Alumni roundtables

The Einaudi Center organizes roundtable discussions with the objective to give Cornell alumni an opportunity to interact with faculty on important and current topics and to provide them with insights on international affairs.

 

2017 Cornell Reunion

Faculty experts convened on June 10, 2017 in Statler Auditorium to discuss current and historical migration issues from local, national, and international perspectives. They also discussed the likely impacts of potential changes in immigration policy on Cornell. The discussion was moderated by Barbara A. Knuth, senior vice provost and dean of the Graduate School. The following faculty members participated in the reunion roundtable:

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2015 Cornell Trustee Council Annual Meeting

TCAM

The Einaudi Center facilitated three faculty panels during the Cornell Trustee Council Annual Meeting (TCAM) in October 2015. 

  • Mostafa Minawi, Assistant Professor of History and Director of the CIES' Ottoman and Turkish Studies Inititatives (OTSI), Satchit Balsari, Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and Laura Spitz, Associate Dean for International Affairs at the Law School and Interim Vice Provost for International Affairs,discussed the Refugee Crisis in the Middle East and Europe
  • Valerie Bunce, Aaron Binenkorb Chair of International Studies and Professor of Government, and Matthew Evangelista, President White Professor of History and Political Science in the Department of Government reflected upon the Russian Intervention in Ukraine, particularly, the Russian leadership’s intent and objectives.
  • John Hoddinott, H.E. Babcock Professor of Economics and Policy and Einaudi Center Faculty Fellow, and Assistant Professor of Global Health, Epidemiology, and Nutrition, Saurabh Mehta, discussed the Linkages between Nutrition, Economic Development and Agriculture

 

2015 Cornell Reunion

Cornell Reunion 2015

On Monday, June 8, 2015, in Goldwin Smith Hall's Lewis Auditorium, the Einaudi Center organized a Current Events Roundtable, titled, "America and the World." Jens David Ohlin, professor of law and M. Elizabeth Sanders, professor of government were the panelists for this dicussion, that was moderated by Thomas B. Pepinsky, associate professor of government.

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2014 Cornell New York City Roundtable

On Monday, October 20, 2014 at the Cornell Club in New York City, the Einaudi Center organized a panel discussion with Valerie Bunce, Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies and Professor of Government, and Jonathan Kirshner, the Stephen and Barbara Friedman Professor of International Political Economy in the Department of Government and Director of the Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Cornell University, titled “WWI and Why it Still Matters.”

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2014 Cornell Reunion

Cornell Reunion 2014

Introducing panelists for the June 6, 2014 Reunion current-affairs panel discussion, “America and the World,” in Kaufmann Auditorium, moderator Fredrik Logevall noted the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Panelists were Odette Lienau, associate professor of law, specializing in international economic law and debtor-creditor relations, and Jonathan Kirshner, professor of government and director of the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.

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2014 Cornell Washington Roundtable

DC Roundtable 2014

On Tuesday, April 1st, the Einaudi Center organized a roundtable discussion about America's role in the world at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center complex. Panelists included Fredrik Logevall, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Einaudi Center, and Stephen J. Hadley, National Security Adviser to President Georget W. Bush. More than 150 Cornell alumni, students and others attended the program, which was co-sponsored by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell Club of Washington, Cornell Alumni Affairs and Development, the International Trade Center and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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2013 Cornell New York City Roundtable

Roundtable NYC 2013

On Tuesday, October 15th, at 6:00PM, the Einaudi Center organized a panel discussion for alumni, faculty and friends entitled "JFK, Vietnam, and What Might Have Been?" at the Cornell Club in NYC. Panelists included Fredrik Logevall, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Einaudi Center, and David Greenberg, Associate Professor of History and of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University.

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2013 Cornell Reunion

Reunion 2013

The Einaudi Center held its annual reunion roundtable discussion on Friday, June 7 at 1:00 PM in Kaufmann Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall, on the topic "America and the World: A Current Events Roundtable." Panelists Fredrik Logevall, Director of the Einaudi Center; Nicolas van de Walle, Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government; and Aziz Rana, Associate Professor of Law at Cornell Law School discussed America's evolving economic and political relations with the rest of the world and the critical challenges facing President Obama.

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2013 Cornell Washington Roundtable

DC Roundtable 2013

Cornell Law Professor Robert Hockett, Knight Kiplinger '69, editor-in-chief of The Kiplinger Letter and Kiplinger Personal Finance, and Michael Casey '94, managing editor at Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, discussed the global financial crisis on March 19 in Washington, D.C. The event, sponsored by the Cornell Club of Washington, the Woodrow Wilson Center, and the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, was moderated by Fredrik Logevall, Cornell professor of history and director of the Einaudi Center.

