Einaudi, IES, and PACS Directors Condemn Russian Attack
Statement of Solidarity from the Einaudi Center
The invasion violates international law, the principles of national sovereignty, and basic human rights.
Cornell University's Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and its programs, the Institute for European Studies (IES) and Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS), stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine as they resist Russia’s invasion of their sovereign nation.
The invasion violates international law, the principles of national sovereignty, and basic human rights. The indiscriminate air and missile attacks against Ukrainian cities constitute grave war crimes, and the flight of refugees portends a humanitarian crisis of enormous scale. We extend our sympathies to Ukrainian victims and defenders and to the brave Russians who have spoken out against Putin’s unjustified aggression.
Given the diversity of our intellectual community’s experiences and perspectives, it is even more striking that we are unanimous here: the Russian invasion of Ukraine must be condemned in the strongest terms. We stand for democratic values, tolerance, and human dignity. Our collective missions align to support rights and respect for humanity, as we work together with our students, colleagues, and partners across the world to move ever closer toward justice and peace.
- Rachel Beatty Riedl, Einaudi Center Director | John S. Knight Professor of International Studies | Professor, Government and Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy
- Mabel Berezin, IES Director | Professor of Sociology
- Rebecca Slayton, PACS Director | Associate Professor of Science and Technology Studies