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The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies is Cornell’s hub for campus engagement and global thinking and action. The Einaudi Center has helped students and scholars across borders of language, culture, nationality, and academic discipline for more than half a century. Today Cornell is one of the most international universities in the world.
Eight regional and thematic programs are the heart of the Einaudi Center. Our programs promote new ways of understanding peoples and places. Two programs – the Southeast Asia Program and South Asia Program – are U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Centers (NRCs) and two programs – the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and the Institute for African Development – received the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) grant.
Our faculty and students work across disciplinary lines to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems. The Einaudi Center spearheads research on transnational challenges including inequalities and justice, migrations, and democratic resilience. It sponsors faculty fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scholars and practitioners; awards research and travel grants to faculty and students; organizes conferences, lectures, workshops, debates, and other events; produces podcasts, books, journals, and other publications; offers undergraduate and graduate minors; provides undergraduate international internships and research fellowships; manages a doctoral dissertation proposal development program; and provides materials and assistance to educators across New York State. The center works across campus to internationalize Cornell’s research, teaching, and outreach.
The Einaudi Center’s signature events include the annual Bartels World Affairs Lecture, which brings distinguished international figures to campus to speak on global topics and meet with Cornell students and faculty, and the Lund Critical Debate Series. Most of the Einaudi Center’s programs also host weekly seminars and other events throughout the academic year.
The Einaudi Center offers and supports eight minors for undergraduate and graduate students, including international relations and migration studies. The Einaudi Center administers the Laidlaw Undergraduate Leadership and Research Program, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, and the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad awards. The South and Southeast Asia Programs administer the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships, which help graduate and undergraduate students become fluent in rarely taught languages.
Through its National Resource Centers and area study programs, the Einaudi Center provides educators at K–12 public schools, community colleges, four-year colleges and universities in New York State with resources, activities, and special events related to Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.