SAVE THE DATE: Symposium on the integration of international experiences into the curriculum

The Einaudi Center, in collaboration with Cornell Abroad, the Center for Engaged Learning + Research, the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI), and the Center for Teaching Excellence, is organizing a one-day internationalization symposium on May 13, 2015 in G10 Biotechnology entitled “Integration of meaningful international experiences into the curriculum.”

The event will be of interest to faculty, staff, students, and the administration at Cornell and will welcome selected external speakers from peer universities and experts in the field of international education. This symposium provides a unique opportunity to improve our collective thinking, share ideas, review approaches, and learn from others. More information will be available during the coming weeks at

Global Profile: Saurabh Mehta, International Faculty Fellow

"I am a physician with training in infectious disease, nutrition, and epidemiology. I have been working extensively in the area of infectious diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Latin America over the last decade. I have a long-standing interest in identifying modifiable risk factors, such as nutritional status, for preventing the acquisition, transmission, and progression of infections. The International Faculty Fellowship (IFF) has provided greater visibility for my work and research, which has led to the development of new learning and training opportunities for Cornell students." - Saurabh Mehta

IFFs are appointed by the Einaudi Center, and they work with the Center to strengthen international research and teaching at Cornell and foster new cross-college connections.


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. 

Laura Spitz named interim leader for international affairs

Laura Spitz, associate dean for international affairs at Cornell Law School, has been appointed interim vice provost for international affairs, as Fredrik Logevall prepares to step down.

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.

2015 Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum (ICC) Grant Awards

The Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs has awarded a total of $350,000 to 25 faculty projects designed to internationalize undergraduate teaching, learning, and research at Cornell. Successful proposals involve faculty and students across eight colleges and schools, who are working on projects worldwide. The ICC awards are administered by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and by Cornell Abroad.

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.


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.

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.