New semester, new faces, new opportunities

Welcome to a new semester at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. There is a lot going on in the center this fall, and we look forward to working with you!

Earlier this summer, Hirokazu Miyazaki resigned from his position as director to become the Kay Davis Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University. As director of the Einaudi Center since summer 2015, Hiro focused on strengthening the center's function as a cross-campus hub for Cornell’s interdisciplinary international research and education, and on increasing its impact beyond the university. He established thematic faculty working groups as an incubator for interdisciplinary projects that tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges. He also oversaw the center's area studies and thematic studies programs.

We will continue to build on these accomplishments and to find new approaches for strengthening the scope and reach of the center’s efforts at Cornell and in the world.

In coordination with Provost Michael Kotlikoff, we are preparing to undertake an open search for a new director for the Einaudi Center. During the interim, I am serving as acting director. I have begun weekly office hours in Uris Hall and am looking forward to continuing substantive discussions with our faculty directors, program managers, staff, and students.

As we individually and collectively begin the work of this new academic year, let us renew our commitment to creating opportunities for students and faculty to discover, think and act in concert with the world.

Wendy W. Wolford
Vice Provost for International Affairs