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South Asia Program

3:00 pm

Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, 2250

Guest speaker Emily Gurley, PhD, MPH is a Professor of the Practice in the Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research involves novel surveillance strategies, improved collaboration between field epidemiologists and infectious disease modelers, and emerging and vaccine…

East Asia Program

Southeast Asia Program

South Asia Program

1:30 pm

Kroch Library

The student curators from the course, ASIAN2272 Food and Asia, will present their selection of Asian cookbooks to the public.

Learn about Asian food cultures and themes, and get a taste of the rich selection of cookbooks in Cornell University Library's collections.

The tour begins at the cases…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

12:15 pm

Uris Hall, G08

Talk by Tariq Thachil (Political Science, University of Pennsylvania)

Urban citizens in low-income democracies rarely hold elected officials accountable for toxic air. To understand why, we fielded a large citizen survey in Delhi, India, a highly polluted megacity where voters rarely prioritize air pollution…

South Asia Program

12:00 pm

Stimson Hall, G25

Come to the LRC to practice your language skills and meet new people. Conversation Hours provide an opportunity to use the target language in an informal, low-pressure atmosphere. Have fun practicing a language you are learning! Gain confidence through experience! Just using your new language skills helps you learn…

South Asia Program

1:00 pm

Stimson Hall, G25

Come to the LRC to practice your language skills and meet new people. Conversation Hours provide an opportunity to use the target language in an informal, low-pressure atmosphere. Have fun practicing a language you are learning! Gain confidence through experience! Just using your new language skills helps you learn…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

South Asia Program

5:30 pm

Mann Library, 102

Join the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies's Global Public Voices fellows for a roundtable discussion exploring global free speech as part of Cornell's freedom of expression theme year.

This year's fellows are seasoned media voices, ready to advocate on global free speech…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

12:15 pm

Uris Hall, G08

Talk by Aarti Sethi (Anthropology, University of California Berkeley)

Since 1997, over 250,000 farmers have taken their own lives in central India, an agrarian region where farmers have grown cotton for centuries. Today, farmers are mono-cropping genetically modified hybrid cotton seeds, which have trebled…

South Asia Program

4:00 pm

Stimson Hall, G25

Come to the LRC to practice your language skills and meet new people. Conversation Hours provide an opportunity to use the target language in an informal, low-pressure atmosphere. Have fun practicing a language you are learning! Gain confidence through experience! Just using your new language skills helps you learn…

South Asia Program

4:00 pm

Stimson Hall, G25

Come to the LRC to practice your language skills and meet new people. Conversation Hours provide an opportunity to use the target language in an informal, low-pressure atmosphere. Have fun practicing a language you are learning! Gain confidence through experience! Just using your new language skills helps you learn…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

3:00 pm

McGraw Hall, 165

“ The Care and Feeding of Names: The Ritual Labor of Bejuni Priestesses and Cosmological Life in Autochthonous India”

Talk abstract:

Bejuni are female ritual specialists whose rites repair and regenerate ecological, social, and cosmological relationships crucial for life in the densely jungled Niyam…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Comparative Muslim Societies Program

South Asia Program

12:15 pm

Uris Hall, G08

Talk by Kathryn Babayan (History, University of Michigan)

This talk spotlights a rant ascribed to a woman from the Bakhtiari tribal group of Lurs living in the vicinity of Isfahan in southwestern Iran. The letter is undated. It finds its way to Isfahan as a collector’s item recorded in several late…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

South Asia Program

9:00 am

Cornell University

This inter-disciplinary conference brings together experts on questions of climate change, agrarian transformations and labor to help us reflect on the future of work.

Overview

The future of work is hot. Literally. Unpredictable seasons, droughts, floods, warming temperatures, rising seas, and a host…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

Comparative Muslim Societies Program

East Asia Program

Institute for African Development

South Asia Program

Institute for European Studies

Southeast Asia Program

4:30 pm

Biotechnology Building, G10

Governments engage in transnational repression when they reach across borders to silence dissidents living abroad. Tactics for transnational repression include assassinations, abductions, threats, and direct action against dissidents’ families and friends living within the repressive government’s territory.

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

East Asia Program

South Asia Program

7:00 pm

Willard Straight Theatre

"In September 2018, Dr. Gulshan Abbas, sister of Rushan Abbas, was abducted by Chinese authorities shortly after Rushan's speech condemning the Uyghur genocide. The documentary "In Search of My Sister" chronicles Rushan's relentless pursuit of truth and justice, spanning multiple countries…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

12:20 pm

Warren Hall, 175

Perspectives in Global Development: Spring 2024 Seminar Series

Abstract

How can we explain the causes and effects of global migration from the perspective of sending states and migrants themselves? Rina Agarwala will present on her book The Migration and Development Regime, which introduces a novel…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

12:15 pm

Uris Hall, G08

Talk by Aman Luthra (Geography, George Washington University)

