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Maria Orozco, MPS '24: Bridging global farming communities
Maria Orozco came to Cornell with a commitment to empowering farmers, namely through outreach and education that can address the ever-evolving needs of underserved and marginalized communities in our food systems. When a research opportunity...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Eight new projects funded by the Polson Institute for Global Development will promote research and teaching at the intersection of systemic inequality and social-environmental justice. This innovative set of proposals reflects Polson’s...
  • Polson Institute for Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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An anonymous donor has made a threefold gift to the Department of Global Development in honor of Sisler: a new professorship, learning fund and student hub.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Food
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  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
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Field Note

Meet Sadie Groberg ’24, an undergraduate in Global Development who seeks to make the world a better place through criminal justice reform. During her time at Cornell, Sadie gained unique insights into the carceral system through her research on...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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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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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