Panel: Ebola burdens African governments, health systems

Public health, policy, government and trade experts discussed Ebola's social and economic impacts on affected countries in Africa at a Nov. 10 roundtable on campus.

Global Cornell: A Shared Vision

Global Cornell

At Cornell, we strive to educate our students for global citizenship - to instill a spirit of enquiry about our diverse global society and prepare them to live and work in an increasingly interdependent world. This document celebrates our successes to date and presents key priorities moving forward. We invite you to familiarize yourself with the international initiatives underway on Cornell’s campuses. And we hope you will join the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs in supporting our shared vision for a truly Global Cornell.

Cornell celebrates 2014 International Education Week

The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education are excited to announce the 15th annual celebration of International Education Week from November 17th to November 21nd. The Einaudi Center, its associated Programs, and many other campus units and groups supporting international studies and education will once again mark the week through talks, presentations, and activities both on and off campus. 

For more information and to download a special calendar go to https://einaudi.cornell.edu/node/10120.

Date: 
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 8:00am to Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:00pm

CMS: Associate Professor Ilana Feldman, George Washington University, “Punctuated Humanitarianism: Between the Catastrophic and the Cruddy in Gaza”

This talk explores Gaza's oscillating experiences between crisis and catastrophe (such as this summer's Israeli assault on the territory and its population) and chronic and cruddy conditions of need (produced by the long-term closure policy and slightly shorter-term blockade of the territory). It considers the complex place of humanitarian practice, language, and personnel in responding to these conditions.

Date: 
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:30pm

And Away We Go! -- Student Travel Grants

Short-term study abroad programs are an increasingly popular choice for Cornell undergraduates who want to have a meaningful international experience. By making a gift right now, you can help us make sure that every Cornell student has an equal chance to have a life-transforming, international experience.

Cornell celebrates 2014 International Education Week

The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education are excited to announce the 15th annual celebration of International Education Week from November 17th to November 21nd. The Einaudi Center, its associated Programs, and many other campus units and groups supporting international studies and education will once again mark the week through talks, presentations, and activities both on and off campus. For details, please see the International Education Events Calendar.

A key event will be the international panel on Tuesday at 5:00pm in Schwartz Auditorium in Rockefeller Hall on November 18, entitled “Will Democracy have Competitors in the 21st Century?" Celebrated intellectual and Cornell alumnus Francis Fukuyama will give the keynote address. Responding to Fukuyama will be John Mearsheimer, the international relations theorist, and as well as Cornell’s own, Peter Katzenstein. The debate will be moderated by Cornell historian Isabel Hull and jointly organized by the Einaudi Center and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Experts will discuss social, economic, and political impact of the Ebola pandemic

 On Monday, November 10, 2014 at 4:30 PM, the Institute for African Development and the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies will host a roundtable discussion on the impact of the Ebola pandemic in the Warren Hall Auditorium (B25). Leading experts will discuss the impact of the Ebola pandemic on the most affected countries and the African continent as a whole from different perspectives including political, governance, institutional-health systems, and economic issues.

There is global consensus that the Ebola pandemic has brought untold damage not only to the health and social welfare of the affected countries, but also to mining, agriculture, and service industries globally, as investors evacuate foreign workers, borders close, and international flights are suspended. Bread-basket regions are under quarantine, making agricultural trade impossible. The political repercussions could be far reaching.

Roundtable discussion: The economic, social, and political impact of the Ebola pandemic

Moderator: Muna Ndulo, Director of the Institute for African Development

Panelists:
Nicolas van de Walle, Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government, Cornell University

Chinua Akukwe, Professorial Lecturer of Global Health and Community/Preventive Health, George Washington University; Vice Chair, Editorial Board, American Journal of Public Health

Date: 
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Current Events Seminar: “Brazil’s Presidential Election,” Lourdes Casanova, Humberto Ribeiro, Gustavo Flores-Macias

Brazil has become one of the main emerging economies and a regional power in its own right. During Lula’s presidency wages rose, inequality dropped, investment poured in, and Brazil weathered the global financial crisis very well. Winning the organization of the World Cup and the Olympics appeared to be Brazil’s crowning moment. However, in recent months discontent over government services, corruption, and superfluous spending has grown, to the point where demonstrations have taken place across the country and the reelection of President Rousseff is now unclear.

Date: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 1:25pm to 2:40pm

Current Events Seminar: "Drones," featuring Sarah Kreps, Department of Government, Cornell University

Government 3553: “Issues Behind the News: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Current Events”

Date: 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 1:25pm to 2:40pm