Institute for African Development Seminar Series

Uris Hall, G-08

Deborah Pellow is a professor in the Department of Anthropology, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Her research program is grounded in the roles and relationships enacted by individuals in the urban arena and plural society, under conditions of social change. Most of her work has involved the conception, use, and social reproduction of identity and through…

The Importance of Fiction in Ending Female Genital Mutilation

Rockefeller Hall, 190

Featuring Tobe Levin von Gleichen, PhD

Abstract: Female genital mutilation, a 21st century scourge, thrives on the authority clenched by designated hands like those of fathers, husbands, and mother's-in-law. How is this power to be challenged, and by whom? A vibrant movement of audacious and determined youth in Diaspora in the UK and in many African nations- heirs of the Guardian…

Finding Your Voice Through Alumni Engagement

Anna Comstock Hall (Latino Living Center), Main Lounge

Wondering what comes next after graduation? Unsure about where to start and how to make a true impact for our community?

Join us for a roundtable discussion as Cornell alums Ray Ortiz '04, '06 and Danya Contreras '13 share experiences of how to open doors to active alumni leadership!

Sponsored by Cornell Latino Alumni Association (CLAA), Latina/o Studies Program (…

Latinx Thrive Series Fall 2019

LLC Main Lounge, 258

The Latinx Thrive! series offers opportunities for students to explore their potential and thrive at Cornell by developing life and learning skills for personal and professional growth.

AASP Spam & Eggs Community Breakfast: Co-hosted with Cornell Filipino Association

4th Floor Rockefeller Hall

The Asian American Studies Program (AASP) and Cornell Filipino Association (CFA) are coming together to co-host a special edition of the Spam and Eggs Community Breakfast to celebrate Filipino History Month, featuring Filipino recipes as well as all the usual AASP fare.

The Spam and Eggs Community Breakfast is the guaranteed best way to connect with Asian American Studies students,…

(Queering) Transpacific Nuclear Modernity

Rockefeller Hall, 190

Featuring Professor Yu-Fang Cho, Society for the Humanities

How do questions of race and racialization figure in post-Fukushima cultural memory of the nuclear Pacific and transpacific nuclear modernity? In what ways can women of color and queer of color critique enable us to grapple with the entanglement of race, class, gender, sexuality, and settler colonial and ecological violence in…

Gender and Sexuality Lunch Series

Rockefeller Hall, 190

The Gender and Sexuality Lunch series is hosted by Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Every semester, we invite faculty to share their research as it relates to gender and/or sexuality. A light lunch provided. Open to Cornell and Ithaca community.

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27th Annual Latino Unity Dinner

Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room

Performances and poetry by students and student organizations.

Keynote Speaker: Calie Santana ‘98
B.A. Spanish/Biology, College Scholars, College of Arts and Sciences Chief Medical Officer, Westmed Practice Partners, Westchester, NY 5:45 PM Mocktail reception followed by dinner at 6:30 pm

After Cornell, Calie completed her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and went…

"How the Slaves Freed Themselves: The Khivan Slave Uprising and the Myth of Russian Abolitionism in Central Asia," by Jeffrey Eden, CMS Seminar Series

Morrill Hall, 404

Consensus among historians has long held that the Russian Empire's conquest of Central Asia in the 1860s-1870s ended the region's slave trade and liberated its slaves. This presentation challenges that consensus through two case studies. The first case study shows how, on the eve of Russia's conquest of the capital city of Khiva in 1873, the city's slaves fomented the…

"U.S.-Mexico Relations Under Trump: Patterns of Change and Continuity,” Lund Debate with former Ambassadors Sandra Fuentes-Berain & Roberta Jacobson

Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Klarman Hall

As part of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies' Lund Critical Debate series, two former ambassadors, one from the U.S. and one from Mexico, debate the implications of changes in U.S. foreign policy toward Mexico under President Donald Trump. Trade, migration, and security are top issues.

The Lund Debate speakers are Sandra Fuentes-Berain, Ambassador Emeritus for…