Upcoming Events

CMSP: “Debating Da'wa: Theologies of Mediation in the Egyptian Islamic Revival”

April 24th, 2017 - 12:00AM-7:00PM

Yasmin Moll, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan What makes media “Islamic”? Based on ethnographic fieldwork with Islamic television producers in Cairo from 2010 to 2013, this talk looks at the passionate contention within Egypt’s piety movement over the development of new forms of religious media. At stake in these mass-mediated debates over daʿwa (Is...

"Can Intrastate Accountability Reduce Local Capture? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Mexico", Ana de la O, (LASP) Seminar Series

April 24th, 2017 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: 206

Improving accountability in public service provision is one of the most pressing challenges that young democracies face. One of the most difficult challenges is ensuring efficient and effective spending at the local level. Presenting results from a field experiment conducted in Mexico, Dr. de la O shows how central government oversight of local expenditures induces local governments to reallocate...

SAP Seminar Series: "Power Cut Comedy and Network Connections in Tamil Nadu, India" by Laura C. Brown

April 24th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

In the last decade power cuts have become a regular, if not a routine, feature of life in Tamil Nadu, India. Rather than representing a break from everyday routines, real and anticipated power cuts are integral to the way in which ordinary life in Indian cities is built and imagined. Drawing on jokes, popular film, and recordings of everyday conversations, Professor Brown examines how ta...

The Cry of the Renegade: Politics and Poetry in Interwar Chile

April 25th, 2017 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Olin Library

Room: 107

Nicknamed "the firecracker poet" for his incendiary poems, such as "The Cry of the Renegade," Gómez Rojas was a member of the University of Chile's student federation which had come under repeated attack for its critiques of Chile's political system and ruling parties. Government officials accused the federation of destroying social order, calling them insolen...

SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "How in Myanmar “national races” came to surpass citizenship"

April 27th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Nick Cheesman, Fellow, Department of Political & Social Change, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. Australian National Univerity College of Asia and the Pacific "How in Myanmar “national races” came to surpass citizenship" “National races”, or taingyintha, is among the preeminent political ideas in Myanmar today. But because the term is tran...

Hegemonic Order Theory: A Field-Theoretic Approach

April 27th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Daniel Nexon, Department of Government and School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on "Hegemonic Order Theory: A Field-Theoretic Approach" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....

IAD Seminar - Holding Elected Representatives Accountable: Efforts of a Ugandan CSO

April 27th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Kristin Michelitch has a PhD in Politics from New York University. She is a Faculty Affiliate with the Center for the Study of Democratic Isntitutions, and she was previously a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute. Her work is primarily on politics and development in sub-Saharan Africa, where she is most interested in finding what works to improve democratic processes and development through b...

“French Election Roundtable”

April 27th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Physical Sciences Building

Room: 120

Panelists: Robin Best, Political Science, Binghamton University Mabel Berezin, Sociology, Cornell University Mona Krewel, Government, Cornell University Christopher Way, Government, Cornell University...

SAP Conference: “Nepal and Himalayan Studies at Cornell: Community Engagement, Knowledge Circulation, and the Future of Scholarship”

April 28th, 2017 - 8:45AM-4:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

On April 28-29 2017, the Cornell South Asia Program will host a Nepal & Himalayan Studies Conference, co-sponsored by Global Cornell.  The conference will focus on a broad view of Himalayan Studies, bringing attention not only to Nepal, but also India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Tibet and China. The conference has three overlapping goals.  First, the conference provides an opportunity...

"Public Ritual, Temple Construction, and the Origins of Maya Civilization" by Takeshi Inomata, Latin American Studies Program (LASP) Seminar Series

May 1st, 2017 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: 206

Speaker: Takeshi Inomata, Anthropology, University of Arizona...

SAP Seminar Series: "B1nary C0des: Dancing Dichotomies in Bangalore's Gay Nightlife" by Kareem Khubchandani

May 1st, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This talk draws on ethnographic research that Professor Khubchandani conducted between 2009 and 2013 in Bangalore for his book, Ishtyle: Improvising Gay South Asian Nightlife, which explores how middle and upper class professional men negotiate intimacy under conditions of displacement, migration, and labor contingency.  “Binary codes” plays on the lingua franca of...

SAP Seminar Series: "Art as Ethnography: Troubling Narratives" by Sumathy Sivamohan

May 3rd, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

“Troubling Narratives” is a plotting of stories that counter and sit tangential to projects that foreground observation as an ethnography of truth telling. It is the historical place where the authorial voice has been displaced to the scene of erasure and subjectivity and has been simultaneously recast in the role of the humble but elected voice of knowledge, traversing a universe of &...

SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Power and Communality : Aging and Elderly Care in Northern Thailand"

May 4th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Yoko Hayami, Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University "Power and Communality : Aging and Elderly Care in Northern Thailand" From July 2016 to January 2017, I have been conducting fieldwork in Chiang Mai, Thailand on issues of aging and care in present-day Thai society. Visiting elderly homes and communities both in the city and in rural settings, I am looking...

Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics

May 4th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Norrin Ripsman, Department of International Relations, Lehigh University will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on "Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....

IAD Seminar - Student Wrap-up

May 4th, 2017 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The student wrap-up features a panel of students presenting on topics of their choice related to the seminar theme. This has become a popular feature of the seminar series. As one student put it, “I found the [final week’s] discussion to be especially useful. The questions posed by my peers were thoughtful, stimulating, and relevant. They inspired me to think critically on the issues,...

CCCC - Clarence Lee

May 5th, 2017 - 3:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: Cho Room, B59

The Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium's last speaker of the semester will be Cornell University's own Clarence Lee, giving a talk entitled, "Reading Sinitic Medical Texts in Mid Edo period Japan: Kagawa Shūtoku (1683-1755)” At each session one participant presents a text in classical or literary Chinese. Attendees discuss historical, literary, linguistic, and al...

CMSP: “Trade, Religion, and Islam Along the South China Coast: Doing Historical Fieldwork”

May 8th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Robert Antony, Distinguished Professor, Guangzhou University; Visiting Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice In this presentation I will discuss my experiences doing historical fieldwork along the coast of South China over the past ten years, and the importance of doing fieldwork for historical studies. My talk will focus on the interface between trade and religion over the past sever...

Einaudi Center Distinguished Speaker, Mohamed Abdel-Kader

May 10th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium

Mohamed Abdel-Kader is the former deputy assistant secretary in the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) Office at the U.S. Department of Education's (ED) Office of Postsecondary Education....

'Parallel Time' reading & discussion with playwright Bashar Murkus

May 10th, 2017 - 7:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

Room: Film Forum

Parallel Time A New Play by Bashar Murkus translated and directed by Rebekah Maggor A disturbingly humorous new play about life behind bars for a group of Palestinian political prisoners in an Israeli jail   Reading & Discussion with the Playwright Wednesday, May 10, 7:00pm Film Forum, Schwartz Center FREE + Open to the public   Parallel Time evokes...

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