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.
March 22, 2023: Fighting for Democracy and the Planet
Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica (2018–22)
President Alvarado explored some of the questions that guided his administration: What roles do democracy and governance play in shaping environmental policies at the local, national, and global levels? And how can we meet the basic needs of the world’s ever-growing human population without sacrificing the health of the planet?
Watch the Lecture on YouTube
Bartels 2023 in the News
Chronicle: "Love Can Change the World"
Bartels Explainer by Viviana Ruiz-Gutierrez
Chronicle: Former Costa Rican President to Speak
Past Bartels World Affairs Fellows
2022: Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate
Chronicle: Nobel Laureate Offers Wisdom
YouTube Video: Forging Lasting Peace
Bartels Explainer by Naminata Diabate
Chronicle: Gbowee to Speak on May 3
2021: Amartya Sen, 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics
Cornell Chronicle: Bartels Lecturer Speaks Out on Rising Threats to Democracy, Nobel Laureate Sen to Lecture on Protecting 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.