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Woman attends hunger, nutrition and health conference.

Field Note

Kate McHale ‘24: Advocating for youth empowerment and nutrition policy
Meet Kate McHale’24, an undergraduate in Global Development who is on a mission to increase youth engagement specifically as it relates to nutrition. As an eight-year alumna and current student leader of 4-H, Kate advocates for youth’s voices in...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
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News

More than 300 faculty, staff and students from Cornell and the new Cornell Global Hubs gathered Nov. 16-17 to discuss ideas for the next universitywide Global Grand Challenge.

  • Water
  • Global Development
  • Health + Nutrition

News

Ten professors from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are among the most highly cited researchers in the world.

  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • Food Science
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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The future of agricultural development is in the hands of youth who want to make a difference, according to David, a current Master of Professional Studies (MPS) student in Global Development and recipient of the Bouriez Family Fellowship. David...
  • Polson Institute for Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Field Note

In 2022, five students from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez spent their summer at Cornell for an intensive internship with faculty from across the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Agriculture
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Seminar

Plantation Liberalism: Personhood and Property between Philippine Mindanao and the Black Atlantic
Seminar in Critical Development Studies hosted by Cornell Global Development and the Graduate Field of Development Studies Abstract: On the banana plantations of Mindanao, the Philippines’ southernmost region, activists involved in an anti...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development

Seminar

Seminar in Critical Development Studies hosted by Cornell Global Development and the Graduate Field of Development Studies Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss my new book, Rocking Qualitative Social Science (Stanford University Press, 2021)...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
Speaker, Jovan Lewis

Seminar

Seminar in Critical Development Studies hosted by Cornell Global Development and the Graduate Field of Development Studies Abstract: In this talk, I think through the history of Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma, more famously known as Black Wall...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Applied Economics
Speaker, Bobby Smith

Seminar

Seminar in Critical Development Studies hosted by Cornell Global Development and the Graduate Field of Development Studies Abstract: How does our understanding of the American civil rights movement shift if food is the starting point? In this...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Agriculture & Food Systems
Speaker, Kyle Davis

Seminar

Perspectives in Global Development: Fall 2022 Seminar Series Sustainable food systems aim to provide sufficient and nutritious food, while maximizing climate resilience and minimizing environmental impacts. Yet historical practices, notably the...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Development