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Visiting Scholars

Luigi Einaudi Chair in European and International Studies

Luigi Einaudi Chair in European and International Studies was established by the Institute for European Studies with support from the Italian Government and the university in 1987 to honor Luigi Einaudi, first President of the Italian Republic, and his many contributions to the fields of economics, political science, modern European history, and European integration. This visiting scholar strengthens and expands the cultural ties between the United States and Europe, as a reflection of the work done by Luigi Einaudi.

Marina Cervera Alonso de Medina
Marina Cervera Alonso de Medina, 2019-2020 Luigi Einaudi Chair, Adjunct Professor, Urbanism and Regional Planning, UPC-Barcelona Tech

Chair-holders are typically in residence at Cornell for a period of four to six weeks, with the Chair supporting their travel costs to and from Ithaca, as well as a $5,000 stipend. Each nomination should include an up to date CV and a brief (less than 500 words) nomination statement. Nominations are presently on hold due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.  Watch the interview with Marina Cervera Alonso de Medina hosted by former IES Director, Maria Goula.


Scholars at Risk

Beginning in early 2016, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs and the Einaudi Center, IES has worked closely with the International Institute of Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) to provide sanctuary for scholars at risk of persecution in their home countries. For these scholars, Cornell offers the opportunity to continue their research and teaching in a welcoming, safe, and supportive scholarly community as they pursue a more permanent situation for themselves and their families.

Regional Visiting Fellows Program

Regional Visiting Fellows are faculty and staff members from colleges and universities in upstate New York that have a research or teaching interest in European Studies. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and be either a U.S. citizen or a resident alien to be eligible for this appointment. Appointments last for one year, with the possibility for renewal for up to five years.  While this competitive program does not provide financial support to the fellow, it expands opportunities for research, curriculum development, and intellectual exchange among Europeanists in the region. Fellows benefit from the use of Cornell’s extensive library resources, are encouraged to attend IES programming, and are offered the opportunity to give a talk as part of their fellowship.

Other Visiting Scholars

IES Visiting Scholar, Tamas Ziegler
Tamas Ziegler, Visiting Scholar, Associate Professor, International Relations and European Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

IES has a long history of hosting self-funded or partially funded visiting scholars on a limited basis for a period of up to two semesters. Visitors must have their Ph.D. or hold a terminal degree.

We are presently unable to invite visiting scholars to Cornell's campus due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Check back periodically for updates regarding this opportunity or contact IES at