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Karim-Aly Kassam at podium

Karim-Aly Kassam: Indigenous knowledge key to climate adaptation

The Reppy Institute steering committee member and his colleagues argue for a participatory approach to planning for variability. 

Activists meditating (photo by James K Rowe)

Roundtable Feb. 26 on religious practice and social justice

The event brings together Japanese Zen priests, Cornell students, and Cornell chaplains as part of the "Faith, Hope, and Knowledge" series of the Einaudi Center and Cornell United Religious Work.

Virginia Doellgast outdoors

Book: Virginia Doellgast on unions and "precarious work" in Europe

The international faculty fellow co-edited “Reconstructing Solidarity: Labour Unions, Precarious Work, and the Politics of Institutional Change in Europe.”

St. Basil Cathedral, Moscow

Myron Rush, Soviet specialist, dies at 96

The professor emeritus of government was a leading analyst of the Kremlin during the Cold War.

Kaushik Basu

Basu: Democracy best over long term for Indian economy

In a South Asia Program seminar, former World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu reflected on the challenges of the world's second most populous country. 

Miyamoto and Ihara

Video: Nagasaki bombing survivor calls for end to nuclear weapons

Toyokazu Ihara spoke as part of the Faith, Hope, and Knowledge initiative coordinated by the Einaudi Center and Cornell Religious Work. Portions are in Japanese. 

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Internationalization conference focuses on partnerships

The meeting, on March 10 at Tompkins Cortland Community College, will feature a keynote by Carina Caldwell of Community Colleges for International Development. 

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." 

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.