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CANCELLED - Waste, Labor, and Informality in Urban Pakistan, by Waqas Butt

April 6th, 2020 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

THIS PRESENTATION IS CANCELLED. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE FOR LATER THIS YEAR. Waste work across South Asia is structured fundamentally by caste, especially as Dalit groups have historically been dominant in this stigmatizing form of labor. While this is also true in contemporary Pakistan, a consumption-driven economy has also grown over the past several decades. During this time, markets for waste wo...


CANCELLED - Ambedkar in America, by Anupama Rao

April 8th, 2020 - 4:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

THIS PRESENTATION IS CANCELLED. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE FOR LATER THIS YEAR. This talk seeks to locate elements of B. R. Ambedkar's thought in the context of American intellectual history, urban transformations of the interwar, and emergent links between race and caste. The main focus of the talk rests on an engagement with two proximate texts, W. E. B. Du Bois's Black Reconstruction...


CANCELLED - Tamils and State Urban Policies in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, by Delon Madavan

April 13th, 2020 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

THIS PRESENTATION IS CANCELLED. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE FOR LATER THIS YEAR. Post-colonial states realized their desire to promote Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to the status of international metropolises at the expense of slums, which were demolished. In the context of multi-ethnic countries, this urban politic is not without consequences for minorities. In this presentation, we will see the conseq...


CANCELED: Info Session: Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

April 15th, 2020 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Find out about the Critical Language Scholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. This fully funded study abroad opportunity allows U.S. students to spend the summer learning one of 15 "critical languages." Francine Barchett '20 and other recent Cornell alumni of CLS will lead this special Einaudi info session. Learn more about Einaudi Center s...


CANCELLED - Musicophilia in Mumbai: Performing Subjects and The Metropolitan Unconscious, by Tejaswini Niranjana

April 16th, 2020 - 4:30PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: G22

THIS PRESENTATION IS CANCELLED. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE FOR LATER THIS YEAR. This book talk focusses on the manifestations of musicophilia in Mumbai from the late 19th century to the present. Love and madness come together in the metropolis as a condition of subjective excess, the condition of the musical subject’s simultaneous psychic and social habitation of modern urban space. I propose...


CANCELLED - The Capitalist-Rescue Narrative: Afghan Women and Micro-Entrepreneurship, by Purnima Bose

April 20th, 2020 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

THIS PRESENTATION IS CANCELLED. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE FOR LATER THIS YEAR. This talk focuses on Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, which describes Afghan women’s economic activities under the Taliban. Lemmon narrates Afghan entrepreneurship through the lens of US style capitalism and its attendant production arrangements. Ultimately, the text assumes that arrival...


CANCELLED - The Puzzle of Rising Education, Later Marriage, and Dowry Persistence in India: A Demographic Analysis, by Alaka Basu

April 27th, 2020 - 12:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

THIS PRESENTATION IS CANCELLED. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE FOR LATER THIS YEAR. This paper records the rising age at marriage for women and men in India and discusses the possible contextual influences on these trends – government policy, economic and social development, aggressive social advocacy, and a marriage squeeze – and then goes on to discuss the potential implications of each of...


CANCELLED - Film Screening “The Argumentative Indian” and Q&A with Director, Suman Ghosh

April 28th, 2020 - 7:00PM

Location: Cornell Cinema

THIS PRESENTATION IS CANCELLED. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE FOR LATER THIS YEAR. This documentary traces the life and work of India's Renaissance man and Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, who will deliver the Bartels World Affairs Lecture on April 29, 2020. Widely regarded as one of the greatest living intellectuals of the world, the film explores his formative years and their influence on his views of...


CANCELED: Bartels World Affairs Lecture: Attacks on Democracy, by Amartya Sen

April 29th, 2020 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Klarman Hall

Room: Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium

Nobel laureate in economics Amartya Sen will deliver the Einaudi Center's flagship annual Bartels Lecture. He will address contemporary global challenges to democracy and how societies can respond to these threats. At the turn of the millennium, many people would have said that the understanding of the need for democracy was the most important change that had occurred in the world over the...

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