Upcoming Events

The Farewell

October 19th, 2019 - 7:00PM-8:38PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Chinese-born, U.S. raised Billi (Awkwafina) returns home to Changchunwith other family members to bid farewell to their beloved matriarch, Nai Nai, who doesn't know she has a terminal illness, in this funny, autobiographical tale. In order to keep Nai Nai in the dark, the family concocts a made-up wedding to explain why the entire family has arrived in Changchun. The tender tale of deception a...


Wild Boys

October 20th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:20PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

"[A] gender-bending, influence-scrambling adventure tale about five teenage miscreants sent on a boat journey with a mysterious Dutch captain who has promised to bring them back to their parents as obedient boys-or not at all.... Bertrand Mandico cast five of France's most talented young actresses to play the boys and immersed them in a seamless blend of luxuriant island locations and una...


War and Peace: Chapter I, Andrei Bolkonsky

October 20th, 2019 - 7:00PM-10:32PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

A virtually unlimited budget, featuring authentic props and costumes borrowed from Russia's great museums, and thousands of extras from the Soviet army, Sergei Bondarchuk's adaptation of War and Peace is unlike any movie either before or since! At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet film industry set out to prove it could outdo Hollywood with a production that would dazzle the world: a...


The Rohingya: Statelessness, Refugeehood and a 'Subhuman' Life, by Nasir Uddin

October 21st, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The Rohingyas, an ethno-linguistic and religious minority of Myanmar known as the most persecuted people in the world, experienced a brutal atrocity in 2017 perpetrated by Myanmar security forces and vigilantes what the United Nations Human Rights Council explained as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Following an attack made by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) on Augu...


"How the Slaves Freed Themselves: The Khivan Slave Uprising and the Myth of Russian Abolitionism in Central Asia," by Jeffrey Eden, CMS Seminar Series

October 21st, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Consensus among historians has long held that the Russian Empire's conquest of Central Asia in the 1860s-1870s ended the region's slave trade and liberated its slaves. This presentation challenges that consensus through two case studies. The first case study shows how, on the eve of Russia's conquest of the capital city of Khiva in 1873, the city's slaves fomented the largest slave...


"U.S.-Mexico Relations Under Trump: Patterns of Change and Continuity,” Lund Debate with former Ambassadors Sandra Fuentes-Berain & Roberta Jacobson

October 21st, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium

Room: Klarman Hall

As part of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies' Lund Critical Debate series, two former ambassadors, one from the U.S. and one from Mexico, debate the implications of changes in U.S. foreign policy toward Mexico under President Donald Trump. Trade, migration, and security are top issues. The Lund Debate speakers are Sandra Fuentes-Berain, Ambassador Emeritus for Mexico, &...


Memoir of War

October 21st, 2019 - 7:00PM-9:07PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

"In 1985, the preeminent French writer Marguerite Duras made headlines by publishing La douleur, an autobiographical work about her life under the Nazi Occupation and during the Liberation of Paris, notably focused on the frenzied months she spent waiting for news of her husband Robert Antelme's return from a concentration camp in Germany.... Duras... is brought to life in a magnetically...


CUSLAR/LASP Public Issues Forum: "Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the U.S. Border Around the World" by Todd Miller

October 22nd, 2019 - 11:40AM-12:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Author Todd Miller will discuss his latest book. He is the 2018 recipient of the Izzy Award for excellence in independentjournalism. Prior books include "Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Border Security" and "Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security." NYT review: https://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/empire-borders...


Visual Culture Colloquium - Joshua Vettivelu

October 22nd, 2019 - 4:30PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: History of Art Gallery

Joshua Vettivelu is an artist, programmer, and educator working within sculpture, video, installation and performance. Their works explore how larger frameworks of power manifest within intimate relationships. Recently their practice examines the tensions that emerge when personal experiences are mined for art production, and how this allows institutions to posture and position them...


La Dolce Vita

October 22nd, 2019 - 7:00PM-10:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

A long and episodic portrait of Romea debauched, dark, glamorous and ugly placeseen through the eyes of Marcello (Mastroianni), a cynical journalist. Fellini succeeds in depicting a modern day Rome full of corruption and vice and overlaying that with a powerful allegorical tale of the end of the world. "Mastroianni is excellent, often deliberately bearing an uncanny resemblance to Fellini him...


