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The Cornell International Fair

August 31st, 2016 - 11:30AM-2:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: First Floor Terrace

The Cornell International Fair showcases the many options for students to internationalize their Cornell experience.  It invites undergraduate and graduate students to explore international and global study on campus and abroad. Students will be able to talk with faculty and staff about study abroad, exchanges, language study, international majors/minors, fellowships, internships, courses wit...


Cornell in Cambodia Information Session

August 31st, 2016 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Have you ever wondered at the majesty of Angkor Wat? Have you ever wanted to unravel the history of this ancient place? Have you ever dreamed of seeing it in person? Now is a fantastic opportunity to embark on this learning adventure. During the 2017 winter session Professor Kaja McGowan will lead a two week immersion course in Cambodia titled: Performing Angkor: Dance, Silk, and...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Queertopia: Early 20th-Century Bangkok's Homosocial Landscapes"

September 1st, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Lawrence Chua '12, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Syracuse University This paper examines the emergence of queer utopian landscapes produced by two powerful homosocial institutions in early 20th-century Bangkok: the “City of Willows” of Chinese migrant secret societies and Dusit Thani, the miniature democratic city of King Rama VI’s court. While the former se...


IAD Seminar - The UN Sustainable Development Goals: Why They Matter

September 1st, 2016 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Muna Ndulo is Professor of Law and Elizabeth and Arthur Reich Director, Leo and Arvilla Berger International Legal Studies Program, and Director of the Institute for African Development at Cornell University. Early in his career he was a Professor of Law and later Dean of the Law School at the University of Zambia. In 1986 he joined the UN as a Legal Officer for the Commission on International Tra...


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

September 1st, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Karen Ruffle, Department of Religious Studies, University of Toronto 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 desc...


Black Girl

September 1st, 2016 - 7:15PM-8:20PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

New Digital Restoration. 1965 > Senegal > Directed by Ousmane Sembene With Mbissine Therese Diop, Anne-Maire Jelinck The story of a Senegalese maid who is taken to the Riviera by her French employers, where she discovers, that outside of Africa, she is simply a thing, no longer a person, but "the black girl." Sembene's first feature film made a profound impression at s...


events.cornell.edu »Event Details SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Bali: Sacred Waters/Surging Tourism"

September 8th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Mara Alper, Associate Professor, Media, Arts, Sciences and Studies, Ithaca College Mara Alper is a filmmaker with an anthropologist's curiosity. Her travels lead her toward older traditions to regain lost wisdom that can help sustain us. One of these places is Bali. Her five trips there began in 1985 when she studied wayan kulit shadow puppets with a dalang in the Bali Hindu tradition; she...


India as a Security State: Postcolonial Iterations of a War on Terror

September 8th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Durba Ghosh, Associate Professor, Department of History, Cornell University, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "India as a Security State: Postcolonial Iterations of a War on Terror" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


IAD Seminar - Knowledge, Voice and Enterprise: Building Sustainable, Prosperous Communities in North and West Africa

September 8th, 2016 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Charles Benjamin is President of the Near East Foundation, which is dedicated to building more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive communities in the Middle East and Africa through education, community organizing, and economic development. He has over twenty-five years’ experience in international development, with extensive experience in natural resources management throughout the Middle...


Tokyo Drifter

September 8th, 2016 - 9:15PM-11:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

1966 > Japan > Directed by Seijun Suzuki With Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Tamio Kawaji In this jazzy gangster film, reformed killer Tetsu's attempt to go straight is thwarted when his former cohorts call him back to Tokyo to help battle a rival gang. Director Seijun Suzuki's onslaught of stylized violence and trippy colors is equal parts Russ Meyer, Samuel Fuller, and Nag...


Branded to Kill

September 11th, 2016 - 9:15PM-11:01PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

New Digital Restoration. 1967 > Japan > Directed by Seijun Suzuki With Joe Shishido, Koji Nanbara, Isao Tamagawa When Japanese New Wave bad boy Seijun Suzuki delivered this brutal, hilarious, and visually inspired masterpiece to the executives at his studio, he was promptly fired. Branded to Kill tells the ecstatically bent story of a yakuza assassin with a fetish for sniffing steam...


