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Faculty Leadership

Faculty Director, International Relations Minor
Oumar Ba's research focuses on international criminal justice and human rights for globally marginalized people. He is faculty director of the Einaudi Center's international relations minor. He is a 2024 Global Public Voices freedom of expression fellow.
Professor, History
Edward Baptist coleads the Einaudi Center's inequalities, identities, and justice global research priority.
Director, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program
Ernesto Bassi Arevalo is an associate professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on the role circulation (of goods, people, news, and ideas) plays in the configuration of geographic spaces and political allegiances.
Carl Marks Professor of International Studies
Kaushik Basu is the Einaudi Center's Carl Marks Professor of International Studies and professor of economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is is cofounder of Cornell Research Academy of Development, Law, and Economics (CRADLE), one of Einaudi's interdisciplinary research teams.
Director, Institute for European Studies

Mabel Berezin is Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Sociology at Cornell University.

Director, South Asia Program
Sarah Besky is an associate professor of international and comparative labor and labor relations, law, and history in the ILR School. Her research explores the intersection of inequality, nature, and capitalism in the Himalayas.
Director, Institute for African Development
Rachel Bezner Kerr is a professor of global development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Her research interests converge on the broad themes of sustainable agriculture, food security, health, nutrition, and social inequalities.
Faculty Advisor, Migration Studies Minor
Debra Castillo is Emerson Hinchliff Chair of Hispanic Studies and professor of comparative literature. She is faculty director of the Einaudi Center's migration studies minor.
Professor of the Practice, Cornell Brooks School of Public Policy
Alexandra Dufresne's research focuses on law and policy, children's rights, refugee rights, and state-level policy and advocacy. She is a 2024 Global Public Voices freedom of expression fellow.
Edward Cornell Professor of Law
Robert Hockett is cofounder of Cornell Research Academy of Development, Law, and Economics (CRADLE), one of Einaudi's interdisciplinary research teams.
IIE-SRF Fellow and Visiting Scholar
Sharif Hozoori’s area of research includes Afghanistan politics and foreign policy, identity politics, and cultural studies. He is a 2024 Global Public Voices freedom of expression fellow.
International Professor of Environmental and Indigenous Studies
Karim-Aly Kassam's research interests include human and environmental relations and indigenous ways of knowing. He is a 2024 Global Public Voices freedom of expression fellow.
Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies

Peter Katzenstein is the Einaudi Center's Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies in the Department of Government, College of Arts and Sciences. His research and teaching lie at the intersection of the fields of international relations and comparative politics.

Migrations Faculty Fellow

Gunisha Kaur coleads the Einaudi Center's Migrations research team, focused on advancing the health of U.S. refugee and immigrant populations.

CO+POS Director and Associate Professor, History
Mostafa Minawi studies different forms of imperialism in the Middle East and Northeast Africa. He is the director of Critical Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Studies (CO+POS) at the Einaudi Center.
Assistant Professor of Architecture
Jennifer Newsom coleads the Einaudi Center's inequalities, identities, and justice global research priority.
Director, Southeast Asia Program
Thomas Pepinsky is the Walter F. LaFeber Professor of Government in the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor in the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy.
Richard J. Schwartz Professor, Government
Kenneth Roberts leads the Einaudi Center's democratic threats and resilience global research priority in academic years 2022–24.
Director, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies
Rebecca Slayton is an associate professor of science and technology studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. Her research and teaching focus on international security, governance, and cooperation since World War II.
Director, Comparative Muslim Societies Program

Eric Tagliacozzo is the John Stambaugh Professor of History at Cornell University. He is the director of the Einaudi Center's Comparative Muslim Societies Program and a core faculty member of the Southeast Asia Program and South Asia Program.

Director, East Asia Program and Professor, Government

Jeremy Wallace is a professor in the Department of Government. He is the director of the East Asia Program for the term 2022-2025.

Vice Provost for International Affairs, Interim Einaudi Center Director
Vice Provost Wendy Wolford is Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor of Global Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Migrations Faculty Fellow

Stephen Yale-Loehr coleads the Einaudi Center's Migrations research team, focused on advancing the health of U.S. refugee and immigrant populations.