A hub for global activity at Cornell, the center organizes, catalyzes, and supports collaborative and interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach programs across campus. It focuses on projects that promote intercultural and cross-national understanding. It educates students to become citizens of the world. And it help solve difficult economic, environmental, and political problems.
The Einaudi Center plays an important role in Cornell’s mission to produce graduates and future leaders who have cross-cultural awareness, and who grasp and live the adage that in this global environment, we human beings need to understand each other better. Since its founding in 1961, the Einaudi Center has helped to stimulate, support, and coordinate Cornell’s work in and about the world and it is continuing this effort on myriad fronts.
In this increasingly interdependent world, many of the issues we confront today are transnational, indeed global, in scope. The center and its associated programs have made important contributions, enhancing Cornell’s worldwide reputation for excellence in international area studies and expertise on global issues.