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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

U.S. Capitol behind caution tape

Democratic Threats and Resilience

Global challenges to democracy and evolving democratic norms

people walking in Tongariro National Park, Nouvelle-Zélande

Global Grand Challenge: Migrations

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

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

Inequalities, Identities, and Justice

Global inequalities and advocacy for access and accountability

Plantations' Global Legacies

Tying together the Einaudi Center's commitments to social justice and migration, this virtual conference explored the role plantation agriculture has played in shaping the racial dynamics and unequal structures of the modern era. Learn more about Einaudi conferences, including a new Hubs salon series coming in fall 2023.

tea plantation crops in rows

Video: A Conversation on the Plantationocene