Upcoming Events

Migration Studies Minor: Info Session

January 29th, 2020 - 4:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Migrations Studies is a university-wide, interdisciplinary undergraduate minor that focuses on the historical and contemporary contexts and factors driving international migration and shaping migrant experiences around the globe. The minor draws on the rich course offerings found across the humanities and social sciences at Cornell, and is designed to draw you outside of your major field and exten...


The Vietnam War—What Happened and Why it Still Matters: Fashionable Myths and Unacknowledged Lessons

January 30th, 2020 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Keith W. Taylor, Professor of Sino-Vietnamese Studies, Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University Americans continue to remember the Vietnam War according to Hanoi wartime propaganda recycled via the anti-war movement into textbooks, documentaries, and talking heads. This has contributed to long-term controversial effects of the war on domesti...


Election Interference: International Law and the Future of Democracy

January 30th, 2020 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Jens David Ohlin, Vice Dean and Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall about "Election Interference: International Law and the Future of Democracy" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Labor’s response to neoliberal reforms: A trade union perspective on the general strikes in France

January 30th, 2020 - 4:30PM-5:45PM

Location: Ives Hall

Room: Room 281

Jean-Pierre Page Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT) Jean-Pierre Page is the former head of the International Department of the French trade union confederation, the Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT). He was the editor-in-chief of the CGT research center’s (ISERES) journal Unionism and society, and the founder of the&...


Castle in the Sky

January 30th, 2020 - 8:30PM-10:34PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

introduced by Andrew Campana (Asian Studies) 1986 > Japan > Directed by Hayao Miyazaki In this steampunk-style adventure (that prefigures Howl's Moving Castle), Sheeta and Pazu struggle to safeguard the sanctity of the legendary floating castle of Laputa, that is being pursued by aeronautical pirates and nefarious foreign agents. Cosponsored with the Dept of Asian Studies. Subtitled. M...


Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium 古文品讀 with Dan Boucher

January 31st, 2020 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: RFK 374

The first CCCC is with Dan Boucher, Cornell University presenting a text reading titled, 'Sengyou on Translating Scripture: China’s First Attempt to Conceptualize a Literary Other.' Sengyou was a fifth-century Vinaya specialist and bibliographer whose catalogue is the earliest extant recording of lists of early Buddhist translations. In addition to his preoccupation to verify auth...


Language Resource Center Spring Learning Community Application Deadline

January 31st, 2020 - 5:00PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G04

The inaugural Language Resource Center Learning Community (LC) will focus on Core Practices for Effective Language Learning. It is designed around one of ACTFL's Virtual Learning Modules. In monthly meetings, we will explore and deconstruct research-based strategies for effectively developing students’ language proficiency. The goal is to develop practical knowledge for designi...


Tong Yang-Tze: Immortal at the River

February 1st, 2020 - 10:00AM-5:00PM

Location: Johnson Museum of Art

Room: Bartels Gallery, Floor 1L

Immortal at the River references the title of the poem by Yang Shen (1488–1559) that forms the preface to the standard edition of the Chinese historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms (San guo yan yi). The poem is the subject of a 54-meter-long cursive-script calligraphy of the same name (2003, ink on paper) by Tong Yang-Tze (Grace Tong, born 1942), one of Taiwan’s forem...


“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...


Remaking and Transcreating Ravana in Contemporary Sri Lanka, by Kanchuka Dharmasiri

February 3rd, 2020 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

From popular songs, films, plays, television series, social media, “historical” narratives to the building of temples, Ravana—the villain in Valmiki’s Ramayana—has gained unprecedented popularity in twenty-first century Sri Lanka. In the current process of remaking an exclusively Sinhala (or Hela) Ravana, the Tamil literary and popular cultural portrayals of Ravana as...


East African Muslim in Exile: Zanzibar’s Nationalists and Muslim Critiques of State Tyranny in Zanzibar, 1964-1985

February 3rd, 2020 - 4:30PM-5:20PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

This presentation examines the articles of the Free Zanzibar Voice, a key exile publication of the post-revolution period, published by a former editor of Mwongozi, Ahmed Seif Kharusi. Kharusi went into exile with the sultan and settled in the UK. There he published letters by dissidents within Zanzibar as well as political commentary, critiques of the Union, and satirical anti-regime poetry, as w...


Study Abroad Fair 2020

February 4th, 2020 - 11:30AM-2:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Hall

Room: Memorial Room

The Office of Global Learning’s Study Abroad Fair showcases hundreds of opportunities for students to go abroad. Drop by the Memorial Room in Willard Straight Hall on Tuesday, February 4th from 11:30-2PM to talk with program representatives, faculty, staff, and students about opportunities abroad during the academic year and summer. Enter a raffle to win an amazon gift card!...


Chats in the Stacks: Gustavo Flores-Macías on The Political Economy of Taxation in Latin America

February 4th, 2020 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Olin Library

Room: Room 107

It’s been said that there’s nothing more certain than death and taxes. But what factors shape the evolution of taxes and tax policies, and what gives rise to disparities in taxation policy, compliance, and enforcement? To answer these and other questions, Gustavo Flores-Macías, the associate vice provost for international affairs and an associate professor in the Department o...


Synonyms

February 5th, 2020 - 6:45PM-8:48PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere 2019 > Israel/France > Directed by Nadav Lapid With Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte "The film, a faintly comedic, semi-autobiographical study of identity and the ambivalence of national belonging, tells the story of Yoav, played by newcomer Tom Mercier, and his struggle to reinvent himself as French" (Reuters) after moving to Paris from Israel....


Power Plays: Court Drama in Nineteenth Century Burma

February 6th, 2020 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Penny Edwards, Associate Professor, 2019-20 Fellow of the Townsend Center for the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley In 1860s Mandalay, theatre was a vehicle for the veneration of the Buddha and present and past kings, for royal reconciliation, and –under court poet U Pon Nya – for the staging of political pr...


Does Membership Matter? Female Recruits and Public Perceptions of Violent Non-State Actors

February 6th, 2020 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Dara Cohen, Ford Foundation Associate Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School, Harvard University, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on “Does Membership Matter? Female Recruits and Public Perceptions of Violent Non-State Actors” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly seminar....


Institute for African Development Special Topic Seminar Series: Does Smallholder Agricultural Intensification Reduce Deforestation? Evidence from Zambia

February 6th, 2020 - 2:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Issues in African Development Seminar Series examines critical concerns in contemporary Africa using a different theme each semester. The seminars provide a forum for participants to explore alternative perspectives and exchange ideas. They are also a focal activity for students and faculty interested in African development. In addition, it will prepare students for higher level courses...


"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...


Social Capital in Disaster Recovery: Case Studies from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and Eelam War, by Elizabeth Bittel

February 10th, 2020 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

In her research, Bittel draws upon social capital, sustainable recovery, and sustainable development frameworks to explore the processes at play in complex humanitarian emergencies that produce disparate long-term recovery outcomes in communities in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. In comparing two different ethnoreligious communities, her work explores how vulnerable populations call upon global connection...


CCCI: Transforming More-than-human Economies in Southwest China

February 10th, 2020 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: 64 Kaufman Auditorium

'Shrooms take Southwest China! This semester's first Cornell Contemporary China Initiative lecture examines the booming matsutake mushroom trade in this talk titled, Transforming More-than-human Economies in Southwest China: The role of the Matsutake Mushroom. Michael Hathaway of Simon Frasier University, British Columbia is our guest speaker.  Abstract: S...


For Sama

February 11th, 2020 - 6:45PM-8:25PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

FREE Ithaca Premiere w/panel discussion 2019 > Syria > Directed by Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of director Waad al-Kateab's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.  For Sama w...


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...


The City Who Had Two Navels: Curating the Philippine Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

February 13th, 2020 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Edson Cabalfin, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Interior Design, University of Cincinnati Dr. Edson Cabalfin will discuss the curatorial concept, exhibition design, opening, and other stories surrounding the creation of the Philippine Pavilion entitled “The City Who Had Two Navels” for the 16th Venice Architecture Bienna...


From Existential Conflict to Coexistence? The Case of Israel/Palestine

February 13th, 2020 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Uriel Abulof, Visiting Associate Professor, Government Department, Cornell University, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall about "From Existential Conflict to Coexistence? The Case of Israel/Palestine" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Populism, Fascism, and Why So Many Workers Turn from Left to Right

February 14th, 2020 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: Room G08

David Ost Hobart and William Smith Colleges Regional Fellow, Institute for European Studies, Cornell University Abstract: Many commentators have noted the links between today’s radical “populist” right and fascism by focusing on the contemporary right’s aggressive nationalism, bellicose language against minorities and “leftist elites,” rejection of politi...


