This year’s Academic Venture Fund (AVF) seed grants for research support equitable and sustainable development, offshore wind energy, and improved indoor air quality.Read More
Department of Government
The department of government offers students a variety of opportunities to engage with politics and political science, beginning in the classroom, with the chance to work one-on-one with faculty; by participating in internships, and by drawing on the department's ties with programs across the College of Arts and Sciences.
Our Q&A series highlights former Fellows' monographs and other projects that grew out of the research done during their Fellowship year at the Society for the Humanities. In the following Q&A, Alexander Livingston, 2018-19 Authority Faculty Fellow, discusses his new edited collection of essays on th...Read More
In commentary in Slate, Joseph Margulies, writes that the Supreme Court refused last week to hear an appeal from Terence Andrus, a prisoner on Texas’ death row.Read More
Fernando Santiago ’86, the first person in his family to go to college, majored in government in the College of Arts & Sciences.Read More
As the House Committee charged with investigating the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol prepares to hold the first of several hearings on June 9, Doug Kriner and Steve Israel share from their recent poll designed to measure public opinion of election reforms.Read More
The bestselling author’s latest thriller follows a heroine with a secret past—and a kidnapped husband.Read More
The Summit of the Americas, taking place this week in Los Angeles, typically represents an opportunity for leaders to move their agendas forward.Read More
In fractious times, we reaffirm core principles. The Government Department at Cornell studies and teaches about intolerance, but will not practice it. We write about xenophobia and bigotry, but will not pretend they only exist elsewhere. We research racism, homophobia, and misogyny, but will not permit them to pass unchallenged. Our role as academics has never been inconsistent with our duty as citizens, and we pledge to honor the rich diversity of our students, staff, and faculty. Those who come to us—as students, co-workers, and colleagues—must be free to learn and live without fear, and we urge the administration to declare—promptly and forcefully—that Cornell is a sanctuary campus.
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