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Faculty Conversation: Research in the Time of Coronavirus

Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

Across the world, our lives have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. All fields of study are impacted, as our medical, agricultural, economic, political, and cultural systems are challenged. The crisis reinforces the need to think differently and boldly about the world today and the world ahead.
The Einaudi Center invites all Cornell faculty to come together for a conversation about ways forward. Join us to share reflections and identify pathways for collaborative projects and new research agendas.
Each participant will be asked to share brief reflections on three interrelated questions:
1.    How has the coronavirus affected your field and/or your research?
2.    What are the most urgent questions that you see arising out of this moment?
3.    What are the next-generation questions you imagine or the rethinking you see potentially occurring in the next phase, as we move beyond the pandemic?
Particularly when we cannot travel to planned conferences, seminars, research sites, our intellectual community can sustain us and catalyze new individual and collaborative projects with international partners virtually.
We encourage all participants to think about what parts of these questions they would like to take forward and what infrastructure or collaborators would be useful to put together a team with synergistic capacities. Contributions may be worked up into a series of short essays for the Einaudi website, a collective review for publication, and/or grant applications and seed projects. 
Moderator: Rachel Beatty Riedl, Director, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies
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