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Searching for American “Mercy Ships” and magnanimity in French Archives

Laptop in hand, I read and reread the notes and questions I had prepared for this day. I was waiting anxiously in the small parking lot just in front of Gare de Golfe Juan - Vallauris, a small train...

Simten Cosar

Turkish researcher becomes her own subject

As a political scientist studying the relationship between academia and government, Simten Coşar knew a lot about the ways in which official ideology can undermine academic independence.

Esra Akcan photo in Milstein Hall

CIES Director, Esra Akcan, publishes new book

Akcan's new book, "Open Architecture: Migration, Citizenship and the Urban Renewal of Berlin Kreuzberg by IBA 1984/87" (Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH, 2018) engages a discussion of open architecture in the...

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Exhibiting Yugoslavia (April 26, 2018)

Martino Stierli, the Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, talked about his upcoming exhibition, followed by a response from Saša Begović, the founding...

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The Arts of the Immigrant Continent (April 12, 2018)

The panel addressed Europe as an immigrant continent, and concentrated on the relation between immigration and art, by bringing together artists and scholars who work on diasporas and migrant art in...

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Crossing the Mediterranean (February 27, 2018)

The International Organization of Migration reported that approximately 4000 migrants had died while trying to cross the ​Mediterranean Sea in the year of 2016, and approximately 3000 by the tenth...

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REM: A Film Screening and Q & A (March 13, 2018)

Director Tomas Koolhaas, participated in a Q&A, after a screening of his film REM, a documentary about his father, famed architect Rem Koolhaas. The Q&A was moderated by CIES Director, Esra...

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Migration of Images (October 24, 2017)

Avinoam Shalem (Riggio Professor of the arts of Islam, Columbia University) and Saloni Mathur (Professor of Art History, UCLA) participated in a panel on "Migration of Images."


Will this robot take my job? (October 18, 2017)

Anxieties over the issue of migration and hostility towards immigrants seem partly related to automation and fears of unemployment. A panel of Cornell faculty addressed the relationship between...

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Outlawing Dissent: The Flight of Scholars to Europe (October 3, 2017)

Kader Konuk, Chair of Turkish Studies, Universität Duisburg-Essen, gave a talk entitled "Outlawing Dissent: The Flight of Scholars to Europe."

New program directors

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.

Leah Hamilton discusses public attitudes and policy implications for refugee resettlement

Migration workshop discusses the politics and policy of migration in Europe and North America

Migration workshop discusses the politics and policy of migration in Europe and North America

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Roundtable discusses Trump's ambiguous policy and its influence in conflicts in post-Soviet States

Kateryna Pishchikova and Una Bergmane participated roundtable discussion entitled "Russia and its Neighbors in he Age of Trump," March 16th.

Lukasz Pawlowski

Lecture exposes reasons behind Poland refugee crisis and implied social issues in Poland

Lukasz Pawlowski, Einaudi Chair Visiting Scholar lectured Poland Refugee Crisis and implied social issue in his lecture “No country for what men? A refugee crisis and the right-wing turn in Poland,”...

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Updates, Information, and Resources Regarding the Executive Order on Immigration

Many of the faculty, students, and staff at Cornell have questions about U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and its implications for their activities and our international...

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Engineering workshop addresses opportunities and challenges associated with educating global engineers

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Daniel Selva and CIES partnered to host a workshop on "International Differences in Engineering Education," August 16-18.

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Refugee roundtable discusses tragedy, challenges, and opportunities presented by a global crisis

Featuring faculty from the Law School, Government, and European Studies, as well as an organizer from Ithaca Welcomes Refugees, their presentations and conversations illuminated how the refugee...

Azat Gundogan

Visiting scholar accepts academic freedom award on behalf of Turkish colleagues

Azat Gundogan said the award from the Middle East Studies Association "bears witness to the resilience of Turkish academics in the face of the dramatic erosion of human rights and academic freedom.”

Justin Gest (George Mason University) and Christopher Way (Cornell University)

Book discussion highlights analysis of the white working class in Europe and the US

In the midst of Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, and the rise of populist right parties across the European continent, social scientists have begun to propose explanations for this transatlantic...