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Ip Man 3

February 7th, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:45PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2015 > Hong Kong > Directed by Wilson Yip With Donnie Yen, Mike Tyson Donnie Yen ignites the screen in a return to the role that made him an icon - as Ip Man, the real-life Wing Chun grandmaster who mentored Bruce Lee. In this explosive third installment of the blockbuster martial arts series, a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer (Mike Tyson)...


CCCI: Evaluating the Risk of Chinese Housing Market: What We Know and What We Need to Know

February 8th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium, G64

Professor Yongheng Deng, Provost's Chair Professor, Professor of Real Estate and Finance, National University of Singapore This lecture is co-sponsored by Cornell Institute for China Economic Research (CICER). Real estate is an important driver of the Chinese economy, which itself is vital for global growth.  However, data limitations make it challenging to evaluate competing claims...


Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series: Ira Helfand, MD, "The Growing Danger of Nuclear War and What We Can Do About It"

February 8th, 2016 - 5:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Lewis Auditorium

Room: Goldwin Smith Hall

Ira Helfand, MD, will give a talk as part of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies' Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series.  For more information, go to:  http://einaudi.cornell.edu/news/co-president-international-physicians-prevention-nuclear-war-discuss-humanitarian-impacts.  ...


Spring 2016 Open House / Celebration

February 9th, 2016 - 3:30PM-5:00PM

Location: Physical Sciences Building

Room: Baker Portico

We invite you to join us in celebration of Lourdes Casanova being named one of the 50 most influential intellectuals in Iberoamerica for the second year in a row by the online publication esglobal....


Fulbright U.S. Student Program and Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (for graduate students only)

February 9th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

February 9, 2016, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 PM; speakers Gil Levine and Mike Walter - Graduate and professional students from all disciplines are invited to attend this information session. Learn about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program which provides full funding to U.S. citizens to engage in teaching or research in any field in over 155 countries around the world. Explore the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral D...


EAP Speaker Series: Virtual Dialects as a Window on Japanese Language and Society

February 9th, 2016 - 4:45PM-6:15PM

Location: Rockefeller Hall

Room: 374

Professor Yukari Tanaka will present her research on the development of virtual dialects in Japanese media, with special attention to dialect use in TV dramas. The presentation will be in Japanese with Japanese-English interpretation for the Q&A.  Professor Tanaka is Professor, Nihon University College of Humanities and Sciences, Department of Japanese Language and Literature. She is t...


The Case of the Grinning Cat

February 10th, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:16PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2006 > France > Directed by Chris Marker The late French cine-essayist Chris Marker (a lover of cats) reflects on French and international politics, art and culture at the start of the 21st century and links his peregrinations by tracing the mysterious appearances of a cartoonish grinning cat throughout the streets of Paris in this witty and thought-provoking piece. Shown with Chris Marker&#...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

February 11th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Buddha Shrines: A Cross-Cultural Study of Thailand, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka" Chotima Chaturawong, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University This research aims to understand the term mandapa and compare the architecture of mandapas and Buddha shrines in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Thailand.  A mondop in Thai architecture indicates a building and a roof...


"Power, Principles, and Practices for Global Security"

February 11th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Nancy W. Gallagher, Interim Director, Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland and Senior Research Scholar, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, will speak at 12:15 in Uris G-08 on "Power, Principles, and Practices for Global Security" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


"Wars Over Ice: Technology, Resources, and the Governance of Polar Security"

February 18th, 2016 - 12:00AM-7:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Dawn Berry, Postdoctoral Associate, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Wars Over Ice: Technology, Resources, and the Governance of Polar Security" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

February 18th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"'Sadej Tia' and the Chakri Shadow Line: A Popular Challenge to a Hyper-Royalist Historical Narrative?" Richard Ruth, Associate Professor, History, US Naval Academy Professor Ruth teaches Southeast Asian history at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. His scholarship examines at the intersection of military and religious culture in Thailand’s m...


Theeb

February 18th, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:40PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2015 > United Arab Emirates/Qatar/Jordan/UK > Directed by Naji Abu Nowar With Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweihiyeen In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to a secret destination. "A disarmingly complex...


