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In 2017-18, CIES organized or collaborated on 34 programs with partners from across Cornell and the Central New York region. These programs represent greater than $40,000 in support for faculty and students from the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Architecture, Art, and Planning, Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School, and Ithaca City School District.

CIES' mission and mandate extends to all colleges and schools with Cornell University; to collaborate with CIES, please contact or fill out our request for co-sponsorship form.


Summer 2018

Ithaca High School World Languages Award (June 21, 2018)

ISSI 2018: Understanding the Global Impacts of Climate Change (with Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies; South and Southeast Asia Programs, June 25-26, 2018)


Spring 2018

Nemstov, Film Screening and Discussion (with Cornell Cinema and Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, January 29, 2018)

Human Flow, Film Screening (with Cornell Cinema, February 22 & 25, 2018)

Crossing the Mediterranean: Migration, Death, and Culture (CIES Migration Series, February 27, 2018)

In the Fade, Film Screening (with Cornell Cinema: March 22, 24, & 25, 2018)

Boris Basile: Making wine the Ancient Roman Way (with Department of Classics, March 5, 2018)

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

The Age of Questions: On the Relationship between Universal War and Federation (with Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, March 15, 2018)

Forbidden Songs: Lost Music of Midcentury Poland, Film Screening  (with Department of Music Graduate Students Association, March 17 & 18, 2018)

Shores of Light: Salento, Film Screening (with Cornell Cinema, March 19, 2018)

Trans-Atlantic Rural Research Network (TARRN) Annual Meeting (March 23, 2018)

The Divine Order, Film Screening (with Cornell Cinema, March 2 and 3, 2018)

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

Flanking Maneuvers: Das Laterale Denken (with German Cultural Studies, April 13-14, 2018)

Exhibiting Yugoslavia (April 26, 2018)

Europe Day: Celebrating CIES Fellowship Recipients (May 2, 2018)

Itinerant Objects: The British Museum and the Ottoman Response to Antiquity (with AAP Graduate Student Association, May 3, 2018)

The Liberal Effect: The Politics of Policy Sciences in the Soviet Union (with Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, May 3, 2018)


Fall 2017

Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative Organizational Meeting and Social (September 14, 2017)

The Architecture of Diplomacy: US Embassies (with Department of Architecture, October 2, 2017)

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

Spain in Crisis (October 18, 2017)

15th Annual Russian NYC Trip (with Department of Comparative Literature, October 21, 2017)

Will this robot take my job? (CIES Migration Series and AAP Critically Now, October 18, 2017)

Migration of Images (CIES Migration Series, October 24, 2017)

The Art of Dance: Music and Movement from the Renaissance and Baroque (with Cornell Early Music Lab, November 4, 2017)

A Reading by Ece Temelkuran (November 9, 2017)

Imagining Migration in Europe (with German Cultural Studies, November 14, 2017)

Graduation: Film Screening (with Cornell Cinema, November 16, 2017)

Lisa Knoll: Social Impact Bonds and the Moralization of "The Market" (with City and Regional Planning, November 17, 2017)

Re-Formation: A celebration of music as a catalyst for social change (with Cornell University Chamber Singers, November 18, 2017)

The Bosnian Paradigm and the Future of Multiculturalism (November 20, 2017)

Martin Luther King in East and West Berlin: Analysis of an Itinerary (November 29, 2017)

The Work of Architects and Scholars in Times of Turmoil: The Urban Renewal of Istanbul (with CNY Humanities Corridor, December 1, 2017)