Anthropology Colloquium: Mariangela Mihai

February 14th, 2020 - 3:00PM-4:30PM

Location: McGraw Hall

Room: 215

Mariangela Mihai is an Anthropology and Film PhD Candidate at Cornell University. She received her BA in Anthropology from Emory University in Atlanta where she has also worked on issues of refugee political resettlement at the Emory Center for Ethics and the International Rescue Committee.  Her current research looks at overlapping nationalisms, identity, and ethnicity in Mizora...


Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Movement Transformed Brazilian Education, by Rebecca Tarlau, Penn State University

February 14th, 2020 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Physical Sciences Building

Room: 401

Rebecca Tarlau will speak about how the over the past thirty-five years the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST), one of the largest social movements in Latin America, has become famous globally for its success in occupying land, winning land rights, and developing alternative economic enterprises for over a million landless workers. The movement has also linked education reform to its vision...


‘Alexa, Was Buddha Born in Nepal?’ Microcelebrity and Digital Diaspora on YouTube, by Dannah Dennis

February 17th, 2020 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The claim that “Buddha was Born in Nepal” is pervasive in contemporary discourses about Nepali national identity. In this paper, I focus on the ways in which the claim to Buddha’s birthplace is deployed by some Nepalis living beyond Nepal as both a means of maintaining a connection to Nepal as a diasporic homeland and as a means of building their own online celebrity. In particul...


CCCI: The Pork Fix: African Swine Fever and the Opportunity of Crisis in China’s Pork Industry

February 17th, 2020 - 4:30PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: 64 Kaufman Auditorium

Is the fix in on the Pork Fix in China'? That's what guest speaker, Mindi Schneider will explore in her talk. Professor Schneider is from Wageningen University, in the Netherlands. This event is co-sponsored by the Polson Institute for Global Development and the Cornell East Asia Program. "Once a symbol of prosperity and health, pigs in China are now factory farmed o...


Pluralism, Difference and an Ethics of Hospitality: Reclaiming the Muslim Woman’s Narrative on the War on Terror

February 17th, 2020 - 4:30PM-5:20PM

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...


An Evening of Indian Classical Music: CU Music

February 17th, 2020 - 7:00PM

Location: Carriage House Cafe

An Evening of Indian Classical Music with special guest Arun Ramamurthy of the Brooklyn Raga Massive and violin professor Ariana Kim. A master class/jam session takes place on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 7:00pm in Lincoln B21.    ...


Levantine

February 18th, 2020 - 7:00PM-8:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Room: Cornell Cinema

Ithaca Premiere, FREE with Deborah Starr (NES) & filmmaker Rafael Balulu 2019 > Israel > Directed by Rafael Balulu Jacqueline Kahanoff was the first to write of Levantine and Mizrachi identities in Israel. Director Balulu traces the footsteps of the Levantine thinker and author, and through encounters with her elderly friends in Paris and leading intellectuals in the Mizrachi discourse...


Canaries in the Coal Mine: Bornean Ape Calls as Early-Warning Indicators of Anthropogenic Change

February 20th, 2020 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Wendy M. Erb,  Postdoctoral Fellow, Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University Borneo’s tropical forests belong to one of the most imperiled biodiversity hotspots on Earth, experiencing rapid destruction and degradation from human activities. A significant challenge for conservation research is to develop cost-efficient methods to detect and...


Terrorism, Fear, and Immigration Attitudes after the 2015 Paris Attacks

February 20th, 2020 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Shana Gadarian, Associate Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall about "Terrorism, Fear, and Immigration Attitudes after the 2015 Paris Attacks" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Ghost in the Shell

February 20th, 2020 - 8:45PM-10:12PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

introduced by Andrew Campana (Asian Studies) 1996 > Japan > Directed by Mamoru Oshii As stunning as any animated film you'll likely see, surpassing in details even the best computer animation to date, Mamoru Oshii's meditation on the effect of runaway technology on the very human notion of individuality and existence is a cyber-film par excellence. Cosponsored with the Dept of Asia...


