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Global Hubs connect Cornellians

Cornellians in Singapore gathered on July 20 to learn more about Cornell’s new Global Hub there. Featured faculty were Gustavo Flores-Macias (right of banner), associate vice provost for International Affairs, and Sarah Kreps (left of banner), government and law professor.

Like a string of pearls, Cornell’s new Global Hubs connect the university with the world. From Australia to Ecuador to Zambia, the hubs bring together faculty, students, and alumni working in each region and deepen connections with Cornell’s academic and local partners there.

On July 20 the Cornell Club of Singapore invited local alumni to meet Cornell faculty members Gustavo Flores-Macias and Sarah Kreps and learn more about the Singapore Hub—a partnership between Cornell and the National University of Singapore (NUS).

The two professors invited audience members to engage with the Singapore Hub and connect with Cornell—either by helping introduce students to the city, by attending faculty talks and social events, or by forging new industry and research connections.

Athira Lalu ’23, a Biology and Society major in CALS, attended the event and was grateful to meet local alumni and learn about their career paths and how they have established themselves in Singapore.

“I loved how these global Cornellians shared their ideas for potential partnerships and remarked on the positive effects the Hub would have on relations with nearby countries,” Athira observed. “In today’s political climate, collaboration and story sharing are vital to foster understanding,” she added.

Learn more about Cornell’s Global Hubs.