CCCI: China's National College Entrance Examination (Gaokao) as a Fateful Rite of Passage

February 22nd, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium, G64

Zach Howlett, Ph.D. candidate, Anthropology, Cornell University "China's National College Entrance Examination (Gaokao) as a Fateful Rite of Passage: 'A Great Army Crossing a Narrow Plank Bridge'"...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program (for undergraduate students only)

February 24th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall, Room G08

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 PM; speaker Stefan Senders - This information session for undergraduate students provides an introduction and application guidance to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Fulbright scholarships provide full funding to U.S. citizens to engage in teaching or research in any field in over 155 countries around the world. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors...


“Arab/American Studies: Transnationality Before the Transnational Turn”

February 24th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: McGraw Hall, American Studies Wing

Room: Mezzanine Room 101 (enter from north side of the building, between first and second floors)

This presentation traces a genealogy in Arab American Studies and, in particular, the novel ways that scholars/activists push against assimilation paradigms to engage questions of empire, colonization, and inter-ethnic solidarity. It focuses on critical moments of germination in the field, including 1967 (the Six Day War), the formation of the Association of Arab American University Graduates, and...


Day For Night

February 24th, 2016 - 7:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1973 > France > Directed by Francois Truffaut With Francois Truffaut, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Leaud A musing on the making of love and movies by one of the leading auteurs of the French New Wave, Day for Night is a jeu d'esprit revolving around serendipity both in life and on film. Truffaut plays the frustrated filmmaker trying to coerce a kitten into following directions in...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

February 25th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"The Politics of Gender and Sexuality of Fundamentalist Muslims and the Politics of Knowledge Production of Feminist Groups in Contemporary Indonesia” Farid Muttaqin, PhD Student and Fulbright Presidential Fellow Anthropology, SUNY-Binghamton In this presentation, I intend to discuss how, on the one hand, the politics of gender and sexuality become an integral part of the fun...


"The Future of Genocide: In Asia and Beyond"

February 25th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Magnus Fiskesjö, Associate Professor, Anthropology Department, Cornell University, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall on "The Future of Genocide: In Asia and Beyond" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


The Second Mother

February 25th, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:52PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2015 > Brazil > Directed by Anna Muylaert With Regina Case, Michel Joelsas, Camila Mardila Val is a hard-working live-in housekeeper in modern day Sao Paulo. She is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers' needs, from cooking and cleaning to being a surrogate mother to their teenage son, who she has raised since he was a toddler. But when Val's estr...


Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

February 26th, 2016 - 9:00PM-10:56PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2002 > Japan > Directed by Shinichiro Watanabe With David Lucas, Beau Billingslea Rocker boy cutie Spike and gruff elder Jet Black, accompanied by tough-as-nano-nails Faye and hacker grrl Ed, comprise the motley crue of spaceship Bebop. The bounty-hunters pursue evil on the Red planet, surfing the hybrid metropolis Alba City in search of hand-to-hand combat, loot and overall mod flick gen...


PK

February 27th, 2016 - 5:00PM-7:33PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2014 > India > Directed by Rajkumar Hirani With Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt "A biting, whip-smart satire on the thorny subject of organized religion, the Bollywood musical PK enlightens and provokes through outrageous slapstick." (LA Times) Cosponsored with the Society for India and the Cornell India Association. Subtitled. 2 hrs 33 min...


SAP Seminar Series -- A Long History for a Prophetic Pakistan by Manan Ahmed Asif

February 29th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

In this South Asia Program (SAP) Seminar Series talk Professor Manan Ahmed Asif will examine the literary and political genealogy of prophetic thought— focusing on Prophet Muhammad— in contemporary Pakistan. He will trace the ways in which the Prophet has been used in political speech and in everyday practices – such as divination, dream-interpr...


CCCI: One Belt, One Road:  China's Grand Strategy for the 21st Century

February 29th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium, G64

Professor Bai Gao, Professor of Sociology, Duke University...


“Savoring Karbala: Sensory Aesthetics in Muharram Material and Ritual Practice in Hyderabad.”

March 2nd, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: McGraw Hall, American Studies Wing

Room: Mezzanine Room 101 (enter from north side of the building, between first and second floors)

This presentation will examine the ways that the five senses were engaged in the propagation of Shiʿism by the Qutb Shahi sultans of Hyderabad in the seventeenth century as described in Nizam al-Din Ahmad ibn ʿAbdallah Saʿidi Shirazi’s Hadiqat al-salatin (ca. 1643). Hadiqat al-salatin is one of the only descriptions of Muharram that we have from the Qutb Shahi dynasty, and this text simul...


