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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell
11/03/2014

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Silvia Restrepo, Pablo Navas Sanz de Santamari, Timothy J. DeVoogd
10/21/2014

Silvia Restrepo, Pablo Navas Sanz de Santamari, Timothy J. DeVoogd

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10/20/2014

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LASP's co-sponsored event
10/20/2014

LASP's co-sponsored event

Please join us on Today, Monday, October 20, 2014 for our seventh seminar of the semester Cultivating Resiliency from th...
10/20/2014
Cultivating Resiliency from the Grassroots: Some Lessons in Sustainable Development in Nicaragua...

Please join us on Today, Monday, October 20, 2014 for our seventh seminar of the semester
Cultivating Resiliency from the Grassroots: Some Lessons in Sustainable Development in Nicaragua
http://lasp.einaudi.cornell.edu/node/1331
12:15pm in Uris Hall, room 202.
Refreshments served by Tellez.

Susane Kinne, Director, ALternative Energy Sources Program, National Engineering University of Nicaragua. Reina Lopez, President, Las Mujeres Solares de Totogalpa (the Solar Women of Totogalpa)

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10/14/2014

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10/14/2014

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It's Back Yay!!!
10/13/2014

It's Back Yay!!!

10/10/2014

Cornell welcomes
Argentine filmmaker Matías Piñeiro on
Wednesday, October 15
for an afternoon talk and an evening screening

His work merges theater and cinema arts with Shakespeare, and he works closely with a talented bohemian theater troupe in Buenos Aires to construct highly intricate and simply beautiful interpretations of the female characters of Shakespeare's comedies... all in rapid-fire Spanish! It's an aesthetic and linguistic thrill, even as his films delve into the quotidian as much as the staged and dramatic.

The Department of Performing & Media Arts hosts
A talk by Matías Piñeiro
"Channeling Shakespeare in a Bohemian Buenos Aires"
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Film Forum
Wednesday October 15 at 4:30pm
Free and open to the public

Cornell Cinema presents the
Ithaca Premiere of

Viola (2013)
With filmmaker Matías Piñeiro

Wednesday, October 15 at 7:15pm
Willard Straight Theatre
Admission charged

Watch a trailer at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ino8Xv30g3U

Directed by Matías Piñeiro
with Agustina Mu, Alessio Rigo de Righi
A dazzling and delightful mystery about love and its follies from filmmaker Matías Pineiro - named one of "20 Directors to Watch" by The New York Times - Viola follows a young woman who joins a small Shakespeare theater company in Buenos Aires and becomes entangled in a seductive roundelay of romantic dalliances, intrigue and revelation. A riff on Shakespeare's “Twelfth Night.” Subtitled. More at cinemaguild.com
Argentina >1 hr 5 min

Matías Piñeiro Bio:
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1982, Matías Piñeiro studied at the Universidad del Cine, where he went on to teach filmmaking and film history. In 2011 he received the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship from Harvard University for his new film project, Sarmiento, Translator. He currently lives in New York on a New York University scholarship in creative writing. His films include El hombre robado (2007), Todos mienten (2009), Rosalinda (2010), and Viola (2012). The third installment of his Shakespearean project, The Princess of France (Rosalinda and Viola are the first two installments), is having its U.S. Premiere at the 2014 New York Film Festival in October.

“Matías Piñeiro has already established himself as one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary world cinema. His playful, mysterious films, about the power of desire and of language draw freely on theater and literature while remaining fully cinematic, at times calling to mind the youthful works of the French New Wave masters Jacques Rivette and Eric Rohmer.” (Dennis Lim, Director of Programming, Film Society of Lincoln Center)

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10/09/2014

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http://www.amazon.com/Danz%C3%B3n-Circum-Caribbean-Dialogues-Currents-American/dp/019996582X
10/08/2014
Danzón: Circum-Caribbean Dialogues in Music and Dance (Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music)

http://www.amazon.com/Danz%C3%B3n-Circum-Caribbean-Dialogues-Currents-American/dp/019996582X

Initially branching out of the European contradance tradition, the danzón first emerged as a distinct form of music and dance among black performers in nineteenth-century Cuba. By the early twentieth-century, it had exploded in popularity throughout the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean basin. A ...

