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Language instructors mugging for camera

Southeast Asian Language Week celebrates program success

This celebration showcases the university’s Southeast Asian language course offerings. Faculty and students can engage in conversation hours and taste local cuisine with the Southeast Asia Program.

Berlin Public Housing

Akcan book probes relationship between citizenship and public housing

Esra Akcan, director of the Cornell Institute for European Studies, writes about open architecture, migration, and urban renewal in 1980s Berlin. 

Dissident Bangladeshi writer gives SAP talk April 23

Journalist, essayist, and fiction writer Raad Rahman is a guest of Ithaca City of Asylum. She received death threats for her writing on LGBT issues in Bangladesh. 

Wu Man with band on stage

Video: Wu Man and shadow puppet band rock the house

A Barnes Hall concert by the renowned pipa master and the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band was sponsored by the Cornell Contemporary China Initiative. 

Slayton: Cyber threats call for “technopolitical” solutions

In an essay for the International Security Studies Forum, Rebecca Slayton of the Reppy Institute argues that technical fixes are not enough.

Lawrence Buell

Environmental humanities lecture series begins Apr. 12

Lawrence Buell speaks on “Remembering the Future to Keep It from Happening: Environmental Imagination in the Anthropocene.” The series is cosponsored by the Einaudi Center.

N'Dri Assie-Lumumba

Comparative education symposium seeks papers

The World Council of Comparative Education Societies meets June 21-22 in Johannesburg. Prof. N’Dri T. Assié-Lumumba of Cornell’s Africana Studies and Research Center is WCCES president. 

Ying Hua

Ying Hua appointed director of Cornell China Center

The associate professor of design and environmental analysis is a core faculty member of the East Asia Program. 

Andrew Mertha

Andrew Mertha: China likely seething about North Korea talks

The East Asia Program core faculty member told Business Insider that President Trump forced China’s hand. 

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.