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Bartels World Affairs Lecture

The Einaudi Center’s flagship event brings distinguished international figures to campus each academic 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.


May 3, 2022: Forging Lasting Peace

Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate

In our ethnically, racially, linguistically, and religiously diverse world, how do we find common ground? Drawing on her experiences of mobilizing, demanding, and brokering peace, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee shares how action and activism can shape a just world.

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      Bartels 2022 in the News


      Past Bartels World Affairs Fellows

      2021: Amartya Sen, 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics

      Video: Attacks on Democracy

      Amartya Sen headshot
      Amartya Sen (May 5, 2021): "Home may have become a dangerous place for democracy to flourish.”

       Cornell Chronicle: Nobel Laureate Sen to Lecture on Protecting Democracy, Bartels Lecturer Speaks Out on Rising Threats to Democracy


      2019:  Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Indonesian Minister of Finance

      Cornell Chronicle: Bartels Lecturer Outlines How Developing Countries Can Build Human Capital

      2017: Christopher Painter ’80, Cyber Expert 

      Cornell Chronicle: Former State Department Official Talks Cyber Diplomacy in Bartels Lecture

      2016: Svetlana Alexievich, 2015 Nobel Laureate in Literature 

      Cornell Chronicle: Nobel Laureate Alexievich Created Her Own Literary Genre

      See previous Bartels World Affairs Fellows in Cornell Library’s eCommons archive.