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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.

Retired Professor, Horticulture
Assistant Professor, History

Nicholas Mulder works on European and international history from 1870 to the present. His research focuses on political, economic, and intellectual history, with particular attention to the era of the world wars between 1914 and 1945.

Associate Professor, Anthropology and Asian American Studies

Geographic Research Area: Trinidad and the Asian Diaspora in the Americas

Teaching/Research Interests: Ethnicity and nationalism, the politics of exclusion, and nation-building

Advisory Council Member

Rohan Murty is a technology entrepreneur. He holds a PhD in computer science from Harvard and a BS from Cornell. His dissertation work on white spaces networking was seminal in opening up a new area of research.

Professor, Policy Analysis and Management

Kelly Musick's research focuses on family change and social inequality in the contemporary United States and other industrialized countries. It has been funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Russell Sage…

Associate Professor, Mahidol University

Sudarat Musikawong teaches Social Impact of Mass Media, Global Cities: Urban Sociology, Globalization/International Studies, Sociology of Southeast Asia, Qualitative Research Methods, US Immigration & International Migration, and Sociological Theory.

Administrative Assistant

James has worked for SEAP since July 2017. Academically, his background is in theology and late antique Christianity. Professionally, James has experience in finance, education, and library services.

LASP Graduate Fellow '20-'21

Andre is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Romance Studies. His research broaches issues of post-dictatorial notions of citizenship rights in Argentinian, Brazilian, and Uruguayan literature.

William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law

Muna Ndulo, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law, is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of constitution making, governance and institution building, international criminal law, African legal systems, and human…

Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor of Sociology

Victor Nee's current research interests in economic sociology examines the role of networks and norms in the emergence of economic institutions and organizations.

Professor, Integrative Plant Science
My interests and objectives pertain to plant pathology, plant breeding and international agriculture. I serve as Scientific Director for The McKnight Foundation's Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP), a competitive grants program that funds agricultural research…
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2026-2027

Committee Chair/Advisor: Tom Pepinsky

Discipline: Government

Primary Countries: Indonesia…

Professor, Cornell Tech

Helen Nissenbaum is a professor at Cornell Tech and Cornell Information Science.

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: MRP

Anticipated Degree Year: 2019-2021

Committee chair/advisor: Neema Kudva

Discipline: City and Regional Planning

Primary Language: …

Professor, Linguistics and Classics

Geographic Research Area: South Asia

Teaching/Research Interests: Indo-European linguistics, and Greek and Latin comparative and historical linguistics

Professor Emeritus, Art History and Asian Studies

In 1964, before he completed his PhD, Stan O'Connor was invited to become an in­structor in the Department of the History of Art; this was the first university-level appointment in America of a specialist in the field of Southeast Asian art. In 1971, he was…

Zubrow Professor of Economics

Ted O'Donoghue is the Zubrow Professor of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

Vice Dean and Professor, Law
Senior Lecturer, Portuguese Language
Beth and Marc Goldberg Professor of Law

Saule Omarova, Cornell Law School, specializes in the regulation of financial institutions, banking law, international finance, and corporate finance. 

Jay Hyman Professor of Wildlife Health and Health Policy

Steven Osofsky is the Jay Hyman Professor of Wildlife Health and Health Policy in the College of Veterinary Medicine. His current interests include conservation of free-ranging wildlife; relationships among sustainable conservation, system resilience, economic…

Ithaca Seminar Coordinator and Associate Professor

Shaianne Osterreich is an associate professor of economics at Ithaca College. Her research interests are international trade, poverty alleviation, and gender, and she has been working on/with Indonesia since 2006. In 2005-2006 she was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in…

Lecturer, Near Eastern Studies

Banu Ozer Griffin's academic interests include teaching Turkish as a second language, curriculum design and development, and the language learning process through intercultural competence. She is an advisor for Cornell's Turkish Student Association and Translator–…

Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies

An-Yi Pan researches Buddhist Art with special interest in the relation between Chinese intellectual participation in Buddhism and Buddhist painting, Buddhist architecture in relation to precepts, monastic hieratical structure, liturgical as well as spiritual spaces…

Senior Lecturer, Indonesian

Jolanda Pandin joined the Department of Asian Studies in August 2006.

LASP Visiting Scholar 2020-21

Mario Pastore is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Central Bank of Paraguay, appointed by the coalition government of National Unity. A PhD in economics, he has taught the discipline at several U.S. colleges and universities.

Associate Professor, CUNY-Brooklyn College

Kosal Path is assistant professor of political science. He is a survivor of the Cambodian genocide (1975-79).

Migrations Postdoctoral Fellow

Eleanor Paynter is part of the Einaudi Center's Migrations research team…

Professor, Spanish Literature
Postsecondary Outreach Coordinator
Professor Emerita, Animal Science
PhD, Political Science, University of Toronto

Alexandre Pelletier is a newly-minted PhD from the University of Toronto whose dissertation is entitled "The Political Economy of religious fields: Explaining variation in Islamic militancy in post-Suharto Indonesia." He will conduct postdoctoral research on …

Visiting Professor, Nutritional Sciences
Global Public Voices Fellow

Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas is the head of global initiatives in the World Health Organization's Department of Nutrition and Food Safety.

Walter L. LaFeber Professor, Government

Thomas Pepinsky serves as director of Cornell's International Political Economy Program and associate director of the Cornell Modern Indonesia Project.

Senior Lecturer, Applied Economics and Management
Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Art, Architecture, and Planning

Geographic Research Area: India, Nepal, China, and United States

Teaching/Research Interests: Observation and interpretation, multimedia art, and science and art

Professor, Global Development
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2021-2022

Committee chair/advisor: Andrea Bachner

Discipline: Comparative Literature

Primary Language: …

Senior Lecturer, Khmer

Hannah Phan received her MA from Cornell University's professional studies program for international development in 1998.

Program Manager
Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: PhD

Anticipated Degree Year: 2020-2021

Committee chair/advisor: Magnus Fiskesjö

Discipline: Anthropology

Research Countries: China,…

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: MPA

Anticipated Degree Year: 2017-2018

Discipline: Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (Public Administration and Public Policy) 

Primary Language: Thai …

Professor, Spanish and Medieval Studies

Simone Pinet's teaching and research focus on medieval and early modern Spanish literatures and cultures, from the thirteenth through the sixteenth centuries, especially in relation to spatiality, economics, poetics, and translation.

Professor, Applied Economics and Management

Prabhu Pingali is director of Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition.

Geographic Research Area: India, Philippines, and Mexico

Teaching/Research Interests: Agricultural policy, nutrition, poverty,…

Assistant Professor, Hunter College

Joshua Plotnik, Ph.D. is a comparative psychologist and conservation behavior researcher who has studied elephant cognition and conservation in Thailand since 2007.

Associate Professor, Musicology
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Professor, Near Eastern Studies

David Powers is a Professor of Near Eastern Studies. 

Graduate Student

Degree Pursued: MRP

Anticipated Degree Year: 2020-21

Committee chair/advisor: Stephan Schmidt

Discipline: City & Regional Planning