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Eli Friedman

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Learn more about research from Eli Friedman, associate professor and chair of ILR’s Department of International and Comparative Labor.

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Terrill Malone '21 spent his winter break participating in and serving as the program assistant for the virtual Hopi & Navajo Mediation Engaged Learning Program. The program, co-sponsored by the ILR Scheinman Institute and ILR International Programs, in its pilot year, exposed participants to the Native American cultures of the Hopi tribe and the Navajo Nation, as well as their methods of resolving conflict.

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Interested in exploring careers in the labor movement, nonprofits, government, or social justice advocacy? Register for the Social Justice Career Fair in Handshake and check out the ILR Career Space on Canvas for tips on how to prepare.Learn more, link in bio.#ILRschool #Cornell #SocialJustice #Careers #LaborUnion #unionstrong

Get to know Associate Professor Eli Friedman, chair of ILRs Department of International and Comparative Labor. His research focuses on China, development, education, social movements, urbanization, and work and labor. According to Friedman: My research focuses on political problems associated with rural-to-urban migration in China by most accounts, the largest human movement in history. One piece of my work looks at this phenomenon from the perspective of the workplace ...

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Ann Muhvich, MILR 21, moved from St. Paul to Ithaca to enroll in the ILR Schools MILR program, which helped her launch an HR career. Next stop: Chicago, where she will be part of a leading consulting firms human capital strategy practice. Read Ann's story, link in profile.