Similar to many countries around the world, recycling in Indian cities is sustained by a large population of informal workers who collect, transport, and trade in recyclable materials to eke out a meager living. One group of workers in this sector…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

East Asia Program

Southeast Asia Program

South Asia Program

9:30 am

Kahin Center, 640 Stewart Ave

The panels will delve into women’s roles in effecting change across Asia through everyday practices of food production, handling, preparation, and consumption. This interdisciplinary and transregional approach will open new windows on the ways in which women—which we see as a heterogenous category, intersecting…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

10:30 am

Warren Hall, B73

The future of work is hot. Literally. Unpredictable seasons, droughts, floods, warming temperatures, rising seas, and a host of other climatic factors are changing what work is, what it means, and what it does to the body. These effects are unevenly felt across geographies, forms of difference, and inequalities.…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

East Asia Program

Southeast Asia Program

South Asia Program

10:30 am

Kahin Center, 640 Stewart Ave

The panels will delve into women’s roles in effecting change across Asia through everyday practices of food production, handling, preparation, and consumption. This interdisciplinary and transregional approach will open new windows on the ways in which women—which we see as a heterogenous category, intersecting…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

3:00 pm

Warren Hall, B73

The latest in the Tata-Cornell Institute's FAN series, "Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition in South Asia: Building Health, Sustainable Food Systems" provides a snapshot of malnutrition in countries across South Asia, offering a range of policy instruments for improving nutrition outcomes across the…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

7:00 pm

Willard Straight Theatre

Film screening and Q&A with Shaunak Sen (Director)

In one of the world’s most populated cities, two brothers — Nadeem and Saud — devote their lives to the quixotic effort of protecting the black kite, a majestic bird of prey essential to the ecosystem of New Delhi that has been falling from the sky at…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

4:45 pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, G22

Department of History of Art & Visual Studies Findley Lecture Series

Join us for a talk by Devika Singh, (Senior Lecturer in Curating at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London).

This Findley Lecture will take place in Goldwin Smith Hall G22.
Reception to follow.

Abstract

The…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

4:30 pm

Kahin Center

Lecture by Aruni Kashyap (English and Creative Writing, University of Georgia)

Aruni Kashyap’s career as a writer, editor, translator, and academic has articulated the tension between the state and the individual, the public and the private, the fragility of democracy, and how storytelling is a politically…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

Comparative Muslim Societies Program

East Asia Program

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Institute for African Development

Institute for European Studies

South Asia Program

5:00 pm

Rockefeller Hall, Schwartz Auditorium, Room 201

Lund Critical Debate

Climate change has a disproportionate impact on the world’s most vulnerable populations, yet climate crises also impact people across the full spectrum of wealth and power. How do we understand these varied impacts and design climate policy to maximize human well-being and justice on a…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Comparative Muslim Societies Program

South Asia Program

4:30 pm

Uris Hall, G08

Talk by Till Mostowlansky (Research Professor in Anthropology, Geneva Graduate Institute, Switzerland)

The establishment of Soviet rule in the southern parts of Central Asia bordering the British Empire has largely been researched through the lens of geopolitical competition. Virtually nothing is known about…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

12:15 pm

Uris Hall, G08

Talk by Kavita Panjabi (Former Professor of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata)

Turtuk is now an Indian village on the India-Pakistan border in the Karakoram mountains, in the contested zone of Baltistan. People in Turtuk who went to sleep in their homes in Pakistan on the 13th of December…

South Asia Program

4:45 pm

Cornell Cinema, Willard Straight Hall

A screening of Jole Dobe Na / Those Who Do Not Drown (2020) followed by a conversation with filmmaker Naeem Mohaiemen.

Naeem Mohaiemen’s film Jole Dobe Na / Those Who Do Not Drown (2020) was conceived in response to a prompt given by Delhi-based artist group Raqs Media Collective to think about the afterlife…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

12:15 pm

Uris Hall, G08

Talk by Tawab Danish (Cornell Law School)

The Hazara and Shia populations, comprising approximately 10-15% of Afghanistan's demographic, have historically endured systemic violence, discrimination, and exclusion due to their distinct physical features and religious beliefs. With the reestablishment of…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

Comparative Muslim Societies Program

East Asia Program

Southeast Asia Program

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Institute for African Development

Institute for European Studies

South Asia Program

9:00 am

Africana Studies and Research Center

This conference brings together scholars undertaking new research on questions of democratic resistance and sources of resilience in response to global evidence of democratic backsliding.

We will work together to analyze domestic and international factors, including institutions, civil society, political…

South Asia Program

7:30 pm

Bailey Hall

Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain is proud to present TISRA (three) with two of India’s finest young musicians, Sabir Khan and Debopriya Chatterjee. This trio is comprised of tabla (drum), sarangi (strings), and bansuri (bamboo flute), a combination not often heard on the classical stage. Sarangi and bansuri each have…