MPA students return from climate change conference with optimism and inspiring memories

Courtney Schneider (r) took a selfie with U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, one of many memorable moments at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change. Three students in the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy participated in the conference, known as COP27.

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Global Public Voices fellows to speak out on democratic threats

This year’s 27 Global Public Voices fellows from the Einaudi Center will engage with national and international news media to make their voices heard on conditions and current events that threaten democratic institutions worldwide.

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Cornell, global partners discuss the next ‘grand challenge’

More than 300 faculty, staff and students from Cornell and the new Cornell Global Hubs gathered Nov. 16-17 to discuss ideas for the next universitywide Global Grand Challenge.

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Sean and Holly Olson establish a fund as “an investment in the world we want to see”

Holly and Sean Olson have established the Olson Family Strategic Initiatives Fund at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy to help create the world they want to live in.

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Public views drone strikes with other countries’ support as most legitimate

A first-of-its kind survey reveals that Americans consider military aerial drones strikes, used with the consent of other nations, to be the most morally legitimate or appropriate.

Klarman fellow: How do past events affect the political present?

Anil Menon is researching the political legacies of forced migration, which is on the rise globally due to climate change and conflict.

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Marketization in Europe worsens worker conditions

A new book explores how European markets function, who creates, shapes and organizes them, and what they mean for the relationship between labor and capital.

‘Everything changed’: reuniting families fractured by opioids

Cornell researchers and parent educators are identifying how the opioid crisis has ravaged New York state families and the solutions that help parents and children reunify.

Local floodplain home buyouts can inform federal plans

Cornell researchers compared federal floodplain home buyout policies with regional programs, showing that local strategies may make these acquisitions more equitable and effective.