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A diverse community of practice spearheading social science research & community-based programs addressing poverty & inequality in New York State and around the world.


Faculty Spotlight

Allison Chatrchyan

Allison Chatrchyan

Allison M. Chatrchyan is the Director of the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions (CICSS). Trained in international environmental policy and politics, her work focuses on climate change, at the interface between social, environmental, and agricultural systems. 

Graduate Spotlight

Janet smith

Janet Smith

Janet's research focuses on  ethnographic investigations into the actual practices of the Islamic Finance and Banking industry in the emerging hub of Dakar, Senegal.