Sembene!

March 2nd, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:22PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2015 > Senegal > Directed by Samba Gadjigo, Jason Silverman A love letter to the father of post-colonial African cinema, Sembene! is a "heartfelt doc rich in footage and access..., Sembene emerges here as a courageous man dedicated above all else to his art and the vision he felt compelled to express." (Village Voice) Subtitled. Cosponsored with the Institute fo...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

March 3rd, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Offshore Identities and Ruptures in the Handling Time" Allan Isaac, Associate Professor, American Studies, English, Rutgers University At the end of 2011, call center agents numbered 400,000 in the Philippines outpacing India in growth and number for voice operations. Indian-owned companies like Aegis have moved operations into the Philippine archipelago. The Philippines is number...


"Ottoman Islamism and Erdoğan’s ‘New Turkey’: From Arab Street Hero to Foreign Policy Zero"

March 3rd, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Lisel Hintz, Postdoctoral Associate, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall on "Ottoman Islamism and Erdoğan’s ‘New Turkey’: From Arab Street Hero to Foreign Policy Zero" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


The Wonders

March 5th, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:50PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2014 > Italy > Directed by Alice Rohrwacher With Alba Rohrwacher, Maria Alexandra Lungu, Monica Bellucci Winner of the 2014 Cannes Grand Prix, this entrancing, richly textured drama centers on a family of beekeepers living in stark isolation in the Tuscan countryside. The dynamic of their overcrowded household is disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenaged boy...


SAP Seminar Series -- Household or state?: Debating Sovereignty and Sarkar in Early-Colonial North India by Nick Abbott

March 7th, 2016 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The March 7th South Asia Program (SAP) Seminar Series speaker, Nick Abbott, notes that although the word “sarkar” generally refers to the modern bureaucratic state in contemporary Hindi-Urdu usage, in eighteenth-century Indo-Persian, the word had a much wider application.  At that time, the term sarkar denoted the household of one of the Mughal empire&rsqu...


CCCI: China's 'Leftover' Women and the End of the One-Child Policy

March 7th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium, G64

Professor Leta Hong Fincher, Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor, East Asia Languages and Culture, Columbia University Author of Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China "China's 'Leftover' Women and the End of the One-Child Policy" This lecture is co-sponsored by the Society for the Humanities and Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies....


Christopher Nolan Presents the Quay Brothers in 35 MM!

March 9th, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:07PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1986-2015 > UK > Directed by Stephen & Timothy Quay Christopher Nolan American identical twins working in London, stop motion animators Stephen and Timothy Quay find their inspiration in Eastern European literature and classical music and art, their work distinguished by its dark humor and an uncanny feeling for color and texture. Masters of miniaturization, they turn their tiny sets...


"The Challenge of Emergent Military Technologies to the Just War Tradition"

March 10th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Benjamin Banta, Assistant Professor of International Ethics, Department of Political Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall on "The Challenge of Emergent Military Technologies to the Just War Tradition" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Mustang

March 10th, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:37PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2015 > Turkey/France/Qatar/Germany > Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüyen With Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Elit Iscan In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters play innocently with their male classmates. When a neighbor reports their supposed illicit behavior, though, the family home turns into a prison and marriages begin to be arranged. The five sisters,...


Only Yesterday

March 12th, 2016 - 9:15PM-11:15PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 1991 > Japan > Directed by Isao Takahata The only Studio Ghibli film to never receive a North American release, Only Yesterday is finally screening in celebration of the film's 25th anniversary! It's 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. While traveling by train to visit family in the country, memories flood back of her...


SAP Seminar Series -- Iron Cage Dreams: Creativity, Ephemerality, and the Politics of Building Construction in India's National Capital Region by Namita Dharia

March 14th, 2016 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

South Asia Program Seminar Series speaker on March 14th, 2016, Namita Dharia, is a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology in May 2015. Her research interests include architecture and the built environment, urban development politics, labor, and the experience of cities.  Dharia's doctoral dissertation is a cr...


CCCI: The Urban Ideology in China

March 14th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium, G64

Timothy Oakes, Professor, Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder...


