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‘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.


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.


Yang-Tan Institute to help operate national policy center

The Yang-Tan Institute is in a partnership that has been awarded a $4 million grant by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy to operate a policy development center focused on youth with disabilities.

Conversation series to foster understanding on difficult issues

The Peter ’69 and Marilyn ’69 Coors Conversation Series will provide a forum for “intellectual discourse on difficult yet timely issues facing the nation.”

Students to debate universal basic income Sept. 14 in NYC

The Cornell Speech and Debate Society will argue the pros and cons of universal basic income during a public debate, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at ILR’s New York City headquarters, 570 Lexington Ave.