SAP: “Subaltern Speak: An Indian Soldier's 'Travelogue' of China, 1900-1901"

September 12th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This talk will offer a close reading of Gadadhar Singh's 1902 Hindi account of his thirteen months in China as a member of the British Indian force that was part of an eight-nations International Expedition mobilized to lift the siege of the Foreign Legations in Beijing.  It examines his text to highlight his extraordinary "inter-Asian" perspective on a China seemingly on the ve...


Bartels World Affairs Fellowship Lecture: Svetlana Alexievich

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

Location: Statler Auditorium

Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, will present the Bartels World Affairs Fellowship Lecture entitled "Voices from the People: The Rise and Fall of the Russian-Soviet Dream." Svetlana Alexievich, a writer of international renown and a dedicated critic of the dictatorial regime of her country, was born in Ivano-Frankovsk, Ukraine. At present, she is...


Cornell in Cambodia Information Session

September 14th, 2016 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Have you ever wondered at the majesty of Angkor Wat? Have you ever wanted to unravel the history of this ancient place? Have you ever dreamed of seeing it in person? Now is a fantastic opportunity to embark on this learning adventure. During the 2017 winter session Professor Kaja McGowan will lead a two week immersion course in Cambodia titled: Performing Angkor: Dance, Silk, and...


Einaudi Center Distinguished Speaker Series: Cybersecurity and International Issues

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

Location: Bill and Melinda Gates Hall

Room: G01

Milton Mueller, Professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech, presents the lecture, “Cybersecurity and the territorial state: Alignment and 'fragmentation' in global Internet governance.” Upcoming events in the Cybersecurity and International Issues series: Oct 26: Jon Lindsay, Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs, University...


The Social Process of Globalization: Insights from Kazakh Visitors to the U.S.

September 15th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Doug Blum, Professor, Department of Political Science, Providence College, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "The Social Process of Globalization: Insights from Kazakh Visitors to the U.S." at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


IAD Seminar - Government, Business, and Communities: Uneasy Partners for Conservation and Rural Development in Tanzania

September 15th, 2016 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Peter Balint is a professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He has an M.S. in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology and a Ph.D. in Policy Studies from the University of Maryland. He teaches courses on environmental policy and politics and on research methods and data analysis. His research addresses various aspects of environmental policy, includ...


CMSP: “Resisting “Mosque Culture:” The Continuity of Alevi Places of Worship in Anatolia”

September 15th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Angela Andersen, Postdoctoral Fellow, Aga Khan Program in Islamic Architecture, MIT The Alevi communities of what is now Turkey have resisted the restrictions of Sunni rulers and clergy, and the assertion that Aleviism should be assimilated or condemned, since the early Ottoman period. I will discuss the cemevi (the Alevi architecture of ceremonial assembly) and how it...


The Wailing

September 15th, 2016 - 9:30PM-12:10AM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2016 > South Korea > Directed by Hong-Jin Na With Hwang Jung-Min , Chun Woo-Hee , Kwak Do-Won In this unbelievably tense supernatural thriller, an old stranger's mysterious appearance in a quiet, rural village causes suspicion among the locals _ quickly turning to hysteria as the townspeople begin killing each other in brutal outbursts for unknown reasons. As th...


SAP: “The Afterlife of Islamic Architecture: Ethics, Ecology, and Other Times in the Medieval Ruins of Delhi"

September 19th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

While doing research in Delhi, I often heard stories of people’s dreams and visions of white robed Muslim saints amongst Delhi’s medieval monuments.  Dreams and visions of saints, as Amira Mittermaier’s (2011) work on dreaming in contemporary Egypt has shown us, are conceptualized as coming from an Elsewhere, not from inside the unconscious but from outside the subject. But...


CCCI: China and Islam: The Prophet, the Party, and Law

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

Location: McGraw Hall

Room: 165

Professor Matthew Erie - Associate Professor of Modern Chinese Studies, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford; Cornell University Anthropology Ph.D. alum China and Islam: The Prophet, the Party, and Law examines the intersection of two critical issues of the contemporary world: Islamic revival and an assertive China, questioning the assumption that Islamic law is incompatible...


