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The Vietnam War—What Happened and Why it Still Matters: Fashionable Myths and Unacknowledged Lessons

January 30th, 2020 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Keith W. Taylor, Professor of Sino-Vietnamese Studies, Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University Americans continue to remember the Vietnam War according to Hanoi wartime propaganda recycled via the anti-war movement into textbooks, documentaries, and talking heads. This has contributed to long-term controversial effects of the war on domesti...

Power Plays: Court Drama in Nineteenth Century Burma

February 6th, 2020 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Penny Edwards, Associate Professor, 2019-20 Fellow of the Townsend Center for the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley In 1860s Mandalay, theatre was a vehicle for the veneration of the Buddha and present and past kings, for royal reconciliation, and –under court poet U Pon Nya – for the staging of political pr...

The City Who Had Two Navels: Curating the Philippine Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

February 13th, 2020 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Edson Cabalfin, Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Interior Design, University of Cincinnati Dr. Edson Cabalfin will discuss the curatorial concept, exhibition design, opening, and other stories surrounding the creation of the Philippine Pavilion entitled “The City Who Had Two Navels” for the 16th Venice Architecture Bienna...

Anthropology Colloquium: Mariangela Mihai

February 14th, 2020 - 3:00PM-4:30PM

Location: McGraw Hall

Room: 215

Mariangela Mihai is an Anthropology and Film PhD Candidate at Cornell University. She received her BA in Anthropology from Emory University in Atlanta where she has also worked on issues of refugee political resettlement at the Emory Center for Ethics and the International Rescue Committee.  Her current research looks at overlapping nationalisms, identity, and ethnicity in Mizora...

Canaries in the Coal Mine: Bornean Ape Calls as Early-Warning Indicators of Anthropogenic Change

February 20th, 2020 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Wendy M. Erb,  Postdoctoral Fellow, Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University Borneo’s tropical forests belong to one of the most imperiled biodiversity hotspots on Earth, experiencing rapid destruction and degradation from human activities. A significant challenge for conservation research is to develop cost-efficient methods to detect and...

The Findley History of Art Lecture Series - Karen Strassler

February 20th, 2020 - 4:30PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G22

Title: From Art to Porn: Watching the Image-Event in Indonesia’s Public Sphere Abstract: In September 2005, members of the Islamic Defenders Front descended upon a gallery in Jakarta and demanded the removal of Pinkswing Park, an artwork by a prominent Indonesian artist, on the grounds that it was pornographic. This paper charts the “image-event” of Pinkswing Park, a...

Engendering Migrations: Southeast Asia

March 13th, 2020 - 12:00AM

Location: Kahin Center

22nd Cornell SEAP Graduate Student Conference “Engendering Migrations: Southeast Asia” Abstracts Due By: November 30, 2019 Conference Date: March 13-15, 2020 Cornell University recently launched a Global Grand Challenge across departments and programs on the theme of Migrations: Researching, Teaching and Building for a World on the Move. For the 22nd annual Southeast Asia P...

The Institutional Sources of Islamic Moderation in Contemporary Java, Indonesia

May 4th, 2020 - 4:30PM-5:20PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

As both Muslim and Western governments increasingly seek the help of so-called “moderate” Muslim leaders, we still know little about why some of them are better able to mitigate the growth of militant Islamist groups. This paper explores some of the conditions that make successful "moderate" mobilization possible. Examining the case of contemporary Java, Indonesia, it argues...

Southeast Asia Program 70th Anniversary Celebration

September 11th, 2020 - 12:00AM

Location: Kahin Center

Events to include symposium, music performance, museum exhibition, and more! Stay tuned for more information!...

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