Showcasing innovative approaches to development with experts from around the globe

The Perspectives in Global Development seminars are held Wednesdays from 12:20-1:10 p.m. eastern time during the semester in 175 Warren Hall. The series is presented in a hybrid format with some speakers on campus and others appearing via Zoom. Students, faculty and the general public are welcome to attend.

The series is co-sponsored by the Department of Global Development, the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the School of Integrative Plant Science as part of courses GDEV 4961, AEM 4961, NTRES 4961, GDEV 6960, AEM 6960, and NTRES 6960.

Spring 2024 Seminars

Join us in 175 Warren Hall or Zoom on Wednesdays at 12:20pm ET.

Peter Bardaglio headshot

Connect and Collaborate: Climate Action and the Energy Transition in Ithaca, NY

Headshot of Peter Matlon

Critical Reflections on the Career of a Development Practitioner

woman sits on mountainside

A Square Peg in a Round Hole: Transcending Disciplines to Develop and Finance Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Norman Uphoff delivers a lecture

Reflections on Opportunities with, and Resistance to, the System of Rice Intensification

Loka Ashwood headshot

Empty Fields, Empty Promises: Disrupting Dispossession to Achieve Agricultural, Rural and Environmental (ARE) Justice

Headshot of Deborah Arrindell ‘79

Intersection of Health Equity and Drug Development: How One Company Wrote Its Own Success Story

Leo Charles Zulu headshot

Empowering Household Energy Transition Amid Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Case Study of Cleaner Pellet-Fed Gasifier Cookstoves in Urban Malawi

Ting Meng headshot

Transforming Agrifood Systems towards Climate-resilient Development: A Comparative Perspective of China and India

Headshot of new faculty member Kurt Waldman

Environmental Cognition and Smallholder Farming

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Insects as Animal Feed: Black Soldier Fly and Circular Food Systems

Headshot of Bobby Smith

POSTPONED: Food Power Politics: Exploring the Dimensions of the Civil Rights Movement

Rina Agarwala headshot

The Migration-Development Regime: How Class Shapes Indian Emigration

Fall 2023 Seminars

Headshot of Purvi Mehta

Development Through Inclusive Agriculture & Food Systems - Our Shared Futures

Farhana Sultana headshot

From Climate Coloniality to Climate Revolutions

Headshot of Mike Hoffman

Our Changing Menu: Climate Change and the Future of Food

headshot of Manoj Kumar

Innovation for People and Planet: Reimagining Capitalism

Headshot of Yuanshuo Xu

The State Orchestrated Regional Cooperation and Regional Inequalities

Five headshots and Humphrey Fellowship logo

Balancing Human Development and Environmental Conservation: Global Perspectives

Headshot of David Wolfe

Food Security, Water Quality, and Climate Change: Global Challenges Requiring Local Empowerment

Headshot of Robin Wall Kimmerer

Distinguished Speaker in Global Development — Land Justice: Engaging Indigenous Knowledge For Land Care

Headshot of Brenda Oulo

Fostering Inclusivity: Community-Based Research on Gender and Development in East and Southern Africa

Headshot of Jemimah Njuki

The Paradigm Shift needed to achieve Economic Justice and Rights for Women

Headshot of Peter Matlon

POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING '24: Critical Reflections on the Career of a Development Practitioner

Seminar archive

Did you miss a seminar? Watch the recordings of global experts who shared their perspective on international development.