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Cornell Law School launches India Law Center

Cornell Law School launched its Cornell India Law Center on Sept. 26 with a lecture by Richard Verma, vice chairman and partner at the Asia Group and former U.S. ambassador to India.

Cornell expert urges Congress to reform infrastructure policies

Testifying Sept. 25 before the U.S. House Budget Committee, Rick Geddes proposed numerous policy reforms to improve the delivery of major infrastructure projects.

LaFeber-Silbey Lecture to look back on 1970s U.S. power

Historian Francis J. Gavin will discuss the importance of the 1970s in U.S. and world history in this year’s LaFeber-Silbey Lecture, Oct. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in Kaufmann Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall.

‘Migrations’ is theme of Cornell’s first Global Grand Challenge

After an eight-month study, a task force of 16 faculty members has chosen “Migrations” as the theme of the first Cornell Global Grand Challenge, which will tackle the issue with resources from across the university.

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Public interest lawyer is ILR program’s Visiting Activist Scholar

Sam Magavern, a public interest lawyer and community leader in his hometown of Buffalo, New York, is the new Cornell Buffalo Co-Lab Visiting Activist Scholar for the 2019-20 academic year.

Unemployment course gets Engaged Curriculum funds

Ian Greer, M.S. ’03, Ph.D. ’05, a senior research associate in the ILR School, built a class that explores unemployment and the effects surrounding it with the help of the Engaged Curriculum Grant program.

Legal experts: Checks and balances needed on executive power

Attorneys Neal Katyal and George Conway opened the Peter ’69 and Marilyn ’69 Coors Conversation Series with a discussion on executive power.

Konvitz lecturer to speak on ‘paradox of corporate globalization’

John Ruggie, the American political scientist who coined the term “embedded liberalism,” will give this year’s Milton Konvitz Memorial Lecture, Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. in 105 Ives Hall.

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Washington letter sheds light on Constitutional Convention

The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections has a letter, written by George Washington in 1787, that offers some insight into the convention that produced the Constitution of the United States.

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