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Kim Jong Un Podium

Lund Debate: How should we engage with North Korea?

The next Lund Critical Debate features Soo-Hyuck Lee, who headed South Korea’s delegation to the Six-Party Talks on North Korea, and longtime U.S. intelligence official Sue Mi Terry.

Students with hardhats in South Africa

Students study law and social change in South Africa

The course is taught by Prof. Muna Ndulo, director of the Institute for African Development, and supported by a grant from the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs.

Ruth Messinger

Ruth Messinger connects Judaism with social justice work

The former head of American Jewish World Service and Manhattan borough president spoke as part of the Faith, Hope, and Knowledge series. 

Annelise Riles speaking

Video: Annelise Riles central banking book discussion

The Meridian 180 director and Cornell law professor exchanges views with expert commentators on her forthcoming book on banking, democracy, and “financial citizenship.”

Andrea Restrepo-Mieth - An Afternoon in Juan Bobo

Einaudi Center grants to send 100 graduate students packing

Newly announced grants will support travel to 41 countries for students in more than 40 graduate fields.


Conference to explore monarchy and dictatorship in Asia

Organized by the East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Comparative Muslim Societies Programs, this conference explores the history and current revival of monarchy across Asia.

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. 


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. 

Hiro Miyazaki headshot

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. 

Jeremy Wallace headshot

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.