Under the Sun

September 19th, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:50PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithace Premiere! 2016 > Russia > Directed by Vitaly Mansky Despite continuous interference by government handlers, director Vitaly Mansky still managed to document life in Pyongyang, North Korea in this fascinating portrait of one girl and her parents in the year as she prepares to join the Korean Children's Union on the 'Day Of The Shining Star' (Kim Jong-Il's birthday...


Workshop: Rethinking the Proposal: Part 1

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

Location: G08 Uris Hall

Part philosophy, part practical tutorial, this two-part workshop aims to make proposal writing easier and more successful. Plan on attending both sessions. Register here.   Part 1: Wednesday, September 21, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 pm Focusing on the relationships we construct or imagine as we write – the social character of our writing. Part 2: Wednesday, October 5, G08 Uris Ha...


The Wedding Doll

September 21st, 2016 - 7:15PM-8:40PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2015 > Israel > Directed by Nitzan Giladi With Assi Levy, Moran Rosenblatt, Roy Assaf Hagit, a beautiful young woman with a sunny disposition and a mild mental deficiency, works at a toilet paper factory and lives with her weary mother, a divorcee who struggles to reign in her daughter's desire for independence while trying to carve out a life for herself. When...


The Corinthian Thesis: The Oratorical Origins of the Idea of the Balance of Power in Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon

September 22nd, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Nathan Dinneen, Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "The Corinthian Thesis: The Oratorical Origins of the Idea of the Balance of Power in Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


IAD Seminar - Refugees and Migrants in Southern African: How Security has Displaced Development and Humanitarian Goals in Migration Policy

September 22nd, 2016 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Roni Amit is a Senior Researcher at the African Centre for Migration and Society, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Her research focuses on rights protection, administrative justice, legal processes, and developments in the areas of refugee law and immigration detention and deportation. She has published extensively on migration issues in southern Africa. Her articles appear in Africa...


SAP: “The Soloist Performs with an Orchestra of Events,” The 2016 Rabindranath Tagore Modern Indian Literature Lecture, by Ranjit Hoskote

September 23rd, 2016 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: A.D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

Ranjit Hoskote has long been drawn to the form of the concerto, both for its own beauty and elegance, and as a metaphor for the poet’s practice. The poet is a soloist, in this metaphor, while the world of events provides the orchestra, against and in concert with which the poet must unfold her or his explorations. The relationship between soloist and orchestra embraces a variety of modes: di...


SAP: “Madness as Auguring Extinction"

September 26th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: GO8

A sepulchral note has finally entered the insistently optimistic global discourse on climate change produced by the Conference of Parties (COP). With the introduction of the language of "loss and damage," several parties to the UN framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC) have acknowledged that climate change may not be mitigated or adapted to, that th...


The Lovers and the Despot

September 26th, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:34PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2016 > USA > Directed by Ross Adam, Robert Cannan With Paul Courtenay Hyu This "coolly gripping documentary account of one of the more bizarre true-crime stories ever to emerge from the film world" (Variety) documents the kidnapping of a famed South Korean director along with his glamorous actress muse and ex-lover by their top fan, North Korea's leade...


Fantastic Planet

September 28th, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:15PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

New Digital Restoration! 1972 > France/Czechoslovakia > Directed by Rene Laloux A weird sci-fi cartoon about an insurrection on the planet Ygam, where the draags, humongous blue humanoids with finlike ears and bulging eyes, keep oms, small humans, as pets. A curious blend of Animal Farm, Brave New World, Swift, Kafka, DalÕ, and Disney. With its eerie, coolly surreal cutout anima...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Clove Cigarette Manufacturing & the Decline of Slow Smoking in Indonesia"

September 29th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Marina Welker, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Cornell University Defenders of Indonesia’s cigarette industry often cite the employment and benefits it brings to hundreds of thousands of workers in factories where clove cigarettes or kretek are still hand-rolled, trimmed, and packed. This talk provides an ethnographic lens into the organization and experience of this labor in factories...


