Polson Institute for Global Development

The Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Institute for Global Development was established in 2001 to serve as a hub for interdisciplinary scholarship and exchange around development issues at Cornell University. Through workshops, seminars, sponsored lectures, working groups, research fellowships, and its small grants program, the Polson Institute has supported scholarly engagement with critical development issues, such as those related to social mobilization, environmental degradation, security and militarization, migration and demographic change, social inequality and exclusion, and gender. We invite you to explore the resources and programming that we have to offer, and to engage with us in a spirited and interdisciplinary exploration of contemporary development issues and dilemmas.

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Land Grabbing as a Project of Subject Formation

May 11, 2015
Presenters: Shelley Feldman (Cornell University); Alia Gana (Research Institute of Contemporary Maghreb (IRMC), Tunis; Natalia Gutkowski (UC, Santa Cruz); Mustafa Koc (Ryerson University, Canada; Louise Silberling, Cornell University. Read more

Social & Economic Transformations Affecting Rural People and Communities in Central & Eastern Europe Since 1990

Dec 19, 2014
Barbora Babjaková, Anna Bandlerová, David L. Brown, Andrzej Kaleta, Laszlo J. Kulcsar, Joachim Singelmann Proceedings of Research Conference
Organized by:
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra – Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development, Slovakia, Nicolaus Copernicus University Torun, Poland & the Polson Institute for Global Development at Cornell University, USA
In Nitra – Slovakia, September 2–3, 2013     Read more