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Seminar

An age of rising inequality? No, but yes
Perspectives in International Development Seminar Series: Spring 2021 With a focus on income inequality, this talk asks the question, “are we living in an age of rising inequality?” It gives the answer “no” based on actual global outcomes, which...
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  • Department of Global Development
  • Dyson School
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Seminar

Perspectives in International Development Seminar Series: Spring 2021 The agri-food system of today will have to evolve to feed 10 billion people sustainably by 2050, and more beyond. What are the lessons from the past in exercising leadership...
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  • Department of Global Development
  • agriculture

Seminar

Development Sociology field seminar Existing global water and sanitation data obscures challenges to household access in cities in the global South. In response, this work analyzes water and sanitation infrastructure and service access in 15...
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  • Department of Global Development

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News

Study tracks food’s value from farm to plate globally
A team of researchers, led by Dyson professors Chris Barrett and Miguel Gómez, has developed the “Global Food Dollar” method, which distributes the consumer’s net purchasing dollar across all farm and post-farmgate activities.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
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News

Stansbury, a Democrat and New Mexico state representative, was elected to New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District, which includes the city of Albuquerque. The seat had previously been held by Deb Haaland, who now is serving as the U.S. secretary...
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  • Climate
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Young trained as an anthropologist at a time when applied international work was first emerging after World War II. At Cornell he pushed forward new sociological concepts and comparative research designs to better understand rural communities...

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News

The 2021 International Conference on Community-Based Service-Learning in Borneo brings together students, faculty and community partners on June 14-15 to reflect on the process and experience of service-learning partnerships and community-based...
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  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Global Development
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News

The College of Engineering student found her academic footing and forged a new major as a junior with help and inspiration from Drew Margolin, associate professor in the Department of Communication in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences...
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  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science

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Field Note

The business case for investing in leadership training
LeadNY Executive Director Larry Van De Valk reflects on the value of leadership development and professional training as the 35 year old program recruits its 19th class. LeadNY is for committed leaders in the agriculture and food industries who...
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Field Note

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  • Environment
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Field Note

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  • Agriculture
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Field Note

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