Einaudi Center announces Spring 2015 winners of Seed and Small Grant competition

The Einaudi Center has awarded six seed grants and nine small grants to faculty, representing six different Cornell colleges as part of the Spring 2015 seed and small grant competitions. As part of Cornell’s internationalization strategy, the seed and small grant programs have been significantly expanded.

"A New Era in U.S.-Cuban Relations"

On May 4, 2015, in G10 Biotech, from 12:15pm–1:45pm, Dr. Isel Pascual Alonso, Dean of International Relations of the University of Havana and Professor of Biology, will give a keynote talk on potential opportunities for academic exchanges and research collaborations with Cuba. Several Cornell faculty, including Professors Ken Roberts (Government), Gustavo Flores-Macias (Government), and Timothy DeVoogd (Psychology, and Director of the Latin American Studies Program) will comment on Pascual’s remarks as well as their own experiences.

Date: 
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm

Graduate Student Travel Grants Announced

The Einaudi Center funded 100 international research travel grants for graduate students totaling $134,360. The Graduate Student Travel Grant program provides support for conducting short-term research and/or fieldwork in countries outside the United States between April 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016.

The increase in funding is related to the infusion of internationalization funds, made available through the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs. The students came from a variety of fields. Most students (40%) are headed to Asia. A sizable number are traveling to Latin America (23%), Europe (20%), Africa (13%), Australia (2%), and the Near East (2%) respectively. 

Undergraduate Student Travel Grant Course Awards Announced

The Einaudi Center announced the second annual Undergraduate Student Travel Grant program. This grant program is funded by internationalization funds from the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs. The grant will help to fund student travel to a number of countries, associated with the course of study the student has undertaken. This year, $227,000 were awarded to 21 undergraduate courses which were nominated by the members of Internationalization Council.

Einaudi Center publishes new highlight flyer

The Einaudi Center published a new flyer featuring the 2014 highlights of the Center and its core international programs. Please contact us if you would like to receive a copy or click here to see the electronic version.

Second International Faculty Fellows cohort chosen

Fighting the spread of HIV around the world; studying how workplace restructuring affects European communications workers; exploring international law and international relations; and Asian foreign relations are among the scholarly priorities of Cornell’s second cohort of International Faculty Fellows.

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PACS: Andrew Preston, "The Blessings of Free Security"

Andrew Preston, Faculty of History, Cambridge University, will speak on "The Blessings of Free Security" at our weekly brown bag seminar.

Date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

Views diverge on U.S. Middle East policy in Lund Debate

One of the few consensus points reached between scholar Bassam Haddad and former ambassador Dennis Ross in the 2015 Lund Critical Debate was that America’s foreign policy responses to the Arab Spring have been far from successful.

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IAD: Moving Targets: Shifting Ethical Standards in the Safari Hunting Industry (Richard Schroeder)

Richard Schroeder is Professor and Chair of Geography at Rutgers University. His training is centered in economic, cultural, and social geography; development studies; and African studies. He is particularly interested in questions of access and control over natural resources. He has a Ph.D. in Geography from University of California-Berkeley and an M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Date: 
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

CIES: WWI in the Ottoman Empire Speaker Series: Eugene Rogan (Oxford University)

Eugene Rogan (Oxford University) will present Beirut on Stage: The Arab Experience of the Ottoman Great War on Tuesday, April 21 at 5pm in 110 White Hall.

This lecture is part of the Ottoman & Turkish Studies Initiative's [OTSI] year-long speakers series WWI in the Ottoman Empire.

This event is supported in part by the Cornell Institute for European Studies' Luigi Einaudi Innovation Grant Program.

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 5:00pm