Past Bartels Fellows

Henry E. and Nancy Horton Bartels World Affairs Fellowship

The Henry E. and Nancy Horton Bartels World Affairs Fellowship was established in 1984 to bring prominent international leaders to Cornell. The mission of the fellowship program is explicitly educational—to foster a broadened world view among Cornell students by bringing to campus persons who have distinguished themselves as international public figures.


Christopher Painter (2017)

Painter in Sun

Christopher Painter '80, former U.S. state department cyber coordinator, spoke on how cybersecurity has become a core concern for national security, economic security, human rights and foreign policy. Painter served in the White House during the administrations of George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Cornell University.

Former top cyber official to give Bartels lecture Nov. 15 (Cornell Chronicle)

Former State Department official talks cyber diplomacy in Bartels lecture (Cornell Chronicle)

'Cyber is the New Black': Cyber Expert Points to Diplomacy to Solve Global Cybersecurity Issues (Cornell Sun)

Cyber Diplomacy: New tools in the fight against hackers, attackers, and other threats (video on Cornell Cast)


Svetlana Alexievich (2016)

Svetlana Alexievich

Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 Nobel Laureate for Literature, presented a lecture titled “Voices from the People: The Rise and Fall of the Russian-Soviet Dream” on September 12, 2016. Alexievich has created a literary nonfiction genre that she calls “novels of voices.” Her books have been translated into 47 languages and published in 52 countries. Alexievich was born in Ivano-Frankovsk, Ukraine, and currently lives in Minsk, Belarus. 

Nobel laureate Alexievich created her own literary genre (Cornell Chronicle)

Nobel-prize-winning Author Svetlana Alexievich Recounts History of Russian People (Cornell Sun)

Svetlana Alexievich finds light in darkness (Einaudi Center)

Voices of the People: The Rise and Fall of the Russian-Soviet Dream (video on CornellCast)  


Alan S. Blinder (2016) 

Alan Blinder

Alan S. Blinder is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and served as the vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. Dr. Blinder delivered his Bartels Lecture, "The Evolving Political Economy of Central Banking," on April 19, 2016, at the Statler Auditorium. The presentation was part of the global conference, “The Changing Politics of Central Banking.”

Bartels World Affairs Fellow Alan Blinder lectures April 19 (Cornell Chronicle)

The Evolving Political Economy of Central Banking (video on CornellCast)

Blinder: European Central Bank shifts with political winds (Cornell Chronicle)

The changing politics of central banking (Einaudi Center)


Michael McFaul (2015)

Michael McFaul

Michael McFaul was U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014. He is the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he co-directs the Iran Democracy Project. He is also a professor of political science at Stanford University, and former director of Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law, and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

A New Cold War? Explaining Russia's New Confrontation with the West (video on Cornell Cast)

Former ambassador addresses strains in U.S.-Russia relations (Cornell Chronicle)


Hans Rosling (2014)

Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling, a Swedish medical doctor, academic, statistician, and public speaker, was professor of international health at the Karolinska Institute and co-founder and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation, which developed the Trendalyzer software system.

Upgrade to a Facts-Based Worldview (video on CornellCast)

Bartels Fellow Hans Rosling finds hope in numbers (Cornell Chronicle)

PDF icon Bartels Fellow Hans Rosling Finds Hope in Numbers.pdf

PDF icon Einaudi Center Names Hans Rosling the 2014 Bartels World Affairs Fellow.pdf


Kishore Mahbubani (2013)

Kishore Mahbubani

Former President of the UN Security Council Kishore Mahbubani is the current Dean Professor in the Practice of Public Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LYKSPP) of the National University of Singapore.  With the Singapore Foreign Service from 1971 to 2004, he had postings in Cambodia, Malaysia, Washington, D.C., and New York, where he served two stints as Singapore's Ambassador to the UN and President of the UN Security Council in January 2001 and May 2002.

Bartels fellow: The future is brighter than ever (Cornell Chronicle)

Kishore Mahbubani: The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World (video on CornellCast)

PDF icon Kishore Mahbubani (2013).pdf


For previous years, please visit our Bartels World Affairs Fellows page in the Cornell Library's eCommons archive.