LASP's faculty member Alejandro Madrid's latest book My latest book, Danzón. Circum-Caribbean Dialogues in Music and Dan...
10/08/2014
46th Annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor, Virgil Thomson Awards Announced

LASP's faculty member Alejandro Madrid's latest book My latest book, Danzón. Circum-Caribbean Dialogues in Music and Dance, co-authored with Robin Moore (University of Texas, Austin), has been awarded the the prestigious ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music writing in the category "Bela Bartok Award for outstanding ethnomusicology book.” The ASCAP press release is here:

http://www.ascap.com/press/2014/1007-46th-annual-ascap-foundation-deems-taylor-awards-announced.aspx

The winners of the 46th annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/ Virgil Thomson Awards for outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music have been announced. The winners will be honored at a ceremony on November 12th in NYC.

Sarah Lawrence College will soon be hosting a new study abroad program in Lima, Peru.  Here is the link: http://www.slc....
10/08/2014
Study Abroad in Lima, Peru | Sarah Lawrence College

Sarah Lawrence College will soon be hosting a new study abroad program in Lima, Peru. Here is the link: http://www.slc.edu/international-exchange/peru/. I believe this program could be a marvelous resource for Cornell undergrads, and I know that spaces remain available for the group departing for Lima in 2015. Interested undergraduates can directly contact the program director, Dr. Isabel de Sena ([email protected]). Please note that the application deadline is November 1st, 2014.

Sarah Lawrence College in Peru allows students with a high level of Spanish fluency to take four courses during their semester abroad in Peru.

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09/29/2014

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09/21/2014
Types of Violence and Abuse | Violence Prevention Initiative

As part of the "Stop the Violence Walk for Health" & Latinos Multicultural Festival, we would like to invite students from your school/ Community Groups to participate in sign-making and walking during the event! The walk from Conway Park (Cascadilla & 4th St) to Beverly J Martin Elementary School playground (301 W. Court St.) will commence at 12:00 pm on Saturday, September 27, 2014 (please arrive by 11:30 am). Adult volunteer staff (18+ years old) will be present to assist with monitoring the event and ensuring the safety of the children.

Through the "Stop the Violence Walk for Health", we would like to engage students/ Community Groups from the Ithaca/Tompkins County Districts in an effort to raise awareness against violence and abuse in society (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse, gun violence, gender violence). In preparation for the walk, we ask that children & youth in your class create signs which can be made using posters of any size. Should decorate the posters and include a statement against violence and/or a drawing symbolizing peace, harmony, or love. Completed signs should be brought to the event on Saturday, September 27.

Examples of messages which can be placed on the signs:
"I/We Walk Against Violence"
"No More Tears"
"I/We Stand for Peace"
"Love Is The Answer"
"Stop Violence Against Children"
"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes"

Here are some links which provide information about violence and abuse that can be used to educate the students in your class about the issues:

1) http://www.gov.nl.ca/VPI/types/
2) http://www.866uswomen.org/Types-of-Abuse.aspx
3) http://www.womenshealth.gov/violence-against-women/types-of-violence/

For more information about this event or how your you can get more involved, please e-mail us at [email protected].

For immediate questions or concerns, please contact Ana Ortiz (607-339-5861)

We look forward to having your Students/Community Groups participate in this event!

Thanks,

Latino Multicultural Festival Organizing Team

The department is...

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09/21/2014

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09/19/2014

Upcoming visit by Argentine director Matias Pineiro.

Wednesday October 15th at 4:30pm Film Forum, Schwartz Center
"Channeling Shakespeare in a Bohemian Buenos Aires"

followed by 7:15pm Cornell Cinema screening of his fantastic film VIOLA.

His work merges cinematic art with Shakespeare, and he works closely (and consistently) with a talented theater troupe in Buenos Aires to construct highly intricate and simply beautiful filmic-theatrical interpretations of the female characters of Shakespeare's comedies... all in rapid-fire Spanish. It's a mental and linguistic rollercoaster, but totally thrilling the whole way, even as his films delve into the quotidian as much as the staged and dramatic.

His films win big awards, get written about in the NY Times, and earn praises from critics and audiences alike.

