Upcoming Events

Fulbright Opportunities for Graduate Students

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

Location: Uris G08

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides full funding for graduate and professional students conducting research in any field or teaching in more than 150 countries. Open to U.S. citizens only. The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program supports doctoral students conducting research in modern languages or area studies for six to 12 months. Open to U.S. citizens and...


Whose Paradise? A Reflection of LGBTIQ Mental Health in Thailand Through Personal and Professional Advocacy

September 19th, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Mr. Rattanakorn Ratanashevorn (Gon) - Ph.D. Student in Counselor Education & Supervision, University of Missouri - Saint Louis  Thailand has been perceived globally as an LGBTIQ paradise, but is it really? Underneath the surface, many of the fundamental LGBTIQ rights are not reached due to inequality, injustic...


The Role of U.S. Military in Cyberspace

September 19th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Colonel Suzanne Nielsen, Professor of Political Science and head of the Department of Social Sciences, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on “The Role of the U.S. Military in Cyberspace” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly seminar....


Institute for African Development Seminar

September 19th, 2019 - 2:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Chantal Thomas is Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, where she also directs the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa. She teaches in the areas of Law and Development and International Economic Law. Prior to joining Cornell, Professor Thomas chaired the Law Department of the American University in Cairo, and also served on the University of Minnesota an...


Late Spring

September 19th, 2019 - 9:45PM-11:33PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

One of the most powerful of Yasujiro Ozu's family portraits, Late Spring tells the story of a widowed father who feels compelled to marry off his beloved only daughter. Eminent Ozu players Chishû Ryû and Setsuko Hara command this poignant tale of love and loss in postwar Japan, which remains as potent today as ever-and a strong justification for its maker's inclusion in the pantheon of cinem...


2019 Human Rights Conference

September 20th, 2019 - 9:00AM-3:15PM

Location: Weill Cornell Medicine

Room: Belfer Research Building

Violence Against Refugee Women and Girls: Research and Rehabilitation Accelerating violent global conflict is resulting in a rapidly increasing number of refugees fleeing war, violence, and persecution. In the context of the ongoing migrant humanitarian crisis, young women and girls have emerged as a particularly vulnerable group, being at an intrinsically higher risk of suffering violence, ph...


Information Session - SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship for Graduate Students

September 20th, 2019 - 3:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The information session will be led by Daniella Sarnoff, the director of the International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program (IDRF) at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), and Durba Ghosh, Professor of History. Graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences are invited to attend this information session. Learn about the SSRC International Dissertation Research...


Tagore lecture: The Clay Typewriter, by Anuradha Roy

September 20th, 2019 - 4:30PM

Location: A.D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

This lecture will discuss how mud and words are connected in my work; how earth, water, air, and fire fusing to create pots is a metaphor for the way in which real and imagined archives can come together in a writer’s imagination and result in fictional worlds. I expand on this metaphor by talking about how one particular fictional world came about for me through my discovery of the German a...


Styx

September 20th, 2019 - 7:00PM-8:34PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

An ER doctor embarks on a solo sailing trip to Ascension Island and comes across a sinking boat of refugees. "In the first, nearly wordless third of Wolfgang Fischer's thrillingly lean Styx, in filmmaking as crisp and slicing as a sea breeze, Suzanne Wolff's expert amateur sailor Rike embarks on a solo voyage across 5,000 km of open Atlantic, in a tiny, bright white sailboat called Asa Gray. And s...


Too Late to Die Young

September 21st, 2019 - 7:00PM-8:50PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Three youths and their families face growing up and change on a commune in the first summer (1990) of democracy's return to Chile. "Inspired by the 33-year-old director's childhood in the Ecological Community of PeñalolŽn-an environmentally friendly and self-sufficient commune founded some thirty years ago atop the hills surrounding Santiago-Too Late to Die Young is a...


"Intended and unintended consequences of the peace agreement," by Juan F. Vargas, LASP Seminar Series

September 23rd, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G01

Juan will talk about his study of the intended and unintended consequences of the recent Colombian Peace Agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) guerrilla. Particularly, studying how the permanent ceasefire declared by the FARC in the midst of peace negotiations changed the balance of power in the Colombian territory, especially when comparing areas formerly cont...


