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.