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Sarah Kreps

War taxes put public’s money where its troops are

In a new book, Reppy Institute steering committee member Sarah Kreps calls for taxing wars, not just armies.  

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Academic minors

The Einaudi Center has compiled a list of links to each of the seven undergraduate and graduate minors offered by or in partnership with the center and its area studies and thematic programs.

“Collaboratory” shares ideas on food, healing, justice

The Ecological Learning Collaboratory kicked off with a conference at Cornell from May 29 to June 2. The interdisciplinary initiative is sponsored by the Einaudi Center.

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Abby Cohn receives Carpenter Advising Award

The professor of linguistics and director of the Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) was one of four faculty members to be recognized for mentoring undergraduates. 

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Kaushik Basu: How can societies become law-abiding?

In his new book, “The Republic of Beliefs: A New Approach to Law and Economics,” the Carl Marks Professor of International Studies asks why some laws are followed and others ignored.

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Neema Kudva speaks to power of planning for climate change

In the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast, the co-coordinator of the Ecological Learning Collaboratory tells how communities around the world are working to make themselves resilient. 

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In “Bedrock Borough,” students imagine fossil-free world

Five undergraduates from three colleges (CALS, AAP, Human Ecology) described New York in 2098 by creating a mock newspaper as part of the “Imagining Energy Futures” competition. 

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Language Resource Center gets new leadership

Angelika Kraemer, from Michigan State University, takes over for Dick Feldman, who is retiring after 40 years at Cornell. 

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Madelon Finkel publishes book on cancer screening in developing world

The professor of healthcare policy and research is director of the Office of Global Health Education at Weill Cornell Medicine. Her book on pipelines and politics is due in September.   

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Former center postdoc publishes biography of sociologist Hans Speier

Daniel Bessner, a 2013-14 fellow, is the author of “Democracy in Exile” (Cornell University Press, 2018). Bessner is an assistant professor at the University of Washington.

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Video: How should we engage with North Korea?

In a Lund Debate, South Korean assemblyman Soo-Hyuck Lee and Sue Mi Terry of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discussed how leaders should approach talks with Kim Jong-Un.

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Gustavo Flores-Macias: Venezuela vote spells trouble

The Latin American Studies Program faculty member writes that the re-election of Nicolas Maduro signals continued mismanagement and “steady march toward authoritarianism.”

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Annelise Riles publishes “Financial Citizenship” e-book

The digitally enriched book, which argues for public participation in central banking decisions, is available on the new Einaudi Center Digital Publications platform.

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Exhibit: Fashion and identity in Sri Lankan cinema

Photos explore perceptions and representations of sociocultural identities in late 20th century Sri Lanka through cinematic portrayals of clothing fashion.

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International fair set for August 29

Students may learn about study abroad, exchanges, language study, international majors and minors, fellowships, internships, courses with international travel components, and service-learning.

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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.”