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Info Session: International Relations Minor

February 27th, 2020 - 4:45PM-6:15PM

Location: White Hall

Room: 104

Is the Einaudi Center's International Relations minor for you? Here's a chance to find out. Graduates go on to successful careers in fields like international law, economics, agriculture, trade, finance, journalism, education, and government service. Learn more about Einaudi Center student information sessions....


Europe at a (new) Crossroad

February 28th, 2020 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: A. D. White House

Sandro Gozi MEP (Member of the European Parliament) France Renaissance - Renew Europe Group Outline Introduction: What is EU today? 1. The “soft revolution”: sovereignty and borders 2. The new Challenges in the New Global Disorder: Power, Transnationalism, Multilateralism  3. What’s next: European Reform v. Status Quo Bio: Sandro Gozi was elected as an M...


Info Session: Fulbright U.S. Student Program for Undergraduates

March 9th, 2020 - 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. Learn more about Einaudi Center student information sessions....


Info Session: Fulbright Opportunities for Graduate Students

March 11th, 2020 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: 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...


The Spatial and Material Politics of Prefiguration: Christiania’s Self-Managed Infrastructures

March 13th, 2020 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Jilly Traganou Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, Parsons School of Design, School of Art and Design History and Theory Abstract: Acts of political disagreement often oscillate between “talking truth to power” and using violence to express rage. Prefigurative politics are a repertoire of political action that presents a different form of resistance, dissenting through m...


IGCS Colloquium

March 13th, 2020 - 2:30PM

Location: 181 Goldwin Smith Hall

Tom Eyers (Philosophy & English, Duquesne University) "Romantic Abstraction: Adorno, Hölderlin"...


Careers Beyond Academia: Resources for PhD Students and Postdocs

March 18th, 2020 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Explore options beyond academia and discover how to make informed decisions for career choices in government, nonprofits and industry. Test-drive career opportunities through career panels, individual and group sessions, site visits, and more. Visit the Careers Beyond Academia​ website for more details.  Learn more about Einaudi Center student information sessions....


The Defense of Democracy: Thomas Mann’s Political Writings, 1920-1945

March 20th, 2020 - 12:00AM

Location: A. D. White House

Organized by Peter U. Hohendahl, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of German Studies Sponsored by Heinrich and Alice Schneider Memorial Lecture Fund, Cornell University’s Dean of Arts and Sciences, Institute for German Cultural Studies, Society for the Humanities, and the Departments of German Studies, Philosophy, and Comparative Literature...


Mobilis in mobile: Guiding principles for Landscape Architecture in the Anthropocene

March 26th, 2020 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Klarman Hall

Room: Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium

Dirk Sijmons Professor Emeritus, Delft University of Technology Advisor to H+N+S Landscape Architects Abstract: The design community still seems largely in an in-between state between modernism and the full acknowledgement of the Anthropocene. Sijmons will try to explore some perspectives for the Age of Mankind by presenting a research matrix: What would happen if we crossbreed four philosoph...


My Heretic, my Subject:" Ottoman-Safavid Border Formation and the Politics of Sectarianism in the Sixteenth Century

April 6th, 2020 - 4:30PM-5:20PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

As significant historical points of reference, borderlands in the early modern era revealed different state-society dynamics. These broadly defined “end territories” were places where "one empire flowed into (and out of) another … wars were fought, garrisons built, and allegiances tested.” I argue that in the Ottoman-Safavid rivalry, the border manifested itself as a...


IGCS Colloquium

April 10th, 2020 - 2:30PM

Location: 181 Goldwin Smith Hall

Annette Simonis (Comparative Literature, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen) "Mensch-Tier-Beziehungen und ökokritische Ansätze im Werk von Durs Grünbein"...


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...


Writing/Borders A conference on East Asia, writing, and translation

April 17th, 2020 - 9:00AM-5:00PM

Location: A. D. White House

Recent work in the humanities has reconsidered the role and nature of borders and bordering, whether as “method,” artistic practice, or as a fundamental aspect of language and politics. The figures of the transmedial circuit, the transgendered subject, the migrant, and the refugee, have become increasingly pivotal for critical discourse, while borders themselves are re-envisioned as he...


Limitation of Academic Freedom in the European Union

April 17th, 2020 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Speaker: Tamas Ziegler, Visiting Scholar, Institute for European Studies, Cornell University More information to folow....


Writing/Borders A conference on East Asia, writing, and translation

April 18th, 2020 - 9:00AM-5:00PM

Location: A. D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

Recent work in the humanities has reconsidered the role and nature of borders and bordering, whether as “method,” artistic practice, or as a fundamental aspect of language and politics.  This two-day conference convenes work written on, about, or against borders from various perspectives, including translation studies, media studies, gender and sexuality studies, critical race th...


Islamic Schools in France: Minority Integration and Separatism in Western Society

April 20th, 2020 - 4:30PM-5:20PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Is Islam compatible with the West? I propose an answer to this question through the study of the exponentially growing phenomenon of private full-time Muslim education in France. After some background information about Islam in post-colonial France and private schooling subsidized by the State, I analyze the successes, failures, challenges, and future of K-12 Islamic schools in France, and argue t...


Gendered Aspects of the Everyday and Restructurings of Care: Athens in Times of Crisis

April 24th, 2020 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Physical Sciences Building

Room: 401

Dina Vaiou Professor Emeritus Professor of Urban Analysis and Gender Studies, National Technical University of Athens Abstract: The everyday, as a key theoretical perspective which aims to trace the multiplicity and dynamics of urban living, contributes to re-valuing aspects of urban life which tend to slip to the shadows. In this sense, it contributes to approach power hierarchies beyond di...


Space and the Current Crisis of Democracy in Southern Europe

April 27th, 2020 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Stimson Hall

Room: G01

Costis Hadjimichalis Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, Harokopio University Athens Abstract: During the current 10-year crisis in Southern Europe (2008-2018), parallel to terrible socio-economic effects and the mass impoverishment of the population and with important differences from country to country, democracy was suspended and authoritarian non-elected bodies replaced democrat...


IGCS Colloquium

May 1st, 2020 - 2:30PM

Location: 181 Goldwin Smith Hall

Kata Gellen (German, Duke University) "The Birth of German-Jewish Modernism in Eastern Galicia: Karl Emil Franzos’s Der Pojaz (1893)"...

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