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Global Hubs Salon Series

Global Hubs are Cornell's new collaborative centers of engagement around the world. Join us in spring 2022 for eight interdisciplinary Global Hubs salons.

Each event in the series focuses on a research theme representing a cross-college strength at Cornell and our Global Hubs partners. The salons feature Cornell faculty hosts in conversation with faculty representing Global Hub institutions.

The 75-minute salons provide initial opportunities for faculty to get to know each other and their institutions—with the goal of identifying shared interests and brainstorming new directions for our diverse international collaborations. Select salon topics will become the basis for future Cornell Global Grand Challenges.

Organized by the Einaudi Center, the salon series is part of the Global Hubs initiative led by Global Cornell.

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Upcoming Salon Topics and Dates

Join Cornell faculty and scholars at Global Hubs worldwide for these dynamic conversations about Hubs research themes and potential collaborations. We encourage Cornell and partner faculty to register and attend. Others interested in Hubs are welcome. All salons will be held virtually from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. ET.


Sustainable Infrastructure and Energy

Monday, May 16

Cornell Hosts: Lynden A. Archer, Engineering | Katherine McComas, Communication | Mildred Warner, City and Regional Planning

Global Hubs Partner Hosts: Abhiroop Chowdhury, O.P. Jindal Global University | Davis Bookhart, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | John Dunn, Universidad San Francisco de Quito | Heng Chye Kiang, National University of Singapore | Christos Markides, Imperial College London | Markus Mueller, University of Edinburgh | Erastus Mwanaumo, University of Zambia | Daniel Nukpezah, University of Ghana | Pet Pakchotanon, Chulalongkorn University | Oliver Probst, Tecnológico de Monterrey | Tao Ren, Shanghai Jiao Tong University | Guoqiang Shen, Zhejiang University | Catalina Spataru, University College London

Register for Sustainable Infrastructure and Energy Read Host Bios (PDF)


Recent Salons

Future Cities

Wednesday, February 2

Cornell Hosts: Anindita Banerjee, Comparative Literature | Victoria Beard, City and Regional Planning | K. Max Zhang, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Global Hubs Partner Hosts: Sutee Anantsuksomsri, Chulalongkorn University | Isaac Kwamena Arthur, University of Ghana | Jaideep Chatterjee, O.P. Jindal Global University | Jonathan Guillemot, Universidad San Francisco de Quito | Nick Holliman, King’s College London | Hong Kam Lo, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Roberto Ponce-López, Tecnológico de Monterrey | Gilbert Siame, University of Zambia

Watch the video from Future Cities Read Host Bios (PDF)


Democratic Challenges and Change

Thursday, February 17

Cornell Hosts: Mabel Berezin, Sociology | Fouad Makki, Global Development | Kenneth Roberts, Government | Gili Vidan, Information Science

Global Hubs Partner Hosts: Ana Elena Fierro Ferráez, Tecnológico de Monterrey | Ransford E. V. Gyampo, University of Ghana | Paolo Moncagatta, Universidad San Francisco de Quito | Vitit Muntarbhorn, Chulalongkorn University | Mark Pennington, King's College London | Sudarshan Ramaswamy, O.P. Jindal Global University | Sishuwa Sishuwa, University of Zambia

Watch the Video from Democratic Challenges and Change Read Host Bios (PDF)


Inequalities and Social Justice

Wednesday, March 9

Cornell Hosts: Kaushik Basu, Economics | Siba N’Zatioula Grovogui, Africana Studies | Jamila Michener, Government | Chantal Thomas, Law

Global Hubs Partner Hosts: Antonia Carcelén-Estrada, Universidad San Francisco de Quito | Masauso Chirwa, University of Zambia | Chonghyun Choi, National University of Singapore | Jean Hong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Soraj Hongladarom, Chulalongkorn University | Inna Makhniboroda, Tecnológico de Monterrey | Kasey McCall-Smith, University of Edinburgh | Maame Yaa A. Mensa-Bonsu, University of Ghana

Watch the Video from Inequalities and Social Justice Read Host Bios (PDF)


