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.  

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. 

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.

African child in doorway

Symposium in Zambia tackles African inequality

The two-day event, organized by the Institute for African Development, looked at ways to combat inequality on a continent where governments often exacerbate the problem. 

Veterinary student in Ghana

Veterinary students travel the world for planetary health

The Expanding Horizons program provides hands-on learning for student researchers, thanks in part to support from the Global Cornell Initiative. 

Cornell students in South Africa

Op-ed: Service learning is worth the risk

In USA Today, Institute for African Development associate Ed Mayaba says overseas volunteering is an "incredible chance to learn and serve." 

Language teachers at fair table

Conference to explore new Southeast Asian language pedagogies

Instructors of Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Filipino (Tagalog), Thai, and Vietnamese from across the U.S. will gather at Cornell Sept. 8-10.

David Holmberg portrait

David Holmberg takes over as Fulbright adviser

The anthropologist and Nepal specialist replaces emeritus professor Gil Levine, who assisted students for 20 years.  

Student on Great Wall of China

Students conduct research in Asia with travel grants

Six grants from the Department of Asian Studies support projects on topics from fencing to trauma.

IDP conferees at table

Conference explores best practices in intergroup dialogue

The annual meeting of the Einaudi Center-supported group drew about 130 participants from 37 institutions to campus. 

Ravi Kanbur

Commentary: The World Bank in the era of Trump

Ravi Kanbur, the T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs at Cornell, maps out a role for the bank in an essay for the Centre for Economic Policy Research. 

Catherine Reyes-Housholder

Fulbright-Hays fellowship leads to national dissertation award

Catherine Reyes-Housholder (PhD GOVT '17) won the 2017 Best Dissertation Award from the American Political Science Association's Women and Politics section. 

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Cornell to receive $2.5 million in cybersecurity funding

The grant from the National Science Foundation will complement the work of the Einaudi Center's multidisciplinary Cybersecurity Working Group. 

Esra Akcan

Esra Akcan wins grant to study open architecture in Berlin

With support from the Graham Foundation, the incoming director of the Cornell Institute for European Studies will write a book on new forms of public housing in 1980s Germany. 

Energy roadsign graphic

"Imagining Energy Futures" competition resumes

Contest invites students to submit collaborative science, art, and design projects that explore a world beyond fossil fuels. The deadline is November 27.

Student with Brazil family

Fulbright Student Program announces new teaching grants for Brazil

With new funding from the Brazilian government, the Brazil English Teaching Assistant Program is offering 76 additional grants for students for 2017-18. The extended deadline is July 14, 2017. 

Stacey Langwick planting bulbs

Anthropologist explores toxicity and healing in East Africa

Stacey Langwick, coordinator of the Einaudi Center's Qualities of Life Working Group, discusses gardens, therapeutic foods, and nutritional medicines in Tanzania. 

Veronika Mendoza

Video: Veronika Mendoza on left-wing politics and women's leadership in Peru

The 2016 Peruvian presidential candidate joined a panel at the Latin American Studies Program's annual Development Forum on April 13. 

French election panel

Panel discusses role of far-right populism, fractured left in French elections

Professors assess the state of French society and politics in a discussion organized by the Cornell Institute for European Studies.