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.
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.
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
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.
- 1970: With a rise in interdisciplinary and comparative research, the center creates what is now the Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.
- 1973: The Institute for European Studies is launched as a home for both Western and Eastern European studies.
- 1980s: The center’s five area studies programs are named Title VI National Resource Centers, with funding from the U.S Department of Education.
- 1983: The center creates Cornell Abroad, now part of the Office of Global Learning.
- 1984: The annual Henry E. and Nancy Bartels World Affairs Lecture is established.
- 1987: The Institute for African Development is founded as one of the center’s regional and thematic programs.
- 1991: In honor of its founding director, the center becomes the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.
- 1996: The Einaudi Center assumes responsibility for the Fulbright program at Cornell and launches the international relations minor.
- 2001: The Comparative Muslim Societies Program joins Einaudi’s regional and thematic programs.
- The Einaudi Center offers expanded funding opportunities, including seed grants for faculty.
- 2013: Director Fredrik Logevall establishes Global Cornell.
- 2019: The center launches the migration studies minor, part of Global Cornell’s Migrations initiative.
- 2019: Director Rachel Beatty Riedl joins the Einaudi Center.
- 2020: The Einaudi Center launches a Global Public Voices initiative to support faculty thought leaders.
- 2021: The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) celebrates its commitment to the Caribbean with a new program name.
Find out how you can support the Einaudi Center. The Einaudi Center is part of Global Cornell.