Migration and Mobilities

Wednesday, March 23

Cornell Hosts: Shannon Gleeson, Labor Relations, Law, and History | Gunisha Kaur, Weill Cornell Medicine | Amanda Rodewald, Natural Resources

Global Hubs Partner Hosts: Leonie Ansems de Vries, King’s College London | Ruttiya Bhula-or, Chulalongkorn University | Siu Woo Cheung, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Cristen Dávalos, Universidad San Francisco de Quito | Eunice Imasiku, University of Zambia | Deepanshu Mohan, O.P. Jindal Global University | Richard Mole, University College London | Joseph Kofi Teye, University of Ghana | Brenda S.A. Yeoh, National University of Singapore

Watch the Video from Migration and Mobilities Read Host Bios (PDF)


Big Data, AI, and New Media

Wednesday, April 20

Cornell Hosts: Lee Humphreys, Communication | Sarah Kreps, Government | Mor Naaman, Cornell Tech

Global Hubs Partner Hosts: Jamal-Deen Abdulai, University of Ghana | Tsuhan Chen, National University of Singapore | Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, Imperial College London | Juan Esteban Díaz, Universidad San Francisco de Quito | Qiaolei Jiang, Tsinghua University | Natawut Nupairoj, Chulalongkorn University | Jackson Phiri, University of Zambia | Subramanian Ramamoorthy, University of Edinburgh | Shohini Sengupta, O.P. Jindal Global University | Benjamín Valdés-Aguirre, Tecnológico de Monterrey | Xiaokang Yang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Watch the Video from Big Data, AI, and New Media Read Host Bios (PDF)


One Health

Thursday, April 28

Cornell Hosts: Saurabh Mehta, Nutritional Sciences | Rebecca J. Nelson, Global Development | Michael Stewart, Weill Cornell Medicine | Alexander Travis, Public and Ecosystem Health

Global Hubs Partner Hosts: Elaine Fuertes, Imperial College London | Jing Huang, Peking University | Dipika Jain, O.P. Jindal Global University | Ernest Kenu, University of Ghana | Musso Munyeme, University of Zambia | Krit Pongpirul, Chulalongkorn University | Renu Singh, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology | Yik Ying Teo, National University of Singapore | Gabriel Trueba, Universidad San Francisco de Quito | Kun Yin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University | Xiaonong Zhou, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Watch the Video from One Health Read Host Bios (PDF)


Sustainable Agri-Food Systems and Development

Wednesday, May 11

Cornell Hosts: Chris Barrett, Applied Economics and Management | Marina Welker, Anthropology

Global Hubs Partner Hosts: Peter Alexander, University of Edinburgh | Chaleeda Borompichaichartkul, Chulalongkorn University | Lydia Mumbi Chabala, University of Zambia | Kevin Zhigang Chen, Zhejiang University | Wenfeng Cong, China Agricultural University | Carole Dalin, University College London | Selene Escobar, Universidad San Francisco de Quito | Amlan Das Gupta, O.P. Jindal Global University | Gloria Ladjeh Essilfie, University of Ghana | Chunlei Shi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University | Thorsten Wohland, National University of Singapore

Watch the Video from Sustainable Agri-Food Systems and Development Read Host Bios (PDF) 


Global Hubs: Seeding Faculty Research

Global Cornell is currently working with Hubs partners to develop joint seed funds and faculty exchanges to support working groups and research projects.


Global Grand Challenges

Following this salon series, we will select up to three salon themes to be Cornell's next Global Grand Challenges. Global Grand Challenges support cutting-edge research, teaching, and engagement on key themes of worldwide importance and nurture collaborations across academic disciplines and with external partners.

Learn about Migrations: A Global Grand Challenge, launched in fall 2019.

About Global Hubs

Global Hubs bring together faculty, students, alumni, public and private sector entities, and local communities for broad-reaching partnerships that combine research, learning, and engagement. Each Global Hub will be unique, but they will all be grounded in partnerships with strong, local universities and based on the principle of mutual benefit and exchange.


Questions?

Please email Rick Lee, senior associate director of academic programs at the Einaudi Center.