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Byline: Sheri Englund

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Cornell informs, takes action on Afghanistan

A&S faculty moderated two panels on Afghanistan hosted by Global Cornell.
Rahul Gandhi


Indian MP Rahul Gandhi to speak on democracy March 2

Indian Member of Parliament Rahul Gandhi will join economics professor Kaushik Basu on March 2 for a conversation about democracy, development and life in politics in India and the world.
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Democracy 20/20 series to close with post-election debrief

The 2020 presidential election tested the political system and pushed U.S. democracy close to the brink.

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Democracy 20/20 webinar to examine U.S. polarization

With Election Day just around the corner – and millions of ballots already cast in early voting – the next installment of the Democracy 20/20 webinar series will tackle polarization and how tension between the political parties and the social groups they represent is redefining American democracy.

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Democracy 20/20 webinar to assess ‘deep state’

Since arriving in Washington with a promise to “drain the swamp,” President Donald Trump has often called out the “deep state” for blocking his political goals. The fourth event in the Democracy 20/20 webinar series will examine how the capacity and professionalism of the federal government has fared over the past four years.

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New Einaudi Center director launches book in Zambia

Prof. Rachel Riedl discovered that religious expression is ubiquitous in the public sphere in sub-Saharan Africa.
 Rachel Riedl


Einaudi Center appoints new director

Rachel Beatty Riedl, formerly director of the Program of African Studies at Northwestern University, has been named the new director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.

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Area studies programs welcome new directors

Cornell’s Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) and Cornell Institute for European Studies (CIES) welcomed new faculty leadership this fall.
 Saurabh Mehta


International faculty fellows make global impact

When Saurabh Mehta started working as a physician in India, he concentrated on treating sick patients. Now he takes a broader approach to such infectious diseases as tuberculosis and HIV.

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Fulbright recipients head off to global destinations

Fourteen Cornell students and recent alumni are setting out this fall for destinations around the world, thanks to grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
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Global scholars study English and more

This summer, 38 undergraduates, grad students, and visiting scholars from 12 nations are enrolled in Cornell's English for International Students and Scholars (EISS) program, according to this story on the Global Cornell website.


Atkinson's Academic Venture Fund awards $1.8M to 15 projects

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future’s Academic Venture Fund awarded $1.8 million in 2017, with a record 15 grants to seed novel approaches to some of the world’s greatest sustainability challenges.



Atkinson Center faculty fellows to expand sustainability conversation

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF) has announced 10 faculty-in-residence fellows in the social sciences, humanities and arts for 2016-17.