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Gustavo Flores-Macias

Flores-Macias: U.S. NAFTA demands seem designed to fail

Latin American Studies Program core faculty member says Trump administration knows Canada and Mexico will reject proposed changes.

Student reflected in doll case

For anthropologist, doll exchange is not chil’s play

Einaudi Center director Hirokazu Miyazaki finds layers of meaning in “friendship doll” exchange of 1927. 

Rohingya refugees in boat

Events attempt to untangle roots of Rohingya crisis

A November 7 roundtable will attempt to put the refugee crisis into historical, political, and economic context. 

Actress in blue light

“My Other History” play probes Sri Lanka reconciliation

The Oct. 13 performance is by the Floating Space Theatre Company, founded by South Asian Studies Fellows Ruhanie Perera and Jake Oorloff.  

Economy of Hope cover

Book talk to address “Economy of Hope”

Einaudi Center director Hirokazu Miyazaki and co-editor Richard Swedberg look at the concept of hope as seen by a wide range social sciences.

Raed Charaffedine

Lebanese banker: Country struggling under weight of Syrian crisis

In a lecture organized by the Einaudi Center’s Global Finance Initiative, Raed Charaffedine spoke of the burden the war has put on Lebanon’s economy and society. 

Nuclear storage tunnel

Human versus geological time in Finland nuclear waste debate

In an article for Physics Today, Vincent Ialenti of our Nuclear Energy Working Group looks at the human and technical challenges of storing spent fuel. 

Heidi Hutner

Environmental humanities lecture series begins with Hutner talk

The series, cosponsored by the Einaudi Center, looks at the overlap between environmental issues and human thought and behavior. 

Nagasaki peace cranes

Atomic bomb survivor calls for peace in interfaith series lecture

Toyokazu Ihara, who lost most of his family in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, spoke to students, faculty, and Ithaca residents about why he has been working to abolish nuclear weapons. 

Area studies programs welcome new directors

Linguist Abby Cohn replaces Kaja McGowan at the Southeast Asia Program, and architect Esra Akcan takes over for Christopher way at the Cornell Institute for European Studies.

Shyam Selvadurai

Video: Shyam Selvadurai’s 2017 Tagore Lecture

The author reads from his most recent novel and talks about what it means to be a writer working from the hyphen between Sri Lankan and Canadian.

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Rochester event celebrates citizen diplomacy

“The Gift of Dolls” on September 30 marks the 90th anniversary of a citizen-led exchange that has strengthened the ties between the people of the U.S. and Japan. 

African child in doorway

Symposium in Zambia tackles African inequality

The two-day event, organized by the Institute for African Development, looked at ways to combat inequality on a continent where governments often exacerbate the problem. 

Veterinary student in Ghana

Veterinary students travel the world for planetary health

The Expanding Horizons program provides hands-on learning for student researchers, thanks in part to support from the Global Cornell Initiative. 

peace cranes from Nagasaki

No more Nagasakis: Interfaith action toward a world without nuclear weapons

Faith, Hope, and Knowledge continues with a presentation by Toyokazu Ihara, a survivor of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Nagasaki. 

M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J.

Lessons from Christian encounters with early modern East Asia

The Faith, Hope, and Knowledge series kicks off with a talk about Jesuit missionaries in 16th century Asia by historian M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J.

Cornell students in South Africa

Op-ed: Service learning is worth the risk

In USA Today, Institute for African Development associate Ed Mayaba says overseas volunteering is an “incredible chance to learn and serve.”

David Shinn and map of Africa

Seminar series tackles China's growing role in Africa

China and Africa: Political, Cultural, and Economic Engagement explores the relationship between the continent and its largest investor. 

Mehta team members in Mumbai

International faculty fellows make global impact

The first cohort of fellows graduated this summer after three years of research on topics ranging from nutrition to nanosatellites to tattoos. 

Language teachers at fair table

Conference to explore new Southeast Asian language pedagogies

Instructors of Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Filipino (Tagalog), Thai, and Vietnamese from across the U.S. will gather at Cornell Sept. 8-10.