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Cornell hosts Hong Kong sustainability conference

Cornell’s interdisciplinary expertise in global sustainability will be on display at April 6-7 meeting about research, engagement, and opportunities for collaboration.

Una Bergmane by the sea

Una Bergmane on memory, myth, Russia, Trump, and the power of words

Historian and Einaudi Center postdoc studies the use of myth and narrative in the struggle for power and influence. 

Naoto Kan with soldier

Former Japanese PM to talk about leading country through disaster

Naoto Kan was prime minister during the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster of 2011. His March 28 talk is part of the Einaudi Center's Distinguished Speaker Series. 

Student at sunset

Giving Day gifts energize Cornell's global commitment

University raises more than $6 million from more than 8,600 donors. 

Molly McNairy

Faculty fellow Molly McNairy takes on HIV care

The Weill Cornell physician and public health researcher looks to fill gaps in delivery in Africa, Haiti, and other resource-poor settings. 

Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu: Economics of climate change will affect world poverty

On March 6, the former chief economist of the World Bank delivered a lecture on “Inequality, Poverty and Climate" as part of the Perspectives on the Climate Change Challenge seminar. 

Mertha, right, meets King Norodom Sihamoni.

Government professor meets with Cambodia's king

Andrew Mertha, president of the Center for Khmer Studies, describes the rare opportunity of meeting the king of Cambodia, His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni on January 10.

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Cornell among top producers of Fulbright students and scholars

The university is tied for 10th among U.S. research institutions with six Fulbright Scholars and tied for 17th with 15 Fulbright Students. 

Naoto Kan on TV

Former Japanese PM to talk about leading country through nuclear disaster

Naoto Kan was Prime Minister when the Fukushima disaster struck in 2011. He has become a vocal opponent of nuclear power.  

Jens Beckert head shot

Sociologist discusses fiction in capitalism

In his Distinguished Speaker Series lecture, Jens Beckert argued that fictional expectations about the economy are vital to an innovative capitalist society. 

Jens Beckert

Sociologist to speak on the impact of fictional futures on modern economies

On February 27, Jens Beckert, director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, will discuss how fictional expectations drive modern economies or throw them into crisis.

Root Map

International collaboration results in play about borders

"Root Map" weaves together stories from different cultures to explore the similarities people experience when encountering borders.

Student with laptop

Einaudi Center launches dissertation development program

The program will offer seminars, workshops and mentoring to 12 students who are developing interdisciplinary research projects abroad, or planning domestic projects on topics that connect to global...

Miss Nagasaki doll

Lessons we can learn from the dolls

In a commentary for the Japan Times, Einaudi Center director Hiro Miyazaki celebrates the power of small acts of hope in the face of harsh government policies. 

Global Cornell provides updates and resources on U.S. immigration order

The office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs has compiled a list of resources for members of the Cornell community who may be affected by the presidential order restricting visits to the...

Luigi Einaudi at Cornell 2005

Luigi Einaudi honored for defense education work

The former U.S. diplomat, who has supported international studies initiatives at Cornell, is recognized by the National Defense University. 

Prof. Peter J. Katzenstein

Katzenstein book prize submissions now open

The prize, in honor of Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor Peter J. Katzenstein, recognizes an outstanding first book in international relations, comparative politics, or political economy. 

Jessica Chen Weiss

Jessica Weiss probes Chinese nationalism

Einaudi Center faculty fellow studies the connections between nationalism, inequality, urban protest, and public policy. 

Hirokazu Miyazaki

New book explores hope from a range of perspectives

The Economy of Hope is co-edited by Einaudi Center director Hirokazu Miyazaki and Cornell sociologist Richard Swedberg and published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. 

James Gair

South Asian language expert James Gair dies at 88

His study of South Asian languages and their underlying relation to other languages of the world was pioneering and paradigm-shifting. He taught at Cornell from 1963 until his retirement in 2000.