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CANCELLED: Turkish Culture and Conversation Table

Interested in learning more about Turkish culture, language and meeting your fellow students?  Please join us for a Turkish Table! All are welcome to attend (from beginners to native speakers). Sponsored by Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Middle Eastern Studies Program, and Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Contact Havva Karakas-Keles for more information: hkarakas@syr.edu

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CANCELLED: Venture Capital, Value(s) and the Making of Entrepreneurship in Contemporary India

Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs South Asia Center presents Ipshita Ghosh PhD Candidate Department of Anthropology Syracuse University Venture Capital, Value(s) and the Making of Entrepreneurship in Contemporary India Gaining investment is increasingly seen as indispensable to entrepreneurial success among Indian startups. Ghosh’s presentation shows that the process of seeking capital forms a cultural site through which entrepreneurial identities are shaped. Rather than searching purely for financial value, investment decisions interweave economic, cultural, and moral values. The talk shows that the significance of personal networks, technology and performative risk-taking in creating investment potential, reifies existing forms of social and cultural capital in contemporary India. For more information or to request accessibility arrangements, please contact Emera Bridger Wilson, elbridge@syr.edu.

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CANCELLED: Arabic Culture and Conversation Table

Come join us for some good conversation in Arabic in a relaxed setting. Arabic Culture and Conversation Table will be led by faculty members of the Arabic Program, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. Sponsored by Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Middle Eastern Studies Program, and Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Contact Havva Karakas-Keles for more information: hkarakas@syr.edu

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CANCELLED: Hindi-Urdu Culture and Conversation Table-SAC

Please join us for a great opportunity to practice your Hindi-Urdu conversation skills. All are welcome to attend, from beginners to native speakers.This event is sponsored by the South Asia Center at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs. Contact Emera Bridger Wilson (elbridge@syr.edu) for more information or for accommodations.

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CANCELLED: Sam Asher – TDPE

Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs Trade, Development and Political Economy Sam Asher For more information or to request accessibility arrangements, please contact Devashish Mitra at dmitra@maxwell.syr.edu.

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CANCELLED: Paleo to the People: New data and novel questions challenge conventional historical narratives of past societies and climate

Paleo to the People: New data and novel questions challenge conventional historical narratives of past societies and climate.  This will be the annual Meinig Undergraduate Lecture, with guest speaker Amy Hessl, Professor, Department of Geography at West Virginia University. In the last few decades, paleoclimatology has made fundamental contributions to the study of past climate and has been instrumental in bench-marking anthropogenic climate change.  While paleoclimatology has long been applied to the study of complex societies, the emphasis has largely been focused on extreme climate and societal collapse, leaving many other possible responses and interactions of past societies to environmental extremes understudied.  Diverse historical narratives of socio-ecological change resonate with the public and expand the dialogue about climate change beyond environmental effects to social and cultural vulnerabilities and consequences. In this talk I explore two case studies that demonstrate how new questions and new data sources expand our understanding of past climate and society beyond collapse. First, I review work on how two Asian steppe empires, the Uyghur and the Mongol, survived, and in some instances thrived, under extreme drought and moisture anomalies. Second, I describe how a new paleoenvironmental data source – historic log buildings – allow us to evaluate the extent and ecological impact of land abandonment by Indigenous Peoples of eastern North America following European contact.  In both cases, paleo data challenge conventional historical wisdom and yield novel examples of socio-environmental interactions that can inform our current response to the climate crisis. For more information, and for accessibility and accommodations requests, please contact Sarah Kondrk at sjkondrk@syr.edu or call the Geography office at 315.443.2605. Sponsored by the Geography Department.

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CANCELLED: Persian Culture and Conversation Table

Come join us for some good conversation in Persian in a relaxed setting. Persian Culture and Conversation Table will be led by Haleh Tabesh. Sponsored by Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Middle Eastern Studies Program, and Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Contact Havva Karakas-Keles for more information: hkarakas@syr.edu

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