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Einaudi Center announces first group of dissertation program awardees

Twelve Cornell graduate students will receive funding, training, and mentoring to assist them in designing interdisciplinary doctoral research projects.  

Former U.S. official to make case for international education and language learning

Mohamed Abdel-Kader, former Deputy Assistant Secretary in the International and Foreign Language Education office, will deliver a Distinguished Speaker Series lecture on May 10. 

Stacey Langwick planting bulbs

Anthropologist explores toxicity and healing in East Africa

Stacey Langwick, coordinator of the Einaudi Center's Qualities of Life Working Group, discusses gardens, therapeutic foods, and nutritional medicines in Tanzania. 

Veronika Mendoza

Video: Veronika Mendoza on left-wing politics and women's leadership in Peru

The 2016 Peruvian presidential candidate joined a panel at the Latin American Studies Program's annual Development Forum on April 13. 

French election panel

Panel discusses role of far-right populism, fractured left in French elections

Professors assess the state of French society and politics in a discussion organized by the Cornell Institute for European Studies. 

pattini shrine

Fulbright Scholar's photos explore Tamil ritual in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan filmmaker and photographer Waruni Anuruddhika documents the rituals of a group of cemetery-dwelling Tamil garbage collectors. Waruni is a Fulbright fellow with the South Asia Program.

Maurer with cards and phone

In fast-moving world of money and payments, anthropology finds a niche

Bill Maurer, dean of social sciences at UC Irvine, says anthropologists can help make sense of new forms of money storage, transport, and exchange.

Azat Gundogan in office

Viewpoint: Visiting scholar on Turkey's referendum

On the website of the Arab Studies Institute, Azat Gündoğan assesses President Erdoğan's move to consolidate power. 

Culture training in Ithaca elementary school

Success in learning language through culture

The Cornell Southeast Asia Program is pairing Cornell graduate students with K-6 pupils in the Afterschool Language and Culture Program. 

Rally at Eiffel Tower

Whither France? Einaudi Center experts react to French elections

Four Einaudi-affiliated faculty look for lessons in the first-round victory of non-traditional candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. 

Andrei Kozyrev (via CNN)

Former foreign minister reflects on failure of post-Soviet Russia

Andrei Kozyrev, the first foreign minister of the Russian Federation, says his country is using its antagonism with the West to cover its own inability to meet its people's needs.

Lisel Hintz

Going to extremes: Ex-Einaudi Center postdoc on Erdogan's gamble

Lisel Hintz, now an assistant professor at Barnard College, and her student Melina Dunham reflect on the Turkish president's motivation in seeking to consolidate power. 

Flooded street in Panama

Historian shines light on climate refugees

Maria Cristina Garcia explores the legal and political implications of a coming wave of people displaced by floods, droughts, rising sea levels, and other climate-related phenomena. 

Cathy Caruth

Conference to focus on work of trauma scholar Cathy Caruth

"Listening to Trauma" on April 27-28 will include speakers from law, cinema, theology, philosophy, historiography, translation studies, and literature. It is cosponsored by the Einaudi Center. 

Hiro Miyazaki presenting at podium

Collaboration on display at Cornell Hong Kong conference

Director Hiro Miyazaki and several Einaudi Center faculty spoke at a one-day conference on collaborative initiatives promoting sustainability in Asia. 

Locksley Edmondson

Africana symposium honors Locksley Edmondson

The tribute on April 13-14 explored connections between Africa and the Caribbean and featured many of the retiring professor's former students. 

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Commentary: Cuts to international studies hurt US foreign policy

In the Chronicle of Higher Education, faculty fellow Tom Pepinsky argues that international and area studies are crucial for US leadership. 

Mobile money vendor in Uganda

Symposium to tackle social impact of mobile money

Hosted by Cornell’s Institute for African Development, “Mobile Money, Financial Inclusion, and Development in Africa” will take place on April 19, 21, and 22. 

Dean Barbara Knuth

Joint statement affirms support for DACA students

Three senior university officials spelled out policies on financial aid, admissions, and legal protection for students in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in a statement...

Bergmane and Pishchikova at roundtable

Video: Russia and its neighbors in the age of Trump

Kateryna Pishchikova (European Commission) and Una Bergmane (Einaudi Center) discuss Russia’s recent interactions with Ukraine and the Baltics, and speculate on President Putin’s global ambitions.