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September 29, 2021

Some exciting happenings next week on Southeast Asia at Cornell!

Check out the events below, taking place at Cornell next week.

Understanding and Combating Insidious Forms of Anti-Asian Racism

October 4, 2021, 12:00 to 1:30pm ET

This session of the 2021-22 Virtual Building Allyship Series, co-hosted by the Graduate and Professional Student Diversity Council and the Graduate School Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement (OISE), will include an invited talk and moderated panel discussion focused on developing an understanding of Anti-Asian racism and the many insidious forms in which it can manifest. It will also center on sharing strategies on how those seeking to serve as allies can actively help combat Anti-Asian racism including overt and covert forms of violence.

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Dancing "Asia" on the Global Stage

October 5, 2021, 9:40 to 10:55pm ET

How are the varieties of dance forms rooted in the vast expanse of Asia represented on the global stage? This lecture will offer examples of contemporary Southeast Asian dance that challenge outdated imaginaries of "Asia" and the "global" in relation to the western expectations of the "Orient". We will also compare and contrast notions of "Asian" and "Asian American" in concert dance to reveal distinctions in the cultural politics of performance within and outside U.S contexts.

This lecture is connected to the Global Dance seminar taught by Dr. Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz in the Department of Performing and Media Arts at Cornell University.

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Gatty Lecture Series: The Mass Killings of 1965-66 in Indonesia: Problems of History and Responsibility

October 7, 2021, 12:15 to 1:30pm

Geoffrey Robinson is a Professor of History at UCLA, where he teaches and writes about political violence, genocide, and human rights, especially in Southeast Asia. His major works include: The Dark Side of Paradise: Political Violence in Bali; East Timor 1999: Crimes against Humanity; If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die: How Genocide Was Stopped in East Timor; and The Killing Season: A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965-66. Robinson earned his BA at McGill University and his PhD at Cornell, where he was a student of Benedict Anderson and George Kahin. Before coming to UCLA in 1997, he worked for six years at Amnesty International’s Research Department in London, and in 1999 he served as a Political Affairs Officer with the United Nations in East Timor. His current projects include a co-authored visual history of the mass violence of 1965-66 in Indonesia; and a study of the “Swedish Connection” to those events.

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  • Development, Law, and Economics
  • Inequalities, Identities, and Justice