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Global Hubs Salon Series 1: Collaboration Kickoff

Global Hubs are Cornell's collaborative centers of engagement around the world. This series of eight interdisciplinary Global Hubs salons kicked off the ongoing collaboration between Einaudi faculty and faculty representing Global Hubs institutions.

Each event in the spring 2022 series focused on a research theme representing a cross-college strength at Cornell and our Global Hubs partners. The salons provided initial opportunities for faculty to get to know each other and their institutions—with the goal of identifying shared interests and brainstorming new directions for our diverse international collaborations.

Organized by the Einaudi Center, the salon series is part of the Global Hubs initiative led by Global Cornell.

Canal in Copenhagen with boats and colorful buildings lining each side of the waterway.

2022 Global Hubs Salons

Future Cities

Wednesday, February 2

Cornell Hosts: Anindita Banerjee, Comparative Literature | Victoria Beard, City and Regional Planning | K. Max Zhang, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Global Hubs Partner Hosts: Sutee Anantsuksomsri, Chulalongkorn University | Isaac Kwamena Arthur, University of Ghana | Jaideep Chatterjee, O.P. Jindal Global University | Jonathan Guillemot, Universidad San Francisco de Quito | Nick Holliman, King’s College London | Hong Kam Lo, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Roberto Ponce-López, Tecnológico de Monterrey | Gilbert Siame, University of Zambia

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Democratic Challenges and Change

Thursday, February 17

Cornell Hosts: Mabel Berezin, Sociology | Fouad Makki, Global Development | Kenneth Roberts, Government | Gili Vidan, Information Science

Global Hubs Partner Hosts: Ana Elena Fierro Ferráez, Tecnológico de Monterrey | Ransford E. V. Gyampo, University of Ghana | Paolo Moncagatta, Universidad San Francisco de Quito | Vitit Muntarbhorn, Chulalongkorn University | Mark Pennington, King's College London | Sudarshan Ramaswamy, O.P. Jindal Global University | Sishuwa Sishuwa, University of Zambia

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Inequalities and Social Justice

Wednesday, March 9

Cornell Hosts: Kaushik Basu, Economics | Siba N’Zatioula Grovogui, Africana Studies | Jamila Michener, Government | Chantal Thomas, Law

Global Hubs Partner Hosts: Antonia Carcelén-Estrada, Universidad San Francisco de Quito | Masauso Chirwa, University of Zambia | Chonghyun Choi, National University of Singapore | Jean Hong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Soraj Hongladarom, Chulalongkorn University | Inna Makhniboroda, Tecnológico de Monterrey | Kasey McCall-Smith, University of Edinburgh | Maame Yaa A. Mensa-Bonsu, University of Ghana

Watch the Video from Inequalities and Social Justice

Migration and Mobilities

Wednesday, March 23

Cornell Hosts: Shannon Gleeson, Labor Relations, Law, and History | Gunisha Kaur, Weill Cornell Medicine | Amanda Rodewald, Natural Resources

Global Hubs Partner Hosts: Leonie Ansems de Vries, King’s College London | Ruttiya Bhula-or, Chulalongkorn University | Siu Woo Cheung, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Cristen Dávalos, Universidad San Francisco de Quito | Eunice Imasiku, University of Zambia | Deepanshu Mohan, O.P. Jindal Global University | Richard Mole, University College London | Joseph Kofi Teye, University of Ghana | Brenda S.A. Yeoh, National University of Singapore

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Big Data, AI, and New Media

Wednesday, April 20

Cornell Hosts: Lee Humphreys, Communication | Sarah Kreps, Government | Mor Naaman, Cornell Tech

Global Hubs Partner Hosts: Jamal-Deen Abdulai, University of Ghana | Tsuhan Chen, National University of Singapore | Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, Imperial College London | Juan Esteban Díaz, Universidad San Francisco de Quito | Qiaolei Jiang, Tsinghua University | Natawut Nupairoj, Chulalongkorn University | Jackson Phiri, University of Zambia | Subramanian Ramamoorthy, University of Edinburgh | Shohini Sengupta, O.P. Jindal Global University | Benjamín Valdés-Aguirre, Tecnológico de Monterrey | Xiaokang Yang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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One Health

Thursday, April 28

Cornell Hosts: Saurabh Mehta, Nutritional Sciences | Rebecca J. Nelson, Global Development | Michael Stewart, Weill Cornell Medicine | Alexander Travis, Public and Ecosystem Health

Global Hubs Partner Hosts: Elaine Fuertes, Imperial College London | Jing Huang, Peking University | Dipika Jain, O.P. Jindal Global University | Ernest Kenu, University of Ghana | Musso Munyeme, University of Zambia | Krit Pongpirul, Chulalongkorn University | Renu Singh, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Yik Ying Teo, National University of Singapore | Gabriel Trueba, Universidad San Francisco de Quito | Kun Yin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University | Xiaonong Zhou, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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Sustainable Agri-Food Systems and Development

Wednesday, May 11

Cornell Hosts: Chris Barrett, Applied Economics and Management | Marina Welker, Anthropology

Global Hubs Partner Hosts: Peter Alexander, University of Edinburgh | Chaleeda Borompichaichartkul, Chulalongkorn University | Lydia Mumbi Chabala, University of Zambia | Kevin Zhigang Chen, Zhejiang University | Wenfeng Cong, China Agricultural University | Carole Dalin, University College London | Selene Escobar, Universidad San Francisco de Quito | Amlan Das Gupta, O.P. Jindal Global University | Gloria Ladjeh Essilfie, University of Ghana | Chunlei Shi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University | Thorsten Wohland, National University of Singapore

Watch the Video from Sustainable Agri-Food Systems and Development

Sustainable Infrastructure and Energy

Monday, May 16

Cornell Hosts: Lynden A. Archer, Engineering | Katherine McComas, Communication | Mildred Warner, City and Regional Planning

Global Hubs Partner Hosts: Abhiroop Chowdhury, O.P. Jindal Global University | Davis Bookhart, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | John Dunn, Universidad San Francisco de Quito | Heng Chye Kiang, National University of Singapore | Christos Markides, Imperial College London | Erastus Mwanaumo, University of Zambia | Daniel Nukpezah, University of Ghana | Pet Pakchotanon, Chulalongkorn University | Oliver Probst, Tecnológico de Monterrey | Tao Ren, Shanghai Jiao Tong University | Guoqiang Shen, Zhejiang University | Catalina Spataru, University College London

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Global Hubs: Seeding Faculty Research

Global Cornell offers joint seed funds with Hubs partners and faculty exchanges to support working groups and research projects. Visit For Faculty to learn more about Hubs.

Global Grand Challenges

This salon series was part of the collaboration leading up to Cornell's next Global Grand Challenge. Global Grand Challenges support cutting-edge research, teaching, and engagement on key themes of worldwide importance and nurture collaborations across academic disciplines and with external partners.

Learn about Migrations: A Global Grand Challenge, launched in fall 2019.

About Global Hubs

Cornell Global Hubs connect the entire university with strong international peer institutions and their communities, countries, and regions. No two Hubs are identical, but all share Cornell’s academic distinction, educational verve, and civic responsibility.


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