of debt, and the instability it creates, increasingly apparent. This realization has led to cries for change—yet there is little popular awareness of possible alternatives.  This talk, based on a book of the same title, describes efforts to create a tra...


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

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

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

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


China & Asia-Pacific Studies Open House

April 25th, 2019 - 5:00PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 204

The CAPS Program cordially invites prospective students, freshmen, and sophomores to our Spring 2019 Open House.  This event provides a chance for those interested to learn about the requirements, benefits, and opportunities that the CAPS program provides its students. Students, faculty members, and staff will be in attendance to answer questions and mingle. Admission is free and open t...


Capernaum

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

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

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


Institute for African Development Spring Symposium 2019: restricted Spaces: Civil Society and Authoritarianism in Africa

April 26th, 2019 - 2:00PM-6:00PM

Location: ILR Conference center

Room: # 225 / #423

The rise of authoritarianism and the resulting restriction of space for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) create fertile ground for violence and conflict. The Institute for African Development in collaboration with the SAHEL Consortium and the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies will host a symposium on Restricted Spaces: Authoritarianism and Civil Society in Africa to discuss these is...


Cornell China Center Symposium

April 26th, 2019 - 2:30PM-6:30PM

Location: Physical Sciences Building

Room: 120

The Cornell China Center invites you to come learn about the mission and current activities of the center, including our recently awarded China Innovation Grants. We’ll host a discussion of the challenges and opportunities of education and research in China, followed by a session with 1-minute presentations by attendees to share their China research interests. Program 2:30 ...


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

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

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


Cornell Contemporary China Initiative - Guldana Salimjan

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

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G76

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


Disaster: Cyclone Idai, Climate Change & Climate Migration

April 30th, 2019 - 4:30PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Lewis Auditorium

In 2015-16, the El Niño weather cycle led to food shortages caused by drought conditions in large swathes of Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, and Mozambique. By 2018, the climate change related drought led to fears about Cape Town becoming the first city in the world to run out of water. We often hear that climate will impact future generations. While true, our panelists, focusing...


Zila Khan's Rumi Yatra concert

April 30th, 2019 - 7:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Klarman Hall

Room: KG 70

Zila Khan’s Rumi Yatra is a first of its kind show that takes the audience on a journey through India’s treasured musical landscape, through the prism of Rumi’s philosophy. Zila Khan’s powerful vocals act as a harmonic looking glass through which Rumi experiences the music of Indian literary icons like Amir Khusro, Mirza Ghalib, Baba Farid, Bulleh Shah, Kabir, Ustad Vila...


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

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

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

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


The Precarious Expert: Scientists, the State, and Credibility Crises During China’s GMO Controversy

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

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G64

The Precarious Expert: Scientists, the State, and Credibility Crises During China’s GMO Controversy talk by Dr. Abigail Coplin Abstract: State legitimacy and  food security have historically been deeply entwined in China. While China initially embraced genetically modified organisms (GMOs), vociferous controversy destabilized this consensus. Drawing on 37 interviews wi...


Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium (CCCC)-Zoe Shan Lin

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

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


Helping the wounded as heroic mission: Self Organization of Humanitarian Action in Karen state, Myanmar

May 3rd, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Kahin Center

Crisis, warring, and never-ending suffering propel humanitarian organizations to the forefront of media attention. Examining the use of témoignage (witnessing) in the work of MSF, Peter Redfield notes that big NGOs now play a central role in defining secular moral truth for an international audience (Redfield 2006: 5–6). Combining medical expression, expert knowledge, public expre...


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

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

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


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

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

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

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


Shadow

May 9th, 2019 - 7:30PM-9:30PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2019 > China > Directed by Zhang Yimou With Deng Chao, Sun Li, Zheng Kai, Wang Qianyuan In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a “shadow,” a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself.  Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the Kin...


Leading Families, Sustaining Enterprises

May 13th, 2019 - 9:00AM-6:00PM

Location: Hotel Colonnade in Miami

Family enterprises represent nearly 90 percent of all businesses in Latin America. The management of these companies goes through difficult times when mixing two fundamental elements: love and money. Therefore, it’s important to anticipate conflict and evaluate alternative mechanisms that allow for family harmony and business continuity in the long term. This program is based on the ex...

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