Upcoming Events

SAP Seminar Series: "Sufi Hagiographies and Historical Memory in Late Medieval and Early Modern Gujarat" by Jyoti Balachandran

January 30th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This talk explores the role of Sufi hagiographical texts in narrativizing the past of a regional Muslim community. It argues that the textual articulation of the Muslim community’s history and identity in Gujarat took place in hagiographical texts usually ascribed to mystic circles – malfuzat, manaqib and tazkirat, and not solely, or even dominantly, in the histories of the state (tawa...


Fulbright Opportunities for Graduate Students

January 31st, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides full funding for graduate and professional students conducting research or teaching in any field 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 pe...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Loser’s Consent and Winner’s Restraint: The State of Democracy in Southeast Asia"

February 2nd, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Allen Hicken, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan Talk Title: Loser’s Consent and Winner’s Restraint: The State of Democracy in Southeast Asia   What are the keys to stable, effective democracy? Allen Hicken explores this question by drawing on the cases of Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines. First, he will examine the s...


Cold War Nostalgia: The Ends of History and Global Disorder Since 1989

February 2nd, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Penny von Eschen, L. Sanford & Jo Mills Reis Professor of Humanities, History Department, Cornell University will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on "Cold War Nostalgia: The Ends of History and Global Disorder Since 1989" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


The Handmaiden

February 2nd, 2017 - 9:15PM-11:39PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2016 > South Korea > Directed by Chan-wook Park With Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-woong Jo 1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle. But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to he...


SAP Seminar Series: "From Revolutionary to Freedom Fighter: The Making of Khudiram as National Hero" by Durba Ghosh

February 6th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

From the 1940s onward, revolutionary terrorists, nationalists, and political activists active in India's campaigns for independence became prime candidates for the new nation's postcolonial histories. This talk is an analysis of some of these early postcolonial texts, particularly commemorations and memorials to the revolutionary terrorists' early martyrs such as Kh...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session for Undergraduates

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

Location: G08 Uris Hall

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 of senior year; students who wish to begin the program immediately after graduation are encouraged to start the application process in their junior year....


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Creole Chinese Crossings: Spirits, Ancestors and Early Postcolonial Indonesia’s Ethnic Boundaries"

February 9th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Guo-Quan Seng, Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of History, National University of Singapore Creole Chinese Crossings: Spirits, Ancestors and Early Postcolonial Indonesia’s Ethnic Boundaries   The fledging Indonesian nation-state was forged on the premise of overturning more than a century of Dutch colonial racial-legal-economic discrimination against the native (pribumi) popul...


Art as Expertise? A Dialogue about Blogs, Films, and Photography in Conflict Prevention and Escalation in Syria

February 9th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Anna Leander, Visiting Scholar, Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Cornell University will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on "Art as Expertise? A Dialogue about Blogs, Films, and Photography in Conflict Prevention and Escalation in Syria" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Battle of Algiers

February 9th, 2017 - 7:00PM-9:03PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1966 > Italy > Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo With Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Brahim Haggiag A stirring pseudo-documentary about the Algerian revolution against the imperialist French. The film treatment was written by an Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) leader while in a French prison, who upon his release produced the film. With a compelling score by Ennio Morricone and remarkab...


SAP Seminar Series: "Development, Democracy, and Technology in Contemporary Pakistan"

February 13th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Presentations by Syracuse Humphrey Fellows Shahzeb Khan, Shahnawaz Amin, and Syed Wasiq Abbas...


Amélie

February 14th, 2017 - 7:00PM-9:01PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2002 > France > Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet With Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz Jeunet's talent for whimsy, on display in his earlier work with Marc Caro (The City of Lost Children, Delicatessen), comes into its own in this story of a fetching young lady who changes, in ways small and large, the lives of her Montmartre friends and neighbors. Subtitled. 2 hrs 1 min  ...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Personnel Politics: Elections, Clientelistic Competition, and Teacher Hiring in Indonesia”

February 16th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Jan Pierskalla, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, The Ohio State University “Personnel Politics: Elections, Clientelistic Competition, and Teacher Hiring in Indonesia” Under what conditions does electoral competition impede the development of an effective civil service? We investigate how elections affect recruitment in Indonesia's education sector. W...


