Mario Einaudi was a scholar of European political theory and comparative politics. After taking his laurea at the University of Turin with a dissertation on Edmund Burke, Einaudi came to the United States to study at Harvard on a fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation. He returned to the United States in 1933 in protest against fascist rule in Italy and taught at Harvard and Fordham Universities where he was active in the struggle against fascism during World War II.
Einaudi joined the Cornell Government Department in 1945, becoming Goldwin Smith Professor, chair of the department and, in 1961, founding director of the Center for International Studies. Three years later in 1964, he founded the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi in Turin, Italy, in honor of his father, the first president of the Republic of Italy (1948-55). After his retirement in 1972, Professor Einaudi remained active in Cornell's Center for International Studies, advising students and supporting its many activities.
In 1991, to honor his long dedication to the University, the Center became known as the Mario Einaudi Center.
Source: Comparative theory and political experience: Mario Einaudi and the liberal tradition. Peter J.Katzenstein, Theodore Lowi, Sidney Tarrow (eds.) Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990.
Books by Mario Einaudi:
The physiocratic doctrine of judicial control Harvard University Press, 1938
Communism in western Europe Cornell University Press, 1951
Christian democracy in Italy and France (with François Goguel) University of Notre Dame Press, 1952
Nationalization in France and Italy (with Maurice Byé and Ernesto Rossi) Cornell University Press, 1955
The Roosevelt revolution New York: Harcourt Brace, 1959
The early Rousseau Cornell University Press, 1967
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