The Crisis in Kashmir: History, Politics and the Law

October 23rd, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Myron Taylor Hall

Room: 184

The Cornell India Law Center presents, "The Crisis in Kashmir: History, Politics and the Law," a guest lecture by Ananya Vajpeyi. On August 5, 2019, the Indian government announced the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution of India, that had maintained the autonomy of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and defined the contours of its relationship to the Indian Union since Independ...


Spanish Manila and First American Chinatown

October 23rd, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: A.D. White house

Room: Guerlac Room

 "Spanish Manila:  A Transpacific Maritime Enterprise and First American Chinatown in the Ming Dynasty" to be given by Evelyn Hu-deHart, History, Brown University.  This talk is hosted by the East Asia Program (EAP) and co-hosted by the Society for the Humanities as well as the Latin American Studies Program (LASP) as part of their East-Asia-Latin-America lecture series....


Writing a Winning Fulbright Proposal

October 23rd, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Primarily for undergraduates, this session offers guidance on how to write a winning proposal for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The session will be led by two Fulbright advisors with years of experience. Applying for a Fulbright? We encourage you to attend! Learn more about Einaudi Center student information sessions....


Midnight Traveler

October 23rd, 2019 - 7:00PM-8:30PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

The story of Afghani filmmaker Hassan Fazili and his family on their 3500-mile, 3-year journey across Iran, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, and Serbia - ultimately arriving in Hungary - following a death threat from the Taliban. Shot entirely on mobile phones that capture everyday moments, the film is lightened by the presence of the filmmaker's two winsome young daughters. "The most basic 21st...


Altruistic Host? Land Politics and Refugee Settlements in Uganda

October 24th, 2019 - 2:30AM-4:30AM

Institute of African Development Seminar Series Kathleen Klaus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of San Francisco, Her research focuses on political violence, land rights, elections, and migration, with a focus on the sub-Saharan region of Africa. She is currently completing a book manuscript, “Claiming Land: Institutions, Narratives, and Political...


Colonial Development on the China-Burma Border

October 24th, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Lau Ting Hui, PhD Candidate,  Anthropology,  Cornell University China’s rise has major geopolitical and economic implications for Southeast Asia. Among many issues, China’s policies and tactics in the South China Sea and its flagship Belt and Road Initiative have alarmed many countries in the region. This talk examines the on-...


Drone Warfare

October 24th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Hugh Gusterson, Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, George Washington University, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on “Drone Warfare” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly seminar.  Co-sponsored by the Departments of Science and Technology Studies and Anthropology....


An Insider’s Look At Mongolia

October 24th, 2019 - 4:45PM-5:45AM

Location: Physical Sciences Building

Room: 120

Oyungerel Tsedevdamba, former Mongolian MP and Cabinet Minister takes us into this little-known country. Film director Robert H. Lieberman shows clips from his up-coming feature film, ​​Echoes of the Empire— Beyond Genghis Khan Sponsored by CIPA, East Asia Program and Dept. of Asian Studies...


Uncovering Dangerous Pasts with Dr. Kirsten Weld

October 24th, 2019 - 5:00PM-6:30PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: 142

Dr. Kirsten Weld of Harvard University presents the first lecture of the CHS Fall 2019 Speaker Series. Uncovering Dangerous Pasts: A Dispatch from the Trenches of Public History We know the work of historical discovery is important; after all, if we don't reckon with past injustices, how can we build a just future? But that work is always political, and the individuals and communities en...


LASP Colombian Path to Peace-Port of Destiny: Peace, Film 6pm, Panel 7pm

October 24th, 2019 - 6:00PM-8:00PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G01

This event will include a 6pm showing of the new film Port of Destiny: Peace, the story of the former colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos', work towards a path to peace for his country. Following the film there will be a panel of 3 Cornell Professors who will discuss and take questions and answers regarding both the film and the work of peace and reconciliation.  Panelists are: S...


House (Hausu)

October 24th, 2019 - 9:15PM-10:43PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

How to describe Nobuhiko Obayashi's indescribable 1977 movie House (Hausu)? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava? Any of the above will do for this hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl who travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt's creaky country home and comes face-to-face with evil spirits, a...


For Whom are Southeast Asian Studies?

October 25th, 2019 - 4:30PM

Location: Physical Sciences Building

Room: 120

Carol Hau (Kyoto University) gives the 11th Frank H. Golay Memorial Lecture   Which audiences, publics, and peoples do Southeast Asianists address and serve? The question of “audience(s)”—real and imagined, intended and unintended—is arguably central to (re)conceptualizing the rationale, scope, efficacy, and limits of Southeast Asian Studies.  It has an...


