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Spring 2018

Thursday 2/22/18
Humphrey Fellows Panel Discussion   
11:10 AM - 12:30 PM    
Rich Hall, Room 234

Monday 2/26/18
Asma Barlas (Ithaca College)    
Women and Islam
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
MCC, Room 114

Wednesday, 2/28/18
IGE Year of India: Screening: Machines
Q & A with Julie Schofield, Fulbright student and Oswego alum
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Park 315

Monday 3/19/18
IGE Year of India: Scott Sorrell (Cornell University)
Gender and Sexuality in Urban India: A case-study of Bangalore
12:25 PM - 2:00 PM
MCC 132

Tuesday 3/20/18
IGE Year of India: Arvind Diddi (SUNY Oswego)
Freedom of the Press in India  
2:20 PM - 3:40 PM
Mahar 106  

Wednesday 4/11/18
Eduardo Garcia (School of the Americas Watch)
The People’s Human Rights Observatory

10:20 - 11:15 AM
Latin American Politics, Lisa Glidden
Mahar 122

12:40 PM - 1:35 PM
Survey of Latin American Literature, Georgina Whittingham
MCC 256 (in Spanish)

1:50 PM - 2:45 PM
Spanish 102, Beatriz Salcedo-Strumpf
MCC 255

Monday 4/16/18
IGE Year of India: Graphic novel author and painter Amruta Patil             

Amruta will talk about her work, and also discuss media in India in general.
Combined lectures: 215 Penfield, Speaker’s Corner Classroom

Amruta will talk about her work from the perspective of an artist and writer.
Combined lectures: 215 Penfield, Speaker’s Corner Classroom

5:00 - 6:00 pm
215 Penfield, Speaker’s Corner Classroom


Thursday 4/19/18
IGE Year of India: Noemi Marin (Florida Atlantic University)
Gandhi, Dalai Lama and Havel: Public intellectuals, Dissidents and Their Message for a World in Transition  
2:20 PM - 3:40 PM
MCC 114

Monday 4/23/18
IGE Year of India: Ilerena Searle (University of Rochester)
Landscapes of accumulation: Real estate and the neoliberal imagination in contemporary India  
3:00 - 4:20 PM
MCC 132

Thursday 4/26/18 
IGE Year of India: Chaise LaDousa (Hamilton College)
Mind the (Language "Medium") Gap: Reflections on Education in India  
2:20 - 3:15  
MCC 114

Fall 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Year of India Opening Ceremony

2:00 PM
Marano Campus Center 114
Keynote: "Higher Education In India: Current Status, Challenges and Opportunities"
Dr. Satish Tripathi, president of University at Buffalo

Friday, September 29, 2017

Humphrey Fellows Speed Meetings

1:50 PM

New Location: Penfield Library Speakers Corner Classroom, 2nd floor.

A unique opportunity to chat with Syracuse University Humphrey Fellows from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Macedonia, Madagascar, Philippines & Sri Lanka.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Screening and Discussion of Earth, with Prof. Gerry Forbes

6:00 PM
Park 315

To mark the 70th anniversary of Indian independence and partition, IGE and Cinema and Screen Studies is organizing a screening of Deepa Metha's 1998 film Earth. A discussion facilitated by Professor Emerita Geraldine Forbes will follow.  


Friday, October 13, 2017

Campus visit by Sumi Somaskanda

Ms. Somaskanda is a reporter with Deutsche Welle, where she has worked as a correspondent in the field, a writer, producer and an anchor. She also reports on Germany and Europe for various international publications. Her work has appeared in Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, Washington Post, Newsweek, USA Today and the Global Post.

