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“Being Muslim and Female in Myanmar (Burma): Two Perspectives” by Dr. Thet Su Htwe and Kyaw Thein, CMS Seminar Series

September 23rd, 2019 - 4:30PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Dr. Thet Su Htwe and Kyaw Thein are two activists involved with women's issues in Myanmar (also called Burma). They are important voices in trying to build civil society in that country, which has been emerging from near-isolation imposed by a military-socialist regime for roughly half a century, but is now facing new forms of social and political strife. In this presentation, they will talk a...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

September 25th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris 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....


Workshop: Rethinking the Proposal

October 2nd, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris 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....


“Sacred Language, “Vernacular” Difference: Rethinking Arabness and “non-Arabness” across the “Muslim World,” by Annette Damayanti Lienau, CMS Seminar Series

October 7th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

This presentation broadly considers how retracing the Qur’anically enshrined Arabic or Arabocentric term ‘ajami (an ethnolinguistic term for “non-Arabness”) across regional differences might allow for a more accurate consideration of: who speaks for the racialized stratification of a ritually Arabophone “Muslim world”; how historic claims of inter-ethnic equalit...


Einaudi Center SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program

October 9th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris G08

This session will provide PhD students with information on the Einaudi Center – SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development program. The program offers seminars, workshops, and faculty mentoring to 12 PhD students in the social sciences or humanities who are developing research projects abroad, or domestic research projects on topics that connect to global issues. Students will receive up to $5,0...


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

October 21st, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 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 largest slave...


Writing a Winning Fulbright Proposal

October 23rd, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Primarily for undergraduates, this session offers guidance on how to write a winning proposal for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The session will be led by two Fulbright advisors with years of experience. Applying for a Fulbright? We encourage you to attend!...


“Islam and Labor: The Indonesian Experience,” by Michele Ford, CMS Seminar Series

November 4th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

Indonesia has a long history of religiously oriented labor unionism. In the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, Muslim unions joined with their Christian counterparts in opposition to the dominant leftist unions of that period, arguing that a faith-based approach to industrial relations was both effective and ideologically defensible. Concepts of “Islamic” industrial relations again surfaced sever...


Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

November 6th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate, and professional students studying modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Funding is offered in collaboration with the Einaudi Center’s South Asia and Southeast Asia Programs....


Einaudi Center International Research Travel Grant

November 13th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

These grants provide travel support for Cornell graduate students conducting short-term research and/or fieldwork outside the United States. They also provide travel support for professional students engaged in various academic experiences in the international arena. ...


“Rare Islamic Books in the Olin Library Collection,” by Ali Houissa and Laurent Ferri, CMS Seminar Series

November 18th, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Kroch Library

Room: Rare Manuscripts Collection, Basement Floor, Kroch Library

This CMS seminar will be led by two curators (and friends of CMS!) in Olin Library, who will be hosting us to come and see precious objects in the library's collection about Islam.  We have many world-class books, some of them centuries old, which show the history and evolution of Islam over a long period, and across many cultures.  This is a wonderful opportunity to see some of the...


“Pluralism, Difference and an Ethics of Hospitality: Reclaiming the Muslim Woman’s Narrative on the War on Terror,” by Shaireen Rasheed, CMS Seminar Series

December 2nd, 2019 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Morrill Hall

Room: 404

The image of a veiled woman captioned, ‘’Face of Islam’’ appears in juxtaposition to the photos of the crumbling twin towers of the world trade center. Featured in the NY Times photo essay of the year 2001, those often-repeated media images link the oppression of Muslim women to terrorist violence. They also point to the gender politics on the war on terror. And the ways ge...

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