Peppermint Soda

October 25th, 2019 - 7:00PM-8:41PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

"There's a lot of talk these days about a certain movie about an eighth-grade girl, but allow me to make the case for another film about a girl in the same grade - Diane Kurys's Peppermint Soda...In Kurys's autobiographical 1977 coming-of-age film, set in Paris in 1963 and '64, thirteen-year-old Anne (ElŽonore Klarwein) lives with her divorcŽe mother and older sister, the fi...


War and Peace: Chapter II, Natasha Rostova

October 27th, 2019 - 7:00PM-8:38PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

A virtually unlimited budget, featuring authentic props and costumes borrowed from Russia's great museums, and thousands of extras from the Soviet army, Sergei Bondarchuk's adaptation of War and Peace is unlike any movie either before or since! At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet film industry set out to prove it could outdo Hollywood with a production that would dazzle the world: a...


"The Political Economy of GMOs and the Trajectories of Social Movements in Argentina," by Pablo Lapegna, LASP Weekly Seminar Series

October 28th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G01

Genetically modified (GM) or transgenic crops have been transforming global agriculture since their commercial release in the mid-1990s. The United States, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina account for around eighty percent of the global area planted with GM crops. Pablo Lapegna’s talk will draw from his book Soybeans and Power: Genetically Modified Crops, Environmental Politics, and Social...


Unruly Cinema: Bollywood 's Unlikely Emergence, by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta

October 28th, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

In her lecture, Rini B. Mehta will present a genealogy of India popular cinema in the longue durée, laying out the global historical context of the emergence of Bollywood. Four pivotal historical moments corresponded with four distinctive shifts in the Indian film industry between 1931 and 2000—from the first indigenous sound films’ triumph over imported Hollywood films to the g...


Revisiting Japan's Asia Policy by Takashi Shiraishi

October 28th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: GS76

Takashi Shiraishi, Area Studies, Kyoto University is speaking on 'Revisiting Japan's Asia Policy.'   Summary: How has Japan's Asia policy evolved in the context of the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis, the 2008-2010 global financial crisis, the rise and fall of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), and the rise of China? Japan's Asia policy is changing again over...


Film Screening - Reason, Parts 1 - 4

October 28th, 2019 - 4:45PM

Location: Cornell Cinema

Those who witnessed the scientific spirit fostered by the Enlightenment would scarcely believe that over 400 years later, Faith would still have an upper hand over Reason. Today as technologically advanced nations still debate the merits of Creationism and Evolution, the developing world falls prey to blind faith and religious war. Everywhere privatization and a rush to corner ever-depleting natur...


Film Screening - Reason, Parts 5 - 8, followed by Q&A with Director Anand Patwardhan

October 28th, 2019 - 7:30PM

Location: Cornell Cinema

Those who witnessed the scientific spirit fostered by the Enlightenment would scarcely believe that over 400 years later, Faith would still have an upper hand over Reason. Today as technologically advanced nations still debate the merits of Creationism and Evolution, the developing world falls prey to blind faith and religious war. Everywhere privatization and a rush to corner ever-depleting natur...


Tazzeka

October 30th, 2019 - 7:00PM-8:35PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

"In Jean-Phillipe Guad's debut feature film, the love and traditions shared and passed down between generations of family is at the center of the story of Elias, a young man born and raised in the Moroccan village of Tazzeka. He learned the art of cooking from his grandmother and has grown up dreaming of making it in the world of cuisine." (MSP Film Society) Elias leaves home to purs...


Sub-Saharan Migrants in Japan

October 31st, 2019 - 2:30AM-4:30AM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Institute for African Development Tristan Ivory is an Assistant professor, International and Comparative Labor, Cornell University. Professor Ivory’s research is principally concerned with various aspects of Sub-Saharan African geographic, social and economic mobility. His first research project explored these issues for Sub-Saharan African Migration to Japan. More recently, Ivory has...


I am a Whisper, My Dear (An ethnofiction film, in collaboration with Mizo LGBT activists)

October 31st, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Mariangela Mihai, Department of Anthropology, Southeast Asia Program, South Asia Program at Cornell University  ...


