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The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies is Cornell’s hub for research, teaching, and learning about international issues. Founded in 1961, the center provides a home to eight area studies and thematic programs. Two of these – the Southeast Asia Program and South Asia Program – are U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Centers (NRCs).
The center makes research and travel grants to faculty and students; organizes conferences, workshops, seminars, roundtables, debates, lectures, and other events; sponsors faculty fellows, postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, and practitioners in residence; produces books, e-books, journals, working papers, and other publications; offers undergraduate and graduate minors; manages a doctoral dissertation proposal development program; spearheads research initiatives within and beyond the university; provides materials and assistance to educators across New York State; and supports interdisciplinary working groups that tackle complex issues such as immigration and refugees, cybersecurity, disasters, law and development.
The center also works with other international programs on campus to internationalize the university’s research, teaching, and outreach agenda.
The Einaudi Center’s regular programming includes the annual Henry E. and Nancy Horton Bartels World Affairs Fellowship, which brings an eminent international figure to campus to deliver a public lecture and interact with faculty and students, the Lund Critical Debate Series, and collaborations to bring distinguished speakers to campus in partnership with its area studies and thematic programs. Most of the area studies and thematic programs also host weekly seminars and other events throughout the academic year.
The center offers an International Relations Minor and a Migration Studies Minor for undergraduates. Other minors supported by the center include Latin American studies, modern European studies, French studies, East Asian studies, South Asian studies, and Southeast Asian studies.
The Einaudi Center administers the Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development 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) program, which provides funds for graduate and undergraduate students.
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, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.
In 2019, the Einaudi Center launched six Cross-Program Initiatives that will advance interdisciplinary, cross-regional scholarship and teaching on global issues including the global retreat of democracy, immigration and discrimination, and Chinese and Middle Eastern investment in Africa. The center has a comprehensive website and hosts the Global Cornell website for the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs.