Breaking the walls between theory and praxis

“I realized that the moments when I got the best education were when I came across complexity and unsolved contradictions, including contradictions between what one learned and what one found on the ground, between scholarship and activism, and especially, between what one saw in other places and in one’s own. This position of alterity, of being an Other within and without, has moulded my intellectual journey.”

A global dimension for teacher education

A new program encourages faculty fellows to work with partners to create and implement projects designed to support integration of intercultural dimensions and world languages into teacher education. Eight education faculty from Cornell University, Ithaca College, Syracuse University, and SUNY Cortland are participating as faculty fellows in the Global Learning Education program. The program is a collaboration between education faculty and Cornell University’s area studies programs, spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Education National Resource Centers in Cornell’s Einaudi Center—the South Asia Program, in consortium with the South Asia Center at Syracuse University (a part of its Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs); and the Southeast Asia Program. Co-sponsors include Cornell’s East Asia Program, Latin American Studies Program, and Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies; it is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education, Title VI, International Foreign Language Education office.

15 Weeks at the Nilgiris Field Training Center

An interdisciplinary partnership between Cornell University and the Keystone Foundation brings together U.S. and Indian students at the Nilgiris Field Learning Center in southern India, thanks to an Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum grant.

Symposium Explores Broadening Cornell’s Global Curriculum

Cornell community members and guest speakers addressed recent successes, case studies, and challenges related to internationalizing the curriculum.

Denial of Violence

Fatma Müge Göçek, professor of sociology and women's studies at the University of Michigan, spoke at Cornell in April 2015 as part of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative's year-long speaker series, WWI in the Ottoman Empire.

Lehman Fund Makes 10 Awards for China Study

Fourteen Cornell scholars (11 faculty members and one faculty member-graduate student team) received 2015 awards from the Jeffrey S. Lehman Fund for Scholarly Exchange with China, coordinated by the East Asia Program in the Einaudi Center.