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2022 Cornell Biennial artist preview

With the theme “Futurities, Uncertain," the fifth Cornell art biennial will feature artworks, installations, and performances.
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Surprise, no surprise: round 1 of the French presidential election

Sociologist Mabel Berezin, an expert on nationalist and populist movements in Europe, comments on the French elections.
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Marine Le Pen to ‘win’ French election, even if she loses

Sociologist Mabel Berezin, an expert on fascist, nationalist and populist movements in Europe and associated threats to democracy, comments on the French elections.
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Russia’s role in U.N. questioned amid war in Ukraine, atrocities

Historian Cristina Florea comments on the United Nations General Assembly vote on expelling Russia from the U.N. Human Rights Council.
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Musk’s Twitter stake speaks to value of platforms by tech titans

Faculty expert on social media Alexandra Cirone reacts to Musk becoming the platform's biggest shareholder.
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In shadow of Ukraine war, EU elections face critical moment

April elections in Hungary and France will be affected by the war in Ukraine, says comparative sociologist Mabel Berezin – even as war news draws public attention from them.
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Amid refugee announcement, Biden seeks to relieve a backlogged asylum system

Cristina Maria Garcia, professor of history and Latino studies, comments on President Biden’s announcement that the U.S. will admit 100,000 Ukrainian refugees.
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U.S. can accuse Russia of war crimes, but prosecution will be elusive

Professor Oumar Ba comments on the likelihood of Russians being prosecuted for war crimes committed in Ukraine.
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Myanmar genocide declaration could propel legal consequences

The Biden administration has declared repression of the Rohingya population in Myanmar amounts to genocide, a formal declaration, says professor Oumar Ba, that carries significant rhetorical weight, in addition to potential legal consequences.
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CCSS announces 2022 spring grants for faculty

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences has announced its spring grants for faculty.
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Study: Language may not shape social outcomes

A new linguistic study, authored by Thomas Pepinsky, argues that there is no evidence that linguistic differences affect social and economic outcomes.
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Drones in Ukraine have ‘irrevocably altered’ character of war

As the Biden administration sends Switchblade drones for Ukraine's defense against Russia, Cornell government scholar Paul Lushenko comments on the use of drones in this and future conflicts.
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Cornell historian says Russia’s war on Ukraine could be a catalyst

Ukraine’s President Vladimir Zelensky spoke to the U.S. Congress on March 16 in a direct appeal for help as Russia continues its bombardment. The war might result in new forms of international cooperation, says Cristina Florea, assistant professor of history.
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China must protect own interests in decision to provide Russia aid

Arts & Sciences China experts comment today as a U.S. national security advisor is expected to meet with a top Chinese diplomat; the first high-level talks between the two countries since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began.
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Ancient Rome offers insight into Russian aggression

Barry Strauss, professor of history and classics, says that a glance at ancient Rome may help in trying to understand Putin and the subject of war crimes.
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Putin unlikely to face ICC for war crimes in Ukraine

Oumar Ba, assistant professor of government provides context on the International Criminal Court as casualties mount in the war waged by Russia against Ukraine.
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diacritics journal turns 50

The journal, which is a review of contemporary criticism, is celebrating with an anniversary blog.
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Countering Russian misinformation a ‘comparatively easy’ problem to solve

Twitter just announced it will begin labeling content from Russian state-affiliated media websites. Professor Sarah Kreps says that in some cases, false tags actually lead to more social media sharing of bogus COVID-19 claims.
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Season 4 of Antiquitas podcast features love and war

The fourth season of “Antiquitas: Leaders and Legends of the Ancient World,” a podcast from professor Barry Strauss, premieres Feb. 23.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning alumna explores the human stories behind global migration

L.A. Times reporter Molly O’Toole ’09 is currently tracing a 9,000-mile route to the U.S.’s southern border.
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