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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

12:15 pm

Uris Hall, G08

Talk by Camille Frazier

With its emergence as India’s IT Capital, Bengaluru [Bangalore] has experienced exponential growth since the early 1990s. The rapid pace of urbanization has provoked intense ambivalence among members of the urban middle class, many of whom are both beneficiaries and critics of the…

South Asia Program

5:15 pm

Johnson Museum of Art, Wing lecture room

Navina Najat Haidar is the Nasser Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah Curator in Charge of the Department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is currently marking ten years of its permanent galleries. This talk will be a visual introduction to the spaces, objects, and ideas that constitute the galleries, as…

South Asia Program

4:30 pm

Lincoln Hall, 124

In contemporary “Aspirational India,” Bollywood songs serve as potent mediums for desirable self-transformation and sites for articulating ideal forms of subjectivity. This talk offers an ethnographic lens onto the relationship between musical practice and processes of subject formation by examining the projects of…

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

5:00 pm

Virtual

Are you interested in a possible career in public service, and maybe specifically with the U.S. Department of State? Ever wondered what it's like to work in various capacities at State -- ranging from a Foreign Service Officer to policy analyst and intelligence officer -- or how to go about preparing yourself…

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

11:30 am

Uris Hall, G08

Volunteer with the Foreign Language Introduction Program! FLIP has introduced thousands of children in Upstate New York to world languages and cultures. Volunteers from Cornell and surrounding communities who speak foreign languages provide fun ways for K–12 students to learn about and engage with our increasingly…

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

Uris Hall, G-08

Is the Einaudi Center's international relations minor for you? Join this Einaudi Center Student Info Session to find out.

In the international relations minor, you study the politics, economics, history, languages, and cultures of the world and gain a fresh perspective on your major field of study.…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Comparative Muslim Societies Program

South Asia Program

4:30 pm

Morrill Hall, Room 404

Talk by Faiz Ahmed

Just as a devastating humanitarian crisis, international isolation, and fraught governing regime mark the country’s present-day realities, recent years have witnessed a series of more optimistic anniversaries in Afghanistan’s modern history. As leading examples, 2019 marked the 100th…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

11:00 am

Virtual

Talk by Seuty Sabur

Both an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report (2016) and a World Bank report (2014) have spoken of the possibility of Bangladesh becoming an upper-middle-income country by 2021. From 1990 to 2010, the size of the middle classes expanded from 9% to 20%. Yet, despite this newfound interest…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

12:00 am

Cornell University

View and download the final conference program here.

After some stops and starts due to the pandemic, 100 Years of Economic Development will be held at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, from September 15-17.

From the end of World War I to now, it has been a tumultuous 100 years, during which a host of…

South Asia Program

4:30 pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, Literatures in English Graduate Student Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall

This talk looks at the ways in which the new diasporic subject, drawn into circuits of economic migration to the West, both underwrites and pries open the settlements of neoliberal multicultural Empire. This analysis focuses on Mohsin Hamid's novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), examining how in…

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

The Laidlaw Undergraduate Leadership and Research Program promotes ethical leadership and international research around the world—starting with the passionate leaders and learners found on campuses like Cornell.

Open to first- and second-year students, the two-year Laidlaw program provides generous support…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

12:15 pm

Uris Hall, G08

Talk by Dr. Lalitha Gopalan

Cinemas Dark and Slow in Digital India provides a sustained engagement with contemporary Indian feature films from outside the mainstream, including Aaranaya Kaandam, I.D., Kaul, Chauthi Koot, Cosmic Sex, and Gaali Beeja, to undercut the dominance of Bollywood-focused film…

South Asia Program

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

9:30 am

Kahin Center

This conference focuses on Kashmiri literature through extensive discussions of forms, genres, ecologies, and poetics that inhabit literary landscapes in Kashmir. By exploring multiple forms, genres, and languages of literary expression across disparate te mporalities and historical contexts the conference aims to…

East Asia Program

Southeast Asia Program

South Asia Program

12:00 pm

Rockefeller Hall, 374

Please join Cornell's Society for Buddhist Studies for the first lecture of the '22-'23 academic year, by Prof. Monima Chadha. Prof. Chadha is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Monash University, Australia, and the inaugural Jack Karp Fellow at Cornell's Sage School of Philosophy.

Prof…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

South Asia Program

11:25 am

Virtual

Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili presents evidence from Afghanistan to illustrate how failure to break from Soviet-era centralized public administration undermined the massive state-building project and perpetuated a wedge between Afghan civil society and a state that failed to deliver on its promise.

Liberal…

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

Do you want to understand how human migration shapes our world on the move? In the Einaudi Center’s migration studies minor, you explore the factors that influence migrants’ decisions to migrate and drive their departure, arrival, and integration into new societies.

The minor is open to all Cornell…

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

11:00 am

Uris Hall, Terrace

The annual International Fair showcases Cornell's global opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Explore the fair and find out about international majors and minors, language study, study abroad, funding opportunities, global internships, and more.

The International Fair is sponsored by…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

Comparative Muslim Societies Program

South Asia Program

5:30 pm

Uris hall, Terrace

One year ago, on August 15, 2021, the Taliban entered the Arg (Presidential palace) in Kabul, completing their astonishingly rapid takeover of Afghanistan. At the end of that same month, US forces completed withdrawal from Afghanistan – marking an end to the longest war in American history. One year later, our…

South Asia Program

7:00 pm

Willard Straight Theatre

1991 > USA > Directed by Mira Nair
With Denzel Washington, Roshan Seth, Sarita Choudhury
A Romeo and Juliet romance that follows the tensions between passion and tradition when an Indian family, expelled from Uganda by Idi Amin in 1972, is forced to relocate to Mississippi. Intergenerational…

Southeast Asia Program

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

South Asia Program

12:00 pm

Virtual

Join us on Zoom throughout the summer for LRC Happy Hour. Every second Thursday of the month at noon on Zoom. We'd love to hear how it's going! All of it.

Bring your (language instruction) stories whether they be good, bad, amazing, or unusual. It takes all kinds of stories to make Happy Hour great…