May 5th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM
Location: Kahin Center
"Colonial Kings and the Decolonization of the French Empire: Bao Dai, Mohammed V, and Norodom Sihanouk" Christopher Goscha, Associate Professor, History, Universite du Quebec a Montreal During the last few decades, scholars have produced path-breaking studies of the nationalist transformations of the Windsor, Meiji, and Chakri dynasties in Great Britain, Japan, and Thailand. H...
May 5th, 2016 - 5:00PM-7:00PM
Location: Goldwin Smith Hall
Room: The Ruth Woolsey Findley History of Art Gallery
The biannual Cornell Voices on Vietnam Speakers’ Series is delighted to announce our Spring 2016 event featuring acclaimed historian and Vietnam specialist Christopher Goscha, Professor of History at Université du Québec à Montréal. Professor Goscha will be discussing his latest work, The Penguin History of Modern Vietnam. Popular impressions of V...
May 9th, 2016 - 3:30PM-5:00PM
Location: 374 Rockefeller Hall
Imagining a Technological Umma: Islam and High Technology in New Order Indonesia In the late 1980s, Amien Rais, a politician and Islamic intellectual in Indonesia, teasingly asked the audience at the opening of an Islamic hospital: “where are our Islamic factories?” Rais’s joke had a serious edge, touching on concerns raised by Islamic intellectuals in Indonesia: what ro...