Global Cornell

At Cornell, we strive to educate our students for global citizenship - to instill a spirit of enquiry about our diverse global society and prepare them to live and work in an increasingly interdependent world. This document celebrates our successes to date and presents key priorities moving forward. We invite you to familiarize yourself with the international initiatives underway on Cornell’s campuses. And we hope you will join the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs in supporting our shared vision for a truly Global Cornell.

The president of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, visits campus Nov. 20-22. He will deliver a public lecture, “Iceland’s Clean Energy Economy – A Roadmap to Sustainability and Good Business,” Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. in Schwartz Auditorium.

The new Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature recognizes excellent writing in African languages and encourages translation from, between and into African languages.

Twenty-five years ago public intellectual Francis Fukuyama ’74 wrote an essay called “The End of History.” A campus panel Nov. 18 challenged many of Fukuyama's premises.

Organized by Modesto Quiroga, Cornell’s Cosmopolitan Club first met Nov. 10, 1904, in Barnes Hall, with 60 students attending. For the next five decades, the Cosmopolitan Club fostered international awareness and elevated peaceful thoughts.

Professor Emeritus Tony Ingraffea explained a statewide green energy plan in his keynote address at the President’s Sustainable Campus Committee annual summit Nov. 18, and winners of the Cornell University Partners in Sustainability Award were announced.