Upcoming Events

Fall 2019 Berger Current Events Colloquium: 35 Years After Bhopal: Lessons Learned?

November 15th, 2019 - 10:00AM-11:30AM

Location: Myron Taylor Hall

Room: 182

On the night of December 2, 1984, twenty-five tons of a highly lethal gas leaked from the Union Carbine India pesticide plant in Bhopal, India. The scale of the disaster was profound. Thousands of men, women, and children were killed instantly; tens of thousands were seriously injured; and hundreds of thousands continue to suffer from long-term environmental contamination. Efforts to assign liabil...

Athenian Walks from the Late 19th to the Early 20th Century

November 15th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Institute for European Studies, Cornell University Presents: Eirva Diamessis, Digital Collections Assistant, Cornell University Library. Eirva studied Cultural Technology and Communication at the University of Aegean, Greece. Her MSc was in “Research in Architecture: Architectural Design-Space-Culture,” in the Department of Architecture, from the National Technical University of...

CCCC: Classical Chinese Colloquium "Humans as Drugs"

November 15th, 2019 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: 374

Cheng Erqi, Ph.D. candidate, History, Syracuse University | Humans as Drugs (renyao 人藥) in the Ming and Qing Dynasties: Selected Texts from Chinese Materia Medica (bencao 本草) Abstract: The use of human byproducts as drugs (renyao 人藥) became highly popular in Chinese society in the Ming dynasty. Correspondingly, substantial numbers of medical writings, especially the materi...

Valeria Luiselli, "Migrant Stories in the American Border Crisis"

November 15th, 2019 - 4:30PM

Location: Klarman Auditorium: Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium

Migrant Stories in the American Border Crisis Luiselli will be discussing her most recent novel, LOST CHILDREN ARCHIVE, based on her own immersive research in immigration court at the border.   VALERIA LUISELLI was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa and India. An acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, she is the author of the essay collec...

CANCELLED--"The X Corridor: Environmental Degradation and Central American Migrations," by Claudia Milian, LASP Seminar Series

November 18th, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: G01 Stimson Hall

The presenter has cancelled her trip to Ithaca this Fall. This presentation focuses on LatinX life––LatinX beings––in light of new paradigm shifts vis-à-vis the LatinX ethnoracial and political descriptor as well as ecological degradation. X’s indefinite quality impacts a major concern of our time: the unthought-of scale and impact of environmental dest...

Vocation for Travel: Catholic Seminary training in Sri Lanka, Bernardo Brown

November 18th, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The decline in religious vocations is a serious concern for Catholic authorities who struggle to find solutions to its ‘vocation crisis’. While seminary applications are extremely low in western nations, they have grown steadily across Africa and Asia over the last four decades. The usual explanation for this dynamic is that highly secularized countries are unable to attract young voca...

“Rare Islamic Books in the Olin Library Collection,” by Ali Houissa and Laurent Ferri, CMS Seminar Series

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

Location: Kroch Library

Room: Rare Manuscripts Collection, Basement Floor, Kroch Library

This CMS seminar will be led by two curators (and friends of CMS!) in Olin Library, who will be hosting us to come and see precious objects in the library's collection about Islam.  We have many world-class books, some of them centuries old, which show the history and evolution of Islam over a long period, and across many cultures.  This is a wonderful opportunity to see some of the...

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Find out about the Critical Language Scholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. This fully funded study abroad opportunity allows U.S. students to spend the summer learning one of 15 "critical languages." Francine Barchett '20 and other recent Cornell alumni of CLS will lead this special Einaudi info session for International Education Week. Lea...

Guided Tour: how the light gets in

November 19th, 2019 - 10:00AM

Location: Johnson Museum of Art

In conjunction with International Education Week, the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and the Office of Global Learning are organizing free guided tours for the Cornell community of the acclaimed exhibition "how the light gets in" at the Johnson Museum of Art. Participants will learn about many of the exciting and powerful works of art, and the artists who created them, fr...

Durba Ghosh, "Moving Monuments: Colonial and Postcolonial Commemorations in the British Empire"

November 19th, 2019 - 4:45PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium

This talk considers the movement and replacement of postcolonial monuments on the Indian subcontinent. While the destruction of statues at moments of regime change were widely feared, several monuments were moved to different locations in India and locations in the British empire. In following the travels of several statues, the talk analyzes how monuments mark time and space a...

International Relations Minor: Info Session

November 19th, 2019 - 4:45PM-5:30PM

Location: White Hall

Room: 104

Is the Einaudi Center's International Relations minor for you? Here's a chance to find out. Graduates go on to successful careers in fields like international law, economics, agriculture, trade, finance, journalism, education, and government service. Learn more about Einaudi Center student information sessions....

Religious Authority and Islamist Success in Java, Indonesia

November 21st, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Alexandre Pelletier, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow, Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University Why do Islamist groups “succeed” in some regions but fail in others? Since reformasi, West Java stands out as the province with the highest level of Islamist mobilizat...

Defending Frenemies: Alliance Politics and Nuclear Nonproliferation in US Foreign Policy

November 21st, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Jeffrey Taliaferro, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Tufts University, will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on “Defending Frenemies: Alliance Politics and Nuclear Nonproliferation in US Foreign Policy” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly seminar....

From the Universities to the Academia: Countering Neoliberal Knowledge Regimes

November 21st, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 153

Institute for European Studies, Cornell University Presents: Simten Coşar, feminist political scientist. Retired from Hacettepe University (Ankara, Turkey) as full professor (2017). Worked at Başkent University (Ankara, Turkey) (1998-2012), Eastern Mediterranean University (North Cyprus) (1997-1998). Also taught undergraduate courses at Middle East Technical University (1999-2002). She has...

 Gender Migration in Africa

November 21st, 2019 - 2:30PM-4:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Institute of African Development Seminar Series Holly Reed is an assistant professor of sociology at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY) and a faculty associate of the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR). Her research interests include internal migration, urbanization, international migration, social networks, forced migration, and demographic dynamics in sub-Saharan A...

Indonesian Shadowplay: CU Music

November 21st, 2019 - 7:00PM

Location: Johnson Museum of Art

In advance of the Migrating Shadows production on Saturday, November 23, I Gusti Putu Sudarta and Darsono Hadiraharjo will perform excerpts of traditional wayang, providing audiences a rare opportunity to experience both Balinese and Javanese forms of this vital art form. They will be accompanied, respectively, by guest musicians Gusti Komin and Bethany Collier, and the Cornell Gamelan Ensemble....

Berger International Speaker Series: Enrique Gonzalez JD '91

November 22nd, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Myron Taylor Hall

Room: 182

Rethinking U.S. Immigration Policy: The Path Forward In 2013 Mr. Gonzalez served as the lead adviser/negotiator for the Gang of Eight’s Republican Senators (Jeff Flake of Arizona, Lyndsey Graham of South Carolina, John McCain of Arizona and Marco Rubio of Florida) seeking passage of Senate Bill 744 - Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, the only compre...

Migrating Shadows: CU Music

November 23rd, 2019 - 1:00PM

Location: Johnson Museum of Art

Migrating Shadows is a multimedia production combining elements from Indonesian traditions of gamelan music, dance, and wayang (shadow puppetry) with computer graphics, sound-oriented free-improvisation, and contemporary performance aesthetics. The performers will literally migrate between different spaces in Cornell's Johnson Museum of Art, leading the audience on a journey through public...

Solutions to malnutrition in India: Evidence from diverse approaches, by Kathryn Merckel and Jocelyn Boiteau

November 25th, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) remains a major malnutrition concern in many areas in rural India, particularly among women, children, and other vulnerable populations. The most sustainable and effective strategy to reduce VAD is diversification of diet to include more vitamin-A (VA) rich fruits, vegetables, and animal-source foods. The orange-flesh sweet potato (OFSP) can meet the VA requirements...

Annual Traditional American Thanksgiving Feast

November 28th, 2019 - 12:00PM-3:00PM

Location: Robert Purcell Marketplace Eatery

We welcome Cornell's international community, all Cornellians, and friends in the local community for the 32nd Annual Traditional American Thanksgiving Feast! Tickets will be available online at globallearning.universitytickets.com beginning November 19th at 9am for members of the Cornell community and November 25th at 9am for the general public. Students on a meal plan can use a meal swipe or...

"How Amazon's Farmers may be Affected by Current Changes in Brazilian Environmental Policy,” by Ronaldo Santos, LASP Seminar Series

December 2nd, 2019 - 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...

Transforming the Self: Spiritual Communities and Transnational Encounters between India and the West, by Yagna Nag Chowdhuri

December 2nd, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

In this lecture, Nag Chowdhuri will explore the ways in which discourses of self-transformation create transnational communities. Centering the period of 1950s to 1980s, during which India became the land of ‘spiritual self-discovery,’ Nag Chowdhuri examines encounters and entanglements between figures, networks and ideas across eastern and western philosophy. She will p...

“Pluralism, Difference and an Ethics of Hospitality: Reclaiming the Muslim Woman’s Narrative on the War on Terror,” by Shaireen Rasheed, CMS Seminar Series

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

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...

Unmodern Intimacies? Affect and Emotional Selves in Malaysia

December 5th, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Dr. Alicia Izharuddin, Women's Studies in Religion Program, Harvard Divinity School  Alicia Izharuddin’s lecture concerns the practices, institutions, and infrastructures that contribute to the formation of ‘counter-publics’. It asks a few questions: what role do emotions play in the formation of publics? R...

CCCC: Keith Taylor

December 6th, 2019 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: 374

The Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium (CCCC) is pleased to have Cornell's own, Keith Taylor. His text reading is titled: Literary Prowess and Politics among the Vietnamese in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries...

Enslaved Histories: Value, Risk, and the Imagination of the Quantifiable Body in the Early Modern Iberian Atlantic, by Pablo F. Gómez, U Wisconsin-Madison (room change: 701 Clark Hall)

December 9th, 2019 - 3:30PM-5:00PM

Location: Clark Hall

Room: 701

Science and Technology Studies Colloquium & Latin American Studies Seminar Series co-sponsors of a lecture by Pablo F. Gómez, Associate Professor, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, and Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of "The Circulation of Bodily Knowledge in the Seventeenth-century Black Spanish Caribbean." This talk will explor...

"Voluntary Audits: Experimental Evidence on Monitoring Front-Line Bureaucrats in Argentina"

March 23rd, 2020 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G01

Is it possible to motivate front-line bureaucrats to exert effort in their work without relying on traditional punitive forms of oversight?  We examine the motivation and performance of school principals in their administration of a free meal program targeted at school children in an Argentine province. We work with the provincial auditing body to implement an encouragement design in which so...

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