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Chat with the International Sustainable Development Studies Institute in Thailand

March 26th, 2018 - 2:00PM-3:30PM

Location: Mann Library

Room: Atrium

Join Mark Ritchie, founder of ISDSI, an innovative semester study abroad program with hands-on experiential community-based learning in Thailand,  in the Mann Library lobby. Visit their website and drop by to learn more!...

Giving Voice: How Outsiders Can Listen to and Learn from the Stories of Indigenous Communities

March 26th, 2018 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

A brief film, "Voices from the Village: Ecological Weaving," and a talk by Mark Ritchie, executive director of International Sustainable Development Studies Institute in Thailand. Topics include the opportunities, challenges and benefits of giving agency to marginalized communities through the power of storytelling. Sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program of the Mario Einaudi Cen...

"Dans la zone libre," a play by Yen Vu

March 27th, 2018 - 6:00PM-7:00PM

Location: GSH

Room: Lewis Auditorium

"Dans la zone libre / In the Free Zone" is a three-act play, written by Yen Vu (French Studies), that emerged as a creative project based on a history of colonial labor conscription during World War I & II. Particularly during the Second World War, 20,000 Vietnamese men were brought to France to assist in the war effort, first destined for factories and later for private industries....

Artist Talk: Jompet Kuswidananto

March 28th, 2018 - 2:30PM-4:30PM

Location: Johnson Museum of Art

Room: Wing lecture room

Javanese artist Jompet Kuswidananto will discuss his work, in conjunction with his participation in Sounding Out the State of Indonesian Music, the Fourth Cornell Modern Indonesia Project “State of the Field” Conference (March 29-31).  Jompet studied Communications at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Originally trained as a musician, Jompet turned...

SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

March 29th, 2018 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"The Politics of the Fatwa" Jeremy Menchik, Assistant Professor, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University While anthropologists have developed nuanced theories for the role of fatwas in culture and law, scholars lack a clear explanation for the power of fatwas in politics. What kind of authority do fatwas embody? What are the implications for politics in Indonesia an...

Sounding Out the State of Indonesian Music

March 29th, 2018 - 2:30PM-11:00PM

The Fourth Cornell Modern Indonesia Project “State of the Field” Conference For its fourth “State of the Field” conference, the Cornell Modern Indonesia Project brings together some forty participants, from the US, Canada, and Indonesia, to sound out the state of Indonesian music, both as a subject of scholarly inquiry, and as an artistic practice pursued within and beyo...

Indo Night 2018: Klenèngan and Night Market

March 29th, 2018 - 7:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Hall

Room: Memorial Room

Featuring Ngudi Raras, a group of six master gamelan musicians from Central Java.  Experience gamelan as it is typically encountered in Indonesia, in the more informal and expansive format known as klenèngan, while enjoying Indonesian food and perusing Indonesian crafts. Advance food tickets ($8) can be purchased here. Funded in part by the Cornell Council for the Arts....

Southeast Asian Language Week

April 9th, 2018 - 12:00AM-7:00PM

Join us for a week of campus-wide events celebrating and highlighting the various Southeast Asian language offerings at Cornell! Coffee and tea tastings. Stop by and enjoy a hot (or cold!) beverage from different Southeast Asian countries at the following locations/times: Monday, April 9 12pm-2pm Willard Straight Hall Wednesday, April 11 12pm-2pm Trilium (1st Floor) Friday, April 13 12...

SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

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

Location: Kahin Center

"Adi Bauddha: The Self-Imagination of Bengali Speaking Buddhists in the British Colonial Chittagong-Arakan Region" Mitra Barua, Annette and Hugh Gragg Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies, Rice University The Chittagong-born Arakanese monk Sangharaj Saramedha (1801-1882) reformed Buddhism in the British colonial Chittagong-Arakan region in the mid 19th century. T...

The Arts of the Immigrant Continent

April 12th, 2018 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: A. D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

“The Arts of the Immigrant Continent” Description: A panel discussion which will address Europe as an immigrant continent, and especially concentrate on the relation between immigration and art, by bringing together artists ​and scholars who work on diasporas and migrant art in major European cities. Panelists: Leslie A. Adelson, Department Chair & Jacob Gould Schurman Profes...

Kings and Dictators: The Legacy of Monarchy and the New Authoritarianism in Asia

April 13th, 2018 - 12:00PM-6:00PM

Location: Kahin Center

Kingship is both ancient and modern. This conference investigates the history and legacy of monarchy in Asia, as well as the current rise of authoritarianism which frequently involves the revival and manipulation of the legacy of kingship. Presentations and discussion will concern both monarchy in history or today, and how today’s new dictators draw on the legacies of monarchy for the legiti...

A Flute Concert ft. Shashank Subramanyam

April 13th, 2018 - 7:00PM-9:00PM

Location: Alice Statler Auditorium

SPICMACAY-Cornell chapter and South Asia Program jointly present a flute concert by Maestro Shashank Subramanyam - a renowned exponent of the Bamboo Flute from India. Shashank will be accompanied by H.N. Bhaskar on Violin and Parupalli Phalgun on Mridangam...

SEAP Gatty Lecture Series

April 19th, 2018 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

"Exploring Indigenous Community Resilience with the Penan of Malaysian Borneo" Shorna Allred, Associate Professor and Associate Director, Human Dimensions Research Unit, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University This research examines the cultural resilience of the eastern Penan community of Long Lamai in Malaysian Borneo. The Penan have undergone significant and rap...

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