We Come As Friends

March 14th, 2016 - 7:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2014 > France/Austria > Directed by Hubert Sauper From the Academy Award nominated director of Darwin's Nightmare and winner of top prizes at Sundance and Berlin, We Come as Friends takes a hard look at the institutions of power that keep impoverished South Sudan, the world's newest nation, in a constant cycle of war. Shortlisted for Best Documentary Feature Oscar. S...


"'Who is this Nazrul?' Cross-border Perplexities in the Study of a Bengali Literary-Cultural Hero."

March 16th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: McGraw Hall, American Studies Wing

Room: Mezzanine Room 101 (enter from north side of the building, between first and second floors)

This talk focuses on the "rebel poet" Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976), who is famed for his poems of 1920s-30s Bengal -- poetry that was fiercely anti-colonial; critical of bigotry, prejudice, communalism, and social injustice; and, by the late 1930s, expressive of devotion to Allah, Kali, and Krishna.  Both beloved and highly controversial in h...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

March 17th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"The Booty/Beauty of Filipino/American Art" Sarita Echavez See​, Associate Professor, Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside This lecture focuses on works by the multi-media artist Stephanie Syjuco that deliberately ape, ironize and subvert the imperial museum’s accumulative practices, what cultural theorist Allan Isaac has called “acts of assimilation gone awr...


Dukhtar (Daughter)

March 17th, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:33PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2015 > Pakistan/Norway/USA > Directed by Afia Nathaniel With Abdullah Jan, Adnan Shah In the mountains of Pakistan, a mother and her ten-year-old daughter flee their home on the eve of the girl's marriage to a tribal leader. A deadly hunt for them begins across the mountainous Hunza Valley. "Nathaniel, a native of Pakistan, has delivered a stunning, emotive wo...


Latin American Studies Program Spring 2016 Seminar Series

March 21st, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: 105

Manuela Picq is Professor of International Relations at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, and 2013-2014 Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Her research bridges international relations and comparative politics to tackle issues of gender, ethnicity, and stateness in Latin America. Manuela Picq is currently based in Germany, after having been arbit...


SAP Seminar Series -- Temporality, Space and Sexuality in India by Svati Shah

March 21st, 2016 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

South Asia Program Seminar Series (SAP) Speaker on March 21st, 2016, Svati Shah, relates that over the past decade, a sea change has occurred in discourses of sexuality throughout the Global South. In this presentation, I review this set of changes in South Asia, by focusing on sex worker, transgender and queer spatial politics as they have unfolded in Indian cities. These transformations may oste...


Einaudi Center Roundtable: Syria and the Refugee Crisis

March 21st, 2016 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

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CCCI: The Promise (and Peril) of Environmental Law Reform in China

March 21st, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Myron Taylor Hall

Room: 390

Professor Alex Wang, Assistant Professor of Law, UCLA Law School This lecture is co-sponsored by the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture....


Stromboli

March 22nd, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:46PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1950 > Italy > Directed by Roberto Rossellini With Ingrid Bergman, Mario Vitale The first collaboration between Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman is a devastating portrait of a woman's existential crisis, set against the beautiful and forbidding backdrop of a volcanic island off the coast of Sicily. Balancing the director's trademark neorealism - exemplified here in a remar...


"Islam in Black and White: 'Mohammedanism, Progress, and Anticolonial Politics in the Early Twentieth-Century Gold Coast Press."

March 23rd, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: McGraw Hall, American Studies Wing

Room: Mezzanine Room 101 (enter from north side of the building, between first and second floors)

This paper explores how members of the Gold Coast intelligentsia wrote about and debated the merits of Islam as a religious faith capable of advancing the spiritual, political, and social aspirations of West Africans under colonial rule. The rich tradition of indigenous newspaper publishing in the Gold Coast, as Ghana was then known, has left a corpus of print sources that shed light on how Ghanai...


Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

March 23rd, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:54PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2015 > Sweden > Directed by Stig Bjorkman A lovingly crafted film about one of cinema's most luminous and alluring women, arriving on the centenary of the famed actress' birth. Composed from Ingrid Bergman's letters and diaries as well as home movie footage Bergman herself shot, this touching documentary uses a wealth of never-before-seen material to unearth t...


"Logics of Identity Management in International Relations"

March 24th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Steven Ward, Assistant Professor of Government, Cornell University, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Logics of Identity Management in International Relations" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Aelita: Queen of Mars

March 24th, 2016 - 7:15PM-9:15PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1924 > USSR > Directed by Yakov Protazanov With Yulia Solntseva, Igor Ilyinsky, Nikolai Tseretelli Before Fritz Lang's Metropolis, there was the dramatic sci-fi brilliance of ProtazanovÍs Aelita: Queen of Mars. Wrought with subtle erotic tensions and national predilections of the moment, the Martian adventure is known for its incredible leaps of fantasy running parallel to d...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program (for undergraduate students only)

March 28th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall, Room G08

Monday, March 28, 2016, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 PM; speaker Stefan Senders - This information session for undergraduate students provides an introduction and application guidance to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Fulbright scholarships provide full funding to U.S. citizens to engage in teaching or research in any field in over 155 countries around the world. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are al...


SAP Seminar Series -- Talent, Technique, Transformation: Musical Training and the Possibilities of the Self in Liberalizing India by Anaar Desai-Stephens

April 4th, 2016 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The South Asia Program (SAP) Seminar Series speaker, Anaar Desai-Stephens, will discuss the aspirational striving that permeates contemporary India centers on a fundamental question: How much can a person transform? More specifically, how much, and in what ways, must one transform in order to transcend the habitus of class and caste given to them at birth? This paper offers a musically grounded ex...


CCCI: Cultural Heritage Fever in China: Discourse and Practices

April 4th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium, G64

Yujie Zhu, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian National University Since the UNESCO World Heritage Convention was ratified by China in 1985, the country has had forty-eight of its national sites inscribed as World Heritage. The ratification of the World Heritage Convention expresses the country’s efforts to embrace globalization, build up its...


Information Session: Proposal Writing

April 6th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall, G08

Wednesday, April 6, 2016, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 PM; speaker Stefan Senders - This presentation, part philosophy, part practical tutorial, aims to make proposal writing easier and more successful....


"Pakistan's Battle Against Violent Extremism"

April 7th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Raza Rumi, Visiting International Scholar in Residence, Ithaca College, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Pakistan's Battle Against Violent Extremism" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


CMS Film Presentation: “Standstill”

April 7th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

After the political crisis in Kanesatake’s reserve, Arihote, a Kanienkehaka "Mohawk", sometime war photographer, and his wife parted ways. While trying to help his son who has committed a misdemeanor, Arihote, whose life is in a rut, happens upon the revenge killing of a neighbor by Wedad (Meissoon Azzaria), a Palestinian refugee. Loath to get involved in a police investigation, Ar...


The Yellow Ticket

April 7th, 2016 - 7:30PM-8:36AM

Location: Sage Chapel

Ithaca Premiere! 1918 > Germany > Directed by Eugen Illes & Viktor Janson With Pola Negri, Harry Liedtke, Viktor Janson The Yellow Ticket was made at the end of World War I and on the eve of the Russian revolution. It stars an adolescent Pola Negri, who would later become the legendary femme fatale of the silent era, and tells the story of an innocent young Jewish woman from a Polish...


SAP Seminar Series -- Worldly Affiliations: Artistic Practice, National Identity and Modernism in India, 1930-1990 by Sonal Khullar

April 11th, 2016 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

South Asia Program (SAP) guest Sonal Khullar will discuss her newly published book, Worldly Affiliations: Artistic Practice, National Identity and Modernism in India, 1930-1990, in the context of new global histories of modernism and recent exhibitions of contemporary art from India. Drawing on Edward Said’s notion of affiliation as a critical and cultural imperative against empire and natio...


CCCI: My Music Education in China - Wu Man, pipa virtuoso and composter

April 11th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium, G64

Wu Man, pipa virtuoso and composer, will give a public talk on Monday, April 11 for the Cornell Contemporary China Initiative Lecture Series. This lecture is free and open to the public. She will be performing with the Shanghai Quartet as part of the Cornell Concert Series on Sunday, April 10. Tickets are on sale now. Student discounts available....


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

April 14th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Aesthetic Entanglements: The Hybrid Heritage of Thai and Cambodian Dance" Alexandra Denes, Lecturer, Media Arts and Design, Chiang Mai University In pre-colonial Cambodia and Siam, court dancers were living embodiments of a king’s prestige and spiritual power. Bas-reliefs and inscriptions from Angkor indicate that hundreds of court dancers performed as ritual propitiati...


