Nina Glasgow and David Brown presented two talks in the Adirondacks on their research on rural aging. The talks were sponsored by the Hamilton County Historian and the Hamilton/Warren Counties Office for the Aging. Their comments included discussion of their soon to be published article on population aging and access to services (available online now: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ruso.12117/full), and ongoing case studies focusing on the lived experience of older persons in rural communities throughout the US. Read more
The Department of Development Sociology will host an informal reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14th to celebrate and experience a new photo & video exhibit at the Mann Library Gallery (2nd floor),curated by our own Dr. Rachel Bezner Kerr. Read more
Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue delivered the key note address at the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) high level summit between researchers, funding agencies and international development organizations working on the demographic dividend in Abuja, Nigeria on March 7-9, 2016.
Lazlo Kulcsar, Ph.D. '06, was the featured speaker at the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research's Foreign Scholar Lecture Series. His presentation was titled "The Challenges of Depopulation for Development." Read more
Allison Chatrchyan-- Delegate to COP 21
Jan 8, 2016
Allison Chatrchyan organized the Corbell delegation to the Conference of the Parties in Paris.
David Brown - Keynote Speaker in Slovakia
Dec 14, 2015
David Brown was a keynote speaker at an OECD sponsored conference titled, “Sustainability of Rural Areas in Practice.” The conference was held in Nitra, Slovakia o December 3-4, 2015. David’s presentation was titled, “Examining Rural Change: Narratives of Change, Crosscutting Themes and Emerging Issues.”
Professor Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue participated in the 7th African Population Conference held in South Africa. Read more
Tom Hirschl - Presentation on Poverty, Economic Hardship, and Resilient Families
Nov 17, 2015
Tom Hirschl delivered a presentation entitled “Poverty, Economic Hardship, and Resilient Families” at the 33rd Annual Breakfast and “Way” Awards Program at the Holiday Inn, Elmira, NY hosted by the Human Relations Commission (HRC) of Chemung County on November 13, 2015.
Parfait M. Eloundou-Enyegue, professor of development sociology, speaks about population structure and how it relates to resource allocation. Read more
Phil McMichael - Critical Development Seminar
Sep 9, 2015
Phil McMichael attended the annual Critical Development Seminar at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas (August 27-28) where the Spanish translation of his book, Food Regimes and Agrarian Questions (Fernwood 2013) was launched. He also made a presentation: "Rethinking the agrarian question through lens of the food regime."
Philip McMichael - Opening presentation at University of Michigan
Jul 16, 2015
Philip McMichael gave the opening presentation for the Food Sovereignty: Construction of an International Sustainable Food Movement workshop at the University of Michigan. His talk was entitled, "Connecting the local and the global in inter-governmental arenas: the food sovereignty narrative."
Philip McMichael was the keynote speaker for the Race and Rurality in the Global Economy Conference at Duke University. His talk was entitled, "The land question in world-historical perspective: rethinking the agrarian question." Read more
Rachel Bezner Kerr recent presentations
Jun 2, 2015
On May 14, Rachel Bezner Kerr spoke at the Center for Agroecology, Water and Resilience in Coventry University in the U.K. She also attended the Global Alliance for the Future of Food meetings in Milan May 18-19.
"Mapping Research Approaches to the Demographic Dividend" webinar presented by faculty Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue, hosted by the Population Reference Bureau and funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. April 23, 2015. Read more
Phil McMichael made two presentations to the International Studies Association meetings in New Orleans in mid-February: “The food sovereignty countermovement,” and “Politics of paradigm shifts: Learning from subaltern movements and indigenous movements". Read more
PhD candidate Daniel Lumonya gave a presentation on "A Political Ecology Perspective on Land Use Change: The Transition from Millet to Maize Farming in Buyengo, Eastern Uganda" on 2/12 as part of the CALS IP seminar series. Read more
DSOC post-doctoral associate Roslyn Fraser Schoen gave the presentation "You Find Only Women Here: Family Arrangements and Labor Migration In Rural Bangladesh" on 2/2. The talk was co-sponsored by the South Asia Program and AWARE. Read more
Kritz/Gurak presentation: the University of Oxford
Dec 4, 2014
At the Workshop on “The Drivers and Dynamics of High-Skilled Migration” organized by the International Migration Institute, University of Oxford, Mary Kritz and Douglas Gurak presented a paper on “International Student Mobility: Sending Country Correlates and Policies.” The Workshop papers will be published by Oxford University Press in a forthcoming book entitled High-Skilled Migration: Drivers, Dynamics, and Policies.
PhD candidate Amit Anshumali gave a presentation on his research "Contested Economic Development: Emerging Contradictions from Men’s Off-Farm Employment on Women’s Relative Autonomy in Rural India" to the TCi Research Group this Friday, October 24, from 3-4:30pm in Warren 113. Read more
PhD candidate Emme Edmunds gave a seminar on "Paradoxes of Taboo: Knowledge about Sexuality among the Middle Class in Delhi, India" as part of the Einaudi Center's South Asia Program seminar series on October 20th at 12:15 in G08 Uris Hall. Read more
Phil McMichael presented a paper on ‘The land question and development politics' to a conference entitled After 2015: Development and Its Alternatives, held at the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences, London, UK, September 10-11. Read more
Phil McMichael participated in a 3-day Workshop for a Norwegian Research Council Grant entitled: "Frogs, fuel, finance or food? Cultures, values, ethics, arguments and justifications in the management of agricultural land,” at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, August 18-20. Read more
Tom Hirschl discusses book in New America forum
Jul 3, 2014
Tom Hirschl and co-author Mark Rank discussed their book "Chasing the American Dream" in a forum sponsored by New America Foundation.
