MEDIA ALERT: Experts available on war in Ukraine

Cornell faculty members are available to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its implications globally.

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“For the rest of the world, it’s a no-win situation,” says Eswar Prasad, professor of applied economics and policy. “Any delay in action could make things potentially even worse.” 

Bryn Rosenfeld, assistant professor of government, says, “The war is no longer a distant event fought by a professional army so it can change the sentiments of Russians as it becomes clear that Russia is struggling in Ukraine and the war is now getting closer to ordinary citizens.” 

“The vineyard managers have been looking to control insects that might feed on the foliage or on the clusters of grapes themselves,” says Brian Eshenaur, senior extension associate with New York State Integrated Pest Management. “One grower lost about 35 acres, and they stopped planting vines there for a while and were wondering if they could even have vineyards.”

“People want to present themselves in the best light, but also to share freely without excessive cognitive load,” says, Mor Naaman, professor of information science. “The edit button, if it works well, can support both goals.” 

Cornell's Professor Maggie Gardner, a scholar in civil procedure, says: "The state is seeking 'restitution, damages, and injunctive relief,' not criminal penalties.

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