From Principle to Pragmatism: The Motivational Life Cycle of Transnational Movements

September 29th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Tsveta Petrova, European Institute, Columbia University, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "From Principle to Pragmatism: The Motivational Life Cycle of Transnational Movements" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


IAD Seminar - Political Change and Electricity Access in East Africa

September 29th, 2016 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Christopher Gore is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University; and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, where he is a graduate associate with the Environmental Applied Science and Management program and the PhD in Policy Studies program. He holds a PhD and MA from the University of Toronto, both in Political Science and Environmen...


CCCI: Damming China: Challenges and Opportunities for Decarbonizing China’s Power Sector with Hydroelectricity

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

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium, G64

Darrin Magee, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Hobart & William Smith Colleges China has the world’s greatest hydropower reserves, yet has developed less than half of them. As the country’s leadership looks to green its energy sector and address increasingly serious air, water, and soil pollution nationwide, hydropower is set to play a key role in the medley of...


CMSP: “The Rights of Muslims: Islam in the French Revolution of 1789”

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

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Ian Coller, Associate Professor of History, University of California Irvine On 24 December, 1789, the French National Assembly awarded full civil rights to Muslims and other non-Catholics, with the exception of Jews. It was a moment that transformed a society in which Catholic Christianity had been the only legal religion for more than a century. But if Muslims had rights as citi...


Technologies of Memory: Eastern Corridor

September 29th, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:37PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With film scholar Olga Gershenson (UMass, Amherst). Ithaca Premiere! 1966 > USSR > Directed by Valentin Vinogradov This newly subtitled film is an attempt to save an astonishing tour-de-force from oblivion and restore it to the cinematic history of the Holocaust. The film captures the all-encompassing horror of wartime Belarus, where Germans, ghetto Jews, Communists, and partisans w...


Right Now, Wrong Then

September 30th, 2016 - 7:00PM-9:01PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2015 > South Korea > Directed by Hong Sang-soo With Jae-yeong Jeong, Min-hee Kim, Yeo-jeong Yoon Winner of the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival, South Korean director Hong Sang-soo's latest film tells the story of a film director and fledgling artist who meet and spend the same day together, twice. "No filmmaker better understands t...


CU Music/South Asia Program/SPICMACAY present "Strings Attached"

October 2nd, 2016 - 7:00PM-10:00PM

Location: Barnes Hall

Room: Auditorium

South Asia Program and SPICMACAY present “Strings Attached,” a south Indian classical music concert featuring the husband-wife team of Kumaresh (violin) and Jayanthi (veena), with percussion accompaniment on mridangam (cylindrical drum) and ghatam (clay pot).  Co-sponsored by the Department of Music, with funding in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts....


CCCI: China Dreams: Of Realizing Filiality through Story and Object

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

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium, G64

Professor Angela Zito, Associate Professor of Anthropology at New York University Xi Jinping introduced the China Dream campaign in a museum, and in the past several years, “cultural museums” (wenhua bowuguan) have spring up all over China.  Often they are local cultural showcases for products like tea, bamboo, or regional wine. In Guyi Township, Qionglai City, west of Chengdu...


Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia

October 3rd, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:20PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With director Robert Lieberman, producer Deborah Hoard and editor David Kossack in person! Ithaca Premiere! 2016 > USA > Directed by Robert Lieberman Angkor Awakens provides a compelling first-hand look at modern Cambodia „ a society at a tipping point where one of AsiaÍs youngest populations is rebuilding its culture and moving beyond the Khmer Rouge genocide. 1 hr 20 mi...


The A to Z of Cornflakes

October 4th, 2016 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: History of Art Gallery

The A to Z of Conflict is an artist’s book project that imagines what a commonplace children’s ABC book would look like if all the letters, all the words and all the images were chosen in relation to the subject of conflict. The project that uses three languages - English, Sinhala and Tamil – these are the three main languages spoken in Sri Lanka, a country torn apart by decades...


