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MEDIA ALERT: Experts available on coronavirus

Cornell faculty members can speak about coronavirus from a variety of perspectives: the science and health implications of the disease, its impact on the global economy, the science of vaccines and impact on healthcare systems, labor and specialized industries, effects on countries around the world and the broader impact the crisis is having on our daily lives.

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In The News

Laurent Dubreuil, professor of literature, writes this opinion piece about how cancel culture converged with Islamist extremism in the murder of Samuel Paty, a middle-school teacher in a Paris suburb, by a Chechen refugee.


Tyler Valeska, postdoctoral associate at the Law School, says, “It’s irrelevant whether the general public would not find it controversial. One value the First Amendment protects is dissent. We don’t want the government telling people what something means to them when and for what reasons.”

Lisa Kaltenegger, associate professor of astronomy, says, “If we’re looking for intelligent life in the Universe that could find us and might want to get in touch … we’ve just created the star map of where we should look first.” 

George Hay, senior professor of law and economics, discusses the Justice Department’s filing of an antitrust suit against Google.

“For every post which contains misinformation about voting, why not flood the zone so that when I see that post, the very next thing I see is from a credible source,” says Yael Eisenstat, a visiting fellow at Cornell Tech.

“Trump's trade policies have delivered few tangible benefits to the US economy while undercutting the multilateral trading system, disrupting long-standing alliances with US trading partners, and fomenting uncertainty,” says Eswar Prasad, professor of economics.