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“Worker Controlled Companies in Latin America” by Dario Azzellini, LASP Weekly Seminar Series

September 16th, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:10PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G01

During the financial crisis in Argentina 2000/01 workers began to take over their companies when they were closed by the owners, and started producing under workers’ control. Company takeovers occurred also in Uruguay, Brazil and Venezuela. In 2019 the number of confirmed Workers’ Recuperated Companies (WRC) was more than 400 in Argentina (with more than 15.000 workers); 78 in Brazil (...

Information Session--Student Multidisciplinary Applied Research Teams (SMART)

September 16th, 2019 - 12:30PM-1:30PM

Location: Mann 102

The SMART Information Sessions provide interested students with an overview of this unique opportunity for service learning (working with companies) in emerging markets (2019/20 Companies--Rwanda, China, Uganda, Zambia, Botswana and Kenya).  After the session, students will have a better understanding of the projects, logistics, application process, requirements, outcomes/deliverables, e...

Fulbright Opportunities for Graduate Students

September 18th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris G08

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides full funding for graduate and professional students conducting research in any field or teaching in more than 150 countries. Open to U.S. citizens only. The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program supports doctoral students conducting research in modern languages or area studies for six to 12 months. Open to U.S. citizens and...

Whose Paradise? A Reflection of LGBTIQ Mental Health in Thailand Through Personal and Professional Advocacy

September 19th, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Mr. Rattanakorn Ratanashevorn (Gon) - Ph.D. Student in Counselor Education & Supervision, University of Missouri - Saint Louis  Thailand has been perceived globally as an LGBTIQ paradise, but is it really? Underneath the surface, many of the fundamental LGBTIQ rights are not reached due to inequality, injustic...

Information Session - SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship for Graduate Students

September 20th, 2019 - 3:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The information session will be led by Daniella Sarnoff, the director of the International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program (IDRF) at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), and Durba Ghosh, Professor of History. Graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences are invited to attend this information session. Learn about the SSRC International Dissertation Research...

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

September 25th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris G08

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program supports college graduates conducting research or teaching in any field in more than 150 countries. Applications are due in the fall; students who wish to begin the program immediately after graduation are encouraged to start the process in their junior year....

Western Influence on Cambodian Cultural Production After 1991

September 26th, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series George Chigas, Associate Teaching Professor of Cambodian Language & Culture, University of Massachusetts Lowell Co-sponsored by the Department of Asian Studies...

Visual Culture Colloquium - Bliss Cua Lim

September 26th, 2019 - 4:30PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G22

Keywords for Philippine Cinema’s Archival Afterlives The contours of Philippine cinema’s archival crises are alarming: of over 350 films produced before the outbreak of World War II, only five Filipino films from the American colonial period survive. The dupe negative of the last surviving Filipino film on nitrate, Ibong Adarna (Vicente Salumbides and Manuel Conde, 1941), was destro...

Workshop: Rethinking the Proposal

October 2nd, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris G08

Part philosophy, part practical tutorial, this workshop aims to make proposal writing easier and more successful. It also offers an ensemble of remarkably useful tools for producing, revising, and editing, even under the stress of deadline....

From Boston to Bangkok: How American Cold-War Urbanism Shaped Thailand’s Current Urban Plans

October 3rd, 2019 - 12:00AM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Apiwat Ratanawaraha, Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University Thailand’s current urban plans and planning institutions originated from a technical assistance project funded by the United States Operations Mission in 1957. The Bangkok-Thonburi City Planning Project was led by a New York-based consul...

Apiwat Ratanawaraha: Street-Smart David vs Digital Goliath: Competitive Dynamics between the Top and Bottom of the Informal Mobility Pyramid in Bangkok

October 3rd, 2019 - 4:30PM

Location: West Sibley Hall

Room: Room 115

Apiwat Ratanawaraha is an associate professor at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. His teaching and research cover land policy and management, infrastructure finance, technology and innovation policy, and strategic foresight. His recent and ongoing research focuses on urban issues in Thailand, including the futures of Thai urban life from womb to...

Einaudi Center SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program

October 9th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris G08

This session will provide PhD students with information on the Einaudi Center – SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development program. The program offers seminars, workshops, and faculty mentoring to 12 PhD students in the social sciences or humanities who are developing research projects abroad, or domestic research projects on topics that connect to global issues. Students will receive up to $5,0...

What Turns Us Violent: Sacred Emergencies

October 10th, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Prof. Michael Jerryson, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Youngstown State University As long as there have been recorded histories, humanity has engaged in violence. In this macabre mosaic that pits human against human, religion becomes a reoccurring justifier. People identify religion as the penultimate of human...

Currencies of Imagination: Channeling Money and Chasing Mobility in Vietnam

October 17th, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Ivan V. Small, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Central Connecticut State University Remittances from the Vietnamese diaspora have played an important role in  Vietnam’s post Cold War economic development, providing important inputs to a r ange of  household spending areas, from education to health care. In...

Anthropology Colloquium: Ting Hui Lau

October 18th, 2019 - 3:00PM-4:30PM

Location: McGraw Hall

Room: 215

Leftover Men: Self-Abjection, Death, and Haunting on the China-Burma Border  Abstract:  China’s long history of colonizing its ethnic peripheries, as well as its ambition to expand its power beyond its borders through such schemes as the Belt and Road Initiative, raise questions about emergent forms of South-South development and internal colonialism. Building on a decade of eng...

The Rohingya: Stalesssness, Refugeehood and a 'Subhuman' Life, by Nasir Uddin

October 21st, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The Rohingyas, an ethno-linguistic and religious minority of Myanmar known as the most persecuted people in the world, experienced a brutal atrocity in 2017 perpetrated by Myanmar security forces and vigilantes what the United Nations Human Rights Council explained as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Following an attack made by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) on Augu...

Spanish Manila and First American Chinatown

October 23rd, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: A.D. White house

Room: Guerlac Room

 "Spanish Manila:  A Transpacific Maritime Enterprise and First American Chinatown in the Ming Dynasty" to be given by Evelyn Hu-deHart, History, Brown University.  This talk is hosted by the East Asia Program (EAP) and co-hosted by the Society for the Humanities as well as the Latin American Studies Program (LASP) as part of their East-Asia-Latin-America lecture series....

Writing a Winning Fulbright Proposal

October 23rd, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Primarily for undergraduates, this session offers guidance on how to write a winning proposal for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The session will be led by two Fulbright advisors with years of experience. Applying for a Fulbright? We encourage you to attend!...

Colonial Development on the China-Burma Border

October 24th, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Lau Ting Hui, PhD Candidate,  Anthropology,  Cornell University China’s rise has major geopolitical and economic implications for Southeast Asia. Among many issues, China’s policies and tactics in the South China Sea and its flagship Belt and Road Initiative have alarmed many countries in the region. This talk examines the on-...

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