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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)

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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 Conflic” 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.

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Akcan book probes relationship between citizenship and public housing

Esra Akcan, director of the Cornell Institute for European Studies, writes about open architecture, migration, and urban renewal in 1980s Berlin. 

Dissident Bangladeshi writer gives SAP talk April 23

Journalist, essayist, and fiction writer Raad Rahman is a guest of Ithaca City of Asylum. She received death threats for her writing on LGBT issues in Bangladesh. 

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Video: Wu Man and shadow puppet band rock the house

A Barnes Hall concert by the renowned pipa master and the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band was sponsored by the Cornell Contemporary China Initiative. 

Slayton: Cyber threats call for “technopolitical” solutions

In an essay for the International Security Studies Forum, Rebecca Slayton of the Reppy Institute argues that technical fixes are not enough.

Lawrence Buell

Environmental humanities lecture series begins Apr. 12

Lawrence Buell speaks on “Remembering the Future to Keep It from Happening: Environmental Imagination in the Anthropocene.” The series is cosponsored by the Einaudi Center.

N'Dri Assie-Lumumba

Comparative education symposium seeks papers

The World Council of Comparative Education Societies meets June 21-22 in Johannesburg. Prof. N’Dri T. Assié-Lumumba of Cornell’s Africana Studies and Research Center is WCCES president.