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Events

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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

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News

Cornell CALS faculty recognized among most influential scientists globally
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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News

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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News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $3.8 million in funding to the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station to support more than 50 projects across three colleges.

  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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News

Through the Public Distribution System (PDS), the Indian government ensures the food security of its most impoverished citizens. However, new research from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) reveals that the...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Department of Global Development
  • Nutritional Sciences
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News

When the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations challenged young researchers to think of ways to end hunger and transform agrifood systems, it hoped to inspire innovative thinking in sustainable development. More than 160 teams...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Climate Change
  • Food

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

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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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
Chindavone Sanlath carries harvested vegetables on a pack in her garden

Field Note

Chindavone (Chin) Sanlath is an environmental and social consultant at Earth Systems and a certified lead auditor in integrated management systems. She is currently a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow in the Department of Global Development at Cornell...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Field Note

Public plant breeding programs play a central role in tackling local food security challenges around the world, but how can we be sure that they are operating effectively and optimally at the institutional level? In this blog series, the Feed...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development

Field Note

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This summer, international agriculture and rural development major Jensen Njagi ’25 interned for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Conservation Biocontrol on Urban Farms in New York City project. This three-year project is designed to help urban...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture