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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, Institute for European Studies

Mabel Berezin is Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. Her expertise lies in the area of extreme and exclusionary forms of nationalism, such as fascism and right-wing populist politics, and the threats that these phenomena pose to democratic political culture and governance.

Professor of French, Francophone & Comparative Literature

Laurent Dubreuil is the Director of the French Studies Program at Cornell. In his research, he aims to explore the powers of literary and artistic thinking at the interface of social thought, the humanities and the sciences.

Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture

Maria Goula is an associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture. Her research focuses on coastal tourism, especially coastal dynamics and the interpretation and reinvention of leisure patterns.

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.

CO+POS Director and Associate Professor, History

Mostafa Minawi studies different forms of imperialism in the Middle East and Northeast Africa at the turn of the 20th century. He is the director of Critical Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Studies (CO+POS) at the Einaudi Center.

Professor, Policy Analysis and Management

Kelly Musick's research focuses on family change and social inequality in the contemporary United States and other industrialized countries.