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SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Queertopia: Early 20th-Century Bangkok's Homosocial Landscapes"

September 1st, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Lawrence Chua '12, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Syracuse University This paper examines the emergence of queer utopian landscapes produced by two powerful homosocial institutions in early 20th-century Bangkok: the “City of Willows” of Chinese migrant secret societies and Dusit Thani, the miniature democratic city of King Rama VI’s court. While the former se...


events.cornell.edu »Event Details SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Bali: Sacred Waters/Surging Tourism"

September 8th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Mara Alper, Associate Professor, Media, Arts, Sciences and Studies, Ithaca College Mara Alper is a filmmaker with an anthropologist's curiosity. Her travels lead her toward older traditions to regain lost wisdom that can help sustain us. One of these places is Bali. Her five trips there began in 1985 when she studied wayan kulit shadow puppets with a dalang in the Bali Hindu tradition; she...


Workshop: Rethinking the Proposal: Part 1

September 21st, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

Part philosophy, part practical tutorial, this two-part workshop aims to make proposal writing easier and more successful. Plan on attending both sessions. Register here.   Part 1: Wednesday, September 21, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 pm Focusing on the relationships we construct or imagine as we write – the social character of our writing. Part 2: Wednesday, October 5, G08 Uris Ha...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Clove Cigarette Manufacturing & the Decline of Slow Smoking in Indonesia"

September 29th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Marina Welker, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Cornell University Defenders of Indonesia’s cigarette industry often cite the employment and benefits it brings to hundreds of thousands of workers in factories where clove cigarettes or kretek are still hand-rolled, trimmed, and packed. This talk provides an ethnographic lens into the organization and experience of this labor in factories...


Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia

October 3rd, 2016 - 7:00PM-8:20PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

With director Robert Lieberman, producer Deborah Hoard and editor David Kossack in person! Ithaca Premiere! 2016 > USA > Directed by Robert Lieberman Angkor Awakens provides a compelling first-hand look at modern Cambodia „ a society at a tipping point where one of AsiaÍs youngest populations is rebuilding its culture and moving beyond the Khmer Rouge genocide. 1 hr 20 mi...


Workshop: Rethinking the Proposal: Part 2

October 5th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

Part philosophy, part practical tutorial, this two-part workshop aims to make proposal writing easier and more successful. Plan on attending both sessions. Register here.   Part 1: Wednesday, September 21, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 pm Focusing on the relationships we construct or imagine as we write – the social character of our writing. Part 2: Wednesday, October 5, G08 Uris Ha...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Filipina Davis & the Aesthetics of Musical Exceptionalism"

October 6th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Christi-Anne Castro, Associate Professor, Ethnomusicology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Christi-Anne Castro is an ethnomusicologist whose work has explored music and cultural politics in the Philippines as well as in diaspora in the United States. Her topics have ranged from colonial music education and Tin Pan Alley songs about the Philippines in the early 20th century to Filipino/a global...


Burmese Language Pedagogy Workshop

October 10th, 2016 - 8:00AM-5:00PM

Location: George McT. Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia

The Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) will be holding a Burmese Language Pedagogy Workshop at the Kahin Center at Cornell on October 10-11, 2016. This workshop will aim to build a collaborative network of Burmese language instructors as well as chart a course for improving Burmese language instruction and developing new materials in the future.  In preparation for this workshop, SEAP is curren...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Forbidden Love: King Ananda & Marileine Ferrari: Perceptions of the Thai Royal Court on Interracial Matrimony"

October 13th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Associate Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University Thais know little about King Ananda, or Rama VIII of the current Chakri Dynasty, particularly about his personality and views on life. He was found dead in his sleeping chamber in a Bangkok palace in 1946. The untimely death has become a taboo subject and is normalised as a mystery....


Info Session: Fulbright Opportunities for Graduate Students

October 18th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides full funding for graduate and professional students conducting research or teaching in any field 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 pe...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Arson on Our Own Land: The Politics of Tracking Fire in Indonesia"

October 20th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Jenny Goldstein, Postdoctoral Associate, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell University In late 2015, Indonesia’s land fires became one of the worst environmental disasters in Southeast Asian history. Smoke from the fires affected over 60 million people, cost an estimated $16 billion, and on some days emitted more carbon dioxide than the United States' tot...


Hybrid Justice: A View from Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal

October 20th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Russell Hopkins, Legal Adviser to the Cambodian judges of the Trial Chamber at the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Hybrid Justice: A View from Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar. Co-sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program....


Info Session: Fulbright U.S. Student Program for Undergraduates

October 26th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

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 of senior year; students who wish to begin the program immediately after graduation are encouraged to start the application process in their junior year....


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series - "Eating an Elephant: Alimentary Forms of Peasant Nationalism"

October 28th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Mary Steedly, Professor, Anthropology, Harvard University   “Eating an Elephant” draws on Steedly's recently published book Rifle Reports to inquire into the nature of grassroots nationalism in a relatively unregarded part of the Indonesian “imagined community.” Based on extensive interviews and conversations with Karo veterans and other participant...


Info Session: International Research Travel Grants

November 2nd, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

These grants provide travel support for Cornell University graduate students conducting short-term research and/or fieldwork in countries 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 - "Unwritten Rule(s): Ambiguous State Making on Cambodia's Property Frontier"

November 3rd, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Alice Beban, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University Rising concern over climate change and global food and fuel crises have spurred the aggressive acquisition of land in the Global South, making questions of land access, distribution and use vital to political stability and long-term socio-ecological sustainability. As global tensions over large...


Refugee Education Conference

November 5th, 2016 - 9:00AM-4:00PM

Location: Onondaga Community College

A conference in Syracuse in November will explore the tapped and untapped potential for internationalizing and enriching the community college experience for all students. Internationalization & Inclusion  Refugees in Community Colleges  Saturday, November 5, 2016  9 am - 4 pm Onondaga Community College 4585 West Seneca Turnpike Syracuse, NY 13215...


Info Session: Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

November 9th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

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 - "Environmental Rule in Vietnam: Governmentality, Networks, and Nature in the 20th Century"

November 10th, 2016 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Pamela McElwee, Associate Professor, Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Ho Chi Minh famously remarked that “Forests are gold; if we know to protect and develop them well, they will be very precious.” His message was aimed at demonstrating that environmental policies should be about both the development and administration of both h...

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