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As people around the world face the COVID-19 pandemic, global engagement and problem-solving are more important than ever.

The Einaudi Center has hosted hundreds of virtual events through New York's shutdown and our region's phased reopening. Our webinars gather faculty experts, students, policymakers, and the local, national, and international community for conversations about world challenges and how we can work together to meet them.

We invite you to join our upcoming webinars and watch videos of past events, including sessions of Democracy 20/20 and Einaudi's 2020 #SummerPassport series. Want to stay up-to-date with the latest events? Subscribe to Einaudi's weekly events digest to receive weekly emails about upcoming Einaudi Center events.

All public events at Cornell, including lectures and conferences with outside guests, will be held virtually during spring and summer 2021.

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New Webinar Series: Race Matters

Race Matters brings together international relations experts for critical conversations on colonial questions and racial justice across international relations. Join us to explore scholarship on race and racism and the policies, institutions, and systems that perpetuate racial inequality and violence worldwide.

First Panel Discussion: Register Now

May 20 at 11:00: Research Questions in International Relations

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Democracy 20/20 Series

From June through the 2020 election, Democracy 20/20 brought together historical and comparative experts to promote deeper understanding of the challenges these unsettling times pose for American democracy. The stakes for American democracy have never been higher. These critical conversations are now available on video.

The Democracy 20/20 webinar series is sponsored by the Einaudi Center, the American Democracy Collaborative, and the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs. Read more about Democracy 20/20. Learn about the Einaudi Center's work on democratic resilience and all of our global research priorities.

International newspapers from Thursday, November 5, 2020 – Le Monde and New York Times

Post-Election Debriefing: The Future of American Democracy

December 4, 2020
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Statue of Liberty in the fog (Democracy 20/20)

Polarized: How Partisanship and Social Movements are Transforming American Democracy

October 30, 2020
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Destroying or Deploying the "Deep State"

September 18, 2020
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Protester throws tear gas canister back at police during a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland

Already Authoritarian? Violence, Policing, and Democracy

August 27, 2020
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I Voted stickers Demo 20/20

Can the U.S. Hold Free and Fair Elections This Fall?

July 21, 2020
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Black Lives Matter protest on Cornell campus, June 2020

The Protests and U.S. Democracy

June 26, 2020
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