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The Work of Economics  How a Discipline Makes its World A Conversation With Timothy Mitchell  KAUSHIK BASU

Webinar

The Work of Economics: How a Discipline Makes its World
A Conversation with Timothy Mitchell and Kaushik Basu. KAUSHIK BASU is Professor of Economics and Carl Marks Professor of International Studies at Cornell University. He was Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank from 2012...
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Book cover of "In the Struggle: Scholars and the Fight against Industrial Agribusiness in California" by Daniel O'Connell and Scott Peters

Seminar

Polson Institute for Global Development Seminar In the Struggle, a new book co-authored by Daniel J. O’Connell PhD '11 and Professor Scott J. Peters, traces an historical arc of activist scholars in California who fought not only against...
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Exhibit

Join us as undergraduates in the Department of Global Development present on their research focused on agriculture and rural development! The poster showcase will highlight experiences from the following students: Engaged learning: Students...
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News

Cornell Global Development faculty named most highly cited researchers
Mario Herrero and Johannes Lehmann each made the 2021 list of most influential scientists.
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  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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News

Climate scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan, who first discovered in the 1970s the climate-altering impacts of certain carbon chemicals in the atmosphere and who has been a driving force to enact policies to curb global warming for four decades, is joining Cornell’s Department of Global Development.
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News

Cally Arthur, Sue Barry, Diane Munn and Denise Percey each retired in fall 2021 after decades of dedicated careers in service to Cornell students, faculty and projects.

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News

A trio of Tata-Cornell Initiative researchers writing in The Print argued that the farm waste fires contributing to dangerously high air pollution in North India can best be addressed by incentivizing farmers in the region to grow less rice.
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News

At the Central American and Caribbean Crop Improvement Alliance (CACCIA), scientists are dedicated to building a food-secure future for the region. CACCIA — one of four centers of innovation through the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop...
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  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

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

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Field Note

Ndunge Kiiti: Welcome to Global Development
Meet Ndunge Kiiti, PhD '02, adjunct associate professor in Global Development. With expertise in communication, education, health and entrepreneurship, she brings more than 30 years of experience in international development. Her recent work...
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Field Note

What are the goals of the NMB curriculum? Olivo: It is important to engage youth in different aspects of agriculture and sustainability. Growing awareness about sustainability among new generations is very relevant to getting them interested in...
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  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
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Field Note

Veronika Vogel ’21 came to Cornell CALS from Nesselwang, Germany seeking to make a positive impact on the global food system. As an International Agriculture & Rural Development major with minors in Plant Science and Plant Breeding, Veronika...
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  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Field Note

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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