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More than 450 faculty from across Cornell come together at the Einaudi Center to imagine and conduct global research. Over 150 graduate and undergraduate students find resources, inspiration, and a global scholarly community through Einaudi's eight regional and thematic programs and minors.

Graduate Student

Ali is a student of applied economics and management. For his research, Ali focuses on issues related to public economics and development economics. His research interests range from studying tax compliance behavior in South Asia to constructing measures of school…

Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Lecturer, Asian Studies

Geographic Research Area: Nepal

Teaching/Research Interests: Teaching Nepali as a second language

Professor, Romance Studies
Assistant Professor, Government

Begüm Adalet is a political theorist with research and teaching interests in anti-colonial thought, transnationalism, the Cold War, development, land, and the built environment.

Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of German Studies

Leslie Adelson’s teaching and research concentrate on German literature from 1945 to the present and additionally reflect interdisciplinary as well as transnational approaches to culture and history.

Graduate Student

Rama is a PhD student in Human Computer Interaction. His primary interests lie in the areas of education and development contexts (ICT4D). In particular, he tries to understand ways in which various communities use technologies for achieving their goals and design…

Associate Professor, Colorado State University

Ryadi Adityavarman is an associate professor in the Department of Design and Merchandising at Colorado State University. Adityavarman has a multidisciplinary academic background, including architecture, interior design, and historic preservation with professional…

Associate Professor, Asian Studies

Nick Admussen is an associate professor of Chinese literature and the past director of the Contemporary China Initiative.

2021 Humphery Fellow

Executive Engineer (Civil) at Pakistan Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA), with a specialization on water resources, and dam management.

Professor, Entomology
Graduate Student

Farhana is a PhD student in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell. Her research intersects the fields of adaptation planning, water, and institutional reform in Bangladesh.

LASP Visiting Scholar
Leonardo Aires de Castro is a PhD candidate in the Graduate Political Science Program (PPGPol) in the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil.
Associate Professor, Industrial and Labor Relations

Ifeoma Ajunwa is an associate professor of labor and employment law, labor relations, and history in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations School and an associated faculty member of the Cornell Law School.

Director, Institute for European Studies

Esra Akcan is the Michael A. McCarthy Professor of Architectural Theory in the Department of Architecture and the Director of the Insitute for European Studies.

Graduate Student

Manasicha is pursuing a PhD in Asian literature, religion, and culture from the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell.

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Christopher Alabi's research focuses on the assembly of new sequence-defined macromolecules that can be used to create stimuli-responsive materials, develop efficient drug delivery bioconjugates, and design potent antimicrobial agents.

Web Manager

Brad Alderman manages the Einaudi Center's website and oversees sites across the Global Cornell web portfolio.

Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies

Annetta Alexandridis' research interests include Roman sculpture, Greek myth and iconography, archaeology and its media (photography, plaster casts), gender studies, animal studies. 

Associate Professor, Natural Resources

Shorna Allred's research blends human factors and natural sciences to improve resource management and conservation.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: M.Arch.

Anticipated Degree Year: 2020-2021

Committee Chair/Advisor: Andrea Simitch

Discipline: Architecture

Primary Language: Tagalog…

Adjunct Professor, Law

Daniel Alpert is a member of Einaudi's CRADLE research…

Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor, Gettysburg College

Matthew Amster is a cultural anthropologist and filmmaker with extensive experience working in Borneo and, more recently, has started a new project in Denmark.

Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies

Benjamin Anderson studies the visual and material cultures of the eastern Mediterranean and adjacent landmasses, with a particular focus on late antique and Byzantine art and architecture. His first book, Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art,…

Senior Lecturer, Performing and Media Arts

Panagiotis Angelopoulos is a senior lecturer in the Department of Performing and Media Arts. Read about his work with theater and film students.…

Director, Institute for African Development
N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba is a professor of Africa and the African diaspora, comparative and international education, social institutions, African social history, and gender studies.
Adjunct Professor, Applied Economics and Management

Iwan Jaya Azis is an adjunct professor of applied economics and policy in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. 

LASP Visiting Scholar 2020-21

Dario Azzellini holds a PhD in political science and sociology. His research focuses on social transformation, especially on forms of local self-government, new forms of labor organization, workers’ self-management, social movements and commons, with a special focus…

Professor, Law

Sandra Babcock specializes in international human rights litigation, access to justice, death penalty defense, international gender rights, and the application of international law in U.S. courts. She is the faculty director of the Cornell Center on the Death…

Senior Lecturer, Polish Language

Ewa Bachminska teaches all levels of Polish and two film courses: East European Film and Animals in Global Cinema. Her current research focuses on the most threatened mammalian species in Poland: their conservation, welfare, and their place in education, culture,…

Director, East Asia Program

Andrea Bachner is a professor of comparative literature. She is the director of the East Asia Program for the term 2019-22 and a member of the East Asia Program executive committee. 

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2024-25

Committee Chair/Advisor: N/A

Discipline: Performing and Media Arts

Primary Language: Tagalog,…

Professor, Finance

Warren Bailey's research interests include international finance, international securities markets, investments, and emerging capital markets, particularly in Asia. He teaches in the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Associate Professor, Performing and Media Arts and Asian American Studies

Christine Bacareza Balance's writings on former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos, Asian American YouTube artists, Bruno Mars, Glee’s karaoke aesthetics, and spree killer Andrew Cunanan have been published in Women and Performance, Journal of…

Associate Professor, Comparative Literature

Geographic Research Area: Russia, Eurasia, and India

Teaching/Research Interests: Technology and culture, energy and the environment, media studies, and migration studies

Professor, Cornell Law School
Professor Emeritus, Agricultural Economics and Asian Studies

Randy Barker is professor emeritus in the Department of Applied Economics and Management. He spent half of his career conducting research and teaching in Asia.

Professor, Applied Economics and Management

Christopher Barrett is Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management. He is an international professor of agriculture at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and a professor in the Department of Economics.…

Associate Professor, Classics

Caitlín Eilís Barrett is an archaeologist who investigates everyday life, religious experience, and cross-cultural interactions in the ancient Mediterranean.

Associate Professor, Economics

Panle Jia Barwick is an associate professor in the economics department at Cornell University and a faculty research associate at National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research interests are empirical industrial organization, applied econometrics, and the…

Computer Systems Manager

Walt Baschnagel maintains the networking and computer systems for the Einaudi Center.

Program Manager

Daniel Bass also serves as an adjunct assistant professor of anthropology and Asian studies.

Geographic Research Area: Sri Lanka, India, and South Asian diasporas

Research Interests: Ethnicity, citizenship, tea…

Associate Professor, History
Professor, Global Development

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Population studies, reproductive health and family planning, gender and development, child health and mortality, and culture and demographic behavior

Professor, Applied Economics amd Management

Geographic Research Area: India

Teaching/Research Interests: Development economics, field experiments, information economics, international trade, and labor economics

Carl Marks Professor of International Studies

Kaushik Basu is the Einaudi Center's Carl Marks Professor of International Studies and professor of economics at Cornell. Basu is president of the International Economic Association. From 2012 to 2016 he served as senior vice president and chief economist of the…

Professor, City and Regional Planning

Victoria Beard is a professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and associate dean of research.

Program Coordinator

Scott Beemer supports academic programming initiatives in the Einaudi Center. Prior to joining Einaudi, he served as office coordinator in the Office of Global Learning.

FLAS Fellow 2020-2021

Degree: MA, Asian Studies.

Research Interests: Nepal and the Himalaya, the intersectionality of tourism and development, and the politics and economics of expedition mountaineering.

Language: Nepali