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LASP graduate fellow's work featured on Cornell Research site

Vincent Mauro, a PhD student in Government, looks at the how party system development and institutionalization shapes wealth redistribution in Latin America.

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Six faculty members receive small and seed grants for international work

Recipients come from the College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell Law School, the ILR School, and the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. 

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Legal scholar Muna Ndulo honored with endowed chair

The director of the Institute for African Development has been named the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law at Cornell Law School. 

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Students weigh in on global grand challenges

Graduate students Qingyi Gong (East Asian studies) and Nicole Nomura (landscape architecture) and Abbey Yatsko ’20 share their ideas on an internationally engaged Cornell. 

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Cornell faculty, leadership begin to tackle grand challenges

At the Global Grand Challenges Symposium (Nov. 8-9), leaders, faculty members, staff, and students from around the university shared ideas on global priorities and Cornell's role in addressing them. 

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Two students share tea essay contest prize

Siddarth Sankaran '19 and PhD candidate Annie Sheng ponder the lessons learned at the multidisciplinary conference "Tea High and Low: Elixir, Exploitation, Ecology." 

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CALS highlights projects by Global Fellows

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences showcases the achievements of 27 interns posted around the globe this year. Wed., Nov. 4, 5-6:30 p.m., Physical Sciences Building atrium. 

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Historian Amrith is Einaudi Center Distinguished Speaker

Harvard historian and MacArthur Fellow Sunil Amrith spoke on “Monsoon Asia: The Past and Future Imagination of a Region” Thursday, Nov. 15.

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Allen Carlson: China concerned about U.S. politics

The EAP faculty member told USA Today that the Chinese government is troubled by the lack of predictability in U.S. policy.

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Nagasaki survivor says atomic bomb should be “abandoned forever”

In a Reppy Institute talk, physician Masao Tomonaga made the medical and humanitarian case against nuclear weapons.

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Basu: “Onus on us” to restore democracy

Kaushik Basu, the Carl Marks Professor of International Studies, argues in The Independent that a growing sense of unfairness has led to a rise in tribalism. 

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Symposium headlines International Education Week

A “Grand Challenges” dialogue launches the annual celebration recognizing the richness and value of Cornell's global offerings.

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CCCI speaker discusses “post-post-Mao era” China

In a seminar for the East Asia Program's Cornell Contemporary China Initiative, Jeff Wasserstrom of UC Irvine noted a shift toward authoritarianism under President Xi Jinping.

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Annelise Riles on the "secret life of central bankers"

In an op-ed for the New York Times, the former Cornell Law School professor and author of the Einaudi Center book "Financial Citizenship" calls for officials to do more to connect with the public.

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Tea conference organizers announce student essay contest

Students are invited to submit an essay on how the conference changed their perspective on the world's most popular beverage.

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New book examines democracy in Africa

Former center director Nicolas van de Walle (Government) and Jaimie Bleck (Ph.D. ’11) describe a sociopolitical disjuncture between change and stagnation in “Electoral Politics in Africa Since 1990.”

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Conference considers a global plant steeped in meaning

“Tea High and Low: Elixir, Exploitation, and Ecology,” Oct. 26-27, will look at the cultural, religious, botanical, economic and environmental aspects of the world's most popular beverage.

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EAP launches initiative on contemporary Japanese thought

The initiative, led by EAP director Pedro Erber, hopes to return attention to the place of Japan in the world.

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Seismologist stresses dialogue between scientists and policy makers

Lucy Jones, a guest of the Einaudi Center's Working Group on Disasters, said communication was key to reducing the damage of catastrophic events.

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Six grad students win Fulbright-Hays fellowships

The Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad awards will support students from the fields of development sociology and anthropology working in South Asia, South America, and Africa.