Cornell University

International and Comparative Labor

Sarosh Kuruvilla, Chair

Faculty in the Department of International and Comparative Labor (ICL) are concerned with understanding and comparing labor and employment systems and practices in other countries and regions of the world, and with analyzing the dynamics of globalization as they relate broadly to work and capital.

The ICL department offers a broad range of courses on such topics as globalization, development economics, union revitalization, international labor rights, comparative industrial relations, international migration, cross-cultural organizational behavior, comparative social policy and social movements, and strategic human resource management, as well as courses on specific countries and world regions. Among the faculty are specialists on Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and North America. Members of the ICL department are affiliated with academic departments across the school.

Spring 2014 Workshop Series

Coming Soon!

Courses of Study

See course schedules and descriptions for undergraduate and graduate students. Also review the courses that satisfy the ILR distribution requirements Spring 2014.

Graduate Programs

Learn more about our graduate degree programs and the MILR Graduate Degree Concentration in International and Comparative Labor.

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Core Faculty

Rosemary Batt
John H. Bishop
George R. Boyer
Alex Colvin
Lance Compa
Maria Lorena Cook
Gary S. Fields
Eli Friedman 
James A. Gross
Sarosh Kuruvilla
Lisa Hisae Nishii
Lowell Turner

Visiting Faculty

Stefano Gasparri 

Tayo Fashoyin

Current Graduate Students

Joseph Bazler
Paulo Ferreira
     de Souza Marzionna

Omar Manky
Chaturong Napathorn
Bradley Weinberg
Hao Zhang

Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Judge Stephen Adler

Visiting Fellows

Ryan Gerard 

Anthony Gould
Michel Martone
Tomoyuki Shimanuki

Mireia Valverde

Contact Information

375 Ives Faculty Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
607-255-4524 (tel)
607-255-6840 (fax)

Anne Sieverding
Administrative Assistant