Global Public Voices fellows to speak out on democratic threats

Global Public Voices fellows from the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies use their expertise to shape public debates about global policy issues and advocate for a more just and equitable future.

With a focus on democratic threats and resilience, this year’s 27 fellows including 10 Cornell faculty and a visiting scholar from Afghanistanwill engage with national and international news media to make their voices heard on nationalism and populism, civil-military relations, international human rights, inequality and civil engagement, grassroots movements and more.

Past Global Public Voices fellows brought informed perspectives to a range of policy questions and current events related to global racial justice. They have been featured on podcasts and videos, published op-eds in The Hill and Washington Post, and provided expert quotes to major new outlets including AP, Bloomberg, Forbes, Guardian, New York Times and Politico.

Global Public Voices works closely with Cornell’s Media Relations Office. Fellows attend monthly collaborative discussions with peers, where they receive practical media and outreach training, including support in building an international public profile and sessions on writing effective op-eds, funding proposals and policy briefs.

The group’s first meeting was held on Monday, Nov. 28, and featured an opinion writing training led by the Media Relations Office’s Jeff Tyson.

This year’s Cornell fellows represent colleges and schools across campus. These interdisciplinary faculty will partner with faculty from Cornell Global Hubs universities and international Oxfam fellows.

Fellows at Cornell

  • Christine Bacareza Balance, associate professor of performing and media arts and Asian American studies, College of Arts & Sciences (A&S)
  • Elizabeth Brundige, clinical professor, Cornell Law School
  • Lourdes Casanova, senior lecturer and director of the Emerging Markets Institute, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
  • Richard T. Clark, assistant professor of government, A&S
  • Alexandra Dufresne, senior lecturer, Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy
  • Cristina Florea, assistant professor of history, A&S
  • Sharif Hozoori, IIE-SRF fellow and visiting scholar, Einaudi Center’s South Asia Program
  • Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer, associate clinical professor, Law School
  • Stephen Kim, assistant director of programs and pedagogical innovation, School of Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Beth Lyon, associate dean, clinical professor and clinical program director, Law School
  • Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, SC Johnson

Global Hubs Fellows

Ruba Abu-Salma, assistant professor of computer science, King’s College London | Kovila Coopamootoo, assistant professor of computer science, King’s College London | Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho, vice dean (international), faculty of social science and public policy, King’s College London | Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, senior lecture in climate law, University of Edinburgh | Vasiliki Koukoulioti, lecturer in tax law, Queen Mary University of London | Richard Mole, professor of political sociology, University College London | Sam Phiri, lecturer in media and communication studies, University of Zambia

Oxfam Fellows

Naana Nkansah Agyekum, media, communications and public engagement coordinator, Oxfam Ghana | Kazi Azam, program officer, flood response, Oxfam Bangladesh | Myrah Nerine Butt, policy engagement advisor, Oxfam International | Natalia Marsicovetere Fanjul, gender justice lead, Oxfam Central America | Philip Kabuye, policy advisor, Oxfam Novib | Mahamuda Khanam, project officer, Oxfam Bangladesh | Thurein Lwin, advocacy coordinator, Oxfam Myanmar | Abrar Shahriyar Mridha, head of economic inclusion and justice, Oxfam Bangladesh | Juan Pardo Peña, influence officer, Oxfam Colombia

Jessica Ames is a communications assistant and Sheri Englund is senior associate director of communication for Global Cornell. 

Read the story in the Cornell Chronicle.

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