Conscripting Kinsmen: Labor Contractors and Peasant-Workers in India and China, by T G Suresh

September 23rd, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The thekedar in India and the baogong tou in China are seemingly similar social actors; both are vernacular designations for labor contractors who typically band together a group of rural peasants for working in the urban sectors. Familiar to labor historians in the colonial context of India and in the late imperial and Republican periods in China, they are essentially traditional labor recruiters...


Touki Bouki

September 24th, 2019 - 7:00PM-8:29PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With a stunning mix of the surreal and the naturalistic, Djibril Diop MambŽty paints a vivid, fractured portrait of Senegal in the early 1970s. In this French New Wave-influenced fantasy-drama, two young lovers long to leave Dakar for the glamour and comforts of France, but their escape plan is beset by complications both concrete and mystical. Characterized by dazzling imagery and music, the alt...


Pyrrhic Constitutionalism? Buddhism, Secularism and the Limits of Law in Sri Lanka, by Benjamin Schonthal

September 25th, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: Myron Taylor Hall

Room: 277

Of the seven countries in South and Southeast Asian with majority-Buddhist populations, six give special status and/or protections to Buddhism in their constitutions. These constitutional prerogatives give clear symbolic prestige to the majority religion. Yet what effects do such prerogatives have on the ways in which citizens understand and practice Buddhism in their daily lives? Do “Buddhi...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

September 25th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris G08

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program supports college graduates conducting research or teaching in any field in more than 150 countries. Applications are due in the fall; students who wish to begin the program immediately after graduation are encouraged to start the process in their junior year....


Western Influence on Cambodian Cultural Production After 1991

September 26th, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series George Chigas, Associate Teaching Professor of Cambodian Language & Culture, University of Massachusetts Lowell Co-sponsored by the Department of Asian Studies...


Power in Peacekeeping

September 26th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Lise Howard, Associate Professor of Government, Georgetown University, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on “Power in Peacekeeping” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly seminar....


Institute for African Development Seminar Series

September 26th, 2019 - 2:30PM-4:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Audie Klotz is a Professor of Political Science in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Her interests span theories of international relations, qualitative methods, transnational activism, global migration, and identity politics, with a regional specialization in Southern Africa and more broadly the former British Empire. Her work has appeared in Internation...


The Paradox of Corporate Globalization: Dis-Embedding and Re-Embedding Social Norms

September 26th, 2019 - 4:30PM

Location: ILR School

Room: 105 Ives Hall

2019 Milton Konvitz Lecture John Ruggie, Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School On August 19, 2019, the U.S. Business Roundtable, comprising the CEOs of some 200 of the nation’s largest corporations, issued a new “Statement of Purpose of a Corporation.” The CEOs commit to lead their companies for the benefit of all stakeho...


Professionalization Workshop - East Asia Program Graduate Students

September 27th, 2019 - 12:30PM-1:30PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: 374

The Graduate Student Steering Committee (GSSC) of the East Asia Program is hosting a Professionalization Workshop titled, "How to Prepare for the Academic Job Market" with Professor Andrew Campana. Andrew Campana is Assitant Professor in the Department of Asian Studies. Q and A will follow his talk....


The Third Wife

September 27th, 2019 - 7:00PM-8:36PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Teenage bride May learns she has little status as the third wife of the wealthy landowner Hung, unless she manages to give birth to a second male heir. "Gently dipping us into the long ago and far away past, Ash Mayfair's directorial debut brings an intimate immediacy to the re-creation of rural Vietnam in the late 19th century. Though it's almost painterly, in the pellucid watercolor palette of D...


"Activism in Latin America: the role of science communication and NGOs in socio-environmental conflicts,” Diogo Lopes de Oliveira, LASP Weekly Seminar Series

September 30th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G01

The speaker will show how a particular approach to studying activism, through science communication, adds richness and nuance to our understanding and including the relationship between politics, science and the Amazon Forest protection today. Diogo Lopes de Oliveira is professor of Social Communications at the Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil and visiting scholar in the...


