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Global Ambassadors

Due to travel restrictions during COVID-19 our global ambassadors are working remotely to create connectivity while circumstances keep us physically apart.

Connecting Cornell faculty with alumni and supporters worldwide.


Our Global Ambassadors are Cornell faculty who help to strengthen existing relationships, open doors for new connections, foster research and academic/professional opportunities, and enhance the university’s global impact.


  • Our faculty ambassadors represent Cornell University as they travel internationally for their work.
  • They create meaningful connections worldwide and increase the visibility of Cornell’s global presence.
  • They engage alumni and friends of the university by presenting lectures, attending alumni events, and meeting with small groups.

Meet the Global Ambassadors

  • Shorna Allred, associate professor of natural resources, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Chris Barrett, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and International Professor of Agriculture, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
  • Anne Blackburn, professor of South Asian studies and Buddhist studies, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Todd Cowen, professor of civil and environmental engineering, College of Engineering
  • Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue, professor of global development, and associate director of the Cornell Population Center, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Julia Finkelstein, assistant professor of epidemiology and nutrition, Division of Nutritional Sciences, College of Human Ecology, and adjunct associate professor, St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore, India
  • Gustavo Flores-Macías, associate vice provost for international affairs, Cornell University; associate professor of government, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Gunisha Kaur, MD, medical director, Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights, and assistant professor of anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Sarosh Kuruvilla, Andrew J. Nathanson Family Professor in Industrial and Labor Relations, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and visiting professor of employment relations and organizational behavior, London School of Economics
  • Eric Tagliacozzo, professor of history, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Mildred Warner, professor of city and regional planning, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
The Global Ambassadors program is a joint initiative of Alumni Affairs and Development and Global Cornell.