"Dying for the Story: Violence Against Journalists Around the World"

April 14th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Geoffrey Wallace, Assistant Professor, Political Science Department, Rutgers University, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall on "Dying for the Story: Violence Against Journalists Around the World" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


“How Far Is Far? The Place of the Arab-Muslim World in the Global Transformation of Time, 1870s-1930s”

April 14th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: McGraw Hall, American Studies Wing

Room: Mezzanine Room 101 (enter from north side of the building, between first and second floors)

In the second half of the nineteenth century, observers all across the globe noted how time (and tied to it, space) was dramatically changing in an increasingly interconnected world. They differed, however, in their interpretation as to what this transformation of time meant. This talk focuses on a set of responses and appropriations of new times by Arab reformers and Muslim scholars in the Easter...


The Changing Politics of Central Banking Conference

April 18th, 2016 - 8:30AM-6:00PM

Location: Statler Ampitheatre

  Meridian 180 and the Global Finance Initiative are delighted to host The Changing Politics of Central Banking Conference on April 18 and 19, 2016. Featuring conversation between social scientists and central bank practitioners, this conference will serve as a starting point for the development of a new field of interdisciplinary scholarship around important issues in ce...


SAP Seminar Series -- Blindingly Clear: The Fate of Advaita Vedānta in Bhāratitīrtha’s Garland of Vyāsa’s Reasons by Frank Clooney

April 18th, 2016 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

South Asia Program's guest Frank Clooney will discuss the Bhāratitīrtha’s 14th century Garland of Vyāsa’s Reasons (Vaiyāsikanyāyamālā) encapsulates, distills, and makes accessible in 396 ślokas the 192 interpretive problems of the Brahma Sūtras, the foundational text of Vedānta and source of its abundant commentarial tradition. Yet this perfection of clarity and concision...


CCCI: Policing China in the Shadow of Protest

April 18th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium, G64

Suzanne Scoggins, Pre-doctoral Fellow, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), Stanford University...


Bartels World Affairs Fellowship Lecture: Alan S. Blinder

April 19th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: Alice Statler Auditorium, Statler Hall

Alan S. Blinder will present the Bartels World Affairs Fellowship Lecture....


Bartels World Affairs Fellowship Lecture: Alan S. Blinder

April 19th, 2016 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Alice Statler Auditorium

Room: Statler Hall

Alan S. Blinder will present the Bartels World Affairs Fellowship Lecture....


South Asia Development Forum, Spring 2016: "India's Barefoot College: Women and Community Solar Energy Development"

April 19th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Biotechnology Building

Room: G-10

This South Asia Program (SAP) event is a public lecture by Sanjit “Bunker” Roy, Founder of internationally acclaimed Barefoot College of India and CEO of Barefoot College International, Meagan Fallone. The only college built by and for the rural poor with a focus on decentralising and demystifying technology, placing it in the hands of those most in need. Its "Barefoot A...


2016 Iscol Environmental Lecturer - Sheryl WuDunn

April 20th, 2016 - 5:00PM-7:00PM

Location: TBD

Navigating Environmental and Economic Conflicts in China and the World Sheryl WuDunn is Senior Managing Director of Mid-Market Securities and member of the Atkninson Center's External Advisory Board. With her husband, Nicholas D. Kristof, she has co-authored two other best-selling books about Asia: Thunder from the East and China Wakes. Ms. WuDunn won a Pulitzer Prize with her husband f...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

April 21st, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Past Lives, Present Tense: Past-Life Memory in Contemporary Cambodia" Erik Davis, Associate Professor, Religious Studies, Macalester College Past-life memory in Cambodia is common. In the dominantly Buddhist culture, past-life memory is usually interpreted in terms of the Buddhist cycle of saṃsāra, where past-life memory is often a prerequsite for advanced stages of spirit...


"The American Way of War: Targeting or Protecting Civilians?"

