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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.

Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of German Studies
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.

Associate Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies
Professor, Sociology
Design and Production Assistant

Linsen contributes outstanding design expertise to the development of promotional materials for the Institute for European Studies. He is pursuing a Master of Architecture degree from the College of Art, Architecture, and Planning and holds a B.S. in Architecture, '17, from McGill University.

President White Professor of History and Political Science
Fulbright Fellowship Coordinator

Matthew is leading the 2020 Fulbright Fellowship applicant review process for the Institute for European Studies as an intern. A recent graduate from Cornell, '20, he holds a B.S. in both Government and French with a minor in European Studies. 

Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture

Maria Goula is an associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture. Her research focuses on coastal tourism, especially coastal dynamics and the interpretation and reinvention of leisure patterns.

European Studies Minor Student Ambassador

Natalia Gulick provides strategic leadership for the European Studies Minor and administrative support for IES.

Program Manager

Pamela Hampton develops and implements strategies to advance the Institute’s mission of promoting research and teaching focused on Europe.