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The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies is Cornell's hub for global thinking and action. From Bangkok to Bogota, from Kolkata to Kyiv, Einaudi’s global research helps us all make sense of the world.

Global Research Priorities

The Einaudi Center's faculty, postdocs, visiting scholars, and students cross disciplinary lines to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems. Global research priorities are centerwide focal points for our research funding, events, and experts' media and policy commentary. We focus each year on issues where the stakes for ordinary citizens are high and informed public voices about the conditions that shape our lives are critically needed.

Top Priority in 2024: Democratic Threats

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Democratic Threats and Resilience

Global challenges to democracy and evolving democratic norms

Woman and her mother-in-law in Ranipur, Madhya Pradesh, India, 2020

Inequalities, Identities, and Justice

Global inequalities and advocacy for access and accountability

people walking in Tongariro National Park, Nouvelle-Zélande

Global Grand Challenge: Migrations

Researching, teaching, and building for a world on the move

World in Focus Briefs

New in 2024: Our faculty put the world in focus. Explore research and policy insights from Einaudi experts.

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In the News

Recent publications

Tiffany Rae Pollock

Southeast Asia Program

Kyokutei Bakin, translated by Glynne Walley

East Asia Program