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Himalayan conference attendees

Conference celebrates Cornell leadership in Himalayan studies

"The Future of Nepal and Himalayan Studies at Cornell" also honored retiring anthropology professors and Nepal specialists Kathryn March and David Holmberg. 

Esra Akcan

Esra Akcan wins grant to study open architecture in Berlin

With support from the Graham Foundation, the incoming director of the Cornell Institute for European Studies will write a book on new forms of public housing in 1980s Germany. 

Mohamed Abdel-Kader speaking

Einaudi speaker touts value of international education, languages

Former education department official Mohamed Abdel-Kader argued that multilingualism and cultural understanding are not luxuries but essential skills in the modern economy. 

IAEA experts inspect Fukushima

Brussels briefing to explore nuclear accident compensation schemes

The writers of an Einaudi Center and Meridian 180 report on the hidden costs of nuclear power will present their findings on May 17. 

Energy roadsign graphic

"Imagining Energy Futures" competition resumes

Contest invites students to submit collaborative science, art, and design projects that explore a world beyond fossil fuels. The deadline is November 27.

Student with Brazil family

Fulbright Student Program announces new teaching grants for Brazil

With new funding from the Brazilian government, the Brazil English Teaching Assistant Program is offering 76 additional grants for students for 2017-18. The extended deadline is July 14, 2017. 

Virginia Doellgast in trees

Faculty fellow Virginia Doellgast looks at labor through comparative lens

The associate professor at the ILR School examines the relationship between workplace policies and the experiences of workers in countries around the world.

Students in simulation

Students take sides in International Criminal Court simulation

Mediation expert Francesca Varda, CAS '00, reflects on an exercise she led in Prof. Matthew Evangelista's course on human rights and war. 

Hong Kong conference highlights collaborative sustainability efforts

“Sustainability in Asia: Partnerships for Research and Implementation” was organized by the Einaudi Center and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. 

Peter Katzenstein and map

Peter Katzenstein on power in world politics

Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies studies surprise, rare events, risk, and uncertainty in financial markets, political elections, and global crises.

Seminar

Center seeks faculty facilitators for dissertation development program

Mentors will work with 12 competitively selected students in the humanities and social sciences in a co-taught spring semester seminar and will lead week-long workshops in 2018.

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Einaudi Center announces first group of dissertation program awardees

Twelve Cornell graduate students will receive funding, training, and mentoring to assist them in designing interdisciplinary doctoral research projects.  

Former U.S. official to make case for international education and language learning

Mohamed Abdel-Kader, former Deputy Assistant Secretary in the International and Foreign Language Education office, will deliver a Distinguished Speaker Series lecture on May 10. 

Stacey Langwick planting bulbs

Anthropologist explores toxicity and healing in East Africa

Stacey Langwick, coordinator of the Einaudi Center's Qualities of Life Working Group, discusses gardens, therapeutic foods, and nutritional medicines in Tanzania. 

Veronika Mendoza

Video: Veronika Mendoza on left-wing politics and women's leadership in Peru

The 2016 Peruvian presidential candidate joined a panel at the Latin American Studies Program's annual Development Forum on April 13. 

French election panel

Panel discusses role of far-right populism, fractured left in French elections

Professors assess the state of French society and politics in a discussion organized by the Cornell Institute for European Studies. 

pattini shrine

Fulbright Scholar's photos explore Tamil ritual in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan filmmaker and photographer Waruni Anuruddhika documents the rituals of a group of cemetery-dwelling Tamil garbage collectors. Waruni is a Fulbright fellow with the South Asia Program.

Maurer with cards and phone

In fast-moving world of money and payments, anthropology finds a niche

Bill Maurer, dean of social sciences at UC Irvine, says anthropologists can help make sense of new forms of money storage, transport, and exchange.

Azat Gundogan in office

Viewpoint: Visiting scholar on Turkey's referendum

On the website of the Arab Studies Institute, Azat Gündoğan assesses President Erdoğan's move to consolidate power. 

Culture training in Ithaca elementary school

Success in learning language through culture

The Cornell Southeast Asia Program is pairing Cornell graduate students with K-6 pupils in the Afterschool Language and Culture Program.