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IP-CALS Seminar Series

On Wednesdays during the Fall and Spring semesters, from 12:20pm to 1:10pm in 135 Emerson Hall (unless otherwise noted), visitors and speakers from the Cornell community present international development-related seminars for the IP-CALS Perspectives in International Development Series. The seminars are free and open to the public. Students can also receive one credit for attending the seminar series, which is cross-listed as IARD 6960, NTRES 6960, PLSCS 6960, and AEM 6960.

YouTube Playlist of Past Seminars

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Fall 2019

Date Event Title and Presenter
September 11 Responsible Silk?
September 18 The Future of Water: Closer and Better Than You Think?
Jeff Langholz, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
September 25 Agriculture and Resilience at USAID Today
Rainer V. Asse, Agricultural Advisor, Office of Sustainable Development, USAID
October 2 The role of wood fuel in the sustainable energy transition in Sub-Saharan Africa: the case of Zambia
Johanne Pelletier, SC Johnson School of Business
October 9

Shared Benefits of Academic, NGO and Local Community Partnerships : Observations from a Climate Resilience Scoping Study in Tanzania & Zimbabwe
Vanessa Pizer and Abiy Seifu, Episcopal Relief & Development

October 23 Fish and Farming: Cambodia's Rice Field Fisheries
Katie Fiorella, MPH, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
October 30 Making research and extension work for rice farmers in West Africa
Erika Styger, Associate Director of the Climate-Resilient Farming Systems Program at IP-CALS 
November 6 Sweet Potato Post-harvest Loss Assessment Survey: A Case Study of Northwestern and Central Zambia
Kalenda Banda, PhD Candidate, Horticulture, School of Integrative Plant Science
November 13 Another Perspective On Climate Change and Conflict
Carolyn Brown, Professor of International Studies, University of Prince Edward Island
November 20 Ethiopia Strategic Support Program work with the Productive Safety Net Program
Jenna Golan, PhD candidate, Division of Nutritional Sciences