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Institute for European Studies

12:00 pm

Uris Hall, G08

Register for virtual viewing.

The Capital Order investigates the logic of austerity today (hikes in interest rates, cuts in wages, and social benefits) by looking at its dark origins in the aftermath of World War I. Focusing on 1920s liberal-democracy Britain and fascist Italy, the book argues that the…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Southeast Asia Program

12:30 pm

Kahin Center

Risa J. Toha

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wake Forest Univerity

Prior works in ethnic politics and political economy have shown that in-group ethnic favoritism can lead to adverse political and social outcomes. Yet, in many of these available studies, ethnic identity could not be easily…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Comparative Muslim Societies Program

4:30 pm

Morrill Hall, 404

Talk by Taieb Berrada

This talk will deal with the way Moroccan literature written in French creates a political space challenging the patriarchal establishment by reinterpreting foundational myths in Islam. We will discuss two political and symbolic forces at work in this type of literature: expressing one’…

East Asia Program

4:45 pm

Physical Sciences Building, 120

Japan is seen as an ethno-national country in which “Japanese” is synonymous with Japanese nationality, race, ethnicity, language, and customs. How solid is the boundary between the Japanese mainstream and those with immigrant backgrounds? In evaluating the Japanese na=ve side of the international boundary, we…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

East Asia Program

3:30 pm

Rockefeller Hall, 374 Asian Studies Lounge

The Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium (CCCC) 古文品讀 is a reading group for scholars interested in premodern Sinographic (古文) text. The group typically meets monthly during the semester to explore a variety of classical Chinese texts and styles. Other premodern texts linked to classical Chinese in Japanese, Korean…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

4:45 pm

Kahin Center

Talk by Kamila Shamsie (Novelist)

Kamila Shamsie will read from her new novel Best of Friends. The novel required Shamsie to return in her imagination to her 15-year-old self who lived through a pivotal moment in Pakistan’s history (the death of the dictator, Zia-ul-Haq, followed by the election of a 35-year…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

12:15 pm

Uris Hall, G08

Talk by Amina Yaqin (Associate Professor in World Literatures and Publishing, University of Exeter)

In this talk, I look back at the literary history of feminism in Urdu poetry through the voices of selected twentieth-century women poets. The aim is not to establish a canon of feminist poetry but to trace…

Mario Einaudi Center for International 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

4:30 pm

Uris Hall, G-08

The process of developing a PhD, its contribution, and your argument is an ongoing journey: from an initial hunch and hook, the development of a proposal, to the research and writing process itself. In this workshop, we will share first where we are in the PhD writing process and explore the ways in which writing…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

11:25 am

Uris Hall, G08

The United States stands at a crossroads in international security. The backbone of its international position for the last 70 years has been the massive network of overseas military deployments. However, the U.S. now faces pressures to limit its overseas presence and spending.

Carla Martinez Machain argues…

Southeast Asia Program

4:30 pm

TBD

An intergenerational dialogue between Yến Lê Espiritu and Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi.

Originally from Việt Nam, Yến Lê Espiritu is Distinguished Professor of Ethnic Studies. An award-winning author, she has published extensively on Asian American panethnicity, gender and migration, and U.S. colonialism and…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

4:30 pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, G22

Leonidas Iza, President of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE), will discuss the goals, consequences, shortcomings, and gains of the indigenous peoples' uprisings of 2019 and 2022 in Ecuador.

Since the '80s, CONAIE has been deemed one of the most influential social…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

East Asia Program

4:45 pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, GSH64 Kaufman Auditorium

Matthew Sommer (History, Stanford University)

This talk presents three case studies from the Qing dynasty of people assigned male at birth who lived as women, while carefully concealing their assigned sex from others. One presented themself as a widow and had a successful career as a midwife for thirty…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

10:00 am

Africana Studies & Research Center, Multipurpose Room

A two-day conference, April 21-22, co-organized by the Institute for Comparative Modernities, the Einaudi Center for International Studies and the Polson Institute for Global Development. With Cornell faculty and ICM members Begüm Adalet, Amiel Bize, Viranjini Munasinghe, and guest speakers Joanne Barker, Jodi…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

East Asia Program

3:30 pm

Rockefeller Hall, 374 Asian Studies Lounge

The Cornell Classical Chinese Colloquium (CCCC) 古文品讀 is a reading group for scholars interested in premodern Sinographic (古文) text. The group typically meets monthly during the semester to explore a variety of classical Chinese texts and styles. Other premodern texts linked to classical Chinese in Japanese, Korean…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

9:00 am

Kahin Center

As in years prior, this conference provides an opportunity for graduate students to critically engage with the particularities of Sri Lanka and its diasporas; particularities often sacrificed to make our work speak clearly to non-specialist audiences. While we acknowledge the many benefits of such generalized…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

10:00 am

Africana Studies and Research Center, Multipurpose Room

A two-day conference taking place on April 21-22, co-organized by the Institute for Comparative Modernities, the Einaudi Center for International Studies and the Polson Institute for Global Development. With Cornell faculty and ICM members Begüm Adalet, Amiel Bize, Viranjini Munasinghe, and guest speakers Joanne…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

12:15 pm

Uris Hall, G08

Talk by Anushay Malik (History, Simon Fraser University)

Before 1947, the working classes in the province of Punjab imagined themselves as part of a world much bigger than the one they would find themselves in after Punjab was partitioned to carve out the new states of India and Pakistan. This time (in the…

Southeast Asia Program

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

12:30 pm

Kahin Center

Nancy Peluso

Henry J. Vaux Distinguished Professor of Forest Policy, UC Berkeley

Abstract forthcoming.

