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Umutoniwase & Giramahoro

For two Cornell undergrads, UN unveils a world of opportunity

Brenda Umutoniwase ’20 and Grace Giramahoro ’20, both from Rwanda, visited UN headquarters as part of an annual Cornell trip. 

Peace Corps Volunteer

Panel: Careers in international security and development

Cornell PhD alumni will discuss their international career paths on March 22 in an event organized by the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. 

Fulbright adviser Gilbert Levine gives retirement one more shot

The professor emeritus of biological and agricultural engineering served as the Einaudi Center’s interim director four times since 1988. 

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Hiro Miyazaki on dolls, gifts, and citizen diplomacy

The Einaudi Center director, recently named a “peace correspondent” by the city of Nagasaki, described his work connecting communities in Japan and the U.S. in a Reppy Institute seminar.

Working group on disasters launches with March 14 talk

University of Florida anthropologist Anthony Oliver-Smith speaks on “The Social Construction of Disasters” on Wednesday, March 14, at 2:30 p.m. in 102 Mann Library. 

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Scholars debate whether laws are effective in preventing war

Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro of Yale University discussed the power of treaties to change states’ behavior with Cornell’s Isabel Hull, Jens Ohlin, and Matthew Evangelista. 

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Jeremy Wallace in WaPo: Lifting China term limit is dangerous

The East Asia Program faculty member writes that personalized rule by a strongman would be a blow to China’s progress, and to international stability. 

Ruth Messinger at World Bank meeting of faith leaders

Ruth Messinger: What's Jewish about social justice?

The global ambassador of American Jewish World Service and former Manhattan borough president will discuss the Jewish obligation to work for justice in this March 27 lecture.

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Zen priests discuss importance of engagement

Three Buddhist priests from Japan spoke with Cornell chaplains, faculty, and students as part of the Faith, Hope, and Knowledge Initiative. 

Einaudi Center to provide research help to doctoral students

Participants in the 2018 Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program will get seminars, workshops, and one-on-one help in designing their proposals.

Helicopters in Vietnam

Cornell, Yale scholars to debate role of law in preventing war

Yale’s Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro will speak with Cornell’s Isabel Hull, Jens Ohlin, and Matthew Evangelista about the power of laws to change belligerent behavior. 

summer students

Summer program offers English for international students and scholars

The intensive program for non-native English speakers runs from June 25 to Aug. 3 and does not require an affiliation with Cornell.

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Wendy Wolford appointed vice provost for international affairs

The professor of development sociology will oversee the Einaudi Center and other Cornell global initiatives beginning on March 20.

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Einaudi Center, Keio University join forces on cyber research

A new agreement opens the way for collaborative projects on a range of complex global issues.

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 connects religious practice with 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.