Douglas Rutzen to speak on civil society and peaceful protest

On Tuesday, April 29th, at 4:30PM in Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall, Douglas Rutzen, President and CEO of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, will give a talk entitled "Defending Civil Society and Peaceful Protest Around the World." The talk is part of the Einaudi Center's ongoing Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series and cosponsored by the Cornell Law School.

Douglas Rutzen is President and CEO of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), which has worked in over 100 countries to develop the legal framework for civil society, public participation, and philanthropy.  Mr. Rutzen is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches international civil society law. He is frequently called upon to advise heads of state and foreign ministers on civil society law. Under Mr. Rutzen’s leadership, ICNL received a 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the organizational analogue to MacArthur’s “genius award” for individuals.

Andrew C. Weber discusses U.S. efforts to eradicate weapons of mass destruction

On Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at 4:30PM in Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall, Andrew C. Weber, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs and Cornell alum, gave a talk entitled “Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction.” The talk was part of the Einaudi Center’s ongoing Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series.

After a brief introduction from Einaudi Center Director and Vice Provost for International Affairs Fredrik Logevall, Weber framed his discussion by displaying a quote from President Obama at the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Symposium: “We simply cannot allow the 21st century to be darkened by the worst weapons of the 20th century.”

Roundtable discussion to commemorate 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide

On April 17, 2014, at 4:30pm, the Einaudi Center and the Institute for African Development will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide with a roundtable discussion in Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall. The keynote address will be given by Adama Dieng, the UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide and followed by a panel discussion on the relevance of the Rwandan genocide for current conflicts.

IAD Spring 2014 Symposium: "Financing Innovation and Development in Africa"

The Cornell Institute for African Development (IAD), in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB), is holding a symposium on the theme Financing Innovation and Development in Africa April 25–26, 2014, on the Cornell University campus. The symposium will explore the complex world of development financing, whose direction in recent years has become a major point of discussion.

Symposium sponsored by the Cornell Institute for African Development (IAD) and the African Development Bank (AfDB)

Date: 
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 3:00pm to Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 6:00pm

Adam Gopnik, "Some Ways of Writing History"

The LaFeber-Silbey Endowment in History Spring 2014 Lecture: Adam Gopnik, "Some Ways of Writing History."


Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986, and is the author of Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life (2009). He has received the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting, and the National Magazine Award for Essays and for Criticism three times.

Date: 
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 4:30pm

World Music Night

"World Music Night" features the Cornell Steel Band and World Drum & Dance Ensemble, Michael Compitello, director; with Nukporfe, Binghamton University’s African Dance-Drumming Ensemble, James Burns, director. Sponsored by the WSH Program Board as part of the WSH Coffeehouse Series.

Date: 
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm