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11/20 Haris Silajdžić speaks at CIES

The former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina reflected on his time in public service and what Bosnia and Herzegovina can teach us about living and governing in multi-ethnic societies.

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11/9 A reading by Ece Temelkuran

"Who are we now?" "What is the truth?" and most importantly "Is there hope?" A reading and talk given by Ece Temelkuran.

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10/24 Migration of Images

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."

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10/18 Spain in Crisis

A roundtable on recent developments in the Spanish political landscape.


10/18 Will this robot take my job?

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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10/3 Outlawing Dissent: The Flight of Scholars to Europe

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

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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.

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.

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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...

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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...