Upcoming Events

“Trade, War, Institutional Change and Economic Performance in the Plate Basin: Paraguay to the present" by Mario Pastore

February 3rd, 2020 - 12:00AM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G-01

That trade is a positive sum game, conflict at best a-zero sum game, is a principle well established in game theory that curiously, may already be found in Adam Smith. He famously linked to the extent of the market that of the division and specialization of labor underlying the wealth of nations. He also noted, though perhaps not as famously, that states along the Danube basin may obstruct the tra...

"New Approaches to Non-Formal Environmental Sustainability Education in Petrópolis, Brazil" by Átila Calvente

February 10th, 2020 - 12:00AM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G-01

Environmental education is essential in the diffusion of the ethics, values, and skills that are critical to sustainable transformations. This talk presents the experience of non-formal environmental education approaches held in schools in the Petrópolis region of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil between 1997–2016. The talk intends to firstly convey the commonly identified environmental sustain...

Chats in the Stacks: Lourdes Casanova on The Era of Chinese Multinationals: Competing for Global Dominance

February 12th, 2020 - 4:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Samuel Curtis Johnson Management Library

In the last decade, Chinese multinational corporations have been giving formerly dominant western companies a run for their money—a trend that has affected investment flows, business models, and the process of global innovation. How can businesses compete and even collaborate with powerful Chinese firms? In this Chats in the Stacks talk, Lourdes Casanova, a senior lecturer and the academi...

Engendering Migrations: Southeast Asia

March 13th, 2020 - 12:00AM

Location: Kahin Center

22nd Cornell SEAP Graduate Student Conference “Engendering Migrations: Southeast Asia” Abstracts Due By: November 30, 2019 Conference Date: March 13-15, 2020 Cornell University recently launched a Global Grand Challenge across departments and programs on the theme of Migrations: Researching, Teaching and Building for a World on the Move. For the 22nd annual Southeast Asia P...

"Voluntary Audits: Experimental Evidence on Monitoring Front-Line Bureaucrats in Argentina"

March 23rd, 2020 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G01

Is it possible to motivate front-line bureaucrats to exert effort in their work without relying on traditional punitive forms of oversight?  We examine the motivation and performance of school principals in their administration of a free meal program targeted at school children in an Argentine province. We work with the provincial auditing body to implement an encouragement design in which so...

"Refracted Empire: The Atlantic Islands and the Early Spanish Caribbean" by David Wheat, Michigan State University

April 13th, 2020 - 12:00AM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G-01

Traditional interpretations of Spanish imperial consolidation in the 16th-century Atlantic place heavy emphasis on official maritime structures regulated by authorities based in Seville. But despite their central position in Caribbean historiographies, the Indies fleets and slave trade asientos accommodated multiple agendas -- including some that worked against the priorities of the Spanish crown...

“The Politics of Vision: Film, Race and Borderscapes” by Junyoung Veronica Kim, Univeristy of Pittsburg

April 20th, 2020 - 12:00AM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G-01

This talk explores ways in which notions of visuality are interconnected with epistemological frameworks of race/ethnicity/nationality and space/territoriality/borders by analyzing Juan Martín Hsu’s film La Salada (2014). By taking as its focus the borderscape of La Salada – the large informal market located in the south of Buenos Aires – that arose from the harsh neoliber...

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