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Family Separation: Lessons from Europe’s Past (September 28, 2018)

Europe has a long history of family separation, which includes both violent immigration control and advocacy against these discriminatory practices. In this panel, scholars who have researched...

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Exiles in the 21st century: The New ‘Population Law’ of Absolute Capitalism (September 24, 2018)

Clearly the 21st century will be marked by the increasingly large number of exiles, i.e. uprooted and displaced people who find themselves “erring” within or between states and continents, suffering...

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Blackout: The Necropolitics of Extraction (September 19, 2018)

This presentation addressed extraction, as well as the politics and aesthetics of emergent forms of resistance today. In view of spreading sacrifice zones given over to resource mining, abetted by...

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Global 1968: Panel with Cornell Faculty (September 5, 2018)

1968 has come to be seen as the symbolic date for one of the most influential breaks in the history of the twentieth century. Sudden or incremental, young or multi-generational, academic or activist...

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Graduate and Undergraduate Funding Applications Now Open

Cornell Institute for European Studies (CIES) administers many funding competitions to support the study of Europe by Cornell students. Deadline to apply is March 6, 2019.

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Searching for American “Mercy Ships” and magnanimity in French Archives

Laptop in hand, I read and reread the notes and questions I had prepared for this day. I was waiting anxiously in the small parking lot just in front of Gare de Golfe Juan - Vallauris, a small train...

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Turkish researcher becomes her own subject

As a political scientist studying the relationship between academia and government, Simten Coşar knew a lot about the ways in which official ideology can undermine academic independence.

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CIES Director, Esra Akcan, publishes new book

Akcan's new book, "Open Architecture: Migration, Citizenship and the Urban Renewal of Berlin Kreuzberg by IBA 1984/87" (Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH, 2018) engages a discussion of open architecture in the...

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Exhibiting Yugoslavia (April 26, 2018)

Martino Stierli, the Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, talked about his upcoming exhibition, followed by a response from Saša Begović, the founding...

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The Arts of the Immigrant Continent (April 12, 2018)

The panel addressed Europe as an immigrant continent, and concentrated on the relation between immigration and art, by bringing together artists and scholars who work on diasporas and migrant art in...

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Crossing the Mediterranean (February 27, 2018)

The International Organization of Migration reported that approximately 4000 migrants had died while trying to cross the ​Mediterranean Sea in the year of 2016, and approximately 3000 by the tenth...

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REM: A Film Screening and Q & A (March 13, 2018)

Director Tomas Koolhaas, participated in a Q&A, after a screening of his film REM, a documentary about his father, famed architect Rem Koolhaas. The Q&A was moderated by CIES Director, Esra...

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Migration of Images (October 24, 2017)

Avinoam Shalem (Riggio Professor of the arts of Islam, Columbia University) and Saloni Mathur (Professor of Art History, UCLA) participated in a panel on "Migration of Images."

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Will this robot take my job? (October 18, 2017)

Anxieties over the issue of migration and hostility towards immigrants seem partly related to automation and fears of unemployment. A panel of Cornell faculty addressed the relationship between...

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Outlawing Dissent: The Flight of Scholars to Europe (October 3, 2017)

Kader Konuk, Chair of Turkish Studies, Universität Duisburg-Essen, gave a talk entitled "Outlawing Dissent: The Flight of Scholars to Europe."

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Area studies programs welcome new directors

Cornell’s Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) and Cornell Institute for European Studies (CIES) welcomed new faculty leadership this fall.

Leah Hamilton discusses public attitudes and policy implications for refugee resettlement

Migration workshop discusses the politics and policy of migration in Europe and North America

Migration workshop discusses the politics and policy of migration in Europe and North America

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Roundtable discusses Trump's ambiguous policy and its influence in conflicts in post-Soviet States

Kateryna Pishchikova and Una Bergmane participated roundtable discussion entitled "Russia and its Neighbors in he Age of Trump," March 16th.

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Lecture exposes reasons behind Poland refugee crisis and implied social issues in Poland

Lukasz Pawlowski, Einaudi Chair Visiting Scholar lectured Poland Refugee Crisis and implied social issue in his lecture “No country for what men? A refugee crisis and the right-wing turn in Poland,”...

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Updates, Information, and Resources Regarding the Executive Order on Immigration

Many of the faculty, students, and staff at Cornell have questions about U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and its implications for their activities and our international...