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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.

Wilson and Garrett, Lund Debate April 2023

April 24, 2023: Democracy and Its Opposites

This engaging debate examined the threats democracies around the world are confronting, both from external forces and from within—and what governments and citizens can do to fight back.

  • Thomas E. Garrett, Community of Democracies

  • Damon Wilson, National Endowment for Democracy

Past Lund Debates

2022: Migration in the Age of Pandemics

  • Dr. Zsuzsanna Jakab, World Health Organization Deputy Director-General
  • Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair

Cornell Chronicle: Lund Debate Examines Migrations, Global Public Health, YouTube: Watch the Video

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, YouTube: Watch the Video

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?