Programs in Global Development

Programs in Global Development combine applied research, outreach and purpose-driven science to confront pressing issues from global hunger and climate change to gender inequity and access to education. We engage directly with communities, organizations, activists and policymakers to drive change on the ground. 

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Bringing Cornell students and employees together for mutual growth, CLASP is a participatory adult learning program designed to create and support one-on-one mutual learning partnerships of Cornell employees and Cornell students.

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Improving the living and working conditions of farmworkers and their families in New York State and beyond.

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The Cornell Prison Education Program provides high quality higher education in New York State prisons; helps CPEP students build meaningful lives inside prison as well as prepare for successful re-entry into civic life; and informs thought and action on social justice issues among past and present CPEP students, volunteers, and the wider public.

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Food Systems & Global Change advances food system solutions for the health of people and the planet. This transdisciplinary alliance tackles the environmental and nutritional challenges facing the ways people grow, eat, and share food everywhere.

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This Fulbright program provides accomplished professionals from countries with emerging economies an international enrichment opportunity in leadership and public service in one of three, often overlapping, areas of interest: agriculture, rural development, and natural resource management.

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Inspiring, developing, supporting and connecting leaders for the food, agriculture and natural resource sectors of the Northeast

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The Lund Fellows Program for Regenerative Agriculture provides Cornell undergraduate students across disciplines with the opportunity to broaden their perspectives and understanding of natural ecosystems and to learn about ecological and social approaches to agricultural systems.

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A program with the World Food Prize, we engage New York State high school students on the biggest challenges facing people and the planet in the 21st century.

Institutes in Global Development

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Catalyzing innovative research and instruction on global development.

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A long-term research initiative that develops and assesses innovative, food systems-based approaches to reducing poverty and improving nutrition and livelihoods in the developing world, with a specific focus on India.

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Our 60+ experts pursue research with a public purpose to alleviate poverty, reduce world hunger and protect the environment.

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Get to know the faculty, staff, and grad students in Global Development.

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We are dedicated to developing lasting solutions that contribute to a more equitable, sustainable world.