More than 350 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 Fellow 2022-23
Afiavi Caca (Calista) Akibode is from Republic of Togo in West Africa and holds a master's degree in project management and economic development.
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.
Professor, African and African Diaspora
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.
Graduate Fellow 2022-23
Addis Ayalew is an economist and has previously worked with the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange and the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Institute. His research focuses on development economics and public policy.
Professor, Applied Economics and Management
Chris 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.
Director, Institute for African Development
Rachel Bezner Kerr is a professor of global development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Her research interests converge on the broad themes of sustainable agriculture, food security, health, nutrition, and social inequalities.
Professor, Applied Economics and Management
Ralph Dean Christy teaches and conducts food marketing research and educational programs on the economic performance of markets and distribution systems. He has advised industry leaders and public policymakers on food marketing strategies, economic development, and…
Program Coordinator/UISFL Grant
Assistant Professor, Information and Computer Science
Nicola Dell is an assistant professor based at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City. Her research interests are in human-computer interaction and information and communication technologies and development.
Associate Professor, Comparative Literature
A scholar of sexuality, race, biopolitics, and postcoloniality, Diabate’s research explores African, African American, Caribbean, and Afro-Hispanic literatures, cultures, cinema, and new media.
Professor, Global Development
Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue is a professor of global development in CALS. His research agenda broadly addresses the interrelationships between population, social change, and sustainable development.
Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Nutrition
Julia Finkelstein is the Follett Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow and associate professor of epidemiology and nutrition. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Professor, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Kifle Gebremedhin is an international professor of biological and environmental engineering.
Professor, African History
Sandra Greene's research interests have ranged widely over the past 40 years, from the study of gender and ethnic relations in West Africa to the role that religious beliefs, warfare, and the experience of slavery have played in the lives of individuals and…
Laura Harrington's research focuses on the biology, ecology, and behavior of mosquitoes that transmit human diseases. She became interested in global health issues and vector-borne diseases after living and working for several years in rural Thailand.
Goldwin Smith Professor, Africana Studies
Adjunct Professor, Applied Economics and Policy
Robert William Herdt teaches applied economics and policy in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.
Assistant Professor, International and Comparative Labor
Tristan Ivory's research is principally concerned with sub-Saharan African geographic, social, and economic mobility. As a 2020–21 Global Public Voices fellow, he collaborated with Guilherme Kenjy Chihaya Da Silva (Umeå University, Sweden…
Associate Director, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Hardis Family Assistant Professor for Teaching Excellence
Sabrina Karim is an assistant professor in the department of government and the Hardis Family Assistant Professor for Teaching Excellence. Her research focuses on conflict and peace processes, particularly state building in the aftermath of civil war.
Associate Professor, Applied Economics and Management
Steven Kyle is an associate professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. He works in the areas of macroeconomic policy in the United States and in low-income countries.
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Stacey A. Langwick, College of Arts and Sciences, is an anthropologist of healing and medicine in Africa.
Senior Research Associate
Ed Mabaya is a scholar and a development practitioner with more than two decades of experience working on development, agribusiness value chains and food security issues with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. He is a Senior Research Associate in the Department…
Professor Emeritus, Law
Peter W. Martin, the Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law, emeritus, and former dean of Cornell Law School, writes, speaks, and consults on topics that concern the impact of technology on the functioning of law and legal institutions.
James Mason is a system scientist focused on the intersection of human capital, social capital, entrepreneurship, and economic development as a complex adaptive system.
Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Peter Mcintyre is an aquatic conservation ecologist and the Dwight Webster Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow. Working with a wide range of collaborators, he develop management approaches that balance human interests with protecting biodiversity.
Professor, Food Science
Carmen Moraru's research and teaching interests are in the areas of physical and engineering properties of foods, food/dairy processing, and food safety engineering.
Associate Professor of Practice, Public & Ecosystem Health, Veterinary Medicine
Jeanne Moseley is an Associate Professor of Practice with Cornell University's MPH Program in the Department of Public & Ecosystem Health, College of Veterinary Medicine.
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…
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…
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…
Temporary Administrative Assistant
Henry Richardson is a licensed architect, urban designer, and a nationally certified city and regional planner. Richardson conducts research on low-cost housing and urban settlement in developing countries, energy-conscious design, and the application of CAVE-based…
Director, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies
Rachel Beatty Riedl, our director since 2019, envisions the Einaudi Center as a home for imagining and implementing global research. She is the Einaudi Center's John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and professor in the Department of Government.
Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences
David E. Sahn is an international professor of economics in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and the Department of Economics. Since 2015, he has been a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany.
Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning
Stephan Schmidt's research interests concern land-use policy, patterns, and processes.
Professor Emeritus, Chemistry
Dotsevi Sogah's research covers the design and synthesis of new polymers, preparation of protein-based polymers, and application of living polymerization methods to surface functionalization of nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes.
Chantal Thomas directs the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa at Cornell Law School. She is a 2021–22 Global Public Voices fellow.
Professor, Public and Ecosystem Health
Alexander Travis is director of ithe Master of Public Health program in the College of Veterinary Medicine. His research explores a diverse set of subjects related to one health: interdisciplinary work that links the functions and well-being of people, animals, and…
Regional Scholar Affiliate
Judith Van Allen is a Regional Scholar Affiliate at the Institute for African Development at Cornell University and a long-time activist-scholar. She received her B.A from Stanford University and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in political…
Graduate Fellow 2022-23
Suhail Vawda grew up in Johannesburg, Gauteng province, South Africa. He completed his B.A. in Law (2018) and LL.B. (2020) at the University of Johannesburg and went on to complete an LL.M. in Labor Law (2021) with distinction.
Assistant Professor, Department of Global Development
Kurt Waldman is an assistant professor in the Department of Global Development at Cornell University. He studies judgment and decision making related to environmental sustainability, climate adaptation and food security.
Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government
Nicolas van de Walle's primary field is comparative politics. His teaching and research focuses on the political economy of development, with a special focus on Africa, on democratization, and on the politics of economic reform.