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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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  • Lund Fellows

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News

Several Cornellians – appointed by Gov. Kathy Hochul – will explore how the warming environment will affect New York’s communities, ecosystems and economy in the new Climate Impacts Assessment project.
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • New York Sea Grant Institute
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News

The Ronny Adhikarya Niche Award (RANA) provides $10,000 in funding to either a doctoral or master of professional studies (MPS) student in the Department of Global Development. The competitive prize will be given to a student interested in...
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News

Jan Low, M.S. ’85, Ph.D. ’94, an agricultural economist whose work integrating agriculture and nutrition has improved the health of millions worldwide, has joined Cornell’s Department of Global Development as an adjunct professor in the College...
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News

As Puerto Rico continues to build back from hurricanes Irma and Maria amid intensifying climatic changes, a joint project between Cornell and the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM) will prepare agricultural students to develop skills...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science

Stories from the field

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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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Field Note

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