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Former center postdoc publishes biography of sociologist Hans Speier

Daniel Bessner, a 2013-14 fellow, is the author of "Democracy in Exile" (Cornell University Press, 2018). Bessner is an assistant professor at the University of Washington.

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Video: How should we engage with North Korea?

In a Lund Debate, South Korean assemblyman Soo-Hyuck Lee and Sue Mi Terry of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discussed how leaders should approach talks with Kim Jong-Un.

Gustavo Flores-Macias

Gustavo Flores-Macias: Venezuela vote spells trouble

The Latin American Studies Program faculty member writes that the re-election of Nicolas Maduro signals continued mismanagement and "steady march toward authoritarianism."

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Annelise Riles publishes digitally enriched "Financial Citizenship" e-book

The book, which argues for public participation in central banking decisions, is available on the new Einaudi Center Digital Publications platform.

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Exhibit: Fashion and identity in Sri Lankan cinema

Photo exhibition explores perceptions and representations of sociocultural identities in late 20th century Sri Lanka through cinematic portrayals of clothing fashion.

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International fair set for August 29

Students may learn about study abroad, exchanges, language study, international majors and minors, fellowships, internships, courses with international travel components, and service-learning.

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Faculty to discuss international studies initiatives

A panel of distinguished faculty will discuss new cross-campus initiatives on disaster preparedness, cybersecurity, migration, global finance, and other global issues.

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Sarah Kreps: Trump can't count on "hawk's advantage" in North Korea

In the Washington Post, the Reppy Institute faculty member and her collaborators write that the Trump-Kim talks may not be a "Nixon-to-China" moment.

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Tata-Cornell celebrates five years of fighting hunger in India

The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition conducts fieldwork designed to uncover food system failures and empower communities to solve them.

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Andrea Bachner's new book sees inscription as metaphor

The Einaudi Center International Faculty Fellow's "The Mark of Theory" uses tattooing, circumcision, photography, and phonography to probe the "relationship between materiality and meaning."

N'Dri Assie-Lumumba

N’Dri Assié-Lumumba takes "umbutu" to heart

The Institute for African Development's affiliated faculty member is motivated by the African concept of "collective existence and the quest for justice and equal human dignity and rights."

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Conference to explore theater in translation

Playwrights, translators, directors, and producers from across the globe will gather in Ithaca May 11-12 for "Drama Without Borders," supported in part by the Einaudi Center.

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Muna Ndulo speaks on development finance at UN

The Cornell Law School professor and director of the Institute for African Development addressed the UN's Economic and Social Council on April 26.

Former European commissioner weighs in on Brexit

Laszlo Andor, former commissioner for employment, social affairs, and inclusion for the European Commission, visited Cornell on April 24 to discuss the United Kingdom’s 2016 vote to leave the E.U.

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For debaters, success on North Korea a question of expectations

In the latest Lund Debate, South Korean ambassador Soo-Hyuck Lee and former CIA analyst Sue Mi Terry discussed strategies and hopes at a head-spinning diplomatic moment. (Cornell Chronicle)

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Experts spar over North Korea nuclear talks

South Korean ambassador Soo-Hyuck Lee and U.S. intelligence analyst Sue Mi Terry agreed on tactics but disagreed on likely outcomes in a Lund Debate in Statler Auditorium. (Cornell Daily Sun)

Shorna Allred

Shorna Allred receives third annual Engaged Scholar Prize

The Southeast Asia Program faculty member was cited for mentoring students in community-based research, leading global service-learning experiences, and contributing to engaged learning scholarship.

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Law and economics initiative takes on big questions at kickoff conference

"Contemporary Challenges in Law, Economics, and Conflict" addressed fundamental problems of equity, fairness, growth, and the ways societies are organized. 

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Stacey Langwick receives fellowship for work on toxicity and healing

The coordinator of the Einaudi Center's Qualities of Life Working Group will work on a book called A Politics of Habitability: Plants, Sovereignty, and Healing in a Toxic World.

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Southeast Asian Language Week celebrates program success

This celebration showcases the university's Southeast Asian language course offerings. Faculty and students can engage in conversation hours and taste local cuisine with the Southeast Asia Program.