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. 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 IARD 6960NTRES 6960PLSCS 6960 and AEM 6960. 

Fall 2021 seminars

Devika Agge headshot

Regenerating rainforests by listening to communities

Headshot of Melanie Stansbury

Leadership, governance and strategies for advancing the policies and actions for equitable development

A headshot of Mario Herrero

Transforming food systems for global sustainable development


Reimagining solutions to gender inequality

Sara Boettiger headshot

Perspectives on the role of the private sector in global development

Jan Low

Can biofortified sweetpotato meaningfully contribute to food system transformation?

Fatema Sumar

The development diplomat: Working across borders, boardrooms, and bureaucracies to end poverty

Prakash Kashwan headshot

Pathways to an anti-racist and regenerative environmentalism in an age of intersecting crises

John Edgar

Successes and challenges in sustainable coastal fisheries management in the Philippines

Jessica Fanzo

Can we have it all? Considering the trade-offs in achieving both human & planetary health

Seminar archive

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