April 21st, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Neta Crawford, Professor, Department of Political Science, Boston University, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall on "The American Way of War: Targeting or Protecting Civilians?" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


SAP Seminar Series -- Of Panopticons, Pannomions and the Corpo–Real: Bentham, Blasphemy and the Indian Penal Code by Asad Ahmed

April 25th, 2016 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

In this South Asia Program (SAP) Seminar Series talk, Asad Ahmed examines Foucault’s appropriation of Bentham’s panopticon as the exemplification of a new mode of power by situating it in relation to Bentham’s pannomion to interrogate Foucault’s sharp distinction between sovereignty and disciplinary power. It suggests that a consideration of the pannomion project, that...


CCCI: Philip Tinari (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing)

April 25th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium, G64

Philip Tinari, Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing This lecture is co-sponsored by the Johnson Museum of Art and the Department of History of Art....


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

April 28th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"The Language of Informal Media: Form and Function in Indonesian and other Southeast Asian Languages" Thomas Conners, Associate Research Scientist, Less Commonly Taught Languages, University of Maryland Over 500 million tweets and 21 billion SMS messages are sent daily around the world, and Indonesians are among the earliest and most eager adopters of new social media technolo...


"History as Global Ethics: Reading Edward Said on the Politics of Counterpoint"

April 28th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Jeanne Morefield, Professor of Politics, Whitman College, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall on "History as Global Ethics: Reading Edward Said on the Politics of Counterpoint" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


"The Mediterranean in the Cold War: A World Historical Perspective”

April 28th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: McGraw Hall, American Studies Wing

Room: Mezzanine Room 101 (enter from north side of the building, between first and second floors)

Was the Cold War an important point of rupture in the modern history of the Mediterranean?  How did the new Cold War conjuncture affect the old structures of the region, especially the Middle East? This seminar sees the region as a cultural fracture zone whose fate is vital to the future of the world, and whose deep history can help us to think outside of the box of cultur...


SAP Seminar Series -- Intimate Rivals: Women’s Labor in a Joint Family Household in Bihar, India by Hayden Kantor

May 2nd, 2016 - 12:15PM-7:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

At his South Asia Program (SAP) Seminar Series talk, Hayden Kantor will talk about how increasingly, rural people in the North Indian state of Bihar frame the well-being of the household not in terms of agricultural output, but off-farm income. Money earned by migrating out of the village is crucial to sustaining the joint family household. Yet these sources of capital also produce new tensions am...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

May 5th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Colonial Kings and the Decolonization of the French Empire: Bao Dai, Mohammed V, and Norodom Sihanouk" Christopher Goscha, Associate Professor, History, Universite du Quebec a Montreal During the last few decades, scholars have produced path-breaking studies of the nationalist transformations of the Windsor, Meiji, and Chakri dynasties in Great Britain, Japan, and Thailand. H...


"A Strategic Logic of Attacking Humanitarian Aid Workers: Evidence From Violence in Afghanistan"

May 5th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Neil Narang, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall on "A Strategic Logic of Attacking Humanitarian Aid Workers: Evidence From Violence in Afghanistan" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


“A King Along the Niger River: French Colonialism, Bargains of Collaboration, and the Rule of Law, 1879-1918”

May 5th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: McGraw Hall, American Studies Wing

Room: Mezzanine Room 101 (enter from north side of the building, between first and second floors)

In 1891, in the midst of colonial conquest, the French military leader in the Soudan made his trusted interpreter king of the long-established Muslim town of Sinsani along the Niger River.  In making Mademba Seye king, Lt-Colonel Louis Archinard pursued his model of resurrecting African kingship that had been eroded by thirty years of militant Islamic rule under al hajj Umar and his heirs.&nb...


SAP 2016 Symposium -- Gujarat/ Guatemala: Marketing Care and Speculating Life

May 6th, 2016 - 1:30PM-7:00PM

Location: ILR Conference Center

Room: Room 423

The Cornell-Syracuse South Asia Consortium 2016 Symposium, will feature: Gladys Tzul Tzul, visual artist/public intellectual/activist; Karen Smith Rotabi, United Arab Emirates University; Kaushik Sunder Rajan, University of Chicago; Sherryl Vint, University of California at Riverside; Ranjana Kumari, Center for Social Research. The CU-SU SA Consortium is made up of the South Asia Program (SAP...


Bartels World Affairs Fellowship Lecture: Svetland Alexievich

September 12th, 2016 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Alice Statler Auditorium

Room: Statler Hall

Svetland Alexievich will present the Bartels World Affairs Fellowship Lecture....

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