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Seven faculty members elected AAAS fellows
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Department of Global Development
  • Nutritional Sciences
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Prabhu Pingali, director of the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI), was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) on Wednesday, January 26. Pingali was honored “for distinguished...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
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Field Note

Lead NY is for committed leaders in the food, agriculture and natural resource sectors who wish to step up and make a difference in their community. Lisa Ford (LeadNY's class 11), reflects on a recent alumni trip to Costa Rica where leaders from...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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As Cornell employees and students work together in lifelong learning partnerships with the Community Learning and Service Partnership (CLASP), a wealth of accomplishments and comradery builds up over the semester. Traditionally, this treasure...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Field of sorghum in Haiti

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The ILCI-Caribbean-Atlantic Seed Systems Initiative (CASSi) — led by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement (ILCI), in partnership with Seed Systems Group, Quisqueya University in Haiti and Institut Sénégalais de Recherches...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
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Want to study global development?

Events

Uma Lele

Seminar

Food for All, Agricultural Transformation and International Organizations
Perspectives in Global Development Seminar Series: Spring 2022 The Sustainable Development Goals are off track. The prospects of the SDGs being realized by 2030 are bleak. The rapid pace of consistent decline in poverty and hunger until 2015 had...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
The Work of Economics  How a Discipline Makes its World A Conversation With Timothy Mitchell  KAUSHIK BASU

Webinar

A Conversation with Timothy Mitchell and Kaushik Basu. KAUSHIK BASU is Professor of Economics and Carl Marks Professor of International Studies at Cornell University. He was Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank from 2012...
  • Polson Institute for Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Book cover of "In the Struggle: Scholars and the Fight against Industrial Agribusiness in California" by Daniel O'Connell and Scott Peters

Seminar

Polson Institute for Global Development Seminar In the Struggle, a new book co-authored by Daniel J. O’Connell PhD '11 and Professor Scott J. Peters, traces an historical arc of activist scholars in California who fought not only against...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Polson Institute for Global Development
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Exhibit

Join us as undergraduates in the Department of Global Development present on their research focused on agriculture and rural development! The poster showcase will highlight experiences from the following students: Engaged learning: Students...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Lund Fellows
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Seminar

Fall 2021 SIPS Plant Breeding and Genetics Weekly Section Seminars Abstract This session will provide participants who have an interest in increasing STEAM (science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and math) diversity through the...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • school of integrative plant science