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Global Research Priorities

At the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, we work together to fulfill Cornell’s powerful mandate to engage with and transform the world. Our faculty, postdocs, visiting scholars, and students cross disciplinary lines to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems.

We focus on issues and topics where the stakes for ordinary citizens are high and informed public voices about the conditions that shape our lives are critically needed. 


Top Research Priorities

Racial Justice

Black Lives Matter June 2020 protest in Manchester, UK

Public scholarship on inequality, race, and social justice

Migrations

Mother and baby whale in the ocean

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

Democratic Resilience

People at a protest

Global challenges to democracy and evolving democratic norms


Plantations' Global Legacies

Tying together the Einaudi Center's commitments to racial justice and migration, this two-day virtual conference explored the role plantation agriculture has played in shaping the racial dynamics and unequal structures of the modern era.

tea plantation crops in rows

Video: A Conversation on the Plantationocene


Research Themes

The Einaudi Center supports intellectual exchange on academic and policy themes and funds selected research teams tackling topical questions. Explore our research themes.