Ambiguous Geographies of Violence, Control and Peace in Turkey: Revisiting the Kurdish Case at the Local Level

October 31st, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Dilan Okcuoglu, Visiting Scholar in the Cornell Institute for European Studies, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on “Ambiguous Geographies of Violence, Control and Peace in Turkey: Revisiting the Kurdish Case at the Local Level” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly seminar.  Co-sponsored by the Cornell Institute for European Studies....


Funan

October 31st, 2019 - 7:00PM-8:24PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

As she survives the grim work camps of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, Chou is determined to locate her missing 4-year-old son and reunite her family in this debut animation from France's Do, based on his family history. "Do and his team of animators fill Funan with striking imagery, its vibrant colors providing a vivid contrast to the dismal proceedings. Thousands of homeless people walk acr...


The Enlightenment and Original Sin

November 1st, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Institute for European Studies, Cornell University Presents: Matt Kadane, Professor of early modern European history at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and for the current academic year the Willis F. Doney Member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. The author of The Watchful Clothier (Yale University Press, 2013) and articles in The American Historical Review, Past & Pres...


The Politics of Innovation in International Development: The Case of Menstrual Hygiene Management in India - Shobita Parthasarathy, University of Michigan

November 1st, 2019 - 3:00PM-4:30PM

Location: Warren Hall

Room: B73

Speaker: Shobita Parthasarathy, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan Abstract: The international development landscape has changed dramatically in recent years, with growing excitement about the power of innovation to improve the lives of the poor. Both traditional development agencies and new social venture funds, social entrepreneurs and incubators, and philanthrocap...


Lingua Mater Alumni Competition Deadline

November 3rd, 2019 - 5:00PM

Location: Alumni Affairs and Development, Ithaca

The Lingua Mater competition invites alumni to translate Cornell's Alma Mater into a different language and submit a video of the performed translation. The inaugural Lingua Mater alumni competition took place in 2018 as part of Cornell's Global Grand Challenges Symposium, with the Cornell Club of Thailand winning a $300 shopping spree at the Cornell Store. 2019 competition de...


Lingua Mater Student Competition Deadline

November 3rd, 2019 - 5:00PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G04

The Lingua Mater competition invites students to translate Cornell's Alma Mater into a different language and submit a video of the performed translation. The inaugural Lingua Mater student competition took place in 2018 as part of Cornell's Global Grand Challenges Symposium. The top three videos received cash prizes. 2019 competition details Can you translate Cor...


War and Peace: Chapter III, The Year 1812

November 3rd, 2019 - 7:00PM-8:21PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

A virtually unlimited budget, featuring authentic props and costumes borrowed from Russia's great museums, and thousands of extras from the Soviet army, Sergei Bondarchuk's adaptation of War and Peace is unlike any movie either before or since! At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet film industry set out to prove it could outdo Hollywood with a production that would dazzle the world: a...


War and Peace: Chapter IV, Pierre Bezukhov

November 3rd, 2019 - 8:30PM-9:36PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

A virtually unlimited budget, featuring authentic props and costumes borrowed from Russia's great museums, and thousands of extras from the Soviet army, Sergei Bondarchuk's adaptation of War and Peace is unlike any movie either before or since! At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet film industry set out to prove it could outdo Hollywood with a production that would dazzle the world: a...


Colonial Infrastructure and the Politics of Partition of Punjab, by Mubbashir Rizvi

November 4th, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

In this paper, I speculate on the role of colonial infrastructure and technological change in shaping the climate for mass violence in Punjab during the partition of British India. The Punjab was not unique to experience the upheavals of partition but as several scholars have noted the scale of the violence in Punjab, especially in the region known as the canal colonies in central Punjab, was unpa...


“Islam and Labor: The Indonesian Experience,” by Michele Ford, CMS Seminar Series

November 4th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Indonesia has a long history of religiously oriented labor unionism. In the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, Muslim unions joined with their Christian counterparts in opposition to the dominant leftist unions of that period, arguing that a faith-based approach to industrial relations was both effective and ideologically defensible. Concepts of “Islamic” industrial relations again surfaced sever...


CCCI: “Social” Money and Working-class Subjectivities

November 4th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: 64

Tom McDonald, Sociology, The University of Hong Kong. speaks on “Social” Monkey and Working-class Subjectivities: Digital Monkey and Migrant Labour in Shenzhen, China as part of the Cornell Contemporary China Initiative. Abstract: Scholars of Chinese society have predominantly regarded the region’s money to represent an unusually “social” artefact. The dr...


