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  • Department of Global Development
  • global development
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • school of integrative plant science

The "One Health and Circular Economies of Agriculture-Lake Systems" symposium honors Chris Dennis '13, an International Agriculture & Rural Development (IARD) Cornell alumnus who passed away during his graduation week 10 years ago.

The panel discussion will focus on circular bionutrient economies and their potential to address environmental and agricultural crises in agriculture-lake systems such as the Finger Lakes region in New York and Lake Victoria basin in East Africa. Dennis was an early advocate for circular economies which have since become obvious solutions to some of the most pressing agricultural and environmental challenges we face today.

Panelists include:

  • Katie Fiorella, Assistant Professor, Department of Public & Ecosvstem Health
  • Chuan Liao, Assistant Professor, Department of Global Development
  • Rebecca Nelson, Professor, School of Integrative Plant Sciences & Department of Global Development
  • Jean Marie Nizigiyimana, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow; CEO, Jeni-Eco Company
  • Daryl Nydam, Professor, Department of Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences; Faculty Director, Atkinson Center for Sustainability
  • Eugene Won, Senior Research Associate, Department of Animal Science

Food will be provided at the reception. Please register here. *Note that you must be logged in to a google account with your Cornell email address. 

Date & Time

April 28, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A lake in a field

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Contact Information

Eli Newell, Undergradaute student, Global Development

  • ewn29 [at]


Panelists from Cornell University


Department of Global Development

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