As a response to the emerging phenomenon of mass migration, Cornell’s Einaudi Center launched a migration minor as part of an initiative to “draw students outside of their major fields and to extend their knowledge beyond a single country,” according to the program website.
To introduce students to potential exchanges, internships, language courses and other opportunities, the University will host its annual International Fair on Aug. 29. Both Cornell and outside programs will be represented at the event.
Miyazaki said that cybersecurity is a topic that affects domestic and international society and emphasized the need for interdisciplinary action, which is one of his main priorities as director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.
While signs of the world food crisis may not be visible in Ithaca, Cornell hosted a diverse range of thought on the subject during an open conference called “Visible Warnings: The World Food Crisis in Perspective” this weekend. The events brought together a myriad of professors from various colleges around the globe, each of whom specialized in a different field.
The third event, called “Food, Land and Ecology,” featured Farshad Araghi of Florida Atlantic University, Saturnino Borras, Jr. of St. Mary’s University, and Kristen Lyons of Griffith University in Australia.
Of the topics discussed, emphasis was placed on unpacking the the potential causes of the crisis.