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Kerry imparts experience, hope to the ‘next generation’

Former Secretary John Kerry discussed foreign relations, climate change, political polarization and other immediately relevant topics Oct. 29 during the Belnick Family LaFeber/Lowi Presidential Forum.

Effective government saves lives in cyclones, other disasters

Cornell-led research has found that effective national and local governments are associated with fewer deaths from natural disasters – even in countries with similar levels of wealth and development.

Oscar-winning filmmaker joins ILR dean on podcast

In the latest episode of the ILR School’s “Work!” podcast, Dean Alex Colvin talks with Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Julia Reichert about the upturn in union activism, the future of work and other topics. 

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In election’s waning days, panel sees hope for democracy

Amid the clatter in the days before the presidential election, three professors in the College of Arts and Sciences offered a bright light at the end of the 2020 tunnel: hope for democracy.

Voters anxious ahead of election, students’ national poll finds

After learning the theory and methodology behind public opinion polls, undergraduates in “Taking America’s Pulse” surveyed a nationally representative sample of more than 1,100 Americans on a wide range of topics.

Wilkerson: US must reckon with ‘long shadow’ of caste system

Isabel Wilkerson, journalist and author of “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” on Oct. 21 delivered the Cornell Center for Social Sciences’ annual Distinguished Lecture in the Social Sciences.

Cook-Gray lecturer: Domestic workers need more protections

An International Labor Organization standard that helps protect the world’s domestic workers has sparked change in some areas of the world, Adelle Blackett said in the ILR School’s annual Cook-Gray Lecture on Oct. 15.

‘Democracy Contested?’ forum panel to meet online Oct. 29

David Bateman, associate professor of government in the College of Arts and Sciences, will moderate “Democracy Contested?” in an online Cornell community forum Oct. 29 with three fellow faculty experts.

John Kerry will speak at Belnick presidential forum Oct. 29

John Kerry, secretary of state in former President Barack Obama’s administration, will be the Belnick Family LaFeber/Lowi Presidential Forum speaker Oct. 29.