The Influence of Local and Global Discourses on Parental Beliefs and Practices of Indian Parents, by Amita Gupta

September 30th, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This presentation is based on findings from a survey-based inquiry which was conducted to gather information on the beliefs and attitudes of urban Indian parents toward child rearing and education. The objective of this study was to understand the influence of globalization on (un)shifting notions of childhood by examining parents' perceptions on adult-child relationships including those...


CCCI: Upwardly Mobile Women in Urban China

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

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: 64

Upwardly Mobile Women in Urban China: Negotiating Gender Norms and Class This CCCI lecture will be given by Arianne Gaetano, Anthropology, Auburn University. Abstract: China’s economic growth and urbanization have created new social mobility opportunities for women through education, migration, and employment. But with shifts in social class and status, new challenges arise, espec...


Migrations Global Grand Challenge: Launch Event

October 1st, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

Researching, Building, and Teaching for a World on the Move 4:30pm: University Welcome by Michael Kotlikoff, provost Introduction of the Migrations Initiative by Wendy Wolford, vice provost for international affairs Panel Discussion with co-chairs of the Migrations taskforce: Shannon Gleeson (ILR/Labor Relations), Amanda Rodewald (CALS/Lab of O), Eric Tagliacozzo (Arts and Sciences/History)...


Workshop: Rethinking the Proposal

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

Location: Uris G08

Part philosophy, part practical tutorial, this workshop aims to make proposal writing easier and more successful. It also offers an ensemble of remarkably useful tools for producing, revising, and editing, even under the stress of deadline....


Soufra

October 2nd, 2019 - 7:00PM-8:13PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Soufra follows the unlikely and wildly inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar - a generational refugee who has spent her entire life in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Mariam as she sets out against all odds to change her fate by launching a successful catering company, "Soufra," and then expand it into a food t...


From Boston to Bangkok: How American Cold-War Urbanism Shaped Thailand’s Current Urban Plans

October 3rd, 2019 - 12:00AM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Apiwat Ratanawaraha, Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University Thailand’s current urban plans and planning institutions originated from a technical assistance project funded by the United States Operations Mission in 1957. The Bangkok-Thonburi City Planning Project was led by a New York-based consul...


Morally Opposed? How Ethics and Effectiveness Shape Attitudes about Emerging Military Technologies

October 3rd, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Michael Horowitz, Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on “Morally Opposed? How Ethics and Effectiveness Shape Attitudes about Emerging Military Technologies” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly seminar....


An Insight into Classical Indian Rhythm, Music, and Pedagogy, by Akshay Anantapadmanabhan

October 3rd, 2019 - 1:30PM

Location: Lincoln Hall

Room: 149

This talk will cover an overview of Carnatic (South Indian classical) music and briefly touch on overlaps between North and South Indian classical music. The talk will interactively focus on 'Konnakol' (vocal percussion solfege) and how it works as a language for Indian rhythm. We will also discuss Indian classical pedagogy, compositions in Carnatic rhythmic from, talaa as well as a brief...


The Annual Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture: Gender and Material Culture

October 3rd, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Physical Sciences Building

Room: 401

The annual Hu Shih distinguished lecture, 2019 will be given by Professor Dorothy Ko, History, Barnard College. Her talk is titled, Gender and Material Culture: The Female Artisan Gu Erniang and the Craft of Inkstone-Making in Early Modern China. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of History. Abstract:  An inkstone, a piece of polished stone no bigger than an ou...


Nadie

October 3rd, 2019 - 7:00PM-8:10PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

"Rafael Alcides was once a widely known and celebrated writer of the Cuban revolution; now, a stranger in his own country, he tries desperately to save his unpublished novels before the ink literally fades from their pages. This is a story of love and deception in the Cuban revolution, as seen through the eyes of someone who was initially mesmerized by its possibilities. Director Miguel Coyul...


Tampopo

October 3rd, 2019 - 9:15PM-11:09PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Introduction by Andrew Campana (Asian Studies) "A bowl of ramen consists of various ingredients: shinachiku roots, pork, spring onions. However, in order to obtain the true essence of the dish, you must observe the whole bowl first. Jûzô Itami's Tampopo is a gastro-lucid, pygmalion-esque ‘Ramen-Western'-a visual, culinary cornucopia where food, life, death, an...


