Ian Kysel, visiting assistant clinical professor of law and co-director of the Asylum and Convention Against Torture Appellate Clinic, says, “Going back decades, the U.S. Government has failed to adequately invest in making rights and human dignity the cornerstone of U.S. policy in the region—on migration or otherwise. Human rights are key to addressing the major challenges facing migration.”
“Liu He has put financial sector risks in the foreground ever since he moved to his current position,” says Eswar Prasad, professor of economics and trade policy. “Even during that very difficult period for the economy in the second quarter [of 2020] they did not open the floodgates of stimulus.”
“The tech companies have realized this is not an abstract question: These are very real threats to American democracy,” says James Grimmelmann, professor of law. “They’ve drawn their line. I see it as a meaningful new position.”
Brooke Erin Duffy, associate professor of communication, says, “We don’t always know who’s responsible for creating the merch, so it enables everyone to evade responsibility for the circulation of these harmful products and messages.”
This piece mentions the comparative analysis of COVID-19 responses across 18 countries by researchers from Cornell and Harvard. Stephen Hilgartner, professor of science and technology studies and co-leader of the study, provides comments on the U.S.’s response.
David Sherwyn, professor in the School of Hotel Administration, says that hotels could make a case for not allowing people to book a room if they knew that they were coming to cause disruption. “But as a practical matter, hotels cannot do that. You’re not asking people for the purpose of why they’re there and then judging why they’re there.”
At the State of the State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo mentioned the launch of a New York Public Health Corps, in partnership with Cornell and Northwell Health, which would hire and train 1,000 fellows for one year of service facilitating vaccination efforts.
“Making bitcoin a significant part of your portfolio would increase your risk substantially,” says Eswar Prasad, professor of economics and trade policy. “But a marginal amount seems worthwhile given recent dynamics.”