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Luigi Einaudi Chair

Luigi Einaudi Chair in European and International Studies was established by the Cornell Institute for European Studies with support from the Italian Government and the university in 1987 to honor Luigi Einaudi, first President of the Italian Republic, and his many contributions to the fields of economics, political science, modern European history and European integration.

The Chair has brought distinguished European scholars working in fields related to Einaudi's interests to the Cornell campus to teach and lecture.

The Luigi Einaudi Chair was the first at a major American University to be named after a statesman of modern Europe. As well as pointing to Einaudi's signal contributions to the revival of European democracy after World War II, it strengthens and expands cultural ties between the United States and Europe.

From 1987-2001, individual scholars occupied the Luigi Einaudi Chair. Beginning in 2001-02, the structure underwent some changes, with the Chair supporting seminars, themed events, and shorter-term visiting scholars rather than bringing an individual professor to campus.

Nominations for scholars to hold the Chair for the 2018-19 academic year are due August 15, 2019. Chair-holders are typically in residence at Cornell for a period of four to six weeks, with the Chair supporting their travel costs to and from Ithaca, as well as a stipend. Each nomination should include an up to date CV and a brief (less than 500 word) nomination statement. Nominations can be sent to CIES Program Manager Aleksandra Perelman ( with the subject heading Luigi Einaudi Chair Nomination.

Picture of Luigi Einaudi