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About Us

The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies is Cornell’s hub for campus engagement and global thinking and action.

The Einaudi Center has helped students and scholars cross borders of language, culture, nationality, and academic discipline for more than 60 years. Today Cornell is one of the most international universities in the world.


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The center organizes, stimulates, and supports research, teaching, and outreach programs and activities to enhance graduate and undergraduate education and to prepare Cornellians to contribute in the international sphere.

Our Programs

Eight regional and thematic programs are the heart of the Einaudi Center. Our programs promote new ways of understanding people and places, as we work together across Cornell and around the world to tackle transnational challenges like migration, food security, and social justice.

For Students: Welcome to Einaudi

Our History


  • 1961: Professor Mario Einaudi establishes the Cornell Center for International Studies.

  • 1962: The center receives a $3.25 million grant from the Ford Foundation.
  • The center expands its reach, folding in Cornell’s existing area studies programs on South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia and a new program on Latin America.







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