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About the Einaudi Center

about the centerThe Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies was established in 1961 as the Cornell Center for International Studies. Its mission was to enhance Cornell's research and teaching about the world's regions, countries, cultures, and languages. In 1990, it was named for its founding director, the political theorist Mario Einaudi.

Today, the center houses area studies and thematic programs; organizes speaker series, conferences, and events; provides grants and other support to faculty and students; and brings together scholars from many disciplines to address complex international issues.


The center organizes, stimulates, and supports research, teaching, and outreach programs and activities to enhance graduate and undergraduate education, and to prepare Cornellians to contribute in the international sphere.


The center seeks to help bring about a truly international university at Cornell, in which international studies are completely integrated into the intellectual life of the university.


The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies is committed to multidisciplinary and collaborative research, teaching, and outreach that conforms to the highest academic standards and promotes cross-cultural and cross-national understanding and tolerance.

Strategic objectives

  1. Increase the global, cultural, and linguistic knowledge and competence of students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders at Cornell and beyond.
  2. Create collaborative networks and platforms for international studies that connect scholars from multiple disciplines and students at Cornell and beyond.
  3. Support collaborative work to generate new knowledge that addresses key economic, environmental, social, cultural, and political problems in the world.
  4. Advocate for the Einaudi Center vision and mission.
  5. Mobilize resources for international studies including those required to maintain Cornell’s internationally and nationally recognized strengths.