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As people around the world face the COVID-19 pandemic, global engagement and problem-solving are more important than ever.

The Einaudi Center has hosted dozens of virtual events through New York's shutdown and as we enter our region's phased reopening. Our webinars gather faculty experts, students, policymakers, and the local, national, and international community for conversations about world challenges and how we can work together to meet them.

We invite you to join our upcoming webinars and watch videos of past events, including sessions of Einaudi's #SummerPassport series and Democracy 20/20.

All public events at Cornell, including lectures and conferences with outside guests, will be held virtually during the fall 2020 semester.

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International Studies Passport #SummerPassport webinar poster

International Studies Passport Series

Einaudi's International Studies Passport summer webinar series brings global education and a global perspective to a summer with limited travel and in-person collaboration. From May to August 2020, watch for our #SummerPassport webinars for faculty, grad students, and undergraduates—and access the world this summer!

International Studies Passport #SummerPassport webinar poster

Global Approaches to Race, Ethnicity, and Inequality

July 24, 2020
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International Studies Passport #SummerPassport webinar poster

Pandemic: What International Studies Tell Us

June 25, 2020
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International Studies Passport #SummerPassport webinar poster

Faculty Conversation: Research in the Time of Coronavirus

June 4, 2020

International Studies Passport #SummerPassport webinar poster

How to Do International Research in the Time of Coronavirus

May 28, 2020
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U.S. flag lowered at night

Democracy 20/20 Series

Democracy 20/20 brings together historical and comparative experts to promote deeper understanding of the challenges these unsettling times pose for American democracy. Beginning in June 2020, the series continues through the 2020 election. The stakes for American democracy have never been higher—so please join us for these critical conversations.

The Democracy 20/20 webinar series is sponsored by the Einaudi Center, the American Democracy Collaborative, and the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs. Read more about Democracy 20/20. Learn about the Einaudi Center's work on democratic resilience and all of our global research priorities.

I Voted stickers Demo 20/20

Can the U.S. Hold Free and Fair Elections This Fall?

July 21, 2020
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Black Lives Matter protest on Cornell campus, June 2020

The Protests and U.S. Democracy

June 26, 2020
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More Webinars and Video

Confederate statue in Richmond, VA

IES Director Esra Akcan in Racism and the Future of Memorials (July 13, 2020)

Rachel Beatty Riedl on COVID-19 impact

Einaudi Director Rachel Riedl on Africa's Response to COVID (April 2020)