The Institute for the Social Sciences’ three-year ISS’ collaborative project on China’s cities has synergies with other programs and initiatives at Cornell that are led by affiliates of the ISS project:
|Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
We are the first research institution in America that unites three pillars of sustainability—energy, the environment, and economic development—in one center. Our major grant programs and activities spark unusual collaborations from all corners of campus so that today’s seeds of knowledge can grow into tomorrow’s solutions. But good research is not enough on its own. Our priority is to engage with external nonacademic partners to bring discoveries to bear and maximize real-world impact.
|China and Asia-Pacific Studies (CAPS)
An innovative undergraduate major at Cornell University, CAPS is a program designed to train future leaders who are equipped to address the inevitable challenges and negotiate the delicate complexities in the various domains of U.S.-China relations. With four years of intensive Chinese language training and two semesters of internships in Washington D.C., and Beijing respectively, the unique and ambitious program offers CAPS majors unprecedented pre-professional training mapped onto a solid Cornell liberal arts education.
|Cornell Contemporary China Initiative (CCCI)
To create a forum for scholars, researchers and students with interests in any aspect of contemporary China, the East Asia Program launched the Cornell Contemporary China Initiative since Spring 2014. In response to widely expressed needs and interests related to contemporary China across and beyond Cornell campus, CCCI invites excellent speakers to the university to give talks on an array of interdisciplinary issues about contemporary Chinese economy, politics and society. CCCI expands EAP’s intellectual engagement with a wide range of Cornell faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students, including those in the professional schools and STEM fields, in an active endeavor to reach across colleges and disciplinary boundaries and interact with a broader constituency at the university.
|Cornell East Asia Program (EAP)
Since its inception in 1950, Cornell’s East Asia Program (EAP) has stood as the focal point for research, teaching, and outreach on East Asia (EA) and the hub of a campus-wide network of specialists devoted to the study of contemporary and historical East Asia, including the region’s relationship to the U.S. Today, EAP draws its membership of 39 core faculty and 57 affiliated and associated faculty from ten of Cornell’s twelve schools and colleges, many of whom are prominent leaders in their scholarly fields.
|Cornell Institute for China Economic Research (CICER)
CICER serves as a hub of Cornell expertise on China’s economy. Through education and research activities, the institute will contribute to Cornell’s internationalization efforts by bringing Cornell to China and China to Cornell. The institute will be recognized as the go-to-place for expertise on China’s economy both inside and outside Cornell.