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Lund Critical Debate

Noted experts in international affairs meet on Cornell’s campus for the Einaudi Center’s annual Lund Critical Debate. These debates on pressing issues in world news and policy are moderated by Einaudi Center faculty.


February 16 (9:30 a.m. ET): Migration in the Age of Pandemics

The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has strained the world's healthcare systems and compounded challenges for governments and NGOs dealing with global waves of forced and voluntary migration. How can we promote the best public health outcomes worldwide, while working to protect human rights, manage resources, and address inequality?

Dr. Zsuzsanna Jakab, World Health Organization (WHO)

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair

Moderator: Gunisha Kaur, Migrations Faculty Fellow

passengers riding train, woman in mask

Past Lund Debates

2020: The Police and the Public

  • Luís Carrilho, United Nations Police Adviser 
  • Christian Davenport, University of Michigan 

Cornell Chronicle: Lund Critical Debate to Address Global Policing, Social Justice


2019: U.S.-Mexico Relations Under Trump

  • Sandra Fuentes-Berain, Mexican Ambassador Emeritus

  • Roberta Jacobson, Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

Cornell Chronicle: Ambassadors to Address Border Policy

Cornell Daily Sun: Status Quo or Radical Change?


2018: How Should We Engage With North Korea?

  • Soo-Hyuck Lee, South Korean Ambassador (since 2019)
  • Sue Mi Terry, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Cornell Chronicle: Success on North Korea a Question of Expectations