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SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

October 19th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Dilemmas of a Japanese Historian of Southeast Asia: Tatsurō Yamamoto (1910-2001) and the Ghost of Pan-Asianism" Takamichi Serizawa, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University Tatsurō Yamamoto (1910-2001), known as a pioneering scholar of Vietnam and Southeast Asian history in Japan, once in the mid-1970’s, made a speech in front of young...

The Everyday Politics of Dispossession: Land, Resources and Rights Cases from Indonesia, Bolivia, Peru and Mozambique

October 24th, 2017 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: A. D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

Mattias Borg Rasmussen, University of Copenhagen, "Andean Waterways: Resource Politics in Highland Peru" Penelope Anthias, University of Copenhagen, "Limits to Decolonization: Hydrocarbon Politics in the Bolivian Chaco" Christian Lund, University of Copenhagen, "Nine-Tenths of the Law: Enduring Dispossession in Indonesia" Wendy Wolford, Cornell University, &...

Einaudi Center-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program

October 25th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 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...

Global Voices in Education, "Student Mobility, Cultural Exchange, and Neoliberal Education," by Susan Thomas

October 25th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Plant Science Building

Room: 143

In the era of globalization, issues of difference, belonging, and transnational movements have acquired a particular significance and this is especially true in the context of education. Such considerations are reflected in the growing efforts to encourage young people to move across national borders to pursue their educational aspirations. In the last few decades, these movements have predominant...

SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

October 26th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"The Crown and the Capitalists: The ethnic Chinese, extraterritoriality, and the founding of the Thai nation" Wasana Wongsurawat, Assistant Professor of Chinese History and Director of Thai Studies, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University Wasana Wongsurawat's The Crown and the Capitalists: The Ethnic Chinese, Extraterritoriality, and the Founding of the Thai Nation is a study...

2017 Families in Business Conference: The Future of Family Business

October 27th, 2017 - 8:00AM-4:30PM

Location: Statler Hotel

Room: Ballroom Foyer, 2nd floor

Registration, networking, breakfast, opening remarks Time: 8:00 - 9:30 am Location Ballroom Foyer, Statler Hotel Forums Time: 9:40 - 11:50 am   Lunch and “Future of Family Business”  panel with parent / child – Moderated by Margarita Tsoustoura Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm Location: Carrier Ballroom, Statler Hotel  ...

Einaudi Center Distinguished Speaker: Gayatri Spivak, "The Rohingya Issue In A Global Context"

October 30th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium

Spivak will shed light on the current issues in Myanmar (Burma) related to the Rohingya and situate those issues at the global level. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, University Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University, holds honorary degrees from the Universities of Toronto and London, and Oberlin College.  Her books are In Other Worlds (1987), Thinking Academic Fre...

Einaudi Center Roundtable: "Indian Ocean Politics in the 21st Century"

October 31st, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Lewis Auditorium

Panelists: Robert Blake, former U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Indonesia Tissa Jayatilaka, Director of the Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission Moderated by Anne Blackburn, Professor of South Asia Studies and Buddhist Studies in the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University, and Director of the Cornell University South Asia Program Currently senior director of McLarty Associates, A...

International Research Travel Grant

November 1st, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Wednesday, November 1, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 pm. These grants provide travel support for Cornell graduate students conducting short-term research and/or fieldwork outside the United States. They also provide travel support for professional students engaged in various academic experiences in the international arena.

SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

November 2nd, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Anybody, Anything, Anywhere: Diasporic Subjectivites and the Figure of the Buddha" Ashley Thompson, Hiram W. Woodward Chair in Southeast Asian Art, SOAS, University of London The Buddha figure in the contemporary world is laden with meaning – multiple different meanings depending upon the eye of the beholder. So laden that it functions, in semiotic terms, as an empty signifi...

"Rare Islamic Books in the Kroch/Olin Library Collection" with Curator Ali Houissa, CMSP Seminar

November 2nd, 2017 - 3:00PM-4:00PM

Location: Kroch Archives, Curatorial Space

Room: Basement 2 Level

Our CMS seminar today will be led by Ali Houissa, Curator of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies in Kroch Library, who will be hosting a group to come and see precious objects in the library's collection about Islam.  We have many world-class books, some of them centuries old, which show the history and evolution of Islam over a long period, and across many cultures.  This is a wonder...

Haunted: Temporalities of History and (Moving) Image in ‘Asia’

November 3rd, 2017 - 1:00PM-7:00PM

Room: AD White House

The inaugural 4Asia conference in Fall 2017 takes as the notion of haunting as its theme. Across practices, historical events, and media, haunting emerges as a primary and prescient trope of thinking about agency and approaching epistemology in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. Scholars from the disciplines of history, cinema and media studies, art history, and cultural studies will explo...

The Island Funeral w/screenwriter

November 4th, 2017 - 4:00PM-5:45PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premierew/ screenwriter Kong Rithdee in person! 2015 > Thailand > Directed by Pimpaka Towira With Heen Sasithorn, Aukrit Pornsumpunsuk, Yossawat Sittiwong Laila, with her brother and his friend, head from Bangkok on a thousand-kilometer road trip to Pattani. Along the way they meet Surin, a soldier from the Northeast. Together they journey through increased military presence into...

Einaudi Center Roundtable: “The Roots of the Rohingya Crisis: The Eradication of a Myanmar Ethnic Group”

November 7th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Klarman Hall

Room: Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium

Participants: Michael W. Charney, professor of Asian and Military History, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London ​Eaint​ ​Thiri​ ​Thu, film producer, researcher, Fulbright scholar and graduate student in human rights at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota  Moderated by Magnus Fiskesjö, associ...

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)

November 8th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate, and professional students studying modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Funding is offered in collaboration with the Einaudi Center’s South Asia and Southeast Asia Programs.

SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

November 9th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Negotiating transitions: On the adaptation of community-based ritual theater in post-war Cambodia." Stephanie Khoury, Lecturer in Ethnomusicology, Department of Music, Tufts University Stéphanie Khoury’s work deals with the political, religious, social and artistic conditions of musical and theatrical expressions in postcolonial and postwar contexts. Her research is f...

SAP Seminar Series: "Overcoming the Ghosts of the Asian Green Revolution - towards a sustainable & nutrition secure future", by Prabhu Pingali

November 13th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The green revolution in Asia ushered in a period of extraordinary productivity growth in agriculture. Cereal production tripled, with only 30% increase in cultivated land, helping many countries that were hitherto relying on food aid to secure their food supply. Much of this success was attributed to high investments in crop research and infrastructure and market development strongly supported wit...

SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

November 16th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Jawi Manuscripts and Violent Histories: Gun Gurus and Shooter-Sufis in Late Nineteenth Century Malaya" Teren Sevea, Assistant Professor, Department of South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania This paper focuses upon Jawi manuscripts that contained the instructions of Sufis and ‘gun gurus’ along the late nineteenth century Straits of Melaka. In return for gifts,...

SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

November 30th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"When Religion Ends: Buddhist Prophetic Temporality in Cold War Southeast Asia" Anne Hansen, Professor of Religious Studies and Southeast Asian History, University of Wisconsin Madison Take heed; thunder rumbles in the east an old neak ta [guardian spirit] clasps his hands together and weeps, shrimp lay their eggs on the top of the mountain, a white crow hides quietly in a clump...

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