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Cornell International Fair

September 4th, 2019 - 11:30AM-2:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: First Floor Terrace

The Cornell International Fair showcases hundreds of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to internationalize their Cornell experience. Drop by to talk with faculty, staff, and program reps about study abroad, exchanges, language study, international majors and minors, fellowships, internships, courses with international travel, service learning, and more. This event is...


Making Sense of Rural Asia: Three puzzles, two problems and a challenge - Jonathan Rigg, University of Bristol

September 6th, 2019 - 3:00PM-4:30PM

Location: Warren Hall

Room: B73

Speaker: Jonathan Rigg, Geography, University of Bristol Abstract: In this presentation, I bring together recent research in Thailand and Vietnam, to illuminate and seek to explain three puzzles, two problems and a challenge that have currency across both countries, and (I suggest) the wider Asian region. The three puzzles are: Why don’t people sell their land when farming barel...


Fulbright Opportunities for Graduate Students

September 18th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Room: Uris G08

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


“Being Muslim and Female in Burma: Two Perspectives,” by Dr. Thet Su Htwe and Kyaw Thein, CMS Seminar Series

September 23rd, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Dr. Thet Su Htwe and Thaw Thein are two activists involved with women's issues in Burma, now called Myanmar.  They are important voices in trying to build civil society in that country, which is coming out of near-isolation imposed by a socialist regime for roughly half a century.  In this presentation, they will talk about the everyday plight of women in Burma/Myanmar.  They wi...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

September 25th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Room: Uris G08

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


Visual Culture Colloquium - Bliss Cua Lim

September 26th, 2019 - 4:30PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: History of Art Gallery

Keywords for Philippine Cinema’s Archival Afterlives The contours of Philippine cinema’s archival crises are alarming: of over 350 films produced before the outbreak of World War II, only five Filipino films from the American colonial period survive. The dupe negative of the last surviving Filipino film on nitrate, Ibong Adarna (Vicente Salumbides and Manuel Conde, 1941), was destro...


Workshop: Rethinking the Proposal

October 2nd, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Room: Uris G08

Part philosophy, part practical tutorial, this workshop aims to make proposal writing easier and more successful. It also offers an ensemble of remarkably useful tools for producing, revising, and editing, even under the stress of deadline....


Apiwat Ratanawaraha: Street-Smart David vs Digital Goliath: Competitive Dynamics between the Top and Bottom of the Informal Mobility Pyramid in Bangkok

October 3rd, 2019 - 4:30PM

Location: West Sibley Hall

Room: Room 115

Apiwat Ratanawaraha is an associate professor at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. His teaching and research cover land policy and management, infrastructure finance, technology and innovation policy, and strategic foresight. His recent and ongoing research focuses on urban issues in Thailand, including the futures of Thai urban life from womb to...


Einaudi Center SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program

October 9th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Room: Uris 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...


Anthropology Colloquium: Ting Hui Lau

October 18th, 2019 - 3:00PM-4:30PM

Location: McGraw Hall

Room: 215

Ting Hui Lau is a Ph.D. candidate in sociocultural anthropology. Her research interests include trauma and social change, death and dreaming, mobility and identity, history and memory, and China and Southeast Asia. She is currently conducting her dissertation fieldwork in Southwest China with support from the National Science Foundation and the Wenner-Gren Foundation. Lau’s Ph.D. research...


The Rohingya: Stalesssness, Refugeehood and a 'Subhuman' Life, by Nasir Uddin

October 21st, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The Rohingyas, an ethno-linguistic and religious minority of Myanmar known as the most persecuted people in the world, experienced a brutal atrocity in 2017 perpetrated by Myanmar security forces and vigilantes what the United Nations Human Rights Council explained as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Following an attack made by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) on Augu...


Spanish Manila and First American Chinatown

October 23rd, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: A.D. White house

Room: Guerlac Room

 "Spanish Manila:  A Transpacific Maritime Enterprise and First American Chinatown in the Ming Dynasty" to be given by Evelyn Hu-deHart, History, Brown University.  This talk is hosted by the East Asia Program(EAP) and the Latin American Studies Program (LASP) as part of their East-Asia-Latin-America lecture series. The Spanish Empire not only spanned the Atlantic from...


Writing a Winning Fulbright Proposal

October 23rd, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Room: Uris G08

Primarily for undergraduates, this session offers guidance on how to write a winning proposal for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The session will be led by two Fulbright advisors with years of experience. Applying for a Fulbright? We encourage you to attend!...


“Islam and Labor: The Indonesian Experience,” by Michele Ford, CMS Seminar Series

November 4th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Indonesia has a long history of religiously oriented labor unionism. In the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, Muslim unions joined with their Christian counterparts in opposition to the dominant leftist unions of that period, arguing that a faith-based approach to industrial relations was both effective and ideologically defensible. Concepts of “Islamic” industrial relations again surfaced sever...


Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

November 6th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Room: Uris 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....


Cornell Emerging Markets Institute Conference: Constructive Engagement

November 8th, 2019 - 9:00AM-4:00PM

Location: Bloomberg Center, Cornell Tech Campus

About the Conference The Cornell Emerging Markets Institute (EMI) annual conference to be held on November 8th at Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island. Under the theme of Constructive Engagement, this year’s conference will explore the diverse challenges brought by the U.S. China trade war and the need to build bridges and encourage dialogue. This one-da...


Einaudi Center International Research Travel Grant

November 13th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Room: Uris G08

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. ...


“Rare Islamic Books in the Olin Library Collection,” by Ali Houissa and Laurent Ferri, CMS Seminar Series

November 18th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: Rare Manuscripts Collection, Basement Floor, Kroch Library

This CMS seminar will be led by two curators (and friends of CMS!) in Olin Library, who will be hosting us 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 wonderful opportunity to see some of the...


Migrating Shadows: CU Music

November 21st, 2019 - 7:00PM

Location: Johnson Museum of Art

Two Indonesian artists, one from Bali and one from Java, come together to create Migrating Shadows, a multimedia production centered around wayang, Indonesian shadow puppet theater. Gusti Sudarta (Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Denpasar) and Darsono Hadiraharjo (SEAP Visiting Critic) are joined by Christopher J. Miller, Kevin Ernste, and graduate student composers from Cornell's Department...


Migrating Shadows: CU Music

November 23rd, 2019 - 1:00PM

Location: Johnson Museum of Art

Two Indonesian artists, one from Bali and one from Java, come together to create Migrating Shadows, a multimedia production centered around wayang, Indonesian shadow puppet theater. Gusti Sudarta (Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Denpasar) and Darsono Hadiraharjo (SEAP Visiting Critic) are joined by Christopher J. Miller, Kevin Ernste, and graduate student composers from Cornell's Department...

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