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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Comparative Muslim Societies Program

Institute for European Studies

4:30 pm

Morrill Hall, 404

Talk by Taieb Berrada

This talk will deal with the way Moroccan literature written in French creates a political space challenging the patriarchal establishment by reinterpreting foundational myths in Islam. We will discuss two political and symbolic forces at work in this type of literature: expressing one’…

East Asia Program

4:45 pm

Physical Sciences Building, 120

Japan is seen as an ethno-national country in which “Japanese” is synonymous with Japanese nationality, race, ethnicity, language, and customs. How solid is the boundary between the Japanese mainstream and those with immigrant backgrounds? In evaluating the Japanese native side of the international boundary, we…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

East Asia Program

3:30 pm

Rockefeller Hall, 374 Asian Studies Lounge

The Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium (CCCC) 古文品讀 is a reading group for scholars interested in premodern Sinographic (古文) text. The group typically meets monthly during the semester to explore a variety of classical Chinese texts and styles. Other premodern texts linked to classical Chinese in Japanese, Korean…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

4:45 pm

Kahin Center

Talk by Kamila Shamsie (Novelist)

Kamila Shamsie will read from her new novel Best of Friends. The novel required Shamsie to return in her imagination to her 15-year-old self who lived through a pivotal moment in Pakistan’s history (the death of the dictator, Zia-ul-Haq, followed by the election of a 35-year…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

11:00 am

Virtual

Talk by Amina Yaqin (Associate Professor in World Literatures and Publishing, University of Exeter)

In this talk, I look back at the literary history of feminism in Urdu poetry through the voices of selected twentieth-century women poets. The aim is not to establish a canon of feminist poetry but to trace…

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

12:25 pm

Mann Library, 106

In his new book “Contemporary State Building: Elite Taxation and Public Safety in Latin America” Professor Flores-Macías discusses elite taxation that focuses on public-safety crises as a window of opportunity and highlights the importance of business–government.

Contrary to prominent explanations in the…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Comparative Muslim Societies Program

East Asia Program

Southeast Asia Program

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Institute for African Development

Institute for European Studies

South Asia Program

4:30 pm

Uris Hall, G-08

The process of developing a PhD, its contribution, and your argument is an ongoing journey: from an initial hunch and hook, the development of a proposal, to the research and writing process itself. In this workshop, we will share first where we are in the PhD writing process and explore the ways in which writing…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

11:25 am

Uris Hall, G08

The United States stands at a crossroads in international security. The backbone of its international position for the last 70 years has been the massive network of overseas military deployments. However, the U.S. now faces pressures to limit its overseas presence and spending.

Carla Martinez Machain argues…

Southeast Asia Program

4:30 pm

TBD

An intergenerational dialogue between Yến Lê Espiritu and Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi.

Originally from Việt Nam, Yến Lê Espiritu is Distinguished Professor of Ethnic Studies. An award-winning author, she has published extensively on Asian American panethnicity, gender and migration, and U.S. colonialism and…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

4:30 pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, G22

Leonidas Iza, President of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE), will discuss the goals, consequences, shortcomings, and gains of the indigenous peoples' uprisings of 2019 and 2022 in Ecuador.

Since the '80s, CONAIE has been deemed one of the most influential social…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

East Asia Program

4:45 pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, GSH64 Kaufman Auditorium

Matthew Sommer (History, Stanford University)

This talk presents three case studies from the Qing dynasty of people assigned male at birth who lived as women, while carefully concealing their assigned sex from others. One presented themself as a widow and had a successful career as a midwife for thirty…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

10:00 am

Africana Studies & Research Center, Multipurpose Room

A two-day conference, April 21-22, co-organized by the Institute for Comparative Modernities, the Einaudi Center for International Studies and the Polson Institute for Global Development. With Cornell faculty and ICM members Begüm Adalet, Amiel Bize, Viranjini Munasinghe, and guest speakers Joanne Barker, Jodi…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

East Asia Program

3:30 pm

Rockefeller Hall, 374 Asian Studies Lounge

The Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium (CCCC) 古文品讀 is a reading group for scholars interested in premodern Sinographic (古文) text. The group typically meets monthly during the semester to explore a variety of classical Chinese texts and styles. Other premodern texts linked to classical Chinese in Japanese, Korean…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

9:00 am

Kahin Center

As in years prior, this conference provides an opportunity for graduate students to critically engage with the particularities of Sri Lanka and its diasporas; particularities often sacrificed to make our work speak clearly to non-specialist audiences. While we acknowledge the many benefits of such generalized…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

10:00 am

Africana Studies and Research Center, Multipurpose Room

A two-day conference taking place on April 21-22, co-organized by the Institute for Comparative Modernities, the Einaudi Center for International Studies and the Polson Institute for Global Development. With Cornell faculty and ICM members Begüm Adalet, Amiel Bize, Viranjini Munasinghe, and guest speakers Joanne…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

12:15 pm

Uris Hall, G08

Talk by Anushay Malik (History, Simon Fraser University)

Before 1947, the working classes in the province of Punjab imagined themselves as part of a world much bigger than the one they would find themselves in after Punjab was partitioned to carve out the new states of India and Pakistan. This time (in the…

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

12:25 pm

Emerson Hall, 135

Abstract

The industrialized practices of rice production in the Dominican Republic create extensive environmental and social costs through fertilizer and pesticide run-off, soil erosion, economic vulnerability, and low labor standards. Dr. Payton and Dr. Cox will discuss the challenges and promises of a…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

12:25 pm

Emerson Hall, 135

This Seminar is a collaboration of the Perspectives in Global Development Seminar Series and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) Seminar Series.

