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Multilingual Poetry Reading and Dessert Reception

April 29th, 2016 - 7:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Clark Hall

Room: 700

The Language Resource Center at Cornell University is pleased to invite you to a multilingual poetry reading and international dessert reception on Friday, April 29th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in Clark Hall, Room 700, on the Cornell University campus. The objective of the event is to raise awareness of the Shared Course Initiative (SCI), an agreement among Columbia, Cornell, and Yale Universiti...

Workshop - Cultures of Censorship: 'Censorship and Secrets in Thailand'

April 30th, 2016 - 12:00PM-8:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"The Aesthetics of Lying: The Dynamics and Politics of Self-Censorship in Thailand" Presenter: David Streckfuss, Center Director, CIEE Khon Kaen Discussant: Tamara Loos, Associate Professor, Department of History, Cornell University   "Thailand’s Internet Culture: Censorship, Partisanship and Defamation" Presenter: Thaweeporn Kummetha, Editor of P...

Latin American Studies Program Seminar Series

May 2nd, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: 105

"Art and Resistance to Oblivion: On Trauma, Memory and Representation in Colombia's Contemporary Art," a talk by María del Rosario Acosta López. María received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Colombian National University.  She was Associate Professor at the Philosophy Department in the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, until December 2014, and sh...

SAP Seminar Series -- "Chhath Pūjā: Affiliation and Abundance in a Bihari Festival" by Hayden Kantor

May 2nd, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Bihar has a reputation as one of India’s most "backward" states. The deficient agricultural infrastructure, endemic corruption, and lack of employment opportunities have coalesced to render rural livelihoods precarious. So how do rural Biharis manage to sustain the family as they confront a future beyond agriculture? In this talk, I focus on Chhath Puja, a biannual Hindu festival a...

Einaudi Center Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker: Andreas Wüst

May 2nd, 2016 - 5:00PM-6:30PM

Location: Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

Andreas M. Wüst, Fellow at the Ministry for Integration of the Government of Baden-Württemberg (Germany) and Nonresident Fellow at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) of the University of Mannheim, will present a lecture entitled, "The Refugee Crisis and Beyond: Challenges to Germany's Immigration and Integration Policies."...

Einaudi Center Lund Critical Debate: Is Nuclear Power the Answer to Climate Change?

May 3rd, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Klarman Auditorium

Daniel M. Kammen, Director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), Professor of Energy and Resources, and Professor of Nuclear Engineering, and Mr. Lauri Muranen, Secretary General of the Finnish Energy Council, will engage in a debate over nuclear power as the answer to climate change....

LASP Seminar Series

May 5th, 2016 - 11:30AM-7:00PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: 105

Amazonia Under Globalization and Global Change A talk by Susanna B. Hecht Susanna B. Hecht is an American geographer and a professor of Urban Planning at UCLA. Her early work on the deforestation of the Amazon led to the founding of the subfield of political ecology. This subfield of geography embraces sociology, economics, history, literature, ecology, environmental studies and a wide variety...

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. He has provided a paper that can be read in advance of...

“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...

Voices on Vietnam Spring 2016: Professor Christopher Goscha "Towards a History of Modern Vietnam"

May 5th, 2016 - 5:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: The Ruth Woolsey Findley History of Art Gallery

The biannual Cornell Voices on Vietnam Speakers’ Series is delighted to announce our Spring 2016 event featuring acclaimed historian and Vietnam specialist Christopher Goscha, Professor of History at Université du Québec à Montréal.  Professor Goscha will be discussing his latest work, The Penguin History of Modern Vietnam.  Popular impressions of V...

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

May 6th, 2016 - 1:30PM-5:00PM

Location: ILR Conference Center

Room: Room 423

The gendered, embodied labor of childbearing and childrearing has transformed the Indian subcontinent and Central America into epicenters of the global market in human futures. This symposium puts them in comparative focus through the state of Gujarat, birthplace of India’s booming surrogacy economy, and Guatemala, an iconic source for childcare work in North America overshadowed by child la...

Latin American Studies Program Seminar Series

May 9th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: 105

"Program Resource Extraction: Identifying Support and Opposition," a talk by Moises Arce. Moises Arce is the Frederick A. Middlebush Professor in Political Science at the University of Missouri. He is the author of Resource Extraction and Protest in Peru and Market Reform in Society.  ...

Bartels World Affairs Fellowship Lecture: Svetlana Alexievich

September 12th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Statler Auditorium

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

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