Distinguished Speaker Series

Launched in 2006, the Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes several speakers a year who have a position of prominence in international affairs and can address topical issues from a variety of perspectives.  

 

Mohamed Abdel-Kader

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for International & Foreign Language Education, U.S. Department of Education

"Passport to the future: Why international education and languages matter​", May 10, 2017 

Media Coverage:

Einaudi speaker touts value of international education, languages (Cornell Chronicle)

 

Naoto Kan

Prime Minister of Japan, 2010-2011

"The Truth about the Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima and the Future of Renewable Energy​", March 28, 2017 

Media Coverage:

Former Japanese PM speaks about leading country through disaster (Einaudi Center)

Cornell Nuclear Energy Has No Future in Japan, Former PM Says (Cornell Sun

Former Japan prime minister discusses nuclear plant disaster (Cornell Chronicle)

Reflections on the Fukushima Disaster (Interview: CIAO)

Former Japan prime minister visiting Cornell (Ithaca Journal)

 

Jens Beckert 

Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany

"Imagined Futures and Capitalist Dynamics", February 27, 2017 

Media Coverage:

Sociologist to speak on the impact of fictional futures on modern economies (Einaudi Center)

Professor Discusses Fiction in Capitalism, Imagined Future in Market Economy (Cornell Sun)

 

Derek Mitchell 

Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group, Former US Ambassador to Myanmar (2012-2016) 

"Myanmar's Political Transition: Looking Ahead", November 17, 2016 

Media Coverage:

Former ambassador to address Burma's future (Einaudi Center

Former Ambassador to Myanmar Describes Country's Transition to Democracy (Cornell Sun)

Myanmar's Political Transition: Looking Ahead (video on CornellCast)

 

Fred Cate 

 Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law, Vice President for Research, Indiana University

"Cybersecurity and the Role of Law", November 16, 2016 

Media Coverage:

Einaudi Center presents cybersecurity series (Einaudi Center)

Expert to address role of law in cybersecurity Nov. 16 (Cornell Chronicle)

Professor Discusses Weaknesses in Cybersecurity (Cornell Sun)

Cybersecurity and the Law (video on CornellCast)

 

Jon Lindsay 

Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs, University of Toronto 

"Shifting the Fog of War: Information Technology and Politics of Control", October 26, 2016 

Media Coverage:

Einaudi Center presents cybersecurity series (Einaudi Center)

Einaudi lecturer will link cybersecurity and national security (Cornell Chronicle)

Professor Explores Paradox of International Peace, Emergence of Cyber Attacks (Cornell Sun)

Restrained by Design: Cybersecurity and the Attenuation of War (video on CornellCast)

 

Milton Mueller 

Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology 

"Cybersecurity and the Territorial State: Alignment and 'Fragmentation' in Global Internet Governance", September 14, 2016 

Media Coverage:

Einaudi Center presents cybersecurity series (Einaudi Center)

Einaudi Center series on cybersecurity launches Sept. 14 (Cornell Chronicle)

Cybersecurity and the Territorial State: Alignment and 'Fragmentation' in Global Internet Governance (video on Mediasite)

Lecturer Depicts Conflict Between Government Interest, Global Internet Influence (Cornell Sun)

 

For previous years, please visit our Distinguished Speaker Series archive in Cornell's eCommons.