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Events

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Seminar

Ukraine: War, Economy, Path to Rebuilding
Hybrid event: Warren 401 and on Zoom Now in its third month, the unfolding crisis in Ukraine has killed thousands, displaced millions, and destroyed civil infrastructure throughout the country. The damages to Ukraine's economy exceed $1 trillion...
  • Department of Global Development
  • global development
  • Economics
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Seminar

Housing in Ithaca is a continuing stress for students and community members alike. Join local Ithacan leaders and undergraduates in the Department of Global Development in the fight for fair housing to discuss the current state of housing in...
  • Department of Global Development
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Seminar

Seminar in Critical Development Studies hosted by Cornell Global Development and the Graduate Field of Development Sociology Abstract: Life in the Anthropocene is structured by racial hierarchies, even as people recognize the obstacles racial...
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  • Department of Global Development

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News

Policy, farm management help China mitigate climate change
Production of animal protein in China has increased by 800% over the past 40 years, but new research shows why the amount of climate-warming nitrous oxide released from this animal farming has not risen as quickly.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
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News

Awards from the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies will support faculty-led research and international events, send graduate students to research destinations around the world and connect undergraduates with in-person and virtual internships from Ecuador to Zambia and beyond.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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News

The World Health Organization has selected the Division of Nutritional Sciences to lead systematic reviews and training supporting the development of WHO guidelines and research networks.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Global Development
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News

Sixteen faculty and professional staff members in Cornell’s four state contract colleges have been selected for the 2021-22 State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Department of Global Development
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News

Funded projects this cycle reflect the Migrations initiative’s interdisciplinary priorities of racism, dispossession and migration in the United States and international, multispecies migration.
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Department of Global Development
  • Natural Resources and the Environment

Stories from the field

Our students and experts reflect on their personal experiences in engaged learning, research and outreach.

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Field Note

Nasra Ismail ’22: At the intersection of health, human rights & development
Meet Nasra Ismail ’22, an undergraduate in Global Development with a commitment to develop critical health solutions for underserved communities globally. As an intern with the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office of the World Health...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Health + Nutrition
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Field Note

Meet Lorelei Meidenbauer ’22, whose passion for affordable housing and social justice in the U.S. is helping create a flourishing world. From supporting rural schools in New York State through grant writing to biking across the country with Bike...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Field Note

With a passion for sustainability and social equity, Alice Sullivan ’22 is blazing a path towards a better world. Guided by Engaged Learning experiences in Global Development, she has engaged in the struggle for farmworkers’ rights in New York...
  • 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...
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  • Global Development
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Field Note

It can be a cumbersome process for projects to collect and report performance metrics to donors only to see the data disappear into a black box of reporting systems. So, then we ask: how can project members, especially local partners, make...
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  • Agriculture
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