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Human Flow

February 22nd, 2018 - 6:45PM-9:05PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2017 > Germany > Directed by Ai Weiwei Over 65 million people around the world have been recently displaced to escape famine, climate change and war. Human Flow, an epic film journey directed by renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal...


Crossing the Mediterranean: Migration, Death and Culture

February 27th, 2018 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: A. D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

Crossing the Mediterranean: Migration, Death and Culture 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 month of 2017. This panel will bring together an international group of scholars and journalists who will speak about the historical and cont...


Rethinking the Proposal: Concrete and Philosophical Approaches

February 28th, 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....


The Extreme Gone Mainstream Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany

March 2nd, 2018 - 3:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: Room G08

Book Talk: The Extreme Gone Mainstream Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany Speaker and author: Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Education, Associate Professor of Education and Sociology, Director, International Training and Education Program, American University Description: How extremism is going mainstream in Germany through clothing...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program for Undergraduate Students

March 7th, 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....


BPM (beats per minute)

March 8th, 2018 - 9:15PM-11:35PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2017 > France > Directed by Robin Campillo With Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adele Haenel Leave it to France to produce a ferocious feature film centered around ACT-UP, the direct action group that sprang up to fight AIDS in the 80s and 90s. "...sprawling, thrilling, finally heart-bursting group portrait of Parisian AIDS activists in the early 1990s." (Variety) Winner o...


Strike (1925)

March 9th, 2018 - 7:15PM-8:37PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

w/ live accompaniment by The Alloy Orchestra 1925 > USSR > Directed by Sergei Eisenstein Russian master Sergei Eisenstein's feature debut is a gripping account of a 1912 factory workers' strike and its violent suppression. "The Alloy Orchestra helps create a feel of palpable menace as factory workers' ire against the fatcat factory owners builds to the breaking point. ....


The Age of Questions: On the Relationship Between Universal War and Federation

March 15th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Holly Case, Associate Professor of History, Brown University, will speak at 12:15 p.m. in G-08 Uris Hall on “The Age of Questions: On the Relationship Between Universal War and Federation” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown-bag seminar.   Co-sponsored by the Cornell Institute for European Studies....


Forbidden Songs: Lost Music of Midcentury Poland, film: CU Music

March 17th, 2018 - 8:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Klarman Hall

Room: Auditorium

Forbidden Songs: Lost Music of Midcentury Poland: The world premiere of the English-subtitled version of the film Forbidden Songs (1946), which narrates everyday life in Warsaw through the lens of music that was banned during the Nazi occupation. Roman Palester created the film score. Barbara Milewski (Swarthmore College) will introduce the film, drawing on interviews with the filmmakers and their...


Ensemble X: Forbidden Songs: Lost Music of Midcentury Poland: CU Music

March 18th, 2018 - 3:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Barnes Hall

Room: Auditorium

Forbidden Songs: Lost Music of Midcentury Poland: A concert of songs and chamber works with Ensemble X paints a broader picture of Palester’s compositional evolution. Beginning from his first, mature neoclassical works from the late 1930s, it will also highlight his later embrace of European avant-gardes in the 1960s and 70s....


Shores of Light

March 19th, 2018 - 7:00PM-7:00PM

Location: Willard Straight Theatre

2015 > Israel/Italy > Directed by Yael Katzir Thousands of Jewish survivors arrived in Southern Italy after WWII on their way to Israel where they were welcomed by the local Italians and took up temporary residence. During this transitory phase, hundreds of children were born in the maternity hospital of the displaced persons camp in Santa Maria di Leuca. The film follows the story of three...


Eleni Varikas, "The Colonial Genealogies of Fascisms in Europe"

April 11th, 2018 - 4:45PM-7:00PM

Location: Toboggan Lodge, 38 Forest Home Drive

2018 ICM New Conversations Series: Eleni Varikas In The Origins of Totalitarianism, first published under the title The Burden of Our Time, Arendt develops the ‘boomerang thesis’ suggesting that the roots of European totalitarianism, especially Nazism, lay in European overseas colonialism. The idea that imperial politics returned as a boomerang back to Europe in the form of fasci...


The Arts of the Immigrant Continent

April 12th, 2018 - 4:30PM-7:00PM

Location: A. D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

“The Arts of the Immigrant Continent” Description: A panel discussion which will address Europe as an immigrant continent, and especially concentrate on the relation between immigration and art, by bringing together artists ​and scholars who work on diasporas and migrant art in major European cities. Panelists: Leslie A. Adelson, Department Chair & Jacob Gould Schurman Profes...


Exhibiting Yugoslavia

April 26th, 2018 - 12:30PM-7:00PM

Location: Milstein Hall

Room: Auditorium

Martino Stierli, the Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, ​ will talk about his upcoming exhibition, followed by a response by Saša Begović, founding partner of Croatian-based 3LHD Architects. Moderated by: Esra Akcan, Architecture and CIES, Cornell University This panel is part of CIES’ Migration Series. Reception at noon, fol...


The Liberal Effect: The Politics of Policy Sciences in the Soviet Union

May 3rd, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Eglė Rindzevičiūtė, Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology, Kingston University, London, will speak at 12:15 p.m. in G-08 Uris Hall on “The Liberal Effect: The Politics of Policy Sciences in the Soviet Union” at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown-bag seminar.   Co-sponsored by the Cornell Institute for European Studies....

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