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Mario Einaudi

renaming ceremony
Mario Einaudi (left) at the ceremony renaming the center
in 1991.

Mario Einaudi (1904-1994) 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, he came to the United States to study at Harvard on a fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation.

Einaudi moved to the United States in 1933 in protest against fascist rule in Italy. He taught at Harvard and Fordham Universities, where he was active in the struggle against fascism during World War II.

He 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. 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, Einaudi remained active in the center, advising students and supporting its many activities. In 1991, to honor his long dedication to the university, the center he founded was renamed in his honor.

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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