Mr. de Aragón is a self-published author who works as director of the Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council in Ithaca, NY, where he lives with his family. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, he’s had a lifelong interest in history, in particular the dynamics of the cultural encounter of Europeans and the Taínos. The author holds undergraduate and master degrees in planning from Rutgers University and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. Dos Santos, Fernando de Aragón’s first novel based on the characters and events leading to the first European settlement of Puerto Rico and the encounter with the local Taíno people, has been chosen as a finalist in the category of Best Historical Fiction of the 15th Annual International Latino Book
As of 2013, Indian officials claimed that there were at least two hundred thousand Bangladeshi illegal immigrants in its northeast who have been forced into camps for their “protection” following a bloody July 2012 confrontation between the Bodo tribe and the Bengali Muslims spurred by an act of criminality — an abduction and mugging.
The popularity of the United States among Filipino Muslims goes against the majority trend in the Islamic world, where the United States has had very low credibility since the series of wars in the Bush era. In the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, however, Islamic rebel movements sought out American mediation in their peace talks with the Philippine government. In fact, the United States Agency for International Development USAID) is in its second decade of a successful economic presence in the war zones. My presentation suggests that (first), a history of relatively positive Muslim-American relations, (second) the absence and the lack of legitimacy of the Philippine state, and (third) the nature of local power and authority are three of the reasons why this anomalous situatio
"From Planters to Planners: Rubber, Development, and War in Southern Vietnam, 1956 to 1975" Mitch Aso, Assistant Professor College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History, University at Albany, SUNY This paper explores the social and political meanings of rubber in Vietnam during the 1960s and 1970s. More than a universal scientific and economic product, rubber was defined by the ways, the locations, and the people by which it was produced. During the 1960s, rubber became the Republic of Vietnam's (RVN) leading export while the science of rubber in Southeast Asia was undergoing rapid development. In addition to its economic importance and scientific interest, however, rubber production took on a social and political significance beyond
What?: Reception and facilitated discussion to support development of Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum grant projects. If you are a faculty member looking for connections to and information about Cornell’s innovative language learning options and area studies programs, this session will provide an opportunity to meet faculty and staff from the Language Resource Center, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, and Cornell Abroad. During this session, plan to: 1. Meet faculty and staff to build bridges to your ICC project; 2. Learn more about the world region(s) you may focus on in developing new curriculum; 3. Learn about language learning support at Cornell; 4. Learn about roles and programming from the international studies center and