Fri, 06/07/2013 - 1:00pm
Fredrik Logevall (John S. Knight Professor of International Studies, director of the Einaudi Center, and Cornell's vice provost for international relations effective July 1) and distinguished faculty will discuss America's evolving economic and political relations with the rest of the world and critical challenges facing President Obama.
Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
Tue, 03/19/2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
"The World Financial Crisis: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?"
Tuesday, March 19 – Washington, DC
A panel discussion sponsored by the Cornell Club of Washington, the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, and the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Registration now open here
The attacks of Sep. 11, 2001, were intended to force the United States to overplay its hand and ignite larger support for an Al Qaeda whose identity and center have been unclear, said panelist Cornell history professor Barry Strauss, at a roundtable discussion in Uris Hall called "9/11 + 7," on the seventh anniversary of the attacks.
Former U.S. Ambassador John W. McDonald presents a new long-term plan for solving the heated conflict between Russia and NATO, through the establishment of "Peace Zones" in the Republic of Georgia. Responses offered by a panel comprised of Dr. Susan Allen Nan, professor of conflict resolution at George Mason University; Mr. Mamuka Tsereteli, president of the Georgian Association in the U.S.; and Cornell professors Valerie Bunce and Matthew Evangelista. Introduction by Georgian writer, poet and political activist Irakli Kakabadze.
The desert of Gaza is nearly half a world away, but in Goldwin Smith Hall's crowded Lewis Auditorium Feb. 18, the conflict that began in the Middle East a century ago—and intensified in Gaza in December—felt very close to home. Dialogue at the panel discussion reflected the difficulty in isolating the current crisis, in which 1,300 Palestinians and 13 Israelis have died, from its broader context.
Cornell professors Fredrik Logevall, Elizabeth Sanders and Jonathan Kirshner discuss America's evolving economic and political relations with the rest of the world, and critical challenges facing President Obama.
Current Events Roundtable is held annually by the Einaudi Center during Cornell Reunion Weekend.