Polson Institute for Global Development

The Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Institute for Global Development was established in 2001 as a research and outreach institute within the Department of Development Sociology of Cornell University.

The Polson Institute for Global Development promotes theoretical and applied research activities related to global development. The goal of these activities is to enhance and extend the intellectual work and exchange among members of the Development Sociology Department, and between the Department and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and other colleges and programs of Cornell University, as well as off-campus development institutes and organizations. The activities of the Polson Institute also include instruction, outreach and interaction with other institutes and programs in the field of development, as well as special lectures, workshops, and seminars. 

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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