Lourdes Casanova

Faculty: 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. 

Bonnie MacDougall

Former South Asia Program director Bonnie MacDougall dies

MacDougall was emeritus professor of architecture and a scholar of Sri Lankan and South Asian architecture and language. 

Muna Ndulo

Ndulo: Mugabe created crisis and could end it by resigning

In a discussion on Al Jazeera's Inside Story, the director of the Institute for African Development helps unpack the complexities of the Zimbabwe transition. 

Robert Mugabe and soldier

Pepinsky: A coup or not a coup? That is not the question

International faculty fellow Tom Pepinsky is cited in the New York Times for his essay on the messiness of political transitions, including the one in Zimbabwe. 

Woman at pyramid

Global Cornell debuts one-stop site for international travelers

The website provides information and resources for students, faculty, and staff who are traveling abroad for study, service learning, internships, teaching, or research.

Cornell law students

Law students translate SCOTUS for the global public

Millions of people around the world read the students' plain English explanations of legal and policy issues at stake in upcoming Supreme Court cases. 

Migrants facing border patrol

Conference explores criminalization of immigration

At the Nov. 9-10 meeting social scientists and legal scholars will discuss the impact of large-scale immigration for immigrants, their families, their communities, employers, and political movements.

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.

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.

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.

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.