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Jonathan Kirshner

Kirshner: When the wise men failed on Vietnam

In the New York Times, government professor Jonathan Kirshner writes of the catastrophic misjudgment of President Johnson's advisors 50 years ago.

Hamlet actors

Syrian "Hamlet" satire premieres at Cornell

This political satire, written by poet Mamduh Adwan and directed by Cornell professor Rebekah Maggor, uses text, original music and movement to explore past and current events in Syria.

Colombo skyline

Panelists: India, China, U.S. must cooperate in Indian Ocean

In an Einaudi Center roundtable, former U.S. ambassador Robert Blake and Sri Lanka Fulbright director Tissa Jayatalika said India-Pakistan and India-China rivalries impede progress.

Gayatri Spivak at Cornell

Speaker urges students to speak up for Rohingya

Literary and postcolonial theorist Gayatri Spivak told a packed house on Oct. 30 to try to identify with the Rohingya as human beings, not just as an oppressed group. 

Christopher Painter

Former top cyber official to give Bartels lecture Nov. 15

Christopher Painter '80 coordinated cyber issues at the state department until he was removed in July. He will talk about the emerging field of "cyber diplomacy."

Jackie Sayegh

Cornell to celebrate International Education Week

The joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad.

Alexandra Dalferro

Anthropology grad students receive Fulbright-Hays fellowships

Alexandra G. Dalferro will work in Thailand and Rebekah M. Cirbassi will travel to Tanzania. They are among 91 students nationwide who received the prestigious award this year.

Ziad Fahmy leads first session

Near Eastern studies offers Middle East series to local teachers

“America and the Middle East” focuses on the relationship between the United States and the Middle East through the lenses of politics, migration, religion and literature.

Judge Abdulqawi Yusuf

Judge: Poor countries ill-equipped in disputes with corporations

Abdulqawi Yusuf, vice president of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, says arbitration clauses in investment agreements put least developed countries at a disadvantage. 

Gustavo Flores-Macias

Flores-Macias: U.S. NAFTA demands seem designed to fail

Latin American Studies Program core faculty member says Trump administration knows Canada and Mexico will reject proposed changes.

Student reflected in doll case

For anthropologist, doll exchange is not child’s play

Einaudi Center director Hirokazu Miyazaki finds layers of meaning in "friendship doll" exchange of 1927. 

Rohingya refugees in boat

Events attempt to untangle roots of Rohingya crisis

A November 7 roundtable will attempt to put the refugee crisis into historical, political, and economic context. 

Actress in blue light

"My Other History" play probes Sri Lanka reconciliation

The Oct. 13 performance is by the Floating Space Theatre Company, founded by South Asian Studies Fellows Ruhanie Perera and Jake Oorloff.  

Economy of Hope cover

Book talk to address "Economy of Hope"

Einaudi Center director Hirokazu Miyazaki and co-editor Richard Swedberg look at the concept of hope as seen by a wide range social sciences.

Raed Charaffedine

Lebanese banker: Country struggling under weight of Syrian crisis

In a lecture organized by the Einaudi Center's Global Finance Initiative, Raed Charaffedine spoke of the burden the war has put on Lebanon's economy and society. 

Nuclear storage tunnel

Human versus geological time in Finland nuclear waste debate

In an article for Physics Today, Vincent Ialenti of our Nuclear Energy Working Group looks at the human and technical challenges of storing spent fuel. 

Heidi Hutner

Environmental humanities lecture series begins with Hutner talk

The series, cosponsored by the Einaudi Center, looks at the overlap between environmental issues and human thought and behavior. 

Nagasaki peace cranes

Atomic bomb survivor calls for peace in interfaith series lecture

Toyokazu Ihara, who lost most of his family in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, spoke to students, faculty, and Ithaca residents about why he has been working to abolish nuclear weapons. 

Area studies programs welcome new directors

Linguist Abby Cohn replaces Kaja McGowan at the Southeast Asia Program, and architect Esra Akcan takes over for Christopher way at the Cornell Institute for European Studies.

Shyam Selvadurai

Video: Shyam Selvadurai's 2017 Tagore Lecture

The author reads from his most recent novel and talks about what it means to be a writer working from the hyphen between Sri Lankan and Canadian.