Paing

Legalizing Gender: The Effects of Myanmar Nationalist Anti-Rohingya Agenda 2019.02.07

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 12:30pm CAS Conference Room, 1424 Broadway On August 26, 2015, the Myanmar government passed the Race and Religion Protection Laws proposed by The Patriotic Association of Myanmar, or Mabatha in Burmese, composed of ultranationalist Buddhist monks. These laws are referred to as myosaun.upade (lit: Keep the Lineage Law) in popular discourse. They comprise four sets of laws: the Monogamy Law, the Religion...
Tang

Discussion on The Community Autonomy in Urban Areas of China - 浅谈中国都市的社区 2019.02.21

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 12:30pm CAS Conference Room, 1424 Broadway This talk will be presented in Mandarin, with an outline in English provided With the disintegration of the work unit system and the reformation of the housing system, the management mode of grass-roots society in cities of China was going through tremendous change. The function of the residential committee, which had been marginalized under the work...
Bhattacharya

The long hand of climate in shaping societal outcomes in colonial British India during the 18th and 19th century: A study using archival information pertaining to the dry valleys of western India 2019.03.14

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 12:30pm CAS Conference Room, 1424 Broadway High-frequency climate variability is one of the most common features associated with climatic zones and yet, one of the least understood aspects of climate sciences, and unsurprisingly, one of the least implemented aspects of climate sciences in the realm of climate adaptation and policy. Semi-arid belts of the world, characterized by low and large variations in...
Thomson

Proto-Third Worldism and Ahmad Shamlu's Manifesto 2019.04.04

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 12:30pm CAS Conference Room, 1424 Broadway Aḥmad Shāmlū’s (d. 2000) 1951 Qaṭʿnāmah, which we can productively translate as The Manifesto, announces the rebirth in commitment (taʿahhud) of this Iranian luminary’s poetic persona. The Manifesto, Shāmlū’s second poetic venture after the now roundly-dismissed and derided juvenilia of his first collection, Āhang-hā-yi farāmūsh shudah (Forgotten Songs; 1947), features a poetic persona suddenly awakened from...
Ghallager

Liberation, Freedom and the Plight of Ex-slave Populations in Nepal 2019.04.25

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 12:30pm CAS Conference Room, 1424 Broadway What happens in the wake of constitutional changes that legislate freedom but lack the political, economic and social infrastructure with which to support authentic liberation? In 2000, the country of Nepal began the process of emancipating tens of thousands of slaves held captive by bonded labor. The liberation of kamaiya populations, as these slaves are referred...