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Nagasaki mural detail

Rochester event celebrates citizen diplomacy

“The Gift of Dolls” on September 30 marks the 90th anniversary of a citizen-led exchange that has strengthened the ties between the people of the U.S. and Japan. 

African child in doorway

Symposium in Zambia tackles African inequality

The two-day event, organized by the Institute for African Development, looked at ways to combat inequality on a continent where governments often exacerbate the problem. 

Veterinary student in Ghana

Veterinary students travel the world for planetary health

The Expanding Horizons program provides hands-on learning for student researchers, thanks in part to support from the Global Cornell Initiative. 

peace cranes from Nagasaki

No more Nagasakis: Interfaith action toward a world without nuclear weapons

Faith, Hope, and Knowledge continues with a presentation by Toyokazu Ihara, a survivor of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Nagasaki. 

M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J.

Lessons from Christian encounters with early modern East Asia

The Faith, Hope, and Knowledge series kicks off with a talk about Jesuit missionaries in 16th century Asia by historian M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J.

Cornell students in South Africa

Op-ed: Service learning is worth the risk

In USA Today, Institute for African Development associate Ed Mayaba says overseas volunteering is an “incredible chance to learn and serve.”

David Shinn and map of Africa

Seminar series tackles China's growing role in Africa

China and Africa: Political, Cultural, and Economic Engagement explores the relationship between the continent and its largest investor. 

Mehta team members in Mumbai

International faculty fellows make global impact

The first cohort of fellows graduated this summer after three years of research on topics ranging from nutrition to nanosatellites to tattoos. 

Language teachers at fair table

Conference to explore new Southeast Asian language pedagogies

Instructors of Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Filipino (Tagalog), Thai, and Vietnamese from across the U.S. will gather at Cornell Sept. 8-10.

Basu teaching

New semester packed with international events

With everything from films and readings to workshops and debates, the Fall 2017 semester is full of opportunities to learn, think, and talk about the world. 

Azat Gundogan on Uris Hall terrace

Center and Cornell provide refuge for scholars at risk

Cornell community extends a hand to academics who face violence or persecution in their home countries. 

David Holmberg portrait

David Holmberg takes over as Fulbright adviser

The anthropologist and Nepal specialist replaces emeritus professor Gil Levine, who assisted students for 20 years.  

Maggy Holly in Malaysia

Fulbright awardees set off for global destinations

Fourteen Cornell students and recent alumni receive grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

2016 International Fair

At International Fair, a world of possibilities on display

The event, at Uris Hall on August 30 from 11:30 to 2:00, showcases the many options for students to internationalize their Cornell experience on campus and abroad. 

Students at EISS 2017

At summer institute, global scholars study English and more

Now in its 14th year, the English for International Students and Scholars summer course not only teaches language, but also culture, norms, and expectations.

Student on Great Wall of China

Students conduct research in Asia with travel grants

Six grants from the Department of Asian Studies support projects on topics from fencing to trauma.

IDP conferees at table

Conference explores best practices in intergroup dialogue

The annual meeting of the Einaudi Center-supported group drew about 130 participants from 37 institutions to campus. 

Gertrude with teachers at ISSI 2017

Cornell co-hosts workshop on refugees in the classroom

Two-day meeting was designed to help K-12 teachers understand the needs of refugee students and cope with rising intolerance. 

Hiro Miyazaki at podium

Conference keynotes highlight Cornell's partnerships in Asia

Talks by Hiro Miyazaki of the Einaudi Center, David Lodge of the Atkinson Center, and Ronnie Coffman of IP-CALS describe collaborative sustainability efforts.  

Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu begins term as head of International Economic Association

The Carl Marks Professor of International Studies recently returned to Cornell after serving as chief economist at the World Bank.