National Endowment for the Humanities: minute investment with massive impact

Timothy Murray is director of Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities and sits on the board of the National Humanities Alliance, as well as other national institutes for the advancement of humanities education. Murray says that cuts to the National Endowment for the Humanities – currently under consideration by the Trump administration – will have a massive […]

Cornell media moguls talk movie making, race and the arts at symposium

WHAT: Cornell women in film and the arts share media-industry insight WHEN:  Saturday, March 5, 1:45 – 3:15 p.m., at Cornell Cinema Saturday, March 5, 5 – 6 p.m., in Alice Statler Auditorium MEDIA: The events are free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Daryl Lovell in Cornell’s Media […]

Mixed reviews for democracy on 25th anniversary of Berlin Wall fall

Valerie Bunce, professor of International Studies and Government at Cornell University, is an expert on international relations and conflict in Eastern Europe and former Soviet states. As the 25th anniversary of the dismantling of the Berlin Wall approaches, Bunce says that there are mixed reviews for emerging democracies in that region. Bunce says: “The fall […]

Indonesian legislative elections bolster status quo

Thomas Pepinsky, professor of Government at Cornell University, director of the International Political Economy Program and the Associate Director of the Cornell Modern Indonesia Project, discusses the long-term implications of Indonesia’s legislative elections April 9. Pepinsky says: “Indonesia’s April 9 legislative elections are noteworthy for the fact that they are now seen as ordinary, ‘business-as-usual’ […]

Crazy like a fox: Crimea chaos plays into Putin’s plans

Valerie Bunce, a professor of International Studies and Government at Cornell University, argues that the chaos created by Russian intervention in Crimea actually builds a case for those very actions. Bunce says: “Putin is gambling that, with this military intervention in Crimea, he can undermine the new government in Ukraine, generate the very chaos that […]

JFK assassination escalated terrible costs of Vietnam War

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE JFK assassination escalated terrible costs of Vietnam War Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 How would the world be different if President John F. Kennedy lived? American History expert and Cornell University Professor of Government Elizabeth Sanders says that JFK’s assassination 50 years ago tomorrow significantly altered the course of the civil […]