The Creative Diaries of Indian Poet A.K. Ramanujan, by Krishna Ramanujan

February 26th, 2020 - 4:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

A.K. Ramanujan (1929–1993) is well known as one of the finest poets, translators, folklorists, essayists and scholars of the twentieth century. His translations of ancient Tamil and medieval Kannada poetry, as well as of U.R. Anantha Murthy’s novel Samskara, are considered classics in Indian literature. A pioneering poet, he had produced during his lifetime four poetry collections...


Forged by War: The Great War of Global Economic Governance

February 27th, 2020 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Paul Poast, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Chicago, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall about “Forged by War: The Great War of Global Economic Governance” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Institute for African Development Special Topic Seminar Series: Politicized Finance in the Black Americas

February 27th, 2020 - 2:30PM-4:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Issues in African Development Seminar Series examines critical concerns in contemporary Africa using a different theme each semester. The seminars provide a forum for participants to explore alternative perspectives and exchange ideas. They are also a focal activity for students and faculty interested in African development. In addition, prepares students for higher level courses on African econom...


Parasite

February 27th, 2020 - 8:45PM-10:57PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2019 > South Korea > Directed by Bong Joon Ho With Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo A poor but extremely resourceful family of four ingratiates themselves into the lives of the well-to-do Park family in this pitch-black modern fairytale, full of tension and class rage. Awarded Best Picture & Best Director by the LA Film Critics and Best Foreign Language Film by the New York Fil...


Europe at a (new) Crossroad

February 28th, 2020 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: A. D. White House

Speaker: Sandro Gozi Outline Introduction: What is EU today? 1. The “soft revolution”: sovereignty and borders 2. The new Challenges in the New Global Disorder: Power, Transnationalism, Multilateralism  3. What’s next: European Reform v. Status Quo Bio: Sandro Gozi, on May 2019, was elected as an MEP in France for Renaissance - Renew Europe Group. From Augu...


Pain and Glory

February 28th, 2020 - 6:45PM-8:38PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2019 > Spain / France > Directed by Pedro Almodovar With Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia In physical decline and facing a loss of creativity, a celebrated film director, modeled on Almodovar himself, looks back upon his life, and visits an ex-lover. Antonio Banderas has won high praise for his performance and was awarded Best Actor by the New York Film Critics Circle. One...


"How Amazon's Farmers may be Affected by Current Changes in Brazilian Environmental Policy,” by Ronaldo Santos, March 9th, 2020

March 2nd, 2020 - 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...


TB in women: Weill Cornell's collaboration with BJ Government Medical College (Pune, India), by Jyoti Mathad

March 2nd, 2020 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

One in five women worldwide carries latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), and 3 million are diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) each year. Of the nearly 800,000 Indian women diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) every year, 70% are in their reproductive years, between the ages of 18 and 45 years. The current challenges are to determine why women are more vulnerable than men during this time...


Language Resource Center Speaker Series - Aleidine Moeller

March 2nd, 2020 - 3:30PM-4:30PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G25

"Pathways to Language and Intercultural Proficiency" Aleidine Moeller Edith S. Greer Distinguished Professor of Language Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln  This talk builds upon the major theoretical frameworks for promoting language and intercultural proficiency within the world language classroom. Problem-/task-based approaches that place the learners in the role of c...


Training the Imam: Locating American Sites of Religious Authority

March 2nd, 2020 - 4:30PM-5:20PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Owing to a common absence of a central religious body to authorize religious clerics, combined with the U.S. secular conception of separation of church and state, Muslim authority in the United States contends with a regulatory vacuum.   The concept of clergy that drives much of how religion encounters our bureaucratic structures in the U.S. liberal-secular context does not sufficiently...


God in the Workshop: Some Ethnographic and Historical Notes on Vishwakarma Worship in India, by Ken George

March 4th, 2020 - 4:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The demiurgic figure of Vishwakarma in the Vedic, Buddhist, and Brahminical Hindu traditions of pre-industrial India was associated with artisanal modalities of ingenuity and technicity.  The increasingly public visibility of Vishwakarma worship across India since 1900 has shown unmistakable ties to the rise of industrial capitalism in that country.  The god has moved beyond craft worksh...


