Bartels World Affairs Fellowship

The Henry E. and Nancy Horton Bartels World Affairs Fellowship was established in 1984 to foster a broadened world view among Cornell students by bringing to campus persons who have distinguished themselves as international public figures.

In addition to delivering a major public lecture for the university and local community, Bartels Fellows spend two or three days on campus in interaction with faculty and students, especially undergraduates. 


2017-18 Bartels Fellow Christopher Painter

Christopher Painter Sun
Christopher Painter

Christopher Painter '80, who left the U.S. state department this summer after six years as coordinator for cyber issues, will give the annual Bartels World Affairs Fellowship Lecture on Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. at Call Auditorium in Kennedy Hall. In his talk, Painter will describe how cybersecurity has metamorphosed from a niche issue of interest to technical experts to a core concern for national security, economic security, human rights and foreign policy. 

Painter was appointed as cyber coordinator by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2011. He led American delegations to numerous international cybersecurity meetings and chaired the G8 High Tech Crime Subgroup from 2002 to 2012. He began his federal career in 1991 as an assistant U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, and served in the White House in various commands under the presidencies of George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Painter is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Cornell University. 


Former top cyber official to give Bartels lecture Nov. 15 (Cornell Chronicle)

Former State Department official talks cyber diplomacy in Bartels lecture (Cornell Chronicle)

'Cyber is the New Black': Cyber Expert Points to Diplomacy to Solve Global Cybersecurity Issues (Cornell Sun)

Cyber Diplomacy: New tools in the fight against hackers, attackers, and other threats (video on Cornell Cast)


Past Bartels Fellows