11:30 AM - Indian Media in a Time of Rising Nationalism: Penfield Library Speakers Corner Classroom, 2nd floor

1:50 PM - Interview with Prof. Michael Riecke. Marano Auditorium (MCC 132)

3:00 PM - Meeting with students in German classes (Penfield Lake Effect Cafe)


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Diwali Celebration

4:00 - 7:00 PM
Hart Hall, 1st floor

Diwali is the festival of lights celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains. It is the triumph of light over darkness; good over evil. Celebrate with us!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

South Indian Classical Dance of Kuchipudi

3:55 - 5:15 PM
Lecture: Hewitt Ballroom
5:45 - 6:15 PM
Workshop: Hewitt Ballroom
Please contact Candis Haak ( for more information.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Global Awareness Conference presents: Bharatanatyam dance performance by Koshala Mathuranayagam

5:30 - 6:00 PM
Hart Hall
Koshala is 16 years old and a student at Fayetville-Manlius High School. She is trained in classical Indian dance.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Global Awareness Conference presents: Shalini Kantayya

7:00 - 8:00 PM, Sheldon Hall Ballroom
The filmaker, educator, eco-activist, Sundance Fellow and TED Fellow will discuss how clean tech has to start locally. The William D. Fulbright Scholar has lectured at Princeton, Yale, Stanford, USC, among other places. Kantayya has received recognition from the Sundance Documentary Program, IFP Spotlight on Documentary, New York Women in Film and Television and the Jerome Hill Centennial.

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Paradox of Digital Inclusion & Exclusion: India's Tryst with the Internet
Osama Manzar
Founder & Director, Digital Empowerment Foundation

3:00 - 4:00 PM
Penfield Library Speakers Corner classroom, 2nd floor
The mission of DEF ( is to eradicate information poverty from India and the global south using digital tools. Its founder, Osama Manzar, has over 20 years experience in the areas of journalism, new media, and software enterprise. He sits on several government and policy committees in India and on international organizations working in the areas of Internet access and digital inclusion. The talk will be via remote video conferencing.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Ancient Indian Science

Alok Kumar
Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Physics

3:20 - 4:20 pm
Shineman 175

Drawing from his recently published book “Sciences of the Ancient Hindus”, Professor Kumar will highlight the many contributions of ancient Hindus to modern science and medicine, which include the invention of the base ten system and zero as a numeral, the system of medicine with the mind-body approach known as Ayurveda, knowledge of constellations, and many more.    

Dr. Kumar is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Physics at SUNY Oswego. His has to his credit an eclectic record of contributions ranging from atomic and chemical physics to Science in the Medieval World and Science Education. Dr. Kumar is the recipients of many prestigious awards including the President Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity or Research and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.  He is the author of some 70 publications in atomic physics, chemical physics, history of science, and science education.


Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017

International Women's Panel

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Room 201, Marano Campus Center

Featuring five panelists from the ninth cohort of Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows who are spending the 2017-2018 year at the Maxwell School in graduate academic study, professional development, networking and cultural exchange. The Humphrey Fellowship program is sponsored and funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education. 

Hosted and moderated by Oswego's "Gender and the Workplace" class (WST 396).

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Celebrate International Education Week with the Humphrey Fellows (and pizza!)

5:00 – 8:00 PM
SUNY Oswego in Syracuse at the Metro Center
Humphrey Fellows from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Macedonia, Madagascar, Philippines & Sri Lanka will give short presentations about their native homelands. Please contact for more information.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Artswego presents: Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic

Waterman Theater
Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages, created by Hamid Rahmanian, a 2014 Guggenheim fellowship-winning filmmaker/visual artist. The play unfolds an action-packed magical tale of star-crossed lovers from the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh (‘The Book of Kings’), – Zaul and Rudabeh, who triumph at the end against all odds. Rahmanian’s graphics, derived from the visual tradition of the region, will be rendered as puppets, costumes, masks, scenography and digital animation, all of which will come to life in a “live animation” shadow casting technique perfected by shadow master Larry Reed on a cinema-size screen. The play also features an original score by the acclaimed musical team, Loga Ramin Torkian & Azam Ali. Video Trailer: