Global Research Priorities
At the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, we work together to fulfill Cornell’s powerful mandate to engage with and transform the world. Our faculty, postdocs, visiting scholars, and students cross disciplinary lines to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems.
We focus on issues and topics where the stakes for ordinary citizens are high and informed public voices about the conditions that shape our lives are critically needed.
Top Research Priorities
Democratic Threats and Resilience
Global challenges to democracy and evolving democratic norms
Global Grand Challenge: Migrations
Researching, teaching, and building for a world on the move
Inequalities, Identities, and Justice
Global inequalities and advocacy for access and accountability
Plantations' Global Legacies
Tying together the Einaudi Center's commitments to social justice and migration, this two-day virtual conference explored the role plantation agriculture has played in shaping the racial dynamics and unequal structures of the modern era.
Video: A Conversation on the Plantationocene
The Einaudi Center supports intellectual exchange on academic and policy themes and funds selected research teams tackling topical questions. Explore our research themes.