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In search of the Missing Mothers: The women members of the Constituent Assembly of India, by Achyut Chetan

September 16th, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Constitutions across the world continue to flaunt the wisdom of their ‘founding fathers’, men who participated in august assemblies to draft the charters of their nations. In the case of India too, figures like B.R. Ambedkar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajendra Prasad, Vallabhbhai Patel, and Maulana Azad continue to hold sway in discourses, both academic and popular. This is a travesty of truth...


Information Session--Student Multidisciplinary Applied Research Teams (SMART)

September 16th, 2019 - 12:30PM-1:30PM

Location: Mann 102

The SMART Information Sessions provide interested students with an overview of this unique opportunity for service learning (working with companies) in emerging markets (2019/20 Companies--Rwanda, China, Uganda, Zambia, Botswana and Kenya).  After the session, students will have a better understanding of the projects, logistics, application process, requirements, outcomes/deliverables, e...


Fulbright Opportunities for Graduate Students

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

Location: 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...


Information Session - SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship for Graduate Students

September 20th, 2019 - 3:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The information session will be led by Daniella Sarnoff, the director of the International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program (IDRF) at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), and Durba Ghosh, Professor of History. Graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences are invited to attend this information session. Learn about the SSRC International Dissertation Research...


Tagore lecture: The Clay Typewriter, by Anuradha Roy

September 20th, 2019 - 4:30PM

Location: A.D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

This lecture will discuss how mud and words are connected in my work; how earth, water, air, and fire fusing to create pots is a metaphor for the way in which real and imagined archives can come together in a writer’s imagination and result in fictional worlds. I expand on this metaphor by talking about how one particular fictional world came about for me through my discovery of the German a...


Conscripting Kinsmen: Labor Contractors and Peasant-Workers in India and China, by T G Suresh

September 23rd, 2019 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The thekedar in India and the baogong tou in China are seemingly similar social actors; both are vernacular designations for labor contractors who typically band together a group of rural peasants for working in the urban sectors. Familiar to labor historians in the colonial context of India and in the late imperial and Republican periods in China, they are essentially traditional labor recruiters...


Pyrrhic Constitutionalism? Buddhism, Secularism and the Limits of Law in Sri Lanka, by Benjamin Schonthal

September 25th, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: Myron Taylor Hall

Room: 277

Of the seven countries in South and Southeast Asian with majority-Buddhist populations, six give special status and/or protections to Buddhism in their constitutions. These constitutional prerogatives give clear symbolic prestige to the majority religion. Yet what effects do such prerogatives have on the ways in which citizens understand and practice Buddhism in their daily lives? Do “Buddhi...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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

Location: 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....


The Influence of Local and Global Discourses on Parental Beliefs and Practices of Indian Parents, by Amita Gupta

September 30th, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This presentation is based on findings from a survey-based inquiry which was conducted to gather information on the beliefs and attitudes of urban Indian parents toward child rearing and education. The objective of this study was to understand the influence of globalization on (un)shifting notions of childhood by examining parents' perceptions on adult-child relationships including those...


Workshop: Rethinking the Proposal

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

Location: 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....


An Insight into Classical Indian Rhythm, Music, and Pedagogy, by Akshay Anantapadmanabhan

October 3rd, 2019 - 1:30PM

Location: Lincoln Hall

Room: 149

This talk will cover an overview of Carnatic (South Indian classical) music and briefly touch on overlaps between North and South Indian classical music. The talk will interactively focus on 'Konnakol' (vocal percussion solfege) and how it works as a language for Indian rhythm. We will also discuss Indian classical pedagogy, compositions in Carnatic rhythmic from, talaa as well as a brief...


A Window to the Doors of Kathmandu, by Nipun Prabhakar

October 7th, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

 In traditional cities and neighborhoods like that of Kathmandu, a door is so much more than a transition from the outdoors to the indoors. It’s the place where people spend most of their time, sitting at the Chaukhat near the entryway, socializing and chatting with neighbors and passers-by. The door is also not just a tangible unit, it’s reflective of the respect given to a build...


Einaudi Center SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program

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

Location: 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...


What Turns Us Violent: Sacred Emergencies

October 10th, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Prof. Michael Jerryson, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Youngstown State University As long as there have been recorded histories, humanity has engaged in violence. In this macabre mosaic that pits human against human, religion becomes a reoccurring justifier. People identify religion as the penultimate of human...


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...


Writing a Winning Fulbright Proposal

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

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 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!...


Unruly Cinema: Bollywood 's Unlikely Emergence, by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta

October 28th, 2019 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

In her lecture, Rini B. Mehta will present a genealogy of India popular cinema in the longue durée, laying out the global historical context of the emergence of Bollywood. Four pivotal historical moments corresponded with four distinctive shifts in the Indian film industry between 1931 and 2000—from the first indigenous sound films’ triumph over imported Hollywood films to the g...


Film Screening - Reason, Parts 1 - 4

October 28th, 2019 - 4:45PM

Location: Cornell Cinema

Those who witnessed the scientific spirit fostered by the Enlightenment would scarcely believe that over 400 years later, Faith would still have an upper hand over Reason. Today as technologically advanced nations still debate the merits of Creationism and Evolution, the developing world falls prey to blind faith and religious war. Everywhere privatization and a rush to corner ever-depleting natur...


Film Screening - Reason, Parts 5 - 8, followed by Q&A with Director Anand Patwardhan

October 28th, 2019 - 7:30PM

Location: Cornell Cinema

Those who witnessed the scientific spirit fostered by the Enlightenment would scarcely believe that over 400 years later, Faith would still have an upper hand over Reason. Today as technologically advanced nations still debate the merits of Creationism and Evolution, the developing world falls prey to blind faith and religious war. Everywhere privatization and a rush to corner ever-depleting natur...


I am a Whisper, My Dear (An ethnofiction film, in collaboration with Mizo LGBT activists)

October 31st, 2019 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Part of the Ronald and Janette Gatty series Mariangela Mihai, Department of Anthropology, Southeast Asia Program, South Asia Program at Cornell University  ...

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