Self-fulfilling Geopolitics: 1989 and the Revival of Geopolitical Thought in Europe

February 16th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Stefano Guzzini, Visiting Scholar, Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Cornell University will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on "Self-fulfilling Geopolitics: 1989 and the Revival of Geopolitical Thought in Europe" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Printing the Qur'an in the 16th Century

February 16th, 2017 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: Room 2B48, Level 2

Given the late adoption of the printing press in the Ottoman Empire, it doesn't come as a surprise that the Qur'an was printed only in Western European countries (and Russia) until the early 19th century. What is not always known is that the very first printed edition was issued in Arabic in Venice around 1537-1538 to be exported from Venice to Istanbul. Even though they were carefully...


South Asia Development Forum: "Markets, Climate Change and Social Development Across South Asia"

February 16th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Mann Library

Room: 102

Presentations by Cornell University Humphrey Fellows Sanjeeb Baral, Gaytri Devi, Humera Qasim Khan, and Gopalakrishnan Veilumuthusamy...


I Am Not Madame Bovary

February 16th, 2017 - 7:00PM-9:08PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2016 > China > Directed by Xiaogang Feng With Bingbing Fan, Wei Fan, Chengpeng Dong One woman pitches herself against the ranks of Chinese bureaucracy in a ten-year campaign to restore her honor. Feng combines populist humor with a painterly mise-en-scene. "It's like an odd storybook you'd find in the attic and have trouble putting down - the more quixotic Lian's journ...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Plan-Makers and Plan-Breakers: The Contentious Politics of Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation in the Mekong Delta"

February 23rd, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Tim Gorman, PhD Candidate, Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University "Plan-Makers and Plan-Breakers: The Contentious Politics of Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation in the Mekong Delta"   Vietnam has long been plagued by food shortages, which have served as a potent driver of political unrest throughout the country’s modern history. While tremend...


Evolution

February 23rd, 2017 - 10:00PM-11:21PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2016 > France > Directed by Lucile Hadzihalilovic With Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier An eerily seductive mind-bender about a remote island community of young boys and adult women, whose putty-like skin hints at something not quite human. Awash in the haunting, otherworldly images of a nightmare, the film features "gorgeous widescreen cinematogr...


2017 Cornell LASP Research Symposium

February 25th, 2017 - 8:30AM-7:30PM

Location: Physical Sciences Building

Room: 401

The Latin American Studies Program (LASP) invites you to participate in its Annual Research Symposium on February 25, 2017 (PSB 401). The event is a great opportunity to share research related to Latin America and the Caribbean in any discipline and in any stage of development. LASP encourages all members of the greater Latin American and Caribbean community at Cornell to participate by submitting...


South Asia Program Graduate Symposium

February 27th, 2017 - 11:00AM-5:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Graduate students across the disciplines whose work intersects in South Asia present their research at the SAP Graduate Symposium. 11:00-12:00: Natalia diPietrantonio, PhD candidate, History of Art, "Erotic Visions: Poetry, Literature, and Book Arts from Avadh (1754-1857)."  12:00-1:00: Osama Siddiqui, PhD candidate, History, "The Enchantment of Political Economy: Wealth...


Einaudi Center Distinguished Speaker: Jens Beckert

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

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Lewis Auditorium

"Imagined Futures and Capitalist Dynamics" In a capitalist system, consumers, investors, and corporations orient their activities toward a future that contains opportunities and risks. How do actors assess the future if this future is open and uncertain? Jens Beckert adds a new chapter to the theory of capitalism by demonstrating how fictional expectations drive modern economies&mdash...


The Skin I Live In

March 1st, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:57PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2011 > Spain > Directed by Pedro Almodóvar With Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes Spanish master Pedro Almodóvar brings his signature blend of erotic wit, seductive style and perverse cinephilia to yet another classic movie genre: the horror film. In place of the mad scientist and monstrous creature Skin features a cool, dangerous Antonio Banderas developing a...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Youth and Public Space in Hanoi"

March 2nd, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Danielle Labbé, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Montreal "Youth and Public Space in Hanoi" Danielle Labbé's research is focused on the inter-relations between the production and appropriation of urban space in Vietnam. Her work uses a combination of historical, process-oriented, and social agency perspectives to explore the...


