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Student viewing United Nations diorama

UN trip introduces students to complexities of global issues

The annual visit was organized by N’Dri Assié-Lumumba, professor of Africana Studies, and cosponsored by the Einaudi Center. 

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Law and economics initiative to launch with NYC event

The Cornell Research Academy of Development, Law and Economics, a new initiative directed by professors Kaushik Basu and Robert Hockett,hosts its first major conference on April 12-13.

Ngudi Raras gamelan ensemble

Fourth annual Indonesia conference includes music and night market

The Cornell Modern Indonesia Project's “Sounding out the State of Indonesian Music” (March 29-31) explores Indonesian music as a subject of scholarly inquiry and as an artistic practice.

Dick Cheney

Evangelista: Cheney invite tacit endorsement of torture

In an op-ed, the Reppy Institute director writes that the former vice president's support for torture is a matter of public record.

Jessica Chen Weiss

Weiss: Tillerson's ouster sign of continued turbulence

International faculty fellow Jessica Chen Weiss' remarks on changes at the state department were picked up by China Daily, the Associated Press, CBS News, CNBC, and other outlets.

Global Learning Students with Candles

New Global Learning website launches

The site provides information and resources for Cornell students studying abroad and international students studying at Cornell. 

Umutoniwase & Giramahoro

For two Cornell undergrads, UN unveils a world of opportunity

Brenda Umutoniwase ’20 and Grace Giramahoro ’20, both from Rwanda, visited UN headquarters as part of an annual Cornell trip. 

Peace Corps Volunteer

Panel: Careers in international security and development

Cornell PhD alumni will discuss their international career paths on March 22 in an event organized by the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. 

Fulbright adviser Gilbert Levine gives retirement one more shot

The professor emeritus of biological and agricultural engineering served as the Einaudi Center's interim director four times since 1988. 

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Hiro Miyazaki on dolls, gifts, and citizen diplomacy

The Einaudi Center director, recently named a "peace correspondent" by the city of Nagasaki, described his work connecting communities in Japan and the U.S. in a Reppy Institute seminar.

Working group on disasters launches with March 14 talk

University of Florida anthropologist Anthony Oliver-Smith speaks on "The Social Construction of Disasters" on Wednesday, March 14, at 2:30 p.m. in 102 Mann Library. 

Helicopters in Vietnam

Scholars debate whether laws are effective in preventing war

Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro of Yale University discussed the power of treaties to change states' behavior with Cornell's Isabel Hull, Jens Ohlin, and Matthew Evangelista. 

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Mabel Berezin in NYT: Italy vote shows Europe's worst tendencies

In an Associated Press story, the Cornell Institute for European Studies sociologist said the anti-immigrant backlash is linked to the country's fascist history.

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Jeremy Wallace in WaPo: Lifting China term limit is dangerous

The East Asia Program faculty member writes that personalized rule by a strongman would be a blow to China's progress, and to international stability. 

Ruth Messinger at World Bank meeting of faith leaders

Ruth Messinger: What's Jewish about social justice?

The global ambassador of American Jewish World Service and former Manhattan borough president will discuss the Jewish obligation to work for justice in this March 27 lecture.

Zen priests in meeting

Zen priests discuss importance of engagement

Three Buddhist priests from Japan spoke with Cornell chaplains, faculty, and students as part of the Faith, Hope, and Knowledge Initiative. 

Einaudi Center to provide research help to doctoral students

Participants in the 2018 Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program will get seminars, workshops, and one-on-one help in designing their proposals.

Helicopters in Vietnam

Cornell, Yale scholars to debate role of law in preventing war

Yale's Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro will speak with Cornell's Isabel Hull, Jens Ohlin, and Matthew Evangelista about the power of laws to change belligerent behavior. 

summer students

Summer program offers English for international students and scholars

The intensive program for non-native English speakers runs from June 25 to Aug. 3 and does not require an affiliation with Cornell.

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Wendy Wolford appointed vice provost for international affairs

The professor of development sociology will oversee the Einaudi Center and other Cornell global initiatives beginning on March 20.