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2012 Cornell New York City Roundtable

NYC Roundtable 2012

Alumni, faculty, friends, and guests gathered at the Cornell Club in New York City on Monday, October 22nd, 2012 for a faculty panel discussion on the role that foreign policy has played during this year’s presidential campaign. The event was sponsored by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and featured Fredrik Logevall, Director of the Einaudi Center, and Jonathan Kirshner, Director of the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, as the main speakers.

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2012 Cornell Reunion

2012

Fredrik Logevall, John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and Director of the Einaudi Center, mediated a discussion entitled "America and the World" featuring Peter Katzenstein (Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies) and Gustavo Flores-Macias (Assistant Professor of Government) on June 8, 2012. The participants gave their impressions of America's evolving economic and political relations with the world and identified the critical challenges facing President Obama during the election year.

 

2012 Cornell Washington Roundtable

DC 2012

Three experts discussed U.S. national security priorities, what the U.S. government is currently doing to address potential threats, and the feasibility of a mass-death scenario, March 22, 2012 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

Einaudi Center director Fredrik Logevall moderated the discussion featuring panelists Kathleen Vogel, Cornell associate professor of science and technology studies, and author of the forthcoming book "Biothreats and Policy Logics;" Rocco Casagrande '95, Ph.D. '01, former U.N. bioweapons inspector and Managing Director of Gryphon Scientific; and Amanda Ripley '96, TIME Magazine contributor, investigative journalist and author of "The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes -- and Why."

The event was a collaboration of the Einaudi Center, Cornell Club of Washington, Cornell in Washington and Cornell on the Road.

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2011 Cornell Reunion

2011

Matthew Evangelista (President White Professor of History and Political Science), and Sarah Kreps (Assistant Professor of Government) participated in a discussion on “America and the World” on June 10. The discussion was moderated by Fredrik Logevall, John S Knight Professor of International Studies and Director of the Einaudi Center. The Panel discussed the dilemma the United States faces in view of recent events of the so-called "Arab Spring" uprisings.

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2010 Cornell Reunion

2010

Cornell professors Fredrik Logevall, Elizabeth Sanders, and Jonathan Kirshner participated in the Reunion 2010 panel, America and the World on June 11. The panel examined America's evolving economic and political relations with the rest of the world and critical foreign policy challenges facing President Obama.

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2009 Cornell Reunion

2009

The Reunion 2009 Panel, America and the World, discussed America’s evolving economic and political relations with the rest of the world and the critical challenges facing President Obama. Valerie Bunce (Aaron Binenkorb Professor of International Studies, Professor of Government), Fredrik Logevall (Professor of History), and Thomas Pepinsky (Assistant Professor of Government) formed the panel on June 5. Alumni used the opportunity to raise questions on a range of topics including, democracy development in China, Obama’s recent speech in Cairo, the role of business in determining foreign policies, the impact of the global population growth, alternatives to military strategies, the conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the importance of interpersonal relations.

 

2008 Cornell Reunion

2008

During the Reunion 2008 Panel, America and the World, Peter Katzenstein (Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies), David Patel (Assistant Professor of Government), and Nicolas van de Walle (John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and Director of the Einaudi Center) discussed foreign policy in the context of the 2008 election and considered the extent to which it would change with a new administration on June 6. They discussed the United States ability to effect change through “hard power” versus “soft power” on the world stage. While Van de Walle and Patel argued that a change in leadership would not have a major impact on foreign policy, Peter Katzenstein argued that the first step of regaining international legitimacy is to elect new leadership and to use soft power as a policy tool.

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2007 Cornell Reunion

2007

Valerie Bunce, Ted Lowi, and Nicolas van de Walle, all Professors of Government, participated in the Reunion 2007 Panel, America and the World, and discussed the nature of democracy in the post-cold war world as well as issues framing current international conflicts, including the rising force of terrorism in the priorities of US foreign policy on June 8, 2007.

 

2006 Cornell Reunion

Reunion 06

Fred Logevall (Professor of History), Ted Lowi (Professor of Government) and Nic van de Walle (Professor of Government) led a discussion of current events in the Reunion 2006 Panel, “America and the World” on June 9, 2006. The panel focused on the topics of America’s evolving economic and political relations with the rest of the world and the implications of American "hyper power" for how we should address the world, both as concerned citizens and as Cornellians.

 

2005 Cornell Reunion

Reunion 05

On June 10, Ted Lowi (Professor of Government), Fred Logevall (Professor of History), and Nic van de Walle (Professor of Government) lead the Reunion 2005 Panel, “America and the World-Are Things Getting Better or Worse?” and discussed America’s evolving economic and political relations with the rest of the world and the implications of American "hyper power" for how we should address the world, both as concerned citizens and as Cornellians.