Distinguished Speaker Series

Launched in 2006, the Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes several speakers a year who have a position of prominence in international affairs and can address topical issues from a variety of perspectives.  

 

Mohamed Abdel-Kader

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for International & Foreign Language Education, U.S. Department of Education

"Passport to the future: Why international education and languages matter​", May 10, 2017 

Media Coverage:

Cornell Chronicle 

 

Naoto Kan

Prime Minister of Japan, 2010-2011

"The Truth about the Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima and the Future of Renewable Energy​", March 28, 2017 

Media Coverage:

Einaudi Center Write-up; Cornell Daily Sun; Cornell Chronicle; Interview: CIAO; Ithaca Journal 

 

Jens Beckert 

Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany

"Imagined Futures and Capitalist Dynamics", February 27, 2017 

Media Coverage:

Einaudi Center Write-up; Cornell Daily Sun

 

Derek Mitchell 

Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group, Former US Ambassador to Myanmar (2012-2016) 

"Myanmar's Political Transition: Looking Ahead", November 17, 2016 

Media Coverage:

Einaudi Center Prewrite; Cornell Daily Sun; CornellCast Video

 

Fred Cate 

 Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law, Vice President for Research, Indian University

"Cybersecurity and the Role of Law", November 16, 2016 

Media Coverage:

Einaudi Center Prewrite; Cornell Chronicle Prewrite; Cornell Daily Sun; CornellCast Video 

 

Jon Lindsay 

Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs, University of Toronto 

"Shifting the Fog of War: Information Technology and Politics of Control", October 26, 2016 

Media Coverage:

Einaudi Center Prewrite; Cornell Chronicle Prewrite; Cornell Daily Sun; CornellCast Video 

 

Milton Mueller 

Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology 

"Cybersecurity and the Territorial State: Alignment and 'Fragmentation' in Global Internet Governance", September 14, 2016 

Media Coverage:

Einaudi Center Prewrite; Cornell Chronicle Prewrite; Lecture VideoCornell Daily Sun 

 

 

For previous years, please visit our Distinguished Speaker Series archive in Cornell's eCommons.