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President Clinton: US in ‘dogfight’ for democracy

The 42nd president said keeping a democracy going is hard work, but expressed optimism for the nation's future during a March 18 webinar hosted by the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs.

President Clinton to speak on the future of U.S. democracy

President Bill Clinton will participate in a virtual conversation about strengthening America's democratic norms for future generations on March 18, launching the new Milstein Democracy Forum Speaker Series.

Harris ’83 will serve as Biden’s top labor adviser

Seth Harris ’83, a visiting professor at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, will join the National Economic Council as deputy assistant to the president for labor and economy.

Tech Policy Lab launches with focus on AI

Sarah Kreps started the lab to research the growing connections and potential disruptions at the intersection of technology and government, many of them related to artificial intelligence.

$750K awarded for intercampus research

The Office of Academic Integration has awarded $750,000 in seed grants to 10 studies ranging from refugee health and legal rights, to a vaccine treating fentanyl addiction and overdose, to pancreatic cancer and antibiotic tolerance.

Alumnus Josef Konvitz to give talk on trends in tolerance

Historian and Cornell alumnus Josef Konvitz ‘67 will explore and compare trends in tolerance in France and the United States in a digital talk on March 15. This talk is sponsored by the Cornell University Jewish Studies Program.

Around Cornell

Maria Fitzpatrick: understanding human behavior

Maria D. Fitzpatrick is a professor of economics and public policy and in 2020 she was named Cornell’s new associate vice provost for social sciences. She also is continuing her own robust research program, focusing on child and family policy.

Charters segregate schools but diversify neighborhoods

Residential and school segregation historically mirrored each other, but charter schools have weakened the link between neighborhood and school assignment, finds research led by Peter Rich.

Search committee set for policy school’s founding dean

A year after the provost announced plans to create a School of Public Policy, following a multiyear review of how to elevate Cornell’s excellence and prominence in the social sciences, the search for its first dean is underway.