Workshop: Rethinking the Proposal: Part 2

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

Location: G08 Uris Hall

Part philosophy, part practical tutorial, this two-part workshop aims to make proposal writing easier and more successful. Plan on attending both sessions. Register here.   Part 1: Wednesday, September 21, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 pm Focusing on the relationships we construct or imagine as we write – the social character of our writing. Part 2: Wednesday, October 5, G08 Uris Ha...


A Touch of Zen

October 5th, 2016 - 7:00PM-10:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

New Digital Restoration! 1971 > Taiwan > Directed by King Hu With Hsu Feng, Shih Chun In King Hu's grandest work, Yang, a fugitive noblewoman at risk of being captured and executed, hides in a small village and then must escape into the wilderness with a shy scholar and two aides. There, the quartet face a massive group of fighters and are joined by a band of Buddhist monks surpris...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Filipina Davis & the Aesthetics of Musical Exceptionalism"

October 6th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Christi-Anne Castro, Associate Professor, Ethnomusicology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Christi-Anne Castro is an ethnomusicologist whose work has explored music and cultural politics in the Philippines as well as in diaspora in the United States. Her topics have ranged from colonial music education and Tin Pan Alley songs about the Philippines in the early 20th century to Filipino/a global...


Paradox of Preparedness: Can Effective Emergency Response Normalize Severe Nuclear Accidents?

October 6th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Sonja D. Schmid, Associate Professor, Department of Science and Technology in Society, Virginia Tech, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Paradox of Preparedness: Can Effective Emergency Response Normalize Severe Nuclear Accidents?" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Burmese Language Pedagogy Workshop

October 10th, 2016 - 8:00AM-5:00PM

Location: George McT. Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia

The Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) will be holding a Burmese Language Pedagogy Workshop at the Kahin Center at Cornell on October 10-11, 2016. This workshop will aim to build a collaborative network of Burmese language instructors as well as chart a course for improving Burmese language instruction and developing new materials in the future.  In preparation for this workshop, SEAP is curren...


I Knew Her Well

October 12th, 2016 - 7:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

New Digital Restoration! 1965 > Italy > Directed by Antonio Pietrangeli With Stefania Sandrelli, Mario Adorf, Jean-Claude Brialy A character study that never strays from its complicated central figure as she chases her dreams in Rome, I Knew Her Well is one of the most overlooked films of the sixties: by turns funny, tragic, and altogether jaw-dropping. Brand-new digital restoration...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Forbidden Love: King Ananda & Marileine Ferrari: Perceptions of the Thai Royal Court on Interracial Matrimony"

October 13th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Associate Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University Thais know little about King Ananda, or Rama VIII of the current Chakri Dynasty, particularly about his personality and views on life. He was found dead in his sleeping chamber in a Bangkok palace in 1946. The untimely death has become a taboo subject and is normalised as a mystery....


Routines, Codes, and Distance: U.S. Planning for Nuclear War

October 13th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Lynn Eden, Senior Research Scholar Emerita, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Routines, Codes, and Distance: U.S. Planning for Nuclear War" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


Ixcanul

October 13th, 2016 - 7:15PM-9:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2015 > Guatemala > Directed by Jayro Bustamante With Maria Mercedes Coroy, Maria Telon, Manuel Antun On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for 17-year-old Maria by her Kaqchikel-speaking Mayan parents, who work on a coffee plantation. But Maria has other ideas and wonders what she might find on the other side of the volcano. Winner...


Nosferatu

October 13th, 2016 - 7:30PM-9:00PM

Location: Sage Chapel

With original score performed live by The Invincible Czars! 1922 > Germany > Directed by F. W. Murnau With Max Schreck The first cinematic version of Bram Stoker's Dracula, still acclaimed as one of the most powerful films ever made, will be accompanied by the Austin-based The Invincible Czars performing their original score that incorporates parts of Bela Bartok's Six Rouma...


Chevalier

October 14th, 2016 - 7:15PM-9:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2016 > Greece > Directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari With Yorgos Kendros, Panos Koronis, Vangelis Mourikis Aboard a luxury fishing yacht in the Aegean Sea, six men decide to play a game. During this game, every possible behavioral tic and physical aspect is up for critique to determine who is "The Best in General." Tsangari (producer of Dogtooth and director...