Patric Hollenstein, Liisa North, and Mildred Warner: Listening to Local Voices: Using Collaborative Ethnography to Understand the Links between Community Well-Being, Public Services, and Family Strategies in Ecuador

October 4th, 2019 - 12:20PM

Location: Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium

Patric Hollenstein has a master's degree in political studies (FLACSO Ecuador). He is professor at the Central University of Ecuador. His work specializes in markets, agrifood networks and chains, fair trade, popular and solidarity economies, and rural territories. He is writing his doctoral thesis on the transformation of public food markets in Ecuador. Liisa L. North is professor emerita from Y...


CCCC: Dorothy Ko The Material Power of Stone in Writing

October 4th, 2019 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: 374

The Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium (CCCC) is honored to host Professor Dorothy Ko, of Barnard College to lead this month's text reading titled, The Material Power of Stone in Writing. Abstract: The circulation of what Chandra Mukerji calls “the logistical and epistemic culture of working”( in her book Impossible Engineering) in nineteenth-century China is an impo...


Ága

October 4th, 2019 - 7:00PM-8:36PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

"Living in a yurt in frozen, end-of-the-earth Siberia, an Arctic indigenous couple, Nanook and Sedna, are self-sufficient, aided by their sled-dog and an occasional visitor. But their lives are changing: ice-fishing is not as productive, the ice is melting earlier each year, and wildlife is struggling to survive. They differ on whether or not to make amends with their estranged daughter, &Ati...


Transit

October 6th, 2019 - 7:15PM-8:56PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

In Christian Petzold's brilliant and haunting modern-day adaptation of Anna Seghers's 1942 novel Transit Visa, Georg, a German refugee (Franz Rogowski), flees to Marseille assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer whose papers he is carrying. There he delves into the delicate and complex culture of the refugee community, becoming enmeshed in the lives of a young mother and son an...


"Dominant Elites in Latin America: From Neoliberalism to the Pink Tide," by Liisa North, LASP Seminar Series

October 7th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G01

Has the new left in Latin America lived up to the expectations of being a progressive form of governance? Dr. North’s book examines this question through the study of six cases—Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, El Salvador, and Guatemala. She argues that the ideological usurpation of the ‘Pink Tide’ merely reconfigured the power of the old elites, but never disrupted the cl...


A Window to the Doors of Kathmandu, by Nipun Prabhakar

October 7th, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

 In traditional cities and neighborhoods like that of Kathmandu, a door is so much more than a transition from the outdoors to the indoors. It’s the place where people spend most of their time, sitting at the Chaukhat near the entryway, socializing and chatting with neighbors and passers-by. The door is also not just a tangible unit, it’s reflective of the respect given to a build...


“Sacred Language, “Vernacular” Difference: Rethinking Arabness and “non-Arabness” across the “Muslim World,” by Annette Damayanti Lienau, CMS Seminar Series

October 7th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

This presentation broadly considers how retracing the Qur’anically enshrined Arabic or Arabocentric term ‘ajami (an ethnolinguistic term for “non-Arabness”) across regional differences might allow for a more accurate consideration of: who speaks for the racialized stratification of a ritually Arabophone “Muslim world”; how historic claims of inter-ethnic equalit...


Rojo

October 8th, 2019 - 7:00PM-8:49PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

In the mid-seventies, a strange man arrives in a quiet provincial city. In a restaurant, without any apparent reason, he starts insulting Claudio, a renowned lawyer. The community supports the lawyer and the stranger is humiliated and thrown out of the place. Later that night the stranger, who is determined to wreak a terrible vengeance, intercepts Claudio and his wife Susana. The lawyer then take...


Einaudi Center SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program

October 9th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris G08

This session will provide PhD students with information on the Einaudi Center – SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development program. The program offers seminars, workshops, and faculty mentoring to 12 PhD students in the social sciences or humanities who are developing research projects abroad, or domestic research projects on topics that connect to global issues. Students will receive up to $5,0...


Grit

October 9th, 2019 - 7:00PM-8:20PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

When Dian was 6 years old, a tsunami of mud buried her village along with fifteen others in East Java, Indonesia, in one of the largest environmental disasters in recent history. Over a decade later, 60,000 people have been displaced from what was once a thriving industrial and residential area. Dozens of factories, schools and mosques are submerged 60 feet under a moonscape of cracked mud.The maj...


