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"Evolving Strategic Contours in the Indian Ocean: A Sri Lankan Perspective" Professor Gamini Keerawella

September 25th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The Indian Ocean is a critical variable in defence-strategic thinking of its littorals throughout. However, its weight varies in line with the developments in the defence architecture and underlying strategic contours in the Indian Ocean. The naval strategic contours in the Indian Ocean underwent a fundamental change with the establishment of Portuguese thalassocracy in the 16th century. The decli...

Global Voices in Education, "Teaching with Objects: Global Education at the Johnson Museum," Carol Hockett and Alexandra Hartley

September 27th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Plant Science Building

Room: 143

Lexi Hartley currently is a Humanities teacher at Lehman Alternative Community School at LACS. Previously, she taught English in Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Faculty of Islamic Studies at the University of Sarajevo. In her teaching, Lexi is interested in exposing students to opportunities in their community and generating global connections. Talk Abstract: In September 2015, just as Donald Trum...

SAP Seminar Series: "Khoon Diy Baarav (Blood Leaves its Trail)" by Iffat Fatima

October 3rd, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The film Khoon Diy Baarav enters the vexed political scenario in Kashmir through the lives of families of the victims of enforced disappearances. The film is a non-sequential account of personal narratives and reminiscences ruptured by violence, undermined by erasure and over-ridden by official documents that challenge truth. Made over nine years it explores memory as a mode of resistance, constan...

SAP Seminar Series: "South Asia Development Forum: Marketing a Different Idea of the Child to Indian Citizens" by Nita Kumar

October 4th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Mann Library

Room: 102

The organization NIRMAN has been working for 25 years on what we consider to be the root of Indian educational problems. According to our research, the problem is only partly that of the poor preparation of teachers and the faulty pedagogy of the Bachelor of Education course. The problem is also only partly the poor resources of Indian schools, and only partly the recalcitrance of Indian parents i...

Sri Lanka Graduate Student Conference, "Sri Lanka: Critical Reflections on Legacies of Authority and Difference"

October 14th, 2017 - 9:00AM-5:00PM

Location: A. D. White House

Room: A. D. White House

The 2017 Sri Lanka Graduate Conference will be held on October 13-14 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Hosted for the first time by Cornell’s South Asia Program, the conference is co-sponsored by the American Institute for Sri Lanka Studies. As in years prior, this workshop will bring together graduate students in both the final writing-up stage and pre-research/planning stages from...

SAP Seminar Series: "Forest Land, Forced Dispossession, and Fantasy Constitutions" by Anand Vaidya

October 16th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Nearly a quarter of India’s land area is government forest land, and uncounted hundreds of thousands of people live on this land without legal rights to it. This talk draws on work both in the Supreme Court and with landless Dalit and Adivasi forest dwellers engaged in a struggle for land rights to look at competing visions of the Constitution that have animated both the Court’s dispos...

Fundamental Rights Under the Indian Constitution

October 16th, 2017 - 4:15PM-5:45PM

Location: Myron Taylor Hall

Room: 285

The Berger International Speaker Series and the International Human Rights Policy Advocacy Clinic Present:   “Fundamental Rights Under the Indian Constitution”   Honorable Justice Jasti Chelameswar Supreme Court of India   Monday, October 16, 2017  4:15 PM  Room 285, Myron Taylor Hall Reception will follow Co-sponsored by th...

Solo, Solitude w/filmmakers

October 16th, 2017 - 7:00PM-8:37PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere w/ filmmaker Yosep Anggi Noen, producer Yulia Evina Bhara, & actress Marissa Anita via Skype! 2016 > Indonesia > Directed by Yosep Anggi Noen With Gunawan Maryanto, Marissa Anita, Eduward Manalu Riots break out in Indonesia in July 1996, and Wiji is suspected of dissident activities. He flees Solo for Borneo, thousands of miles away, and has to decide between the fear o...

SAP Seminar Series: "Not the End of the Book: Reviving Indian Classical Literature" by Rohan Narayana Murty

October 18th, 2017 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: A. D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

Rohan Narayana Murty grew up in India and attended Cornell University as an undergraduate. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University. His Ph.D. at Harvard was supported by a Siebel Scholars Fellowship and a Microsoft Research Fellowship. He has been a Computing Innovations Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Currently, he is a Junior Fellow in the Society o...

