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Faculty Leadership

Director, Institute for African Development
N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba is a professor of Africa and the African diaspora, comparative and international education, social institutions, African social history, and gender studies.
Director, East Asia Program

Andrea Bachner is a professor of comparative literature. She is the director of the East Asia Program for the term 2019-22 and a member of the East Asia Program executive committee. 

Director, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program

Ernesto Bassi's research interests coalesce around two significant questions: How do people develop geographic and cultural identifications? How do geographic regions come into being?

Carl Marks Professor of International Studies

Kaushik Basu is the Einaudi Center's Carl Marks Professor of International Studies and professor of economics at Cornell. Basu is president of the International Economic Association. From 2012 to 2016 he served as senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank.

Director, Institute for European Studies

Mabel Berezin is Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. Her expertise lies in the area of extreme and exclusionary forms of nationalism, such as fascism and right-wing populist politics, and the threats that these phenomena pose to democratic political culture and governance.

Binenkorb Director, South Asia Program
Iftikhar Dadi is a professor in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Studies.
Edward Cornell Professor of Law
Robert Hockett is cofounder of Cornell Research Academy of Development, Law, and Economics (CRADLE), one of Einaudi's interdisciplinary research teams.
Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies

Peter Katzenstein is the Einaudi Center's Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies in the Department of Government. His research and teaching lie at the intersection of the fields of international relations and comparative politics.

Migrations Faculty Fellow

Gunisha Kaur coleads the Einaudi Center's Migrations research team, focused on advancing the health of U.S. refugee and immigrant populations.

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Stacey A. Langwick, College of Arts and Sciences, is an anthropologist of healing and medicine in Africa. She is the lead faculty member for the Qualities of Life working group in the Einaudi Center and a co-organizer of the Ecological Learning Collaboratory.

Director, Southeast Asia Program

Thomas Pepinsky serves as director of Cornell's International Political Economy Program and associate director of the Cornell Modern Indonesia Project.

Acting Director, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

Judith Reppy is professor emerita in science and technology studies. On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the Peace Studies Program was renamed to honor her long-term service and commitment to the program.

Director, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies
Rachel Beatty Riedl, our director since 2019, envisions the Einaudi Center as a home for imagining and implementing global research. She is the Einaudi Center's John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and professor in the Department of Government.
Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Computer Science

Fred Schneider coleads Einaudi's Cybersecurity research team.

Director, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

Rebecca Slayton is an associate professor of science and technology studies and coleader of Einaudi's Cybersecurity research team.

Director, Comparative Muslim Societies Program

Eric Tagliacozzo is the John Stambaugh Professor of History at Cornell University. He is the director of the Einaudi Center's Comparative Muslim Societies Program and a core faculty member of the Southeast Asia Program and South Asia Program.

Professor, Policy Analysis and Management
Sharon Tennyson is the director of public affairs graduate studies and coordinator of Einaudi's Disasters research team.
Faculty Director, International Relations Minor

Christopher Way is an associate professor of government. He is faculty director of the Einaudi Center's international relations minor and a member of the peace studies minor faculty in the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Faculty Director, Migration Studies Minor

Lindy Williams is a professor in the Department of Global Development. She is faculty director of the Einaudi Center's migration studies minor.

Vice Provost for International Affairs

Wendy Wolford is Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor of Global Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Her research includes work on international development, land use and distribution, social mobilization, agrarian societies, and critical ethnography.

Migrations Faculty Fellow

Stephen Yale-Loehr coleads the Einaudi Center's Migrations research team, focused on advancing the health of U.S. refugee and immigrant populations.