What Turns Us Violent: Sacred Emergencies

October 10th, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Prof. Michael Jerryson, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Youngstown State University As long as there have been recorded histories, humanity has engaged in violence. In this macabre mosaic that pits human against human, religion becomes a reoccurring justifier. People identify religion as the penultimate of human...


The Reluctant Imperialists: The Dynamics of Status-Seeking in the Scramble for Africa, 1885 – 1898

October 10th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Joslyn Barnhart, Assistant Professor of Government, Wesleyan University, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on “The Reluctant Imperialists: The Dynamics of Status-Seeking in the Scramble for Africa, 1885 – 1898” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly seminar.  Co-sponsored by the Institute for African Development...


Diamantino

October 10th, 2019 - 9:25PM-10:57PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

When big-hearted but dimwitted Portuguese soccer hunk Diamantino (Carloto Cotta) blows it in the World Cup finals, he goes from superstar to laughing stock overnight. His sheltered worldview is further shattered after learning about the European refugee crisis and he resolves to make amends by adopting an African refugee - only to find that his new "son" is actually an undercover lesbian...


Chez Jolie Coiffure

October 16th, 2019 - 7:00PM-8:10PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Step inside a tiny underground hair salon in the immigrant Brussels district of Matonge and meet its charismatic owner, a Cameroonian immigrant named Sabine. More than a place for women to get their hair done, Jolie Coiffure serves as a community hub for West African women-many from Cameroon, like Sabine, who runs the salon. Fueled by endless cans of soda and cups of McDonald's coffee, she rec...


Bicycle Thieves

October 16th, 2019 - 9:00PM-10:30PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

This classic of Italian post-war neo-realism is a devastating story of a poor married man, his son, and the bicycle which provides their livelihood. Just when the family acquires a long-sought-after job, the bicycle is stolen. The film follows the desperate search of the father and son through the war-ravaged streets of Rome to find the treasured bicycle. "The Bicycle Thief was shot in the st...


Currencies of Imagination: Channeling Money and Chasing Mobility in Vietnam

October 17th, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Ivan V. Small, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Central Connecticut State University Remittances from the Vietnamese diaspora have played an important role in  Vietnam’s post Cold War economic development, providing important inputs to a r ange of  household spending areas, from education to health care. In...


Emplotting Development: Narratives of Land Reform between Turkey and the United States

October 17th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Begüm Adalet, Assistant Professor of Government, Cornell University, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on “Emplotting Development: Narratives of Land Reform between Turkey and the United States” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly seminar....


Mariannes Noires

October 17th, 2019 - 7:00PM-8:17PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Recent violence and growing nationalism in France have brought fierce debates about the country's identity to the forefront. In Mariannes Noires, seven different French-born women of African descent confront their own unique identities and challenge the expectations of French society. While some came from great privilege, and others came from nothing at all, they each have attained a high leve...


The Farewell

October 17th, 2019 - 9:35PM-11:13PM

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...


Classical Chinese: What you can buy and what you can’t: two essays from Xianqing ouji

October 18th, 2019 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: 374

All of the Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquia text-reading sessions are held in Rockefeller Hall Room 374 (also known as the Asian Studies Lounge) from 3:30 to 5:30. Our second text reading will be lead by Professor Tina Lu of Yale University. She will be leading a text-reading titled, What you can buy and what you can’t: two essays from Xianqing ouji. Professor Lu descri...


Wild Boys

October 18th, 2019 - 7:00PM-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: Stalesssness, 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 Einaudi Center's Lund Debate series, two ambassadors, one from the US and one from Mexico, will analyze and debate the implications of changes in U.S. foreign policy towards Mexico under President Donald Trump.  Issues related to trade, migration, and the war on drugs will receive special attention.  The Lund Debate speakers will be Sandra Fuentes-Berain,...


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...


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...


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!...


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...


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....


House (Hausu)

October 24th, 2019 - 9:00PM-10:28PM

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

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 important bearing on what kind of...


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...


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...


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 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...


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” Money and Working-class Subjectivities: Digital Money 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 dram...


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....

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