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Apply for Global Public Voices

Application Deadline: December 1, 2023
Application Timeframe: Fall
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The Einaudi Center's Global Public Voices advocacy initiative, in collaboration with Oxfam America and Cornell Global Hubs, promotes evidence-backed public engagement on campus, in national debates, and around the world.

As a Global Public Voices (GPV) fellow, you receive training and mentoring to expand your reach and share your expertise with wider U.S. and global audiences. Working with think tanks, local community college faculty, and international university partners, you'll engage to increase the public impact of your knowledge. Our partnerships with Oxfam America and Global Hubs broaden our impact and provide opportunities to collaborate.

Thought Leadership for Global Publics

New barriers are being erected in our world today, and governments and their citizens alike are turning inward. The global order of unequal exchange and mobility affects every aspect of society, but the consequences are unevenly distributed.

Global Public Voices addresses these inequities by elevating the scholarship and voices of faculty and expert thought leaders. Thought leadership uses our academic research, expertise, and experience as practitioners to speak to questions of our times—to reach, inform, and influence broad and diverse publics. In doing so, we can expand public understanding in line with scientific knowledge. At the same time, thought leaders are informed by global publics, leading to new and necessary approaches to international studies.

We aim to promote a diverse set of scholars across contextual and geographical divides and bring together scholars, thinkers, and makers who can see new solutions and envision a more just and equitable future.

This Year's Theme: Democratic Threats and Resilience

The Einaudi Center supports public scholarship, thought leadership, and advocacy campaigns to address evolving democratic threats and points of resistance across the globe. Researchers across the Einaudi Center monitor evolving democratic norms and threats to democracy in the United States and worldwide. This work is vital today, as our ability to address a range of global challenges—from pandemics and climate change to human rights—often hinges on the strength of representative institutions that provide voice and access to diverse societal interests and actors.

We are working to identify the factors that make democratic institutions vulnerable to internal subversion and, more importantly, the conditions under which they are resilient. Relevant fields and areas of programmatic interest include communications, journalism and media studies, computer/data science and information, social sciences and humanities, development, business, international studies, public policy, law, and human rights.


Applications close on December 1 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Please email Einaudi director Rachel Beatty Riedl with questions about the next Global Public Voices cycle.


  • Media and outreach training
  • Cornell's Media Relations Office contacts, editing, and placement support
  • Public-facing promotion
  • Opportunities for policy brief writing and events
  • Support in pursuit of external funding
  • Monthly fellows' dialogues on vision, goals, and practice

Global Public Voices fellows are eligible to collaborate with Cornell GPV faculty to seek 2022–23 Einaudi seed funding to support their public scholarship. Cornell faculty can apply independently.


  • Cornell Faculty: Applications are open to tenure-track faculty and academic staff who seek to engage with new public audiences, including professors of the practice, clinical professors, and lecturers. This cycle is not open to postdoctoral fellows and associates.
  • Oxfam Staff: Applications are open to researchers and practitioners working full-time at Oxfam or affiliated with Oxfam programs.
  • Faculty at Global Hubs Partners: Applications are open to academic and research faculty and staff engaged in international work. 


Participants must commit to attending monthly virtual dialogues and producing at least two forms of public scholarship during the yearlong program. We are committed to building an inclusive cohort across all identities and backgrounds. We will consider a variety of factors, including but not limited to race/ethnicity, geography, age, gender, and area of expertise.

Please email Einaudi director Rachel Beatty Riedl with any inquiries.

Skills Training and Tentative Schedule

Global Public Voices provides training to fellows seeking to engage in media and public debates. The program will share strategies to shape public and policy priorities while educating diverse audiences and help you amplify your research and voice through international dissemination networks.

Monthly dialogues provide professional development opportunities to explore value and meaning in global engagement.

Virtual Dialogues

  • October | Agenda setting and introductions; op-ed writing training 
  • November | Building a global scholarly profile: Creating a presence in traditional and new media
  • December | Policy brief writing workshop
  • February | Communicating with policymakers
  • March | Piloting policy briefs with policymakers and practitioners
  • April | Grant writing and funding proposals

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