Bartels World Affairs Lecture
The Einaudi Center’s flagship event brings distinguished international figures to campus each year to speak on global topics and meet with Cornell faculty and students, particularly undergraduates. The Henry E. and Nancy Horton Bartels World Affairs Fellowship supports the speaker’s visit.
October 4, 2023: Building Our World Better
N. K. Jemisin, Hugo Award–Winning Novelist
Jemisin discussed how she learned to build unreal worlds by studying our own—and how we might in turn imagine a better future for our world. After her talk, she joined a faculty panel to explore how we can take a brave leap into the visionary future with Cornell's newest Global Grand Challenge.
Bartels 2023 in the News
Chronicle: "Build the World from Scratch"
Bartels Explainer by Anindita Banerjee
Chronicle: Fantasy Author to Speak
Past Bartels World Affairs Fellows
Spring 2023: Carlos Alvarado Quesada, Former President of Costa Rica
YouTube Video: Fighting for Democracy and the Planet
Chronicle: "Love Can Change the World"
Bartels Explainer by Viviana Ruiz-Gutierrez
Chronicle: Former Costa Rican President to Speak
2022: Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate
2021: Amartya Sen, 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics
2019: Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Indonesian Minister of Finance
Cornell Chronicle: Bartels Lecturer Outlines How Developing Countries Can Build Human Capital
See previous Bartels World Affairs Fellows in Cornell Library’s eCommons archive.