Bartels World Affairs Lecture
The Einaudi Center’s flagship event brings distinguished international figures to campus each year to speak on global topics and meet with Cornell faculty and students, particularly undergraduates. The Henry E. and Nancy Horton Bartels World Affairs Fellowship supports the speaker’s visit.
March 22, 2023: Fighting for Democracy and the Planet
Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica (2018–22)
Carlos Alvarado Quesada was Costa Rica's youngest president in a century. On March 22, he explores a question that guided his administration: How can we meet the basic needs of the world’s ever-growing human population—equitably and democratically—without sacrificing the health of the planet?
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Read a conservation explainer by the Lab of O's Viviana Ruiz-Gutierrez.
Past Bartels World Affairs Fellows
2022: Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate
Bartels 2022 in the News
Chronicle: Nobel Laureate Offers Wisdom
Bartels Explainer by Naminata Diabate
Chronicle: Gbowee to Speak on May 3
2021: Amartya Sen, 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics
Cornell Chronicle: Nobel Laureate Sen to Lecture on Protecting Democracy, Bartels Lecturer Speaks Out on Rising Threats to Democracy
2019: Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Indonesian Minister of Finance
Cornell Chronicle: Bartels Lecturer Outlines How Developing Countries Can Build Human Capital
2017: Christopher Painter ’80, Cyber Expert
Cornell Chronicle: Former State Department Official Talks Cyber Diplomacy in Bartels Lecture
2016: Svetlana Alexievich, 2015 Nobel Laureate in Literature
Cornell Chronicle: Nobel Laureate Alexievich Created Her Own Literary Genre
See previous Bartels World Affairs Fellows in Cornell Library’s eCommons archive.