Dr. Frederick Payton leads programs that enhance biodiversity conservation and improve the economic performance and social responsibility of…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

East Asia Program

12:30 pm

Virtual

For over 70 years, Chinese script has been a driving force in shaping the digital age and pushing it beyond familiar alphabetical ecologies. Western-designed screens, printers, keyboards, character encoding schemes, and more have all been forced to adapt to accommodate the intricacies of the world's one major…

Southeast Asia Program

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

12:30 pm

Kahin Center

Lina Chhun Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies, University of Texas at Austin In 2009, I began the oral history project that would lead to my book. At the time, I conceptualized my project as one of “uprooting the koh tree,” of dispelling silences within my family and those within the Cambodian…

South Asia Program

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Comparative Muslim Societies Program

Southeast Asia Program

4:30 pm

Morrill Hall, 404

Talk by David Ludden The Rohingya survival crisis – in borderlands of Myanmar and Bangladesh -- has disappeared from the headlines, but Rohingyas remain one of the largest stateless populations in the world. Their suffering can be understood as an extreme example of the violence inflicted by national territory…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

12:15 pm

Uris Hal, G08

Talk by Curt Gambetta (Architecture, Cornell University)

Beginning in the late 1940s, scientists, building professionals, and technocrats embraced cement-stabilized mud (also known as “soil-cement”) as an easy-to-use, economical alternative to pukka concrete and fired brick house construction in India. But…

Southeast Asia Program

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

12:30 pm

Kahin Center

Phi Hong Su Assistant Professor of Sociology, Wiliams College When the Berlin Wall fell, Germany united in a wave of euphoria and solidarity. Also caught in the current were Vietnamese border crossers who had left their homeland after its reunification in 1975. Unwilling to live under socialism, one group resettled…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

East Asia Program

4:45 pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, GSH64 Kaufman Auditorium

The final CCCI talk of the semester titled, "The Fabric of Care: Women’s Work and the Politics of Livelihood in Socialist China" will be given by Yige Dong (Sociology, University at Buffalo). She is an assistant professor in both the Department of Sociology and the Department of Global Gender and…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Comparative Muslim Societies Program

East Asia Program

Southeast Asia Program

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Institute for African Development

Institute for European Studies

South Asia Program

4:30 pm

Uris Hall, G-08

This session will provide an overview of global travel expectations and responsibilities, including key health and security risks abroad and personal security principles, as well as tips and strategies to prepare for international travel, including predeparture logistics and use of resources for assessing current…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

2:00 pm

Virtual

Registration Link: https://cglink.me/2cm/r1928367

Join the Emerging Markets Institute to celebrate EMI fellows '23 graduation.

During their programs, the fellows contributed to the development of EMI's activities, such as the EMI Conference and…

Past Events

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

Comparative Muslim Societies Program

East Asia Program

Southeast Asia Program

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Institute for African Development

Institute for European Studies

South Asia Program

4:45 pm

Virtual

Learn more about Fulbright opportunities for graduate students that fund your international research or teaching from a Fulbright advisor at Cornell.

Fulbright at Cornell is administered by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. The Einaudi Center's Fulbright advisor works with you to…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

Comparative Muslim Societies Program

East Asia Program

Southeast Asia Program

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Institute for African Development

Institute for European Studies

South Asia Program

2:30 pm

Willard Straight Hall, Memorial Room

Open up a whole new world by studying abroad!

Cornellians who have studied abroad are sharing their experiences at the Office of Global Learning's study abroad fair. You'll learn about where in the world you can study, what programs work for you and your major, and how study abroad can enhance…

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

11:00 am

Weill Hall, 224

This research explores the Strauss-Eisenhower Plan, an ambitious plan designed by the United States after the Six-Day War in 1967. Now largely forgotten, the Strauss-Eisenhower Plan, named after statesman Lewis Strauss and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, followed the same logic as Eisenhower’s flagship program,…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

5:00 pm

Virtual

The Spring 2023 LRC Learning Community will offer an interinstitutional opportunity to exchange best practices in language teaching and review basic principles of SLA, content-based language teaching, and assessment. The LC is organized as part of the Central New York Humanities Corridor Working Group on Cultures…

Southeast Asia Program

3:30 pm

Physical Sciences Building, 401

Science & Technology Studies Spring 2023 Colloquium

This lecture by Jenny Goldstein (Global Development, Cornell) argues that Indonesia’s peatlands are experiments with land at a scale that states, scientists, and the planet’s inhabitants are just beginning to grapple with—yet are becoming increasingly…