Anarchy as Despotism, or Why a World State is the Best of All Possible Worlds

March 2nd, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Alexander Wendt, Professor of Political Science, The Ohio State University will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on "Anarchy as Despotism, or Why a World State is the Best of All Possible Worlds" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Don’t Call Me Son

March 2nd, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:22PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2106 > Brazil > Directed by Anna Muylaert With Dani Nefussi, Naomi Nero, Daniel Botelho Brazil's Muylaert (The Second Mother) returns with an "endearingly performed story of a cross-dressing teenage boy who finds out he was stolen at birth, and is then forced to move in with his wealthy biological parents." (Hollywood Reporter) "The turmoil of ado...


Delicatessen

March 2nd, 2017 - 9:00PM-10:35PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1991 > France > Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Marc Caro With Dominique Pinon, Marie Dougnac The setting is France after the final world war and in this time of dire food shortage, mankind's main source of nutrition has become.... well, mankind. From the folks who gave you the off-kilter world of The City of Lost Children. Subtitled. Shown in a new digital restoration. More a...


SAP Seminar Series: "Space of ‘Pattini’ Ritual as a negotiation and tension of identity" by Waruni Anuruddhika

March 6th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

People’s sense of identity appears in a time of crisis. Particularly, in a context of social exclusion and marginalization, victimized groups might reconsider their sense of identities. Consequently, excluded groups may yield possible strategies to respond to the hurdles which emanate from the social exclusion. The marginalized group’s embracing the dominant identity is an example for...


A Tale of Love and Darkness

March 7th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:35PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2015 > Israel/USA > Directed by Natalie Portman With Natalie Portman, Shira Haas, Mor Cohen This adaptation of Amos Oz's memoirs, one of Israel's most lauded writers, is set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother (Natalie Portman) and his b...


The Face of Another

March 8th, 2017 - 9:00PM-11:04PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1966 > Japan > Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara With Tatsuya Nakadai After being disfigured in an industrial accident and estranged from his family and friends, Okuyama agrees to his psychiatrist's radical experiment: a face transplant, created from the mold of a stranger. As Okuyama is thus further alienated from the world around him, he finds himself giving in to his darker tempta...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Dharma in Motion: Buddhism and Mobility across the South China Sea"

March 9th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Chia’s talk will reconsider Kuah-Pearce’s concept of  “reformist Buddhism” through the case of Yen Pei. He argues for the need to historicize “reformist Buddhism” in the Singapore context and to consider the Buddhist networks linking multiple nodes that circulated people, ideas, practices, and money between China, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and beyond. In addi...


"Their War Against the American Mother": White Power Paramilitarism, Militarized Policing, and the 1990s

March 9th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Kathleen Belew, Assistant Professor, Department of History and the College, The University of Chicago will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "'Their War Against the American Mother': White Power Paramilitarism, Militarized Policing, and the 1990s" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar. Co-sponsored by the Graduate History Assoc...


Being 17

March 9th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:56PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2016 > France > Directed by André Téchiné With Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila Director/writer Téchiné (Wild Reeds) teams up with co-writer Sciamma (Girlhood) to depict "the awakening of gay adolescent desire and self-knowledge in this drama set in the French Pyrenees... an ultra-naturalistic slice of rocky ado...


SAP Seminar Series: "Do Financial Incentives Reduce Gender Discrimination? Conditional Cash Transfer Schemes for Girls in India" by T.V. Sekher

March 13th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) are a marked departure from the traditional approaches in social welfare measures. By providing money to poor families under certain verifiable conditions, CCTs seek to address short-term income support and promote long-term accumulation of human capital. CCTs can be an effective way of targeting limited resources to the poor and disadvantaged sections which w...


Brazil and Latin America: Innovating to Overcome the Crisis

March 13th, 2017 - 3:00PM-8:00PM

Like many of its neighbors, Brazil is going through an economic, ethical and political crisis that, among other effects, has contributed to the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, but also people all around the world are wondering how Latin America will recover from its generalized crisis. Join us in two days of talks about future perspectives on the Brazilian crisis, with focus on wh...