This Gatty Lecture will take place in person at the Kahin Center, but people are also welcome to join us on Zoom.

Lunch will be served.

For questions, please contact…

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

12:25 pm

Emerson Hall, 135

Abstract

The industrialized practices of rice production in the Dominican Republic create extensive environmental and social costs through fertilizer and pesticide run-off, soil erosion, economic vulnerability, and low labor standards. Dr. Payton and Dr. Cox will discuss the challenges and promises of a…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

12:25 pm

Emerson Hall, 135

This Seminar is a collaboration of the Perspectives in Global Development Seminar Series and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) Seminar Series.

Dr. Frederick Payton leads programs that enhance biodiversity conservation and improve the economic performance and social responsibility of…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

East Asia Program

12:30 pm

Virtual

For over 70 years, Chinese script has been a driving force in shaping the digital age and pushing it beyond familiar alphabetical ecologies. Western-designed screens, printers, keyboards, character encoding schemes, and more have all been forced to adapt to accommodate the intricacies of the world's one major…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Southeast Asia Program

12:30 pm

Kahin Center

Lina Chhun

Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies, University of Texas at Austin

In 2009, I began the oral history project that would lead to my book. At the time, I conceptualized my project as one of “uprooting the koh tree,” of dispelling silences within my family and those within the…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Comparative Muslim Societies Program

South Asia Program

Southeast Asia Program

4:30 pm

Morrill Hall, 404

Talk by David Ludden

The Rohingya survival crisis – in borderlands of Myanmar and Bangladesh -- has disappeared from the headlines, but Rohingyas remain one of the largest stateless populations in the world. Their suffering can be understood as an extreme example of the violence inflicted by national…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

12:15 pm

Uris Hal, G08

Talk by Curt Gambetta (Architecture, Cornell University)

Beginning in the late 1940s, scientists, building professionals, and technocrats embraced cement-stabilized mud (also known as “soil-cement”) as an easy-to-use, economical alternative to pukka concrete and fired brick house construction in India. But…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Southeast Asia Program

12:30 pm

Kahin Center

Phi Hong Su

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Wiliams College

When the Berlin Wall fell, Germany united in a wave of euphoria and solidarity. Also caught in the current were Vietnamese border crossers who had left their homeland after its reunification in 1975. Unwilling to live under socialism, one…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

East Asia Program

4:45 pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, GSH64 Kaufman Auditorium

The final CCCI talk of the semester titled, "The Fabric of Care: Women’s Work and the Politics of Livelihood in Socialist China" will be given by Yige Dong (Sociology, University at Buffalo). She is an assistant professor in both the Department of Sociology and the Department of Global Gender and…

Mario Einaudi Center for International 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

4:30 pm

Uris Hall, G-08

This session will provide an overview of global travel expectations and responsibilities, including key health and security risks abroad and personal security principles, as well as tips and strategies to prepare for international travel, including predeparture logistics and use of resources for assessing current…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

2:00 pm

Virtual

Registration Link: https://cglink.me/2cm/r1928367

Join the Emerging Markets Institute to celebrate EMI fellows '23 graduation.

During their programs, the fellows contributed to the development of EMI's activities, such as the EMI Conference and…

Past Events

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Institute for African Development

6:00 pm

Virtual

Are you interested in the history and political development of countries in the region of southern Africa? Learn more about our Cornell Summer Program in Zambia – History and Politics of Southern Africa in partnership with the University of Zambia and the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

South Asia Program

5:00 pm

Virtual

Are you interested in the intersection of mental health and culture, global health, and community engagement? Do you want to gain field research skills and learn about indigenous communities in South India’s beautiful and fragile Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve? If so, the Cornell-Keystone Nilgiris Field Learning…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Southeast Asia Program

South Asia Program

12:15 pm

Uris Hall, G02

Talk by Bruno Shirley (Asian Studies, Cornell University)

In the twelfth century, the Buddhist monarchs of Poḷonnaruva began to claim to be cakravartins: literally "wheel turners," but usually translated as “universal kings.” Scholars have reasonably assumed that a direct line can be drawn backward…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

2:30 pm

Willard Straight Theatre

1984 > Japan > Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Featuring the voices of Alison Lohman, Uma Thurman, Patrick Stewart, Edward James Olmos and Shia LaBeouf
Princess NausicaäŠ, a fiercely independent young woman from the peaceful Valley of the Wind, fights to prevent two warring nations from destroying…

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

5:00 pm

Willard Straight Theatre

2021 > Spain > Directed by Amalia Ulman
With Amalia Ulman, Ale Ulman, Nacho Vigalongo, Chen Zhou
Amalia Ulman's debut feature is an offbeat comedy about a mother-daughter duo struggling to make ends meet, but desperate to keep up appearances, in post-crisis Spain. Subtitled. More at elplaneta…