Democracy in Latin America After the Left Turn, A LASP Public Issue Forum with Steven Levitsky (Harvard) and Kenneth Roberts (Cornell)

November 4th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: TBA

Room: TBA

Professors Levitsky and Roberts will examine the state of Democracy in Latin America since the initial left turn and the more recent right turns which have taken place....


LASP Public Issue Forum: “Democracy in Latin America After the Left Turn” Steven Levitsky (Harvard) & Kenneth Roberts (Cornell)

November 4th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Hollis Auditorium

Over a dozen Latin American countries elected left-of-center governments after 2000, but in recent years political trend lines in the region have shifted in a more conservative direction, including the rise of new far-right currents in Brazil and other countries in the region. This forum will explore the implications of these political shifts for democracy in contemporary Latin America, in an inte...


I am Cuba

November 5th, 2019 - 7:00PM-9:21PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Called "one of the most amazing films ever made," I Am Cuba, a three-year-labor of love from an international filmmaking team, is a celebration, a cinematic paean to the Cuban revolution conceived of and filmed directly after the Cuban missile crisis. Re-released in 1995 with the support of Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese, the film is a unique, wildly schizophrenic celebration o...


Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

November 6th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

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. Learn more about Einaudi Center student information sessions....


Manta Ray

November 6th, 2019 - 8:15PM-10:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Near a coastal village of Thailand, by the sea where thousands of Rohingya refugees have drowned, a local fisherman finds an injured man lying unconscious in the forest. He rescues the stranger, who does not speak a word, offers him his friendship and names him Thongchai. But when the fisherman suddenly disappears at sea, Thongchai slowly begins to take over his friend's life - his house, his...


Environmental Change, Human Capital, and Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa

November 7th, 2019 - 2:30AM-4:30AM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Institute of African Development Seminar Series Brian Thiede is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rural Sociology, Sociology and Demography at Pennsylvania State University. His research program focuses on two substantive areas. First, he examines the relationship between environmental change, demographic behavior, and economic development, primarily in low- and middle-income countrie...


Everyday Masculinities in American and Indonesian Forests: Here and There, Then and Now

November 7th, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Professor, Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Visiting Scholar, Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University...


Nuclear Safeguards and Security Research at the JRC

November 7th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Vincenzo Rondinella, European Commission (EU), Joint Research Centre (JRC), Nuclear Safety and Security Directorate, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on “Nuclear Safeguards and Security Research at the JRC” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly seminar....


"The Future Perfect" Latin American Film MIGRATION Series, OCT 17, G01 Stimson Hall, 4:30 PM, pizza served

November 7th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G01

Nele Wohlatz’s The Future Perfect (2017) follows the life of Xiaobin, a young woman from China who has moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina. This hybrid documentary-fiction film traces the real Xiaobin’s adjustment to her new new life in Buenos Aires and brings together years of fieldwork by Nele Wohlatz in Buenos Aires. Drawing on Nele and Xiaobin’s work together, this sincere and m...


Body, Doubled: Pregnant Bodies and Corpses in Post-Disaster Performance

November 8th, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The Contemporary Japanese Thought lecture series welcomes Justine Wiesinger, Japanese, Bates College speaking on: Body, Doubled: Pregnant Bodies and Corpses in Post-Disaster Performance. Justine Wiesinger, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Japanese at Bates, having been awarded her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and literatures by Yale University in 2018. She teaches both Japanese language co...


Shoah: Four Sisters

November 10th, 2019 - 4:30PM-9:03PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

The late Claude Lanzmann's final film, taken from the 11 years of interviews he made for Shoah, focuses on four Eastern European Jewish women who survived the deportation. In Shoah, Lanzmann "relied on firsthand testimony to compile the story of the destruction of European Jewry, using almost none of the archival photographs, film footage, and documents familiar from many other documentar...


“Buying Power: Electoral Strategy before the Secret Vote," by Daniel Gingerich, LASP Seminar Series

November 11th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G01

Daniel Gingerich is a Professor of Politics, Director of the Quantitative Collaborative, and Co-Director of UVA-Clear (Corruption Lab for Ethics, Accountability, and the Rule of Law) at the University of Virginia....


Sclerotic and Conflictual Ontologies of Nature, by Luisa Cortesi

November 11th, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

How do people who live in the midst of floods think about water? Informed by multidisciplinary long-term ethnographic fieldwork, this presentation presents ethnographic evidence that, in North Bihar, land and water are thought of as in intimate correspondence with each other. By virtue of comparison, then, the ethnographic encounter is held to defy other ontologies of water that see the two substa...


Language Resource Center Speaker Series - Amanda Brown

November 13th, 2019 - 3:00PM-4:00PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G25

"Immersive versus Non-Immersive Language Teaching: Experimental Studies in English, French, and Arabic Classrooms" Amanda Brown Associate Professor of Linguistics, Syracuse University Contemporary theories of language pedagogy have advocated almost exclusive second language (L2) use in language classrooms (Ellis & Shintani, 2014). The need for L2 input, output, and interact...


Einaudi Center International Research Travel Grant

November 13th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

These grants provide travel support for Cornell graduate students conducting short-term research and/or fieldwork outside the United States. They also provide travel support for professional students engaged in various academic experiences in the international arena.  Learn more about Einaudi Center student information sessions....


Adaptive Human Migration in Changing Environments: Mobility Responses to Conservation, Climate, and Land Change

November 14th, 2019 - 2:30AM-4:30AM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Institute of African Development Seminar Series Jonathan Salerno is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University, He is interested in knowing information on biodiversity conservation and rural smallholders in the tropics. His current research examines how land resources and protected areas are utilized at local and natio...


The Third Indochina War and the Making of Present-Day Southeast Asia

November 14th, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Hoang Minh Vu, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Cornell University, Southeast Asia Program My dissertation draws upon research in Vietnam’s National  Archives Center III, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Archives, the  National Library, and the Military Library; the Cambodian National  Archives; the Briti...


Do Birds of a Feather Flock Together? Marxism, Islamism, Ethno-nationalism and Rebel Alliances

November 14th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Laia Balcells, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor, Georgetown University, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on “Do Birds of a Feather Flock Together? Marxism, Islamism, Ethno-nationalism and Rebel Alliances” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly seminar....


Athenian Walks from the Late 19th to the Early 20th Century

November 15th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Institute for European Studies, Cornell University Presents: Eirva Diamessis, Digital Collections Assistant, Cornell University Library. Eirva studied Cultural Technology and Communication at the University of Aegean, Greece. Her MSc was in “Research in Architecture: Architectural Design-Space-Culture,” in the Department of Architecture, from the National Technical University of...


CCCC: Classical Chinese Colloquium "Humans as Drugs"

November 15th, 2019 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: 374

Cheng Erqi, Ph.D. candidate, History, Syracuse University | Humans as Drugs (renyao 人藥) in the Ming and Qing Dynasties: Selected Texts from Chinese Materia Medica (bencao 本草) Abstract: The use of human byproducts in drugs (renyao 人藥) became highly popular in Chinese society in the Ming dynasty. Correspondingly, substantial numbers of medical writings, especially the materi...


Valeria Luiselli, "Migrant Stories in the American Border Crisis"

November 15th, 2019 - 4:30PM

Location: Klarman Auditorium: Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium

Migrant Stories in the American Border Crisis Luiselli will be discussing her most recent novel, LOST CHILDREN ARCHIVE, based on her own immersive research in immigration court at the border.   VALERIA LUISELLI was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa and India. An acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, she is the author of the essay collec...


CANCELLED--"The X Corridor: Environmental Degradation and Central American Migrations," by Claudia Milian, LASP Seminar Series

November 18th, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: G01 Stimson Hall

The presenter has cancelled her trip to Ithaca this Fall. This presentation focuses on LatinX life––LatinX beings––in light of new paradigm shifts vis-à-vis the LatinX ethnoracial and political descriptor as well as ecological degradation. X’s indefinite quality impacts a major concern of our time: the unthought-of scale and impact of environmental dest...


Vocation for Travel: Catholic Seminary training in Sri Lanka, Bernardo Brown

November 18th, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The decline in religious vocations is a serious concern for Catholic authorities who struggle to find solutions to its ‘vocation crisis’. While seminary applications are extremely low in western nations, they have grown steadily across Africa and Asia over the last four decades. The usual explanation for this dynamic is that highly secularized countries are unable to attract young voca...


