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Sarah Kreps

Sarah Kreps: Trump's language heightens nuclear danger

In an analysis for, the Reppy Institute faculty member wrote that "the worry is that Trump’s bellicose language could inadvertently escalate rather than defuse tensions." 

Researchers in field

Cornell partners in new international center in India

CALS teams up with the University of Agricultural Sciences in Dharwad on the Dr. Norman Borlaug International Centre for Agriculture Development.

Matthew Evangelista headshot

Matthew Evangelista edits new volumes on Italian politics and the rules of war

The two books grew out of initiatives of the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and were supported by grants from the Einaudi Center.

Durba Ghosh

Durba Ghosh's "Gentlemanly Terrorists" cited as one of year's best history books

Her research was supported in part by an Einaudi Center small grant. She was also an advisor on the Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program.

Chinese army at demolition site

Eli Friedman on Beijing mass evictions

The East Asia Program faculty member writes in Jacobin magazine that  the expulsion of migrant workers is designed to reserve the city for elites.

Students looking at grapes

Internationalization grant program seeks proposals

Proposals are due by Feb. 12, 2018, for the 2018 Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum grants from the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs. 

Lourdes Casanova

Lourdes Casanova cited as one of Latin America's top thinkers

The Latin American Studies Program and SC Johnson College of Business professor was named one of the 30 Most Influential Women Intellectuals in Ibero-America by Esglobal.

Hiro Miyazaki at podium

Video: "The Economy of Hope"

Einaudi Center director Hiro Miyazaki and sociologist Richard Swedberg presented their new book in a "Chat in the Stacks" talk in October. 

Mostafa Minawi

Historian examines manipulation of international law

Mostafa Minawi, director of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative, describes how European powers used legal tools to dismantle Ottoman power. 

Santorini cistern

Cisterns could boost sustainable tourism on Santorini

An interdisciplinary research project sponsored by the Cornell Institute for European Studies found a modern use for an ancient water management technology. 

Sewing a Brighter Future

Winners of the 2017 student photo contest announced

Top three prizes go to graduate students Jenna Zitomer, Marianne Santoso, and Janet Smith for their photos from Africa. 

Haris Silajdzic

Former Bosnian prime minister calls for new brand of multiculturalism

In a Nov. 20 lecture, Haris Silajdžić discussed the need to move beyond "democratic fuedalism" and embrace ethnic diversity. 

Rohingya refugees in boat

Roundtable probes deep and tangled roots of Rohingya crisis

Historian Michael Charney and human rights researcher Eaint Thiri Thi described the historical and contemporary forces leading to the mass exodus of Muslims from Myanmar.  

Miyazaki presents statuette to Mayor Myrick

With assist from center, Ithaca joins Mayors for Peace campaign

Director Hiro Miyazaki conveyed messages and gifts between the mayors of Ithaca and Nagasaki. 

Downs in Tanzania

Einaudi Center announces seed and small grant recipients

The awards support the international research of nine Cornell faculty members from seven departments in six colleges.

Bonnie MacDougall

Former South Asia Program director Bonnie MacDougall dies

MacDougall was emeritus professor of architecture and a scholar of Sri Lankan and South Asian architecture and language. 

Muna Ndulo

Ndulo: Mugabe created crisis and could end it by resigning

In a discussion on Al Jazeera's Inside Story, the director of the Institute for African Development helps unpack the complexities of the Zimbabwe transition. 

Robert Mugabe and soldier

Pepinsky: A coup or not a coup? That is not the question

International faculty fellow Tom Pepinsky is cited in the New York Times for his essay on the messiness of political transitions, including the one in Zimbabwe. 

Christopher Painter at podium

In Bartels lecture, Painter makes case for "cyber diplomacy"

The former chief of cyber issues at the state department outlined the power and limitations of diplomatic tools for providing security in cyberspace.

Trump and Abe

Riles: Trump Asia trip marks decline in U.S. power

Asian leaders now hold the reins, said Annelise Riles of Meridian 180 and Cornell Law School in USA Today.