Showcasing innovative approaches to development with experts from around the globe

The Perspectives in Global Development seminars are held Wednesdays from 12:25 – 1:15 p.m. eastern time during the semester in Emerson Hall 135. The series will be 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 2023 Seminars

Philip Thornton headshot

What might it cost to reconfigure food systems?

Eugenia Saini stands in front of a poster at an event

Building Agricultural Research Ecosystems: FONTAGRO Case Study

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Balancing Environmental Protection and Economic Development: Perspectives from the Global South

Andy Zepp headshot

Balancing Conservation and Development in Rural New York – the Role of the Finger Lakes Land Trust

Jacob Fox headshot

Improving US Farm Viability by Tackling the Organic Waste Problem

David McDonald headshot

What’s Public About Public Services?

Headshot of Phillip Polakoff

A Fireside Chat with Phillip Polakoff

Chuan Liao headshot

Circular Bionutrient Economy for AgriFood System Transition

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Africa’s Inclusive Transformation for People & the Planet

Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted

Distinguished Speaker: Transforming Food Systems: Aquatic Foods for Nourishing People and Planet

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Socio-Eco Benefits of Collective Rice Certification in the D.R.

Fall 2022 seminars

Speaker, Alexander Popp

Integrative Modelling for Sustainable Land-Use Futures

Speaker, Scott MacMillan

Hope Over Fate: Fazle Hasan Abed and the Science of Ending Global Poverty

Speaker, Jesus Orozco

Fighting Malnutrition and Poor Residue Management with the Use of a Wonderful Insect: Hermetia illucens (L.)

Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted

Developing Holistic, Nutrition-sensitive Approaches to Aquaculture and Food Systems

Speaker, Sara Scherr

Public Policy to Support Landscape and Seascape Partnerships: Meeting Sustainable Development Goals through Collaborative Territorial Action

Speaker, Olga Bolden-Tiller

A Role for HBCUs in Global Food Security

Speaker, Purvi Mehta

Cancelled: Development Through Inclusive Agriculture & Food Systems –Our Shared Futures

Speaker, Barbara Botos

Global Climate Emergency. Road from Glasgow to Sharm el-Sheikh

Shannon Monnat

U.S. Rural Population Health in the Context of Drug Overdoses, COVID-19, and Longer-Term Mortality Trends

Speaker, Larisa Kasumagić Kafedžić

Universities and Peace: The Role of Higher Education and Peace Pedagogies in Peacebuilding, Resistance and Citizenship

Speaker, Kyle Davis

Measuring the Sustainability of Food Production Systems: Exploring the Solution Space

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Achieving Food and Nutritional Security in the Era of Climate Change

Seminar archive

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