Foreign Policy Initiative
The Einaudi Center will be sponsoring a roundtable discussion on Friday, June 7 at 1:00 PM in Kaufmann Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall, on the topic "America and the World: A Current Events Roundtable." Panelists will include Fredrik Logevall, Director of the Einaudi Center; Nicolas van de Walle, Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government; and Aziz Rana, Associate Professor of Law at Cornell Law School.
Fredrik Logevall will also give this year's Olin Lecture entitled "The Meaning of the Vietnam War." The lecture, which was established at Cornell in 1987 through a generous gift from the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Foundation, is the flagship event at Reunion. It will take place on Friday, June 7 in Bailey Hall from 3:00-4:15 p.m.
Members of the Cornell community gathered on Monday, April 22nd 2013 in Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall to hear Eric Alterman, Distinguished Professor of English and Journalism at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and columnist for The Nation give a talk entitled “The Search for a Liberal Foreign Policy.” The talk was given as part of the Einaudi Center's Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series.
Members of the Cornell community gathered in Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall on April 2nd 2013 to hear Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor of The Washington Post, give a talk entitled “The Surge to Uncertainty: An Examination of America's Strategy in Afghanistan” as part of the Einaudi Center's Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series. Chandrasekaran’s talk ran the gamut from the origins of U.S.
Cornell Law Professor Robert Hockett, Knight Kiplinger '69, editor-in-chief of The Kiplinger Letter and Kiplinger Personal Finance, and Michael Casey '94, managing editor at Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, discussed the global financial crisis on March 19 in Washington, D.C. The event, sponsored by the Cornell Club of Washington, the Woodrow Wilson Center, and the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, was moderated by Fredrik Logevall, Cornell professor of history and director of the Einaudi Center.
Despite a sudden resurgence of wintery weather, a large group of faculty, students and members of the Cornell community gathered on February 21 in Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall to hear Charles Kupchan, Professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University and Whitney H. Shepardson Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, give a talk entitled, “After Pax Americana: No One's World.” The lecture was given as part of the Einaudi Center’s Foreign Policy Distinguished Speakers Series.
A standing-room-only crowd gathered in Cornell’s Biotechnology Building on November 14 to attend the 2012 Lund Critical Debate. David Lampton, Dean of Faculty, George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies, and Director of the China Studies Program at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and Aaron Friedberg, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University debated the topic "Is China the new superpower?" Allen Carlson, Professor of Government at Cornell University, moderated the event.
Cornell foreign policy scholars Jonathan Kirshner, Director of the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, and Fredrik Logevall, Director of the Einaudi Center, dissected the foreign policy stakes of the 2012 presidential election during a debate-night discussion at the Cornell Club in New York City Oct. 22.
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Cornell faculty, students and members of the Cornell community gathered in Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall on Monday, October 1 to hear Timothy Snyder, Housum Professor of History at Yale University, give a talk entitled, “Thinking the 20th Century.” The lecture was given as part of the Einaudi Center’s Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series.
The 2012 Lund Critical Debate will take place on Wednesday, November 14, at 5:00pm in G10 Biotechnology Building. David Lampton, Dean of Faculty, George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies, and Director of the China Studies Program at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), will debate Aaron Friedberg, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, on the topic "Is China the new superpower?" Allen Carlson, Professor of Government at Cornell University, will serve as the moderator for the event.
Einaudi Center Director Fredrik Logevall's recently published book, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam, has received many plaudits in academic circles and in the international media. Below are several excerpts.
Alan Brinkley, Allan Nevins professor of history at Columbia University, writes in the New York Times, "Fredrik Logevall’s excellent book “Choosing War” (1999) chronicled the American escalation of the Vietnam War in the early 1960s. With “Embers of War,” he has written an even more impressive book about the French conflict in Vietnam and the beginning of the American one — from the end of World War II to the beginning of the second Vietnam War in 1959."