The Golem

March 4th, 2020 - 7:15PM-9:01PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With live accompaniment by Gary Lucas on guitars Special Pricing: $14 general/$11 students ($3 off for All-Access Pass holders) 1920 > Germany > Directed by Paul Wegener With Paul Wegener, Albert Steinruck, Lyda Salmonova Based on the legend of the Golem, a creature made from clay by Rabbi Loew in 16th century Prague to defend the Jews in the ghetto against pograms, this particular versi...


Cornell India Law Center and Berger International Speaker Series: Professor Smita Narula

March 5th, 2020 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Myron Taylor Hall

Room: 182

India’s Food Sovereignty Struggle Smita Narula is the Haub Distinguished Professor of International Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and Co-Director of the law school’s Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies. She is author of dozens of widely-cited publications, and has helped formulate policy, legal, and community-led responses to a range of hu...


The Double-edged Sword of AI in Warfare

March 5th, 2020 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

David Danks, Department of Philosophy Head and L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on “The Double-edged Sword of AI in Warfare” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly seminar....


Varda by Agnes

March 5th, 2020 - 6:45PM-8:45PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere 2019 > France > Directed by Agns Varda With Agns Varda, Sandrine Bonnaire, Herve Chandes The final film from the late, beloved Agns Varda is a characteristically playful, profound, and personal summation of the director's own brilliant career. Suffused with the people, places, and things she loved...this wonderfully idiosyncratic work of imaginative autobiography...


Anthropology Colloquium: Kirin Narayan

March 6th, 2020 - 3:00PM-4:30PM

Location: McGraw Hall

Room: 215

Shaping a Mystery: Artisans and Ancestors in India’s Ellora Caves...


#SOSNICARAGUA: Cartoons and the Defense of Human Rights in Nicaragua

March 9th, 2020 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G01

Discussion on ways that Nicaraguans are using expression to bring attention to their national situation to the world...


Histories of Caste over the Longue Duree: Re-framing Brahman Identity in Modern India, by Rosalind O'Hanlon

March 9th, 2020 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

How does ‘cultural capital’ pass from one generation to the next?  Aspects of this question have long interested historians, sociologists and anthropologists wishing to develop nuanced understandings of class and social hierarchy in different historical and cultural settings.  The challenge is not only to explain the various forms of accumulated social advantage, but to gain...


CCCI: Governing the Airpocalypse-Insights from China's 'War on Smog'

March 9th, 2020 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: 64 Kaufman Auditorium

Governing the Airpocalypse–Insights from China’s ‘War on Smog’. Anna L. Ahlers–Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. For about a decade now air pollution is probably the most hotly debated environmental problem in Chinese society. The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the huge winter smog events of 2012/13 in Northeastern cities marked a waters...


Artist's Talk: Tong Tang-Tze

March 10th, 2020 - 5:15PM

Location: Johnson Museum of Art

Artist Tong Yang-Tze, the 2020 Wong Chai Lok Calligraphy Fellow, will discuss her work, in conjunction with her exhibition at the Johnson and visit to Cornell....


The US-China Battle for Cyberspace: How Washington and Beijing are Using Tech, Diplomacy, and Trade to Shape Cyberspace

March 12th, 2020 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Adam Segal '90, PhD '00, Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations, will speak at 12:5 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on "The US-China Battle for Cyberspace: How Washington and Beijing are Using Tech, Diplomacy, and Trade to Shape Cyberspace" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly seminar.  Co-sponsored by the Cybe...


To live here: worlds of modernist Haiku by Christopher Paul Bush

March 12th, 2020 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: A.D. Whitehouse

Room: Guerlac Room

Haiku has become such a part of mainstream culture that local TCAT buses post Bike-kus to help popularize Ithaca's Bike-walk program.  Christopher Paul Bush, French and Comp Lit at Northwestern University, will investigate the modernist perspective on haiku through his talk titled,  To live here: worlds of modernist Haiku.   Abstract:  In a span of about twe...


Cinevardaphoto

March 12th, 2020 - 6:45PM-8:17PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere 1964/83/2004 > France > Directed by Agns Varda This feature-length film is composed of three short photography-related documentaries that bookend 40 years of French filmmaker Agns Varda's eclectic career. One focuses on the youthful Fidel Castro's new government, which Varda observed firsthand. Another deals with a museum show centered on images of people and th...


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...

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