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Field Note

Sammi Lin '23: Navigating a career in conservation and advocacy
Meet Sammi Lin '23, a recent graduate in the Department of Global Development with a passion for sustainability and equity, particularly in transforming food systems and empowering marginalized communities. Upon graduating in December 2023...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Field Note

In the face of entrenched conflict, climate change, and poverty in rural Uganda, Ojok Okello embarked on a bold mission to create the first sustainable rural city in the country. As the founder and CEO of Okere City , Ojok engages with residents...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Field Note

The Humphrey PACT (Practitioner - Assistant - Collaborative - Training) Program pairs undergraduate students in Global Development with Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows to work on a research endeavor in the fields of agriculture, rural development...
  • Global Development
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News

Class 20 advances to second year of leadership development program LeadNY, Cornell’s leadership development academy, is pleased to announce its 2024-25 cohort of leaders in the food, agriculture and natural resources sectors of the Northeast...
  • Global Development
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News

Mario Herrero, Timothy Ryan, M.S. ’86, Ph.D. ’89, Steven Strogatz and Peter Wolczanski are Cornell’s 2024 electees to the National Academy of Sciences, the academy announced April 30 at the close of its 161st annual meeting.

  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Cornell Atkinson
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Seminar

The Migration-Development Regime: How Class Shapes Indian Emigration
Perspectives in Global Development: Spring 2024 Seminar Series Abstract How can we explain the causes and effects of global migration from the perspective of sending states and migrants themselves? Rina Agarwala will present on her book The...
  • global development
  • Global Development
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Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development: Spring 2024 Seminar Series **POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2024** About the speaker Dr. Bobby J. Smith II is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the...
  • global development
  • Global Development
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Seminar

Changing What It Means to Work on the Land: Agroecology and Agrarian Change in Malawi Ph.D. Candidate: Sidney Madsen Student Bio: Sidney received her B.S. in 2013 from Cornell University in Biology and Society and International Agriculture and...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development: Spring 2024 Seminar Series Abstract Developing novel protein sources for poultry and fish feed is a top priority for ensuring food security and economic opportunities in the Global South. Globally, poultry and...
  • global development
  • Global Development
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Join us to learn about collaborative research from students at Cornell and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) in Ecuador! A newly piloted course Culture, Communities, and Development: From Ithaca to Quito (GDEV/ANTHR 2505) is bringing...
  • global development
  • Global Development
  • Polson Institute for Global Development