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Events

Our events include: the LACS seminar series, public issue forums, LACS distinguished annual lecturer, and films from LACS (free) or Cornell Cinema (ticket required) or a joint showing (free).

View recordings of some past events.

Upcoming Events


4:45 pm

Virtual

The Amit Bhatia ’01 Global PhD Research Awards fund international fieldwork to help Cornell students complete their dissertations. Through a generous gift from Amit Bhatia, this funding opportunity annually supports at least six PhD students who have passed the A exam. Recipients hold the title of Amit Bhatia ’01…

4:30 pm

Stimson Hall, G25

"Copyright Basics: Understanding Copyright in the Context of Language Teaching"
Julie Evershed
Language Resource Center Director, University of Michigan

The purpose of this session is to give you tools and strategies to become comfortable making basic decisions regarding materials…

12:20 pm

Uris Hall, G08

"Constitutions include systems of checks and balances to distribute power between government branches and guarantee accountability mechanisms for higher public officials. They also create relief valves in times of political conflict. The Ecuadorian Constitution of 2008 includes the classical impeachment…

3:00 pm

Biotechnology Building, G10

Free expression is a human right and cornerstone of a democratic society.

The U.S. Constitution enshrines the right to free expression, but not all those who reside within the country’s borders have equal protection. Some migrants to the U.S. are leaving situations where their rights were threatened, and…

4:30 pm

Olin Library, 107

During the twenty-first century, Mexico has engaged in the incongruous behavior of positioning itself a leader in the fight against climate change while simultaneously escalating its extractions, according to Carolyn Fornoff, assistant professor of Latin American Studies. In a hybrid Chats in the Stacks book talk…

12:00 pm

429 Rockefeller Hall, 429

The Latina/o Studies Program Fridays with Faculty luncheon seminar offers an opportunity for Latina/o and non-Latina/o students of all levels and disciplines to meet faculty and administrators from across the university for informal conversation about their current research/work in progress. All are welcome!

12:30 pm

Uris Hall, 153

The Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) gives students multiple ways to engage with Southeast Asia. Affiliate with our program to be informed of all SEAP events and activities. Undergraduates who minor in Southeast Asian Studies are advised by SEAP Program Faculty advisors who collaborate with them to construct a course…

12:20 pm

Uris Hall, G08

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) Seminar Series.

For generations, the Afro-Caribbean islanders from the Archipelago of San Andrés and Providencia had regularly migrated to and from Central America and other islands in the Caribbean Sea. By the middle of the twentieth century, waves of…

4:45 pm

Virtual

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program supports U.S. citizens to study, conduct research in any field, or teach English in more than 150 countries. Students who wish to begin the program immediately after graduation are encouraged to start the process in their junior year. Recent graduates are welcome to apply through…

5:00 pm

Statler Hall, 165

Planning for study abroad? No matter how you identify or where you're studying, early planning is the key to a successful study abroad experience.

Join us for a facilitated discussion with fellow students about navigating your intersectional identities while studying abroad. A panel of returned study…

12:20 pm

Virtual

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) Seminar Series.

Co-sponsored by Einaudi's Democratic Threats and Resilience Initiative

After being governed by left-wing populism for most of the 21st century, Ecuador elected right-wing Guillermo Lasso as its new president in 2021. This…

12:00 pm

Uris Hall, G08

Payments made to non-state armed groups are often treated as predation. But rebels deploy multiple logics when constructing their taxation systems, many of which cannot be reduced to extortion. Rebels also use taxation as a “technology of governance” to resolve a number of social and political challenges related to…

5:00 pm

A. D. White House, Guerlac Room

Associate Professor Aliyah Khan from the University of Michigan will give a talk titled "Diasporic Devotions: The Indo-Caribbean Islamic Qasida and Gendered Performance" on Thursday, March 21.

The Indo-Caribbean Islamic qasida is a diasporic devotional song that propagates Indian subcontinental…

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…

11:00 am

Virtual

Join us on Zoom to practice your Portuguese 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…

4:00 pm

Stimson Hall, G25

"Language Policy, (Anti-)Racism, and Change"
Jeff Bale
Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, University of Toronto

This session begins with findings from a policy genealogy (Gale, 2001) of the Heritage Languages Program (HLP) in Ontario and the…

12:20 pm

Uris Hall, G08

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) Seminar Series.

In 2008, Ecuador emerged at the forefront of the movement to recognize Nature as a subject of law, becoming the first, and to date the only, country to recognize and protect the rights of Nature at the Constitutional level. At the time of…

6:00 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…

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…

4:45 pm

Mc Graw Hall, MCG165

As the wife of Jamaica's former Prime Minister, Beverley Manley Duncan conversed with global players such as Fidel Castro, Winnie Mandela, and Pierre Trudeau. In this no-stone-unturned documentary, Beverley forces herself to confront her complicated past. What was it like to be a Black woman seated at the…

12:20 pm

Uris Hall, G08

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) Seminar Series.

In this talk, Gabriel Vommaro will present his new Elements, "Conservatives Against the Tide. The Rise of the Argentine PRO in Comparative Perspective" (Cambridge University Press, 2023). The volume addresses the success of…

4:30 pm

Stimson Hall, G25

"iSpraak: A Platform for Second Language Pronunciation Instruction, Assessment, and Research"
Dan Nickolai
Associate Professor of French and Director of the Language Resource Center, Saint Louis University

This presentation will showcase the latest feature developments to the iSpraak…

4:45 pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, G22

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) Seminar Series.

New colonial histories are being researched and written for the 1500s and 1600s to document the presence of people of the African Diaspora and explore their varied experiences in Iberia, the Peruvian highlands, and crossing the early Spanish…