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Faculty Leadership

Director, Institute for European Studies

Esra Akcan is the Michael A. McCarthy Professor of Architectural Theory in the Department of Architecture and the Director of the Insitute for European Studies.

Director, Institute for African Development

N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba is a professor of Africa and the African diaspora, comparative and international education, social institutions, African social history, and gender studies.

Director, East Asia Program

Andrea Bachner is a professor of comparative literature. She is the director of the East Asia Program for the term 2019-22 and a member of the East Asia Program executive committee. 

Carl Marks Professor of International Studies

Kaushik Basu is the Einaudi Center's Carl Marks Professor of International Studies and professor of economics at Cornell. Basu is president of the International Economic Association. From 2012 to 2016 he served as senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank.

Director, Southeast Asia Program

Abby Cohn is a professor of linguistics and Southeast Asian studies. Her research interests include the Austronesian languages of Indonesia, with a particular focus on their phonetics, phonology, and morphology.

Director, South Asia Program

Iftikhar Dadi is an associate professor in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Studies.

Geographic Research Area: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Middle East

Edward Cornell Professor of Law

Robert Hockett's principal teaching, research, and writing interests lie in the fields of organizational, financial, and monetary law and economics in both their positive and normative, as well as their national and transnational, dimensions. His guiding concern in these fields is with the legal

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. His research and teaching lie at the intersection of the fields of international relations and comparative politics.

Migrations Faculty Fellow

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

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Stacey A. Langwick, College of Arts and Sciences, is an anthropologist of healing and medicine in Africa. She is the lead faculty member for the Qualities of Life working group in the Einaudi Center and a co-organizer of the Ecological Learning Collaboratory.

Director, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Rachel Beatty Riedl, our director since 2019, envisions the Einaudi Center as a home for imagining and implementing global

Director, Latin American Studies Program

Kenneth M. Roberts is the Binenkorb Director of the Latin American Studies Program and Richard J. Schwartz Professor in Cornell's Department of Government.

Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Computer Science

Fred Schneider's research is intended to support the construction of concurrent and distributed systems for high-integrity and mission-critical settings. 

Director, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

Rebecca Slayton is an associate professor of science and technology studies. Her research and teaching examine the relationships among risk, governance, and expertise, with a focus on international security 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.

Professor, Policy Analysis and Management

Sharon Tennyson is the director of graduate studies for the field of public affairs.

Faculty Director, International Relations Minor

Christopher Way is an associate professor of government. He is faculty director of the Einaudi Center's international relations minor and peace studies minor faculty in the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Faculty Director, Migration Studies Minor

Lindy Williams is a professor in the Department of Global Development. She is faculty director of the Einaudi Center's migration studies minor.

Vice Provost for International Affairs

Wendy Wolford is Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor of Global Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Her research includes work on international development, land use and distribution, social mobilization, agrarian societies, and critical ethnography.

Migrations Faculty Fellow

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