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Seminar

Adjudicating “development”: Transnational US law and the disciplining of debtor states
Seminar in Critical Development Studies hosted by Cornell Global Development and the Graduate Field of Development Sociology Seminar abstract The extension of US domestic law over the economic activities of foreign governments within and beyond...
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Webinar

As we confront the legacy of historical White Supremacy -- exploring the effects of wage and wealth inequality, witnessing political polarization, and realizing the related climate distress and public health consequences -- we are all challenged...
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Seminar

Seminar in Critical Development Studies hosted by Cornell Global Development and the Graduate Field of Development Sociology Seminar abstract: In this seminar, Christy Thornton will discuss her new book Revolution in Development: Mexico and the...
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News

Lund fellows program supports undergrads and organic agriculture
A new summer internship enables undergraduates across disciplines to learn about organic, restorative and agroecological practices while working at diversified, small-scale farms around New York state.
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News

Communities of all kinds are rocked by environmental issues that test their fortitude and adaptability. Shorna B. Allred, Natural Resources and the Environment, wants to help them build resilience to these shocks. Her own experience growing up on the Gulf Coast of Texas in a county with 30 petrochemical and oil refineries has a lot to do with that.

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  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Environment
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News

A new resource at the Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) for Agriculture and Nutrition’s Center of Excellence in New Delhi will help empower India’s 125 million smallholder farms to take advantage of growing opportunities in the agricultural sector.
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  • Nutritional Sciences
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Spotlight

When Norman Borlaug said, “Rust never sleeps,” he was warning of the emergence of a highly virulent stem rust pathogen that threated wheat crops around the world. First identified in the wheat fields of Uganda, the fungal pathogen known as Ug99...
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  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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News

Eleven development scholars and practitioners will address some of the world’s most urgent challenges — from racial and gender inequalities to climate change and resilient food security — in a new seminar series confronting perceptions about...
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  • Natural Resources and the Environment

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Field Note

From community-based organizing to the U.S. Congress
Melanie Stansbury, M.S. ’07 arrived at Cornell in 2006 searching for new tools and knowledge to make a difference in her hometown community in Albuquerque. Backed by new insights into the theory and practice of community sociology, she returned...
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Field Note

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Field Note

What the Cornell Humphrey Program director Peter Gregory and I have in common is we both love quotes! Quotes put words to our unexplainable fears, inspire us to stand up for ourselves and take risks, and open our eyes to the struggles we share...
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Field Note

Every August, a new international cohort of Cornell Humphrey Fellows arrives in Ithaca, New York. While each Fellow is an accomplished professional in their own right, many begin their fellowship feeling lonely, uncertain, and disconnected from...
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Field Note

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