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Centering the Stories of Refugee Women: Nobel Nok Dah Film Screening & Workshop for Teachers & Refugee Service Providers

April 21st, 2018 - 9:30AM-12:30PM

We welcome high school teachers, college professors, refugee service providers, and others interested in using film to spark conversations about the refugee experience, to join us for a film screening and discussion guide launch. The event will begin with a screening and discussion of the short film Nobel Nok Dah, which features the powerful stories of three refugee women from Myanmar (Burma) who...


Undocumented Migration and Pirated Ethnicity: Midi Z’s Siamophone Films

April 23rd, 2018 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: A.D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

Brian Bernards University of Southern California 4:30 pm | April 23 | Guerlac Room, A.D. White House Reception to Follow Since 2010, the Taiwan-based Sino-Burmese director Midi Z has established himself as one of the most compelling storytellers and audiovisual aestheticians in Southeast Asian independent cinema.  Many aspects of Midi Z...


Film Screening Series: Midi Z Retrospective - Homecoming Triology

April 23rd, 2018 - 7:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Film Screening Series: Midi Z Retrospective: Homecoming Trilogy ·   7 pm, April 16, Poor Folk ·   7 pm, April 23, Return to Burma preceded by The Palace on the Sea ·   7 pm, April 30, Ice Poison Free Entrance | Cornell Cinema        &nb...


Return to Burma

April 23rd, 2018 - 7:00PM-8:30PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2011 > Taiwan > Directed by Midi Z With Jiun Lu, Shin-Hong Wang When Myanmar finally welcomes its first presidential election, Xing-Hong, a Burmese construction worker in Taiwan, returns home with hopes that change will come to his country. But once back, he feels like a stranger in a distant land in this semiautobiographical film. Preceded by the short film Palace...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

April 26th, 2018 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Re-Mapping Religion in Bangkok: Alternative Lineages and Cosmologies in the Making in the History of the City" Justin McDaniel, Professor of Religious Studies, Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania This talk will question the very idea of the Galactic Polity and structural approaches to understanding Thai Buddhism through a close look at three neighborho...


Ice Poison

April 30th, 2018 - 7:00PM-8:30PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere! 2014 > Taiwan > Directed by Midi Z With Shin-Hong Wang, Ke-Xi Wu With crop prices too low to make ends meet, a Burmese farmer pawns his cow for an old motorcycle so that his son can sell rides into town. The new business is fruitless until the son meets San-Mei, a young drug runner in need of transportation. A mesmerizing tale of addiction and Myanmar's changes...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

May 3rd, 2018 - 12:00PM-1:15PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Iran, this Image of History (Among Some Cambodian Muslim Cham Sayyids)" Emiko Stock, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University The video is played over and over on smartphones' facebooks. Viewer-bys round up in comments: "Must be truly ancient", "So beautiful and strange", "Pure shi'a stuff", “So like us but more"...


"A Culturally Aware Educational Psychology?", presented by Maimouna Phelan, Lin Lin and Amit Anshumali

May 7th, 2018 - 1:30PM-4:30PM

Location: 135 Emerson Hall

Prompted by educational psychologists such as Frank Pajares and Stephen Vassallo, Bryan Duff, Director of the Education minor at Cornell, decided to include more multicultural perspectives in his class, Educational Psychology. The results: fewer “universal” principles and prescriptions and a more nuanced understanding of learners’ experiences, but still plenty of guidance for mak...


Transnational Migration from the Global Perspective

September 27th, 2018 - 9:00AM-5:00PM

Location: Cornell University

Transnational Migration from the Global Perspective: The 7th International Conference of the World Confederation of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies (WCILCOS), September 27-28, 2018, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York USA Cornell University Library and Ohio University Libraries are pleased to announce that they will jointly organize this event, which is being held in conj...

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