This year's Global Public Voices fellows are expanding the reach of Cornell's academic expertise as thought leaders in the campus community’s yearlong exploration of freedom of expression.
Select GPV alumni return in 2024 as seasoned media voices, ready to advocate on global free speech questions central to current events, public policy, and their international research expertise.
Partnering with Cornell media relations, Einaudi’s GPV Freedom of Expression Faculty Fellows will make their voices heard nationally and internationally with regular freedom of expression commentary, including op-eds, explainers, news briefs, and media appearances. Follow their work this year on Global Public Voices in the Media.
This distinguished group of faculty will also mentor Einaudi’s new Undergraduate Global Scholars as they complete a capstone project on freedom of expression with a global mindset.
Freedom of Expression Faculty Fellows
Faculty Director, International Relations Minor
Oumar Ba's research focuses on international criminal justice and human rights for globally marginalized people. He is faculty director of the Einaudi Center's international relations minor. He is a 2024 Global Public Voices freedom of expression fellow.
Professor of the Practice, Cornell Brooks School of Public Policy
Alexandra Dufresne's research focuses on law and policy, children's rights, refugee rights, and state-level policy and advocacy. She is a 2024 Global Public Voices freedom of expression fellow.
IIE-SRF Fellow and Visiting Scholar
Sharif Hozoori’s area of research includes Afghanistan politics and foreign policy, identity politics, and cultural studies. He is a 2024 Global Public Voices freedom of expression fellow.
International Professor of Environmental and Indigenous Studies
Karim-Aly Kassam's research interests include human and environmental relations and indigenous ways of knowing. He is a 2024 Global Public Voices freedom of expression fellow.