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 inequalities and social justice, this year’s 27 fellows—including 16 Cornell faculty—will engage with national and international news media to make their voices heard on international criminal justice, the politics of climate change, digital inequality, refugees’ rights and more.
In Global Public Voices’ inaugural year, 15 fellows brought informed perspectives to a range of policy questions and current events touching on global racial justice. They were featured in video content and podcasts, published op-eds in The Hill, and provided expert quotes to major news outlets including AP, New York Times, Forbes and Bloomberg.
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.
This year’s Cornell fellows represent colleges and schools across campus. These interdisciplinary faculty will partner with Oxfam fellows in the U.S., Africa and Southeast Asia and international and local faculty.
- Oumar Ba, assistant professor of government, College of Arts & Sciences (A&S)
- Victoria Beard, professor of city and regional planning, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP)
- Alexandra Blackman, assistant professor of government, A&S
- Jamein Cunningham, assistant professor of policy analysis and management, Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy
- Julia Finkelstein, associate professor of epidemiology and nutrition, College of Human Ecology (HumEc)
- Jenny Goldstein, assistant professor of global development, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
- Desirée LeClercq, assistant professor of international and comparative labor, School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR)
- Renata Leitão, assistant professor of design and environmental analysis, HumEc
- Estelle McKee, clinical professor, Law School
- Mostafa Minawi, associate professor of history, A&S; Einaudi’s Critical Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Studies director
- Tejasvi Nagaraja, assistant professor of labor relations and history, ILR
- Annalisa Raymer, senior lecturer in global development, CALS
- Landon Schnabel, Robert and Ann Rosenthal Assistant Professor in sociology, A&S
- Chantal Thomas, Radice Family Professor of Law, Law School
- Hale Ann Tufan, research professor of global development, CALS
- Aditya Vashistha, assistant professor of information science, Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Information Science
International and U.S.–based Fellows
Mohammed-Anwar Sadat Adam, programs and campaigns lead, Oxfam in Ghana | Rini Astuti, research fellow, Australian National University | Blandina Bobson, director of programs, Oxfam in Kenya | Duong Do, governance and research specialist, Oxfam Novib in Vietnam | Maria Rosario Felizco, country director, Oxfam in the Philippines | Nick Galasso, economic inequality and governance lead, Oxfam America | Dailes Judge, Zambia country director and program director for Southern Africa, Oxfam in Zambia | Mathias Burton Kafunda, Just Economies program and policy manager, Oxfam in Southern Africa | Mark Muhammad, associate professor, Onondaga Community College | Ndeye Khar Ndiaye, country director, Oxfam in Senegal | Patricia Stottlemyer, senior domestic policy advisor, Oxfam America
Megan DeMint is a communications specialist for Global Cornell. Sheri Englund is senior associate director of communication for Global Cornell.