“Rare Islamic Books in the Olin Library Collection,” by Ali Houissa and Laurent Ferri, CMS Seminar Series

November 18th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: Rare Manuscripts Collection, Basement Floor, Kroch Library

This CMS seminar will be led by two curators (and friends of CMS!) in Olin Library, who will be hosting us 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 and evolution of Islam over a long period, and across many cultures.  This is a wonderful opportunity to see some of the...


Religious Authority and Islamist Success in Java, Indonesia

November 21st, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Alexandre Pelletier, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow, Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University...


Defending Frenemies: Alliance Politics and Nuclear Nonproliferation in US Foreign Policy

November 21st, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Jeffrey Taliaferro, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Tufts University, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on “Defending Frenemies: Alliance Politics and Nuclear Nonproliferation in US Foreign Policy” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly seminar....


From the Universities to the Academia: Countering Neoliberal Knowledge Regimes

November 21st, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Institute for European Studies, Cornell University Presents: Simten Coşar, feminist political scientist. Retired from Hacettepe University (Ankara, Turkey) as full professor (2017). Worked at Başkent University (Ankara, Turkey) (1998-2012), Eastern Mediterranean University (North Cyprus) (1997-1998). Also taught undergraduate courses at Middle East Technical University (1999-2002). She has...


 Gender Migration in Africa

November 21st, 2019 - 2:30PM-4:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Institute of African Development Seminar Series Holly Reed is an assistant professor of sociology at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY) and a faculty associate of the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR). Her research interests include internal migration, urbanization, international migration, social networks, forced migration, and demographic dynamics in sub-Saharan A...


Solutions to malnutrition in India: Evidence from diverse approaches in Uttar Pradesh, by Kathryn Merckel and Payal Seth

November 25th, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) remains a major malnutrition concern in many areas in rural India, particularly among women, children, and other vulnerable populations. The most sustainable and effective strategy to reduce VAD is diversification of diet to include more vitamin-A (VA) rich fruits, vegetables, and animal-source foods. The orange-flesh sweet potato (OFSP) can meet the VA requirements...


"How Amazon's Farmers may be Affected by Current Changes in Brazilian Environmental Policy,” by Ronaldo Santos, LASP Seminar Series

December 2nd, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G01

Brazil hosts one of the biggest agribusiness in the worlds.  A huge part of Brazilian goods come from the Amazon region, mostly via big ranches committed to profits and market.  While these big ranches create jobs and promote economic growth, at the same time they may also cause concerns for forest protection. How can a balance be found between economy and natural/social safeguarding und...


Transforming the Self: Spiritual Communities and Transnational Encounters between India and the West, by Yagna Nag Chowdhuri

December 2nd, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

In this lecture, Nag Chowdhuri will explore the ways in which discourses of self-transformation create transnational communities. Centering the period of 1950s to 1980s, during which India became the land of ‘spiritual self-discovery,’ Nag Chowdhuri examines encounters and entanglements between figures, networks and ideas across eastern and western philosophy. She will p...


“Pluralism, Difference and an Ethics of Hospitality: Reclaiming the Muslim Woman’s Narrative on the War on Terror,” by Shaireen Rasheed, CMS Seminar Series

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

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

The image of a veiled woman captioned, ‘’Face of Islam’’ appears in juxtaposition to the photos of the crumbling twin towers of the world trade center. Featured in the NY Times photo essay of the year 2001, those often-repeated media images link the oppression of Muslim women to terrorist violence. They also point to the gender politics on the war on terror. And the ways ge...


Unmodern Intimacies? Affect and Emotional Selves in Malaysia

December 5th, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Dr. Alicia Izharuddin, Women's Studies in Religion Program, Harvard Divinity School ...


CCCC: Keith Taylor

December 6th, 2019 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: 374

The Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium (CCCC) is pleased to have Cornell's own, Keith Taylor. His text reading is titled: Literary Prowess and Politics among the Vietnamese in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries...


Enslaved Histories: Value, Risk, and the Imagination of the Quantifiable Body in the Early Modern Iberian Atlantic, by Pablo F. Gómez, U Wisconsin-Madison (room change: 701 Clark Hall)

December 9th, 2019 - 3:30PM-5:00PM

Location: Clark Hall

Room: 701

Science and Technology Studies Colloquium & Latin American Studies Seminar Series co-sponsors of a lecture by Pablo F. Gómez, Associate Professor, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, and Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of "The Circulation of Bodily Knowledge in the Seventeenth-century Black Spanish Caribbean." This talk will explor...

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