A.K.

October 16th, 2016 - 5:15PM-6:35PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

New Digital Restoration! 1985 > France/Japan > Directed by Chris Marker With Shigehiko Hasumi, Chris Marker, Akira Kurosawa, Tatsuya Nakadai From the director of such classics as La Jetee (1962) and Sans Soleil (1983), A.K. is both a making-of documentary showing the filmmaking process of one of cinema's finest practitioners, Akira Kurosawa, as he completes his most epic film an...


SAP: “Imagining Otherwise: The (Cyber) Goddess in Chitra Ganesh’s Comic Art"

October 17th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: GO8

Brooklyn-based visual artist, Chitra Ganesh (b. 1975) engages comics and fantastical imagery that undermine accepted narratives around nationhood, hetero-patriarchy, and conventions of storytelling that prioritize certain heroes over others. Her playfully intertextual subversions have been mostly analyzed in terms of their “Indianness”, and by extension, “diasporic-ness”. B...


CCCI: Religious Change and the Urban Edge in China

October 17th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium, G64

Professor Robert Weller, Professor of Anthropology at Boston University...


Info Session: Fulbright Opportunities for Graduate Students

October 18th, 2016 - 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...


Ran

October 19th, 2016 - 7:00PM-9:45PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

New Digital Restoration! 1985 > Japan > Directed by Akira Kurosawa With Tatsuya Nakadai, Satoshi Terao Director Akira Kurosawa's devastating, unparalleled take on King Lear, set in 16th century Japan. Subtitled. More at rialtopictures.com 2 hrs 41 min  ...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Arson on Our Own Land: The Politics of Tracking Fire in Indonesia"

October 20th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Jenny Goldstein, Postdoctoral Associate, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell University In late 2015, Indonesia’s land fires became one of the worst environmental disasters in Southeast Asian history. Smoke from the fires affected over 60 million people, cost an estimated $16 billion, and on some days emitted more carbon dioxide than the United States' tot...


Hybrid Justice: A View from Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal

October 20th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Russell Hopkins, Legal Adviser to the Cambodian judges of the Trial Chamber at the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Hybrid Justice: A View from Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar. Co-sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program....


CMSP: “Porto-Novo to Paris: Rethinking Islam under France’s African Colonial Empire”

October 20th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Lorelle Semley, Associate Professor of History, College of the Holy Cross During the early twentieth century, French colonial administrators infamously developed the idea of Islam noir or the image of an “impure” but also less “dangerous” Islam in West Africa. Naomi Davidson has argued that during the same period in France itself, policymakers developed th...


CCCI: The Challenges of Municipal Finance in China

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

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium, G64

Zhi Liu, Director of the China Program, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy; Director, Peking University - Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy (Beijing) This presentation will give an overview of the current challenges of municipal finance facing the Chinese cities and explores the ways out. Over the last two decades, Chinese cities have relied heavily on land-...


SAP: "Around Abhinavagupta: Aspects of the Intellectual History of Kashmir"

October 25th, 2016 - 9:30AM-5:00PM

Location: Kahin Center

“Around Abhinavagupta: Aspects of Kashmiri Intellectual History from the 9th to the 11th Centuries”, will present the work of a large and prestigious international group of scholars dealing with a variety of philosophical, literary and religious transformations during one of the most vibrant regions and creative periods in Indian intellectual history, focusing especially on the works a...


Bad Rap

October 25th, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:30PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With filmmaker Salima Koroma in person. Ithaca Premiere! 2016 > USA > Directed by Salima Koroma Bad Rap follows the loves and careers of four Asian-American rappers trying to break into a world that often treats them as outsiders. Sharing dynamic live performance footage and revealing interviews, these artists make the most skeptical critics into believers. Sponsored by the Asian Pa...


Einaudi Center Distinguished Speaker Series: Cybersecurity and International Issues

October 26th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Bill and Melinda Gates Hall

Room: G01

Jon Lindsay, Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, presents the lecture, "Restrained by Design: Cybersecurity and the Attenuation of War." Upcoming in the Cybersecurity and International Issues series: Nov. 16: Fred Cate, Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law; Vice President for Research, Indiana University:...


