April surprise: Is Le Pen really Hillary?

Mabel Berezin is professor of sociology at Cornell University and author of “Illiberal Politics in Neoliberal Times: Culture, Security and Populism in the New Europe” and “Europe Without Borders.” Berezin says comparisons between French populist candidate Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump – already fraught ­– may end this weekend, when Le Pen faces the […]

Fear of Trump’s authoritarianism ‘overblown’

Andrew Little, professor of government at Cornell University and expert on authoritarian regimes, says Trump’s authoritarian rhetoric – such as his recent Tweet suggesting he would revoke citizenship for flag burning – doesn’t translate into an imminent threat to American democracy. Bio: http://government.cornell.edu/andrew-thomas-little   Little says: “Although some of Donald Trump’s rhetoric sounds familiar to those […]

Populism, sexism and nationalism pair Trump and Abe

Naoki Sakai, professor of Asian studies and comparative literature at Cornell University, and expert on Japanese nationalism, says while Shinzō Abe and Donald Trump – who are scheduled to meet today – have much in common, including their overt populism and nationalistic tendencies, Trump’s promises to withdraw from the region is a serious concern for […]

Rawlings to expand ‘One Cornell’ vision during State of the University address

WHAT:          State of the University address and other events coinciding with Cornell Trustee-Council Annual Meeting. WHEN:          Thursday, Oct. 27 and Friday, Oct. 28. WHERE:        Cornell University campus in Ithaca. MEDIA:         Media members are invited to cover the State of the University address, as well as other events during the Trustee-Council Annual Meeting. To […]

Hunter Rawlings to take helm as Cornell’s interim president April 25

ITHACA, N.Y. – Hunter R. Rawlings III, Cornell president emeritus and professor emeritus of classics, has been appointed interim president effective April 25, Cornell University Board of Trustees Chairman Robert S. Harrison announced March 24. An international search for the university’s 14th president will begin in the coming months, and Rawlings will serve in an […]

Macri’s win is a major change for Argentina, and region

Lourdes Casanova, academic director of the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Business and a member of several taskforces working on Latin America at the World Economic Forum, comments on Mauricio Macri’s victory in Argentina and says the president-elect will need to be fast and forceful with his agenda of change. Casanova […]

Inauguration of Elizabeth Garrett as President of Cornell University

WHAT: Cornell University celebrates the inauguration of Elizabeth Garrett WHEN:  Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 WHERE: Cornell University, Ithaca MEDIA: The event is free and open to the public. Media members must RSVP to Kathleen Corcoran at 607-882-3782 or kmc327@cornell.edu by noon on Wednesday, Sept. 16. ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University will celebrate the inauguration of its 13th president, Elizabeth Garrett on […]

President David Skorton statement on race, law enforcement and safety

As we celebrate Cornell’s 150 years of education, scholarship and public engagement, we honor one of our fundamental strengths – our history of inclusivity. The university continues to encourage the exploration of all forms of knowledge and welcome all people, regardless of their backgrounds or circumstances. To fully support an inclusive culture, our campus must […]

Sluggish economy, complex issues slam incumbents in midterms

As the midterm elections rapidly approach, the sluggish economy is emerging as a major obstacle to incumbents.  Election expert and Cornell University Professor of Government Elizabeth Sanders says that the economy could spell doom for Democratic incumbents, but the economy alone is not to blame for incumbent woes. Sanders says:  “Midterm elections are almost always […]

Cornell, IC and TC3 launch new Downtown Ithaca Incubator project

Based in Travis Hyde’s Carey Building near The Commons, the site promises to be a focal point for new economic activity throughout the region ITHACA, N.Y. – Over the past year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has challenged higher education institutions across the state to become even more energetic partners in the region’s economic revitalization. Now, Cornell […]