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Einaudi Center names new program directors

The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies has announced the appointment of the following new program directors, effective July 1:

Kuruvilla will serve a one-year term. The other appointments are for three-year terms.

Anderson, a professor of government, researches issues of legitimacy, welfare states and inequality in the European Union and advanced industrialized countries. Among his publications are two recent books, "Losers' Consent: Elections and Democratic Legitimacy" and "Democracy, Inequality and Representation: A Comparative Perspective." Anderson has served as president of the American Political Science Association's Section on European Politics and Society and on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Political Science, Electoral Studies, European Union Politics and the Journal of Politics.

Gold, a professor of South Asian religions in the Department of Asian Studies, served as director of the South Asia Program, 1991-94. Proficient in Hindi and Sanskrit, he was in the Peace Corps in India from 1968 to 1972, joined the Cornell faculty in 1986 and has made numerous research trips to India, working on projects in Banaras and Gwalior. His recent projects include a continuing series of DVDs and visual resource materials on religion and community in Gwalior. His books include "Comprehending the Guru: Toward a Grammar of Religious Perception" and "Aesthetics and Analysis in Writing on Religion: Modern Fascinations."

Kirshner, a professor of government whose primary field is international relations, focuses his research on economics and national security, and the politics of money. Director of the International Political Economy Program at the Einaudi Center, Kirshner is the author of "Currency and Coercion: The Political Economy of International Monetary Power" and "Appeasing Bankers: Financial Caution on the Road to War"; and co-editor of the multidisciplinary book series "Cornell Studies in Money."

Kuruvilla, a professor of collective bargaining and comparative industrial relations in the ILR School and of Asian studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, joined Cornell in 1990 after a career as a labor relations manager. His research interests include the linkages between industrial relations policies and practices, national human resource policies and practices, and economic development policies. He serves as a consultant to several international agencies and governments and has written articles on labor and human resource policies.

Warner, an associate professor of Asian studies, teaches courses in classical Chinese, traditional Chinese literature and culture, and medieval Chinese poetry. Her research interests include the literature of the Han through T'ang dynasties (third century B.C. through the 10th century) and the history of text production and text culture in medieval China. She is the author of "A Wild Deer amid Soaring Phoenixes: The Opposition Poetics of Wang Ji," editor of the journal T'ang Studies and co-editor of the Brill Monograph Series for Studies in the History of Chinese Texts.

"This infusion of new program leadership represents an opportunity for the Einaudi Center, and our central challenge in the coming year will be to create a new spirit of collaboration and creativity to move international studies forward at Cornell," said Einaudi Center Director Nicolas van de Walle. "With such a talented group of faculty directors, I look forward to the challenge."

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