Info Session: Fulbright U.S. Student Program for Undergraduates

October 26th, 2016 - 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....


Compromised Commitments: Social Pressure and Strategic Ambiguity in the Making of the Laws of War

October 27th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Giovanni Mantilla, Research Professor of International Studies, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Compromised Commitments: Social Pressure and Strategic Ambiguity in the Making of the Laws of War" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


CMSP: Rare Islamic Books in the Olin Library Collection

October 27th, 2016 - 3:00PM-4:00PM

Location: Olin Library

Room: Basement 2 Level, Curatorial Space Olin Archives

Ali Houissa, Curator, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Cornell University Libraries This seminar will be led by Ali Houissa, Curator of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies in Olin Library, who will be hosting a group 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 a...


Destiny

October 27th, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:40PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With live piano accompaniment by Dr. Philip Carli! New Digital Restoration! 1921 > Germany > Directed by Fritz Lang With Lil Dagover, Bernhard Goetzke, Walter Janssen After taking away her fiance, Death offers a young woman a chance to reclaim his life by preventing a destined demise in three exotic situations: a Caliph's sister in love with an infidel; conspiring lovers at a Vene...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Eating an Elephant: Alimentary Forms of Peasant Nationalism"

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

Location: Kahin Center

Mary Steedly, Professor, Anthropology, Harvard University   “Eating an Elephant” draws on Steedly's recently published book Rifle Reports to inquire into the nature of grassroots nationalism in a relatively unregarded part of the Indonesian “imagined community.” Based on extensive interviews and conversations with Karo veterans and other participant...


The Innocents

October 28th, 2016 - 7:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2016 > France/Poland > Directed by Anne Fontaine With Lou de Laäge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza Mathilde, a young Red Cross doctor treating soldiers at the end of WWII, agrees to help tend to an ill Benedictine nun, only to discover that the sister, and nearly the entire convent, is pregnant. Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the occupying Soviet troops and local Polish...


SAP: “Culture & Politics in Pakistan: The Long Shadow of the Cold War”

October 31st, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: GO8

Biography: Saadia Toor is Associate Professor of Sociology & Women’s Studies at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. Her book The State of Islam: Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan published in 2011 by Pluto Press explored the history of Pakistan through the lens of its cultural politics, with an emphasis on the role of the Left. She has also written ext...


CCCI: Access to Elite Education, Wage Premium and Social Mobility: The Truth and Illusion of China's College Entrance Exam

October 31st, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Kaufmann Auditorium, G64

Professor Ruixue Jia, Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Global Policy & Strategy, UC San Diego This talk examines the returns to elite education and their implications on elite formation and social mobility, exploiting an open elite education recruitment system -- China's College Entrance Exam. We conduct annual national surveys of around 40,000 college graduates during 2...


Spirits' Homecoming

October 31st, 2016 - 6:15PM-8:30PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With intro by film scholar Miseong Woo (Yonsei University). Ithaca Premiere! 2015 > South Korea > Directed by Cho Jungle with Kang Ha-na, Choi Ri, Son Sook The story of two Korean girls who are kidnapped by Japanese soldiers and forced to work in a so-called "comfort station" during WWII.  After one of the girls dies while trying to escape, the two friends have a...


Info Session: International Research Travel Grants

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

Location: G08 Uris Hall

These grants provide travel support for Cornell University graduate students conducting short-term research and/or fieldwork in countries outside the United States. They also provide travel support for professional students engaged in various academic experiences in the international arena. ...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Unwritten Rule(s): Ambiguous State Making on Cambodia's Property Frontier"

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

Location: Kahin Center

Alice Beban, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University Rising concern over climate change and global food and fuel crises have spurred the aggressive acquisition of land in the Global South, making questions of land access, distribution and use vital to political stability and long-term socio-ecological sustainability. As global tensions over large...


Jerusalem: Conflict in the Holy City

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Miriam Elman, Associate Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School, Syracuse University will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Jerusalem: Conflict in the Holy City" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar....


