Spring 2022

Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene: Conceptualizing the Climate Crisis

A critical conversation with Wendy Wolford and Jason W. Moore on our contemporary planetary predicament and how different ways of conceptualizing it might entail different strategies for transformative change.

Designing for the Pluriverse: Restor(y)ing Life, Remaking Worlds

Arturo Escobar examines emerging narratives of life that differ significantly from dominant anthropocentric perspectives of the world and their associated extractive modes of global development. 

Seminar Archive

Spring 2022

CK Lee

Webinar

The Making of Global China
A conversation with Ching Kwan Lee, professor in the UCLA Department of Sociology Professor Ching Kwan Lee explores the making of 'global China' as an economic, cultural, and political phenomenon in this conversation with Jenny Goldstein...
  • Global Development
  • Polson Institute
  • Polson Institute for Global Development
Augustin Menoni

Seminar

Polson Institute for Global Development seminar March 10 from 4:45-6:15 p.m. Location: Warren B73 and Zoom What is the relationship between universities and extension programs? How has this relationship, and the types of knowledge and practice...
  • Global Development
  • Polson Institute
  • Polson Institute for Global Development

Fall 2021

Book cover of "In the Struggle: Scholars and the Fight against Industrial Agribusiness in California" by Daniel O'Connell and Scott Peters

Seminar

A Conversation about Activist Scholarship and the Politics of Research and Engagement
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...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Polson Institute for Global Development
The Work of Economics How a Discipline Makes its World A Conversation With Timothy Mitchell KAUSHIK BASU

Webinar

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...
  • Polson Institute for Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development

Spring 2021

Holly Buck headshot

Seminar

After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair and Restoration
Polson Institute for Global Development Seminar In this seminar, Holly Jean Buck will present on her research program which focuses on rural futures and participation in environmental future-making. After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair...
  • Polson Institute
  • global development
  • Department of Global Development
Headshot of Kevin Healy

Seminar

Polson Institute for Global Development Seminar Bolivia’s 2019 presidential election led to a huge upheaval and radically different perceptions on whether the political dynamics at play represented a fraudulent election or a classic coup d'état...
  • Polson Institute
  • Polson Institute for Global Development
  • global development

Fall 2021

Women sell produce on the street with Polson Institute logo and Cornell University seal

Seminar

Unintended Consequences of Development
Polson Institute for Global Development Seminar Series Well-meaning development interventions often have problematic and unintended long-term consequences. In this lecture, Dr. Copeland explores a characteristic instance of this by looking at...
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
  • Polson Institute
Pat Mooney

Seminar

Polson Institute for Global Development Seminar Series The potential to harness new Hi-technologies such as Big Data, AI, robotics, gene editing, synthetic biology, etc. is obviously enormous. Yet, many social movements and civil society...
  • Polson Institute
  • Polson Institute for Global Development
  • Department of Global Development