Professor Jessica Chen Weiss, an expert on U.S.-China relations, was among the attendees of the dinner following President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s historic summit on Nov. 15 in San Francisco.Read more
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.
Alumni Profile: Ethan Felder '09
Ethan Felder is an associate at the labor law firm Koehler & Isaacs LLP. Ethan represents public and private sector labor unions and their members in all aspects of their employment. He handles contract grievances, unfair labor practices cases, disability hearings, federal litigations in New York City and across the metropolitan area. Ethan completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University (major: Government) and his graduate studies in law and business at Washington University in St. Louis. When not on the job, Ethan is also a community activist having organized a half dozen solidarity rallies in his hometown of Forest Hills, Queens.
Optimists and ‘doomers’ are fighting over the direction of AI research – and those who want speed may have won this round, Sarah Kreps writes in an op-ed in The Guardian.Read more
Differences of opinion about OpenAI’s “benefit of humanity” vision became more evident over recent months, says Sarah Kreps, professor of government and director of the Tech Policy Institute.Read more
Argentines have voted to elect Javier Milei, economist and former TV pundit, as their next president, and Gustavo Flores-Macías weighs in.Read more
Martin Shefter ’64, professor of government emeritus in the College of Arts and Sciences, died Nov. 3 in Ithaca. He was 79.Read more
Journalists find themselves challenged by mistrust and polarization from both sources and audiences, according to experts at a recent panel as part of Cornell’s Freedom of Expression theme year.Read more
This may be a once-in-a-century opportunity for peace, writes Uriel Abulof, visiting professor of government in the College of Arts and Sciences, in a Time opinion piece.Read more
With President Joe Biden meeting face-to-face with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on Wednesday, government professor Allen Carlson says a key factor will be how much the two heads of state are able to publicly agree to disagree.Read more
“The leadership experience I was afforded as co-editor of the Cornell Progressive and president of the Cornell Democrats helped me,” he said. “I was getting people to feel like they were a part of something and had a common cause, and motivating people to work when there were a whole lot of other things they could be doing on campus.”