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Rohingya refugees in boat

Roundtable probes deep and tangled roots of Rohingya crisis

Historian Michael Charney and human rights researcher Eaint Thiri Thi described the historical and contemporary forces leading to the mass exodus of Muslims from Myanmar.  

Miyazaki presents statuette to Mayor Myrick

With assist from center, Ithaca joins Mayors for Peace campaign

Director Hiro Miyazaki conveyed messages and gifts between the mayors of Ithaca and Nagasaki. 

Downs in Tanzania

Einaudi Center announces seed and small grant recipients

The awards support the international research of nine Cornell faculty members from seven departments in six colleges.

Bonnie MacDougall

Former South Asia Program director Bonnie MacDougall dies

MacDougall was emeritus professor of architecture and a scholar of Sri Lankan and South Asian architecture and language. 

Muna Ndulo

Ndulo: Mugabe created crisis and could end it by resigning

In a discussion on Al Jazeera’s Inside Story, the director of the Institute for African Development helps unpack the complexities of the Zimbabwe transition. 

Robert Mugabe and soldier

Pepinsky: A coup or not a coup? That is not the question

International faculty fellow Tom Pepinsky is cited in the New York Times for his essay on the messiness of political transitions, including the one in Zimbabwe. 

Christopher Painter at podium

In Bartels lecture, Painter makes case for “cyber diplomacy”

The former chief of cyber issues at the state department outlined the power and limitations of diplomatic tools for providing security in cyberspace.

Trump and Abe

Riles: Trump Asia trip marks decline in U.S. power

Asian leaders now hold the reins, said Annelise Riles of Meridian 180 and Cornell Law School in USA Today. 

Saurabh Mehta and David Erickson

Collaboration seeks to reduce health care disparities through technology

International faculty fellow Saurabh Mehta and Cornell engineer David Erickson seek to empower patients and health workers in underserved areas.

Woman at pyramid

Global Cornell debuts one-stop site for international travelers

The website provides information and resources for students, faculty, and staff who are traveling abroad for study, service learning, internships, teaching, or research.

Cornell law students

Law students translate SCOTUS for the global public

Millions of people around the world read the students’ plain English explanations of legal and policy issues at stake in upcoming Supreme Court cases. 

Migrants facing border patrol

Conference explores criminalization of immigration

At the Nov. 9-10 meeting social scientists and legal scholars will discuss the impact of large-scale immigration for immigrants, their families, their communities, employers, and political movements.

Jonathan Kirshner

Kirshner: When the wise men failed on Vietnam

In the New York Times, government professor Jonathan Kirshner writes of the catastrophic misjudgment of President Johnson’s advisors 50 years ago.

Hamlet actors

Syrian “Hamlet” satire premieres at Cornell

This political satire, written by poet Mamduh Adwan and directed by Cornell professor Rebekah Maggor, uses text, original music and movement to explore past and current events in Syria.

Colombo skyline

Panelists: India, China, U.S. must cooperate in Indian Ocean

In an Einaudi Center roundtable, former U.S. ambassador Robert Blake and Sri Lanka Fulbright director Tissa Jayatalika said India-Pakistan and India-China rivalries impede progress.

Gayatri Spivak at Cornell

Speaker urges students to speak up for Rohingya

Literary and postcolonial theorist Gayatri Spivak told a packed house on Oct. 30 to try to identify with the Rohingya as human beings, not just as an oppressed group. 

Christopher Painter

Former top cyber official to give Bartels lecture Nov. 15

Christopher Painter ’80 coordinated cyber issues at the state department until he was removed in July. He will talk about the emerging field of “cyber diplomacy.”

Jackie Sayegh

Cornell to celebrate International Education Week

The joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad.

Alexandra Dalferro

Anthropology grad students receive Fulbright-Hays fellowships

Alexandra G. Dalferro will work in Thailand and Rebekah M. Cirbassi will travel to Tanzania. They are among 91 students nationwide who received the prestigious award this year.

Ziad Fahmy leads first session

Near Eastern studies offers Middle East series to local teachers

“America and the Middle East” focuses on the relationship between the United States and the Middle East through the lenses of politics, migration, religion and literature.