Rethinking the Proposal: Concrete and Philosophical Approaches

March 15th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

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....


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

March 15th, 2017 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

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...


Chocolat

March 15th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:45PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1988 > France > Directed by Claire Denis With Isaach de Bankole, Giulia Boschi Based on her childhood experiences in Cameroon, Denis's acclaimed debut centers on a young French girl; her colonial-official father; her beautiful, restless mother; and their handsome house servant Protée (de Bankole). The film's most remarkable passages deal with the unacknowledged sexual te...


Crimes of Peace: Border Violence and Democracy’s Gray Zone

March 16th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Maurizio Albahari, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on "Crimes of Peace: Border Violence and Democracy’s Gray Zone" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Cameraperson

March 16th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:42PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2016 > USA > Directed by Kirsten Johnson "Kirsten Johnson, a prolific and widely traveled cinematographer, makes her living shooting other people's films, many of them dealing with war, injustice and sexual violence. She assembled this memoir from outtakes and home video, and the result is revelatory testimony to the simple, mysterious power of the camera to brid...


SAP Seminar Series: "Insurgent Comparisons: Early Communism in Late Colonial India" by Manu Goswami

March 20th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Manu Goswami’s research and teaching center on nationalism and internationalism, political economy and the history of economic thought, social theory and historical methods. Her book, Producing India: From Colonial Economy to National Space was published in 2004 by the University of Chicago. It was the inaugural volume of an interdisciplinary book series, Chicago Studies in the Practices of...


SAP Seminar Series: "Seeing vs. Being Seen: Conversion Beyond Ambedkar, Islam Among Non-Brahmins, and the Village of Meenakshipuram"

March 22nd, 2017 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The two most important mass conversions in 20th century postcolonial India were that led by Ambedkar in 1956 to Buddhism and that at the village of Meenakshipuram in 1981 to Islam. Though both involved untouchable outcaste communities and non-Hindu religions, Ambedkar’s conversion has consistently served as a shorthand for all untouchable conversions across India, not simply eclipsing the ma...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Democracy and its Discontents in Southeast Asia"

March 23rd, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Mark R. Thompson, Director, Southeast Asia Research Center, Professor of Politics, Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong "Democracy and its Discontents in Southeast Asia" There has been a fundamental tension in the electoralist polities of Southeast Asia (Indonesia, the Philippines, and, until 2014, Thailand) between the interests of key e...


Norms, Violence, and the End of the Empire: Gorbachev and the Use of Force in the Baltic Republics

March 23rd, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Una Bergmane, Postdoctoral Associate, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Norms, Violence, and the End of the Empire: Gorbachev and the Use of Force in the Baltic Republics" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


SAP Seminar Series: "Signs of the Self in Stories in Pre-colonial Bengal: Love, Sex, Marriage, War, and Self-Sacrifice, c. 1650-1750" by David Curley

March 27th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This lecture explores two related themes. The first discusses ‘fluid signs’ of power and freedom, and the second discusses the disciplines necessary for social relationships, identities and hierarchies. We have explored not a ‘Bengali’ identity, but a complex and dialogic topography of intersecting literary traditions. Sometimes this topography reached beyond the provincial...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session for Undergraduates

March 27th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

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 of senior year; students who wish to begin the program immediately after graduation are encouraged to start the application process in their junior year....


Heaven, Hell, and Everything In Between: Murals of the Colonial Andes

March 28th, 2017 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Olin Library

Room: 107

The role of the visual arts in negotiating a sense of place and identity is an important one, and mural paintings reveal the complex ways that artists and viewers conceptualize the space they inhabit.   In a Chats in the Stacks talk, assistant professor of history of art Ananda Cohen-Aponte (Cohen Suarez) will talk about her new book, Heaven, Hell, and Everything in Between (University of...



SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: “The Royal Proclamation (sắc phong) is like our Certificate of Praise (băng khên)”: Culture as Local Historical Practice in a Northern Vietnamese Village"

March 30th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Lauren Meeker, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology,  SUNY New Paltz “The Royal Proclamation (sắc phong) is like our Certificate of Praise (băng khên)”: Culture as Local Historical Practice in a Northern Vietnamese Village" This paper examines the local practice of history among elderly male villagers in a village in northern Vietnam who a...


