The current era is a watershed period for foreign policy as the world adjusts to new post cold war dynamics. Many new challenges are emerging for the global community, from the need to respond to global warming to the challenges posed by terrorism. The Einaudi Center’s Foreign Policy Initiative emerged from the understanding that Cornell needs to contribute to these important debates. Its goal is to maximize the intellectual impact of Cornell’s existing resources in international public affairs.
The objectives are to:
- Distribute information on Cornell faculty expertise and their on-going and proposed activities, notably to students as well as to the broader community by forming a faculty foreign policy network;
- Build collaboration across disciplines, departments, and colleges;
- Provide small and seed grants for on-going and new activities in the area of foreign policy studies;
- Give assistance to obtain additional funding by informing about specific funding opportunities;
- Bring external expertise to campus on topical themes through the Distinguished Speaker Series and the Critical Debates Series;
- Provides support for academic events that focus on foreign policy, both on Cornell's Ithaca campus and elsewhere.