Here are some links:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/08/arts/international/matias-pineiros-princess-of-france-opens-at-locarno.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&_r=0

http://www.filmcomment.com/entry/interview-matias-pineiro

09/19/2014

The history department is hosting David Sartorius who will be heading a workshop on his paper about the creation of passports in Cuba and their role as tools to restrict and enhance mobility. David is associate professor at the University of Maryland. He recently published Ever Faithful, a book about race and political allegiances during Cuba’s long war for independence..
The workshop will take place on Thursday at 4:30 at 366 McGraw. People interested in attending should e-mail Ernesto Bassi ([email protected]) to get a copy of the paper.

09/16/2014
Blind Dates Project

Monday Sept. 22, 4:30pm (Goldwin Smith 258):
David Kazanjian (University of Pennsylvania), “The Brink of Freedom: Improvising Life in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World”
(co-sponsored by American Studies)

The Brink of Freedom: Improvising Life in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World is a study of unheralded efforts to live free. “Freedom” has often been represented as a universal value— sometimes lofty, sometimes impossibly abstract—which history either realizes or betrays. The Brink of Freedom challenges this assumption by showing how freedom courses through the nineteenth-century Atlantic world as a powerful, nimble, and equivocal term. I consider how black settlers in Liberia and Maya rebels in Yucatán speculated about freedom as an ever- changing but strikingly quotidian and material concept-metaphor around which to organize their political struggles and, indeed, their very lives. I cultivate a reading practice from which documents that seem to be over-saturated with empirical detail emerge, rather, as speculative reflections upon, as well as efforts to interrupt and improvise with, nineteenth-century conceptions of freedom animated by the global systems of racial capitalism and centrist liberalism. To locate and track what I call the quotidian globalities of these documents, I argue, American Studies must let go of the comforts of contemporary historicism and learn to read for speculative thought in and amongst the archived everyday.

David Kazanjian received his PhD from the Rhetoric Department at the University of California, Berkeley, his M.A. in Critical Theory from the University of Sussex, and his B.A. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University. His area of specialization is transnational American literary and historical studies through the nineteenth century. His additional fields of research are political philosophy, continental philosophy, Latin American studies (especially nineteenth-century Mexico), colonial discourse studies, and Armenian diaspora studies. His book The Colonizing Trick: National Culture and Imperial Citizenship in Early America (Minnesota) offers a comparative study of colonial and antebellum, racial and national formations, and a critique of the formal egalitarianism that animated early U.S. citizenship. He has co-edited (with David L. Eng) Loss: The Politics of Mourning (California), as well as (with Shay Brawn, Bonnie Dow, Lisa Maria Hogeland, Mary Klages, Deb Meem, and Rhonda Pettit) The Aunt Lute Anthology of U.S. Women Writers, Volume One: Seventeenth through Nineteenth Centuries (Aunt Lute Books). He has also published widely on the cultural politics of the North American-Armenian diaspora, and has participated in the Blind Dates Project (www.blinddatesproject.org), an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaboration among contemporary artists and intellectuals with ties to the legacies of the Ottoman Empire, curated by Defne Ayas and Neery Melkonian. He is currently completing The Brink of Freedom: Improvising Life in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World, a study of two nineteenth-century social movements (immigration to Liberia and the Caste War of Yucatán) that improvised with liberal discursive practices of freedom.

Note: There is an addition lunch organized for graduate students on Monday Sept. 22 in McGraw M101 at noon. Please contact Camille Robcis ([email protected]) if you would like to participate.

Blind Dates: New Encounters from the Edges of a Former Empire involved thirteen newly produced research-based artistic collaborations that opened at Pratt Manhattan Gallery in November of 2010. By instigating encounters among the distanced or perceived others of the post Ottoman geography, the proje…

09/15/2014
The Role of Latin America in the Irish Potato Famine | Latin American Studies Program

LASP to host its fourth seminar this semester on Monday, September 22nd at 12:15pm in Uris Hall, room 202
http://lasp.einaudi.cornell.edu/node/1314

Professor Fry will describe the debate concerning the origin of the pathogen that causes the late blight disease of potato and tomato - Phytophthora infestants. Mexico and Peru/Ecuador have been suggested as the potential sources. Regardless of origin, this pathogen has been moved from central/sou…

Looking forward to our first seminar of the semester!
09/05/2014

Looking forward to our first seminar of the semester!

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