CMSP: “The Sultanate of Sulu in the Late Eighteenth Century”

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

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Megan Thomas, Associate Professor in Political Science, UC Santa Cruz In the late eighteenth century, the Sultanate of Sulu was a significant node in trade networks that stretched around the world.  Its Muslim ruler became an object of Spanish attention, alternatively feted and imprisoned, proclaimed convert or traitor; meanwhile, the British courted the Sultanate in ho...


L'Inhumaine

November 3rd, 2016 - 7:00PM-9:05PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With original score performed live by the Alloy Orchestra! New Digital Restoration! 1924 > France > Directed by Marcel L'Herbier With Georgette Leblanc, Jacque Catelain Released to intense controversy in 1924 for its cinematic and technical innovations, L'Inhumaine (The Inhuman Woman) is a visual tour-de-force; a fantastical, science-fiction melodrama; and a momentous collabo...


Varieté

November 4th, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:30PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With original score performed live by the Alloy Orchestra! New Digital Restoration! 1925 > Germany > Directed by E.A. Dupont With Emil Jannings, Lya de Putti, Maly Delschaft This seldom-seen Weimar classic is a circus-set tale of love and lust, starring Emil Jannings as a no-name trapeze artist who hits the big time at Berlin's famed Wintergarten thanks to a new partner - his mis...


Refugee Education Conference

November 5th, 2016 - 9:00AM-4:00PM

Location: Onondaga Community College

A conference in Syracuse in November will explore the tapped and untapped potential for internationalizing and enriching the community college experience for all students. Internationalization & Inclusion  Refugees in Community Colleges  Saturday, November 5, 2016  9 am - 4 pm Onondaga Community College 4585 West Seneca Turnpike Syracuse, NY 13215...


SAP: “Realism, Fantasy, and the Representations of Muslims in The Contemporary Film Qawwali”

November 7th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: GO8

Since the 1970s the qawwali has often appeared as a lighter, humorous genre within Indian popular films, but since the 2000s, some qawwalis have taken a new direction that emphasizes qawwali’s original context within Sufi devotional practice, and crucially, the everyday lived experience of Indian Muslims. These more realist qawwalis adopt qawwali’s traditional instrumentation and music...


Foolish Village

November 8th, 2016 - 5:00PM-6:15PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With filmmaker Zou Xueping in person! 2014 > China > Directed by Zou Xueping The filmmaker returns to her home village for the fifth time to explore why some of the villagers looked down on her grandfather and aunt, and also judge her. If they called her grandpa a "fool," is she another "fool"? Subtitled. 1 hr 14 min...


A True Believer

November 8th, 2016 - 7:15PM-9:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With filmmaker Liu Xiaolei in person! 2015 > China > Directed by Liu Xiaolei The filmmaker takes a "direct cinema" approach to telling a story about anti-pickpocket members of Falcon, an Uyghur boy and herself. Subtitled. 1 hr 20 min...


Info Session: Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

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

Location: G08 Uris Hall

FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate, and professional students studying modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Funding is offered in collaboration with the Einaudi Center’s South Asia and Southeast Asia Programs....


Self-Portrait: Dying at 47 KM

November 9th, 2016 - 5:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With filmmaker Zhang Mengqi in person! Ithaca Premiere! 2016 > China > Directed by Zheng Mengqi Filmmaker Zheng Mengqi seeks to understand his grandfather's death in the context of his village, named 47 Kilometer. Subtitled. 1 hr 17 min...


Investigating My Father

November 9th, 2016 - 7:15PM-9:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With filmmaker Wu Wenguang in person! Ithaca Premiere! 2016 > China > Directed by Wu Wenguang Filmmaker Wu Wenguang explores his father's history to learn how he changed from a man of the "old society" to a man of the "new society" after 1949. In the process he tells the story of his relationship with his father. Subtitled. 1 hr 20 min...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Environmental Rule in Vietnam: Governmentality, Networks, and Nature in the 20th Century"

November 10th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Pamela McElwee, Associate Professor, Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Ho Chi Minh famously remarked that “Forests are gold; if we know to protect and develop them well, they will be very precious.” His message was aimed at demonstrating that environmental policies should be about both the development and administration of both h...

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