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.
October 4, 2023: Building Our World Better
N. K. Jemisin, Bestselling Fantasy Novelist
N. K. Jemisin is the first author in the science fiction and fantasy genre’s history to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugo Awards. On October 4, she discusses how she learned to build unreal worlds by studying our own—and how we might in turn imagine a better future for our world. Read a Bartels explainer by Anindita Banerjee.
After her talk, Jemisin joins a panel of distinguished Cornell faculty to explore how we can take a brave leap into the visionary future with Cornell's newest Global Grand Challenge.
Past Bartels World Affairs Fellows
Spring 2023: Carlos Alvarado Quesada, Former President of Costa Rica
Bartels 2023 in the News
Chronicle: "Love Can Change the World"
Bartels Explainer by Viviana Ruiz-Gutierrez
Chronicle: Former Costa Rican President to Speak
2022: Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate
Chronicle: Nobel Laureate Offers Wisdom
YouTube Video: Forging Lasting Peace
Bartels Explainer by Naminata Diabate
Chronicle: Gbowee to Speak on May 3
2021: Amartya Sen, 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics
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.