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Fulbright U.S. Student Program Undergraduate Information Session

September 26th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 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....


Transnational Migration from the Global Perspective

September 27th, 2018 - 9:00AM-5:00PM

Location: Cornell University

Transnational Migration from the Global Perspective: The 7th International Conference of the World Confederation of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies (WCILCOS), September 27-28, 2018, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York USA Cornell University Library and Ohio University Libraries are pleased to announce that they will jointly organize this event, which is being held in conj...


Gatty Lecture, Daniel Kaufman, "Between Mainland and Island Southeast Asia"

September 27th, 2018 - 12:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Kahin Center

Daniel Kaufman, Assistant Professor - Dept. of Linguistics, Queens College, City University of New York & Co-Director - Endangered Language Alliance Between Mainland and Island Southeast Asia: Evidence for a Mon-Khmer presence in Borneo The Austronesians are responsible for one of the greatest human migrations and expansions in the world, diversifying into over 1,200 languages ...


Linguistics Colloquium Speaker: Daniel Kaufman

September 27th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 106

The Department of Linguistics and Southeast Asia Program proudly present Professor Daniel Kaufman from CUNY. Professor Kaufamn will be giving a linguistics talk on September 27, 2018 titled "The Prosodic Geography of Island Southeast Asia." Refreshments and conversation with the speaker will follow the talk....


Gatty Lecture, Xiaoming Zhang, "China’s 1979 War with Vietnam"

October 4th, 2018 - 12:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Kahin Center

Xiaoming Zhang, Professor, Department of Strategy, Air War College, Air University China’s 1979 War with Vietnam: Continuing Implications Lunch will be provided....


Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program

October 10th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This session will provide PhD students with information on the Einaudi Cener - 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 reserach projects abroad, or domestic research projects on topics that connect to global issues. Students will receive up to $5,000 for s...


Gatty Lecture, Nico Ravanilla, "Political Cycle in Public Works Procurement in the Philippines"

October 11th, 2018 - 12:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Kahin Center

Nico Ravanilla, Assistant Professor, School of Global Policy & Strategy, University of California San Diego Political Cycle in Public Works Procurement in the Philippines Using granular data on public works procurement in the Philippines from 2004-2017, I provide evidence of electorally driven corruption and inefficiency in the procurement of public works. First, I show that compare...


18th Northeast Conference on Indonesia: “Jokonomics across the archipelago: Lived economies of Indonesia”

October 13th, 2018 - 9:00AM-5:00PM

Location: Kahin Center

In 2014, Joko Widodo (Jokowi) was elected president of Indonesia amid a wave of optimism for the future direction of the country. His economic policy platform, dubbed “Jokonomics,” was a central feature of his campaign. Four years later, what impact have Jokonomics had on daily life in Indonesia? From the global spice trade to gold mining in Sumbawa, the local economies of the Indonesi...


“Rethinking Tet 1968: Fifty Years Later,” a Voices on Vietnam Speakers' Series event featuring Professor Lien-Hang Nguyen

October 15th, 2018 - 12:00PM-2:00PM

Location: 374 Rockefeller Hall

The biannual Cornell Voices on Vietnam Speakers’ Series is delighted to announce our Fall 2018 event featuring acclaimed historian and Vietnam specialist Lien-Hang Nguyen, Dorothy Borg Associate Professor in the History of the United States and East Asia.  Professor Nguyen will be discussing her upcoming book on the comprehensive history of the 1968 Tet Offensive.  With the declass...


Workshop: Rethinking the Proposal

October 17th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 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....


Gatty Lecture, Faizah Zakaria, "The Toba Super Catastrophe as the History of a Future"

October 18th, 2018 - 12:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Kahin Center

Faizah Zakaria, Postdoctoral Fellow, Nanyang Technological University and SEAP Visiting Fellow The Toba Super Catastrophe as the History of a Future The eruption of a super volcano in Toba, North Sumatra occurred about 73000 years ago and deposited about 2,800 square kilometers of volcanic tuff over a large area encompassing parts of the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and South China Se...


Neither Sunni nor Shi’i, But Surely ‘Other’ – Sectarianism in Indonesia

October 18th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Chiara Formichi, Associate Professor of Asian Studies, Cornell University, will speak at 12:15 p.m. in G-08 Uris Hall about “Neither Sunni nor Shi’i, But Surely ‘Other’ – Sectarianism in Indonesia” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar.  Co-sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program....


Gatty Lecture, Arnout van der Meer, "Performing Colonialism"

October 25th, 2018 - 12:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Kahin Center

Arnout van der Meer, Assistant Professor of History, Colby College Performing Colonialism: Hegemony, Representative Culture, and Resistance in Late Colonial Indonesia In 1913 a Javanese public prosecutor clashed with his colonial superior over his refusal to crouch and sit on the floor, conform to the Javanese language hierarchy, and wear traditional dress. This seemingly minor incident culm...


Reading by Viet Thanh Nguyen

October 25th, 2018 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium (132 Goldwin Smith Hall)

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist & cultural critic Viet Thanh Nguyen will read from his work as the final installment of the Fall 2018 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Reading Series. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times best seller and won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His other books are Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War&nb...


Love and Bananas

October 26th, 2018 - 7:00PM-8:15PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere w/animator Lynn Tomlinson ’88 in person w/short The Elephant’s Song 2018 > Thailand/Cambodia/USA > Directed by Ashley Bell A heartwarming and hopeful story about a team of elephant rescuers, led by world renowned Asian elephant conservationist Lek Chailert, as they embark on a daring 48-hour mission 500 miles across Thailand to rescue a 70-year old captive blind...


International Reserach Travel Grant

October 31st, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 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. ...


Gatty Lecture, Erin Lin, "How War Changes Land"

November 1st, 2018 - 12:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Kahin Center

Erin Lin, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Ohio State University How War Changes Land: The Legacy of US Bombing on Cambodian Development Why do post-conflict communities vary substantially in the speed and consistency with which they re-establish order and growth following war? In this book, I develop a theory of whether and where agrarian communities will recover f...


Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)

November 7th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 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....


Momenta Quartet and Cornell Gamelan Ensemble: CU Music

November 7th, 2018 - 8:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Barnes Hall

Room: Auditorium

The Momenta Quartet and Cornell Gamelan Ensemble, with guest artist Darsono Hadiraharjo, present new pieces by DMA composers Can Bilir, Piyawat Louilarpprasert, and Miles Friday....

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