Cornell Global Development news & events

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Field Note

Lessons from US agricultural cooperatives for China
The Humphrey PACT (Practitioner - Assistant - Collaborative - Training) Program pairs undergraduate students in Global Development with Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows to work on a research endeavor in the fields of agriculture, rural development...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Seminar

Changing What It Means to Work on the Land: Agroecology and Agrarian Change in Malawi Ph.D. Candidate: Sidney Madsen Student Bio: Sidney received her B.S. in 2013 from Cornell University in Biology and Society and International Agriculture and...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Seminar

Dissertation Title Hitting the $40,000 Threshold: Analyzing Implementation of Indiana Teacher Pay Policy Ph.D. Candidate Kristie LeBeau Abstract My dissertation examines the localized, community-wide implications of K-12 education policies...
  • Department of Global Development

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News

On March 22, the New York Youth Institute (NYYI) united ninety students from 36 high schools across New York State for an enriching day of learning at Cornell University. These bright young minds came together to share their research and...
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News

With the end of another academic year in sight, we’d like to recognize the CALS class of 2024.
  • Animal Science
  • Department of Communication
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
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News

Class 20 advances to second year of leadership development program LeadNY, Cornell’s leadership development academy, is pleased to announce its 2024-25 cohort of leaders in the food, agriculture and natural resources sectors of the Northeast...
  • Global Development
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News

Mario Herrero, Timothy Ryan, M.S. ’86, Ph.D. ’89, Steven Strogatz and Peter Wolczanski are Cornell’s 2024 electees to the National Academy of Sciences, the academy announced April 30 at the close of its 161st annual meeting.

  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Cornell Atkinson

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

After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, Elizabeth Arrazola returned to the United States with a passion to support equitable immigration rights, particularly for unaccompanied minors. This path led her to the Master of Professional...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Field Note

In the summer of 2023, Logan Bonn '25 ( Global Development) was a participant in the CALS Global Fellows Program in Maun, Botswana. Logan divided time between 1) grant writing and harvesting at his host organization, a sustainable agriculture...
  • CALS Global Fellows Program
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Field Note

Sushmi Majumder ’25 is envisioning new possibilities for community-based empowerment with solutions at the nexus of communication and global development. As a CALS Global Fellow, Sushmi implemented a storytelling initiative that empowered local...
  • CALS Global Fellows Program
  • Department of Communication
  • Department of Global Development
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Field Note

Adjusting to Cornell and life as an undergraduate student can be incredibly challenging. To make this transition easier for future students, we invited Aerin Mann ‘25 to reflect on her first two years in the Global Development major. Aerin...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development

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