SAP Seminar Series: "Two Frameworks of Religio-philosophical Pluralism" by Rajeev Bhargava

October 23rd, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Rajeev Bhargava examines two frameworks of religio-philosophical pluralism, one in which an ensemble of doctrinally bounded religious/philosophical communities live together somewhat reluctantly, and another in which, given porous boundaries and fluidity of movement between communities, there is acceptance and mutual respect. He also discusses the theological, social and political conditions that...

Nostalgia for the Future w/filmmaker

October 24th, 2017 - 7:15PM-8:09PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

w/ filmmaker Avijit Mukul Kishore and architect Rohan Shivkumar in person! 2017 > India > Directed by Avijit Mukul Kishore & Rohan Shivkumar A film on Indian modernity, the citizen and the architecture of the home. It looks at four examples of buildings made over the period of a century, including Lukhshmi Vilas Palace in Baroda - the gigantic home built by a progressive monarch in t...

SAP Seminar Series: "A Case of Exploding Markets: Latin American and South Asian Literary 'Booms' in a Comparative Perspective" by Roanne Kantor

October 30th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

At the climax of Mohammad Hanif’s A Case of Exploding Mangoes, a Pakistani air force cadet becomes fatally absorbed in a copy of Gabriel García Márquez’s Crónica de una muerte anunciada. At the climax of Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a Pakistani financial analyst faces an ethical crisis in the former Valparaíso home of Pablo Neruda. Self...

SAP Seminar Series: "Home in the City, Bombay 1977" Sooni Taraporevala

November 1st, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Mann Library

Room: 102

Sooni Taraporevala will be showing images from her recently launched book Home in the City Bombay 1977 - Mumbai 2017 and speaking about them in the context of both photography and social history. The book has illuminating texts by Pico Iyer and Salman Rushdie, as well as a candid conversation between Taraporevala and Siddharth Dhanwant Shanghvi. Sooni Taraporevala’s ar...

Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World: Challenges and Opportunities

November 2nd, 2017 - 4:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Mann Library

Room: Stern Seminar Room 160

Rapid structural transformation and urbanization are transforming agriculture and food production in rural areas across the world. Join us for a Chats in the Stacks book talk by Prabhu Pingali, editor of the new book Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World (1st Edition/Routledge, May 2017). He will discuss the multi-faceted nature of agriculture and rural development and the gr...

Haunted: Temporalities of History and (Moving) Image in ‘Asia’

November 3rd, 2017 - 1:00PM-7:00PM

Room: AD White House

The inaugural 4Asia conference in Fall 2017 takes as the notion of haunting as its theme. Across practices, historical events, and media, haunting emerges as a primary and prescient trope of thinking about agency and approaching epistemology in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. Scholars from the disciplines of history, cinema and media studies, art history, and cultural studies will explo...

The Island Funeral w/screenwriter

November 4th, 2017 - 4:00PM-5:45PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premierew/ screenwriter Kong Rithdee in person! 2015 > Thailand > Directed by Pimpaka Towira With Heen Sasithorn, Aukrit Pornsumpunsuk, Yossawat Sittiwong Laila, with her brother and his friend, head from Bangkok on a thousand-kilometer road trip to Pattani. Along the way they meet Surin, a soldier from the Northeast. Together they journey through increased military presence into...

SAP Seminar Series: "Jihad as Grand Strategy - Islamist Militancy, National Security, and the Pakistani State" by S. Paul Kapur

November 6th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Islamist militants based in Pakistan have played a major role in terrorism around the world, and pose a significant threat to regional and international security. Although the Pakistan-militant connection has received widespread attention only in recent years, it is not a new phenomenon. Pakistan has, since its inception in the wake of World War II, used Islamist militants to wage jihad in order t...

7th Annual EMI Conference: Emerging Multinationals in a Changing World

November 10th, 2017 - 8:00AM-3:30PM



The 7th Emerging Markets Institute Conference will be exploring how emerging multinationals from Asia and Latin America have expanded aggressively on a global scale. Recent developments have changed the global context. While some western nations are retreating from leadership positions others are strategically positioning themselves as possible new leaders. How are Emerging Multinationals reacting...

SAP Seminar Series: "Overcoming the Ghosts of the Asian Green Revolution - towards a sustainable & nutrition secure future", by Prabhu Pingali

November 13th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The green revolution in Asia ushered in a period of extraordinary productivity growth in agriculture. Cereal production tripled, with only 30% increase in cultivated land, helping many countries that were hitherto relying on food aid to secure their food supply. Much of this success was attributed to high investments in crop research and infrastructure and market development strongly supported wit...

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