Initiatives

The Einaudi Center catalyzes and invests in new initiatives, offers academic programs, and develops institutional partnerships

Our strategic partnerships with U.S.-based and international institutions encourage academic cooperation and through instruction, research, and academic programs. We also organize and support cross-disciplinary discourse on current events, providing a forum for open dialogue across disciplines to address the challenges of our time.

International Relations Minor

The Einaudi Center offers the international relations minor (IRM), an interdisciplinary program open to undergraduates enrolled in any of Cornell's seven undergraduate colleges.

International Faculty Fellows

The International Faculty Fellows program is meant to foster new collaborations between the various colleges at Cornell and the Einaudi Center.  Faculty members, representing different colleges, contribute to the intellectual life of the Center by hosting workshops, interacting with various international programs housed within the Center, and working across disciplines to foster cross-college connections.

Postdoctoral Fellows

The Einaudi Center awards Postdoctoral Fellowships in the areas of foreign policy, security, and diplomacy. Through the Fellowship, the Center seeks to attract outstanding junior scholars from all over the world whose work demonstrates excellence in the social sciences or humanities and addresses questions of lasting importance.

Bartels World Affairs Fellowship

The Henry E. and Nancy Horton Bartels World Affairs Fellowship, established in 1984, brings to campus persons who have distinguished themselves as international public figures. Past speakers include former President of Brazil Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Ambassador Michael McFaul, noted journalist Fareed Zakaria, former Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations Lakhdar Brahimi, former Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, George J. Mitchell, and numerous other dignitaries.

Global Finance Initiative (GFI)

The GFI is an interdisciplinary effort that emerged in response to the ongoing financial crises occurring both regionally and internationally. It is driven by a firm conviction that the growing complexity of global financial markets must be addressed through a more collaborative and comparative perspective.

Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series

Every year, the Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series, welcomes to campus several speakers who have a position of prominence in international affairs and can address topical issues from a variety of perspectives.

Lund Critical Debate Series

The Lund Critical Debate Series hosts a debate each academic year, typically with two to three outside experts and a distinguished Cornell faculty member serving as moderator. Topics and speakers of debates reflect topical issues and current events.

Foreign Policy Forum

The Einaudi Center’s Foreign Policy Forum emerged from the understanding that Cornell needs to contribute to current international debates. Its goals are to maximize the intellectual impact of Cornell’s existing resources in international public affairs.

Internationalization Conferences

Internationalization Conferences are held to further the Global Cornell initiative and to increase Cornell’s international footprint by coordinating with academia, students and alumni throughout the world.

Cornell Faculty with International Research Interests

The Einaudi Center’s Faculty Database tracks Cornell faculty whose research or teaching interests engage with global issues. Information included in the database comes from faculty, departmental and personal websites, as well as the Cornell Graduate School Fields of Study Database.

Working Paper Series

This Working Paper Series offers an opportunity to Cornell Faculty to publicize research work more widely in a cost-effective and timely manner and is intended to stimulate discussion on a wide range of topics. W ith faculty approval, affiliates and visitors to Cornell are also welcome to submit papers presented during conferences, workshops, seminars, speaker series, and other events at Cornell

Cornell International Education Network

The network, known as CIEN and hosted by the Einaudi Center, provides a forum for staff and faculty members involved in the international dimension of Cornell including those who work with the international student and scholar population or U.S. students who study abroad.