Tying Hands, Sinking Costs, and Leader Attributes

March 30th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Joshua Kertzer, Assistant Professor of Government, Harvard University, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Tying Hands, Sinking Costs, and Leader Attributes" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Beauty, Law, and War

April 6th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Mary Ellen O'Connell, Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution, University of Notre Dame, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Beauty, Law, and War" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Conference on Sustainability in Asia

April 6th, 2017 - 6:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Cordis Hong Kong

Join us in Hong Kong on April 6–7, 2017 for a discussion to explore advances in sustainability research, engagement with communities, and opportunities for collaboration. The conference—Sustainability in Asia: Partnerships for Research and Implementation—will convene international scholars, scientists, practitioners, and policy influencers who are work...


SAP Seminar Series: "In the Shadow of Feminism: Men’s Movements in India Imagine Family, Violence and Action" by Srimati Basu

April 10th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

As women’s organizations have mobilized the Indian State since the 1980’s to institute a slate of laws on intimate violence, men’s groups (MRAs) have formed in counterpoint to challenge definitions of dowry, violence, economic restitution and punitive criminal apparatuses deployed in cases of family violence. These groups have become substantial transnational vocal presences thro...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "From Rite of Passage to Intangible Cultural Heritage: Incorporation of the Salak Yom Buddhist Ritual into Global Discourses of Heritage and Development"

April 13th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Dr. Alexandra Denes, Lecturer, Media Arts and Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University "From Rite of Passage to Intangible Cultural Heritage: Incorporation of the Salak Yom Buddhist Ritual into Global Discourses of Heritage and Development" Over the past decade, leading international development organizations—including the United Nations and the World Bank—ha...


SAP Seminar Series: "Reading between the lines: Indian poetry in English and the challenges of the archive" by Emma Bird

April 17th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This lecture reflects on the challenges and opportunities offered by the literary archive for scholars of Indian poetry in English. It considers how the archive enriches our understanding of poetry and the context in which it was written, and suggests the close relationship between historical, materialist research on the one hand, and close reading and formal literary analysis, on the other....


Soccer Chants, Heteronormativity and Participatory Sounding-In-Synchrony, by Eduardo Herrera, Latin American Studies Program (LASP) Seminar Series

April 17th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: 206

In local Argentine soccer matches one can find anywhere between two hundred to fifty thousand people chanting together, accompanied by large ensembles of percussion and  brass instruments. Research on this mode of musical production has focused on the genealogy of the melodies and the discursive analysis of chant lyrics with or without an ethnographic component.&...


Governing the North American Arctic: Sovereignty, Security, and Institutions

April 18th, 2017 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Olin Library

Room: 107

For centuries, indigenous peoples have mastered the harsh conditions of the Arctic, but it has proven to be a difficult region for governments to administer.  Extreme temperatures, vast distances, and widely dispersed patterns of settlement have made it impossible for bureaucracies based in far-off capitals to erect and maintain infrastructures and institutions. How are the challenges of g...


SAP Film Screening: Ingirunthu (Here and Now)

April 19th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Showing of the film Ingirunthu (Here and Now), followed by a Q&A with the director, Sivamohan Sumathy...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Social Capital on Water Resources Management: A Social Network Approach To Understanding Community Involvement On Rural Wellspring Handling In Indonesia"

April 20th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Ismu Rini Dwi Ari, Brawijaya University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning "Social Capital on Water Resources Management: A Social Network Approach To Understanding Community Involvement On Rural Wellspring Handling In Indonesia" The good economic growth of Indonesia has not yet been accompanied by a parallel development of infrastructure and institutional capacity on water...


Did the Cold War Ever End? Will It?

April 20th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Andrei Kozyrev, Distinguished Fellow at the Kennan Institute (Wilson Center) will speak at 12:15 pm in G-08 Uris Hall on "Did the Cold War Ever End? Will It?" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


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...


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...


Dynamics of Hegemony

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 "Dynamics of Hegemony" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


SAP Seminer 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 Sivamohan Sumathy

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

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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....

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