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Jens Beckert

Sociologist to speak on the impact of fictional futures on modern economies

On February 27, Jens Beckert, director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, will discuss how fictional expectations drive modern economies or throw them into crisis.

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Cornell among top producers of Fulbright students and scholars

The university is tied for 10th among U.S. research institutions with six Fulbright Scholars and tied for 17th with 15 Fulbright Students. 

Root Map

International collaboration results in play about borders

"Root Map" weaves together stories from different cultures to explore the similarities people experience when encountering borders.

Student with laptop

Einaudi Center launches dissertation development program

The program will offer seminars, workshops and mentoring to 12 students who are developing interdisciplinary research projects abroad, or planning domestic projects on topics that connect to global...

Miss Nagasaki doll

Lessons we can learn from the dolls

In a commentary for the Japan Times, Einaudi Center director Hiro Miyazaki celebrates the power of small acts of hope in the face of harsh government policies. 

Global Cornell provides updates and resources on U.S. immigration order

The office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs has compiled a list of resources for members of the Cornell community who may be affected by the presidential order restricting visits to the...

Luigi Einaudi at Cornell 2005

Luigi Einaudi honored for defense education work

The former U.S. diplomat, who has supported international studies initiatives at Cornell, is recognized by the National Defense University. 

Prof. Peter J. Katzenstein

Katzenstein book prize submissions now open

The prize, in honor of Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor Peter J. Katzenstein, recognizes an outstanding first book in international relations, comparative politics, or political economy. 

Jessica Chen Weiss

Jessica Weiss probes Chinese nationalism

Einaudi Center faculty fellow studies the connections between nationalism, inequality, urban protest, and public policy. 

Hirokazu Miyazaki

New book explores hope from a range of perspectives

The Economy of Hope is co-edited by Einaudi Center director Hirokazu Miyazaki and Cornell sociologist Richard Swedberg and published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. 

James Gair

South Asian language expert James Gair dies at 88

His study of South Asian languages and their underlying relation to other languages of the world was pioneering and paradigm-shifting. He taught at Cornell from 1963 until his retirement in 2000.

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Cornell profs receive NSF cybersecurity grant

The $1 million grant was awarded to Deborah Estrin, Nate Foster, Fred Schneider, Arnaud Sahuguet, and David Shmoys. Schneider co-coordinates the Einaudi Center's Cybersecurity Working Group. 

Campus pauses to reflect on the future

About 300 students, faculty, and staff braved brisk December weather to plant flower bulbs and paper notes about their hopes for themselves and the world.

Kenyan Hospitality

Winning entries from 2016 student photo competition

Prizewinners were Nathan Kalb, Guarav Toor, and Zeynep Goksel. Honorobable mentions went to Kevin Alyono, Elena Guzman, Rina Kang, Rachel Odhner, Janet Smith, Emiko Stock, and Sisi Yu. 

Tortillas de Maiz

Student photographers honored in annual contest

CIPA grad student Nathan Kalb took first place with his photo of an indigenous woman in Mexico. In all, 20 students submitted 57 photos. 

Ronnie Coffman

Ronnie Coffman named Tisch distinguished university professor

Coffman, International Professor of Plant Breeding and director of International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been given the highest distinction awarded by Cornell to...

Azat Gundogan

Azat Gündoğan accepts academic freedom award on behalf of Turkish colleagues

The Einaudi Center's visiting scholar said the award from the Middle East Studies Association "bears witness to the resilience of Turkish academics in the face of the dramatic erosion of human rights...

Daffodil and sky

"Planting Futures" community art project

The Cornell community is invited to come plant flower bulbs with messages of hope on December 8 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Wee Stinky Glen by the upper entrance of the Cornell Store. 

Hotel School students during International Education Week

Internationalization proposals due February 15

Cornell faculty are invited to submit proposals for the 2017 Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum (ICC) grants. The deadline is February 15, 2017. This year's program will focus on “Global at...

Language class

Heritage speakers deepen language skills through classes

Through special classes designed for native speakers, Cornell students are gaining deeper knowledge of the languages they grew up speaking.