“Farmer-led agroecological research to improve food security and nutrition in Malawi.” Presented at GloFoods: Transitions pour la securite alimentation mondiale. Montpellier, France, June 12, 2014. Read more
David Brown and his colleagues in the Centre for Urban Development Studies (CURDS) presented the results of their research on the migration-commuting nexus on June 19 to the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University. This was one of David’s primary sabbatical projects. Read more
David Brown presentation-EAPS
Jul 1, 2014
David Brown, and his colleague Uzi Rebhun [Hebrew University, presented “Patterns of urban/rural migration in Israel” to the European Association for Population Studies in Budapest on June 25.
Land and its uses are now a central controversy in global development debates. Who is feeding the world is the subject of various knowledge claims responding to increasingly urgent issues such as food insecurity, ecosystem degradation, environmental toxicity, energy crises, and climate change. Read more
Phil McMichael delivered a keynote address "Rethinking Development in the Anthropocene Age: Turning 'Back' to the Agrarian Question," to the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development, Brock University, St. Catherine's, May 27-30. Read more
Alaka Basu gave a talk on 'Population and Development' to The Sixth International Parliamentarians Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Program of Action, hosted by UNFPA, Sveriges Riksdag and EPF, 22-25 April 2014.Read more
Nina Glasgow presented “Antecedents & Consequences of Natural Population Decrease” to the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University on May 6. This presentation discusses Nina’s emerging project to study the lived experience of persons, especially older persons, who reside in places with more deaths than births. Read more
Nina Glasgow and David Brown gave a presentation to the Human Geography program at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth on April 28. The title of their talk was “Challenges and Opportunities of Population Aging in Rural Communities.” Read more
Faculty Mary Kritz and Douglas Gurak presented a paper at the Opening Conference of the Penn State Census Bureau Research Data Center on “Internal Migration and Destination Places: Race and Nativity Differences.” The Conference was held on April 7-8, 2014. Read more
Department Chair Philip McMichael participated in the Open Ended Working Group of the Committee on World Food Security at the UN/FAO (Rome), as a representative of the Civil Society Mechanism, April 29, 2014. Read more
Faculty member Rachel Bezner Kerr organized & presented at a closed policy workshop with key government and international representatives on ‘Participatory Research on Climate Change Adaptation: Policy Recommendations”, and was interviewed by the Nation and Malawi Broadcasting Corporation. Read more
DSOC faculty member Alaka Basu gave the Fifth B.G. Kumar Lecture at the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, India, on 16 December 2013.
She then gave the Professor P.N.Mari Bhat Memorial Lecture at the International Institute for Population Studies, Mumbai, India, on 6 January 2014.
In February, Professor Basu was part of the two member Panel Discussion of the Ford Foundation Roundtable Series on Ending Child Marriage at the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC. Read more
DSOC faculty member Tom Hirschl visited David Brown and colleagues at Newcastle University, UK, in mid-February to work on a project analyzing counter urbanization in England and Wales. The study team recently acquired a longitudinal data file on job commuting, and Tom is assisting with implementing methods in event history analysis. Tom also gave a seminar about his forthcoming book "Chasing the Dream" at Newcastle University. Read more
Department Chair Philip McMichael gave a lecture titled "Historicizing the Land Grab: The Unfolding, and Unraveling, of the Global Food Regime" as part of an Institute for Comparative Modernities series on February 10th. Read more
Department chair Philip McMichael made a presentation at the Food Sovereignty Symposium at the International Institute for Social Studies at The Hague, January 24, on historicizing food sovereignty. Read more
Faculty member Wendy Wolford served as chair for a panel at the conference "Food Sovereignty: A Critical Dialogue". Her group, the Land Deal Politics Initiative, co-sponsored the one-day event at The Hague in January. Read more
Glasgow and Brown present seminar in the UK
Jan 29, 2014
DSOC faculty Nina Glasgow and David Brown presented a seminar to the Business School of Lincoln University, UK, titled "Challenges and Opportunities of Rural Population Aging” on February 12th. David is a Humanities and Social Sciences Visiting Professor in the Center for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), and Nina is a visiting scholar in the Centre for Rural Economy (CRE) at Newcastle University for the spring semester.
Reports from the field: Max Ajl in Tunisia
Jan 28, 2014
PhD candidate Max Ajl presented a paper called, “Social Demobilization and the Roots of ‘Islamism,’” at Faculté des Sciences Juridiques, politiques et Sociales de Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia, December 14., 2013.
He also has a book chapter out, with Sherene Seikaly, “Of Europe: Zionism and the Jewish Other,” in Europe after Derrida: Crisis and Potentiality, edited by Agnes Czajka and Bora Isyar (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press).
Philip McMichael fall sabbatical report
Jan 22, 2014
While on sabbatical in the fall, Department chair Phil McMichael presented two days of lectures to the program in Development Studies at the University of Calabria (Italy). He also gave a public lecture on the 'land grab' to the Norsk senter for bygdeforskning, Universitetssenteret Dragvoll (Trondheim, Norway). He also attended the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) debates in Rome at the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) as an observer and a member of the CFS's Civil Society Mechanism.
Emme Edmunds gives talk in New Delhi, India
Nov 12, 2013
PhD candidate Emme Edmunds gave a talk on gender and LGBT health & rights to the British Council in New Delhi, India. Emme is conducting research in New Delhi during the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters.
Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue gave a presentation at a US National Academy of Science workshop on Sustainability Science in October. The title of the workshop was "Can Earth and Society's Systems Meet the Needs of 10 Billion People?" The title of his talk was Population-Inequality-Sustainability: Beyond IPAT. Read more
In a podcast on New Security Beat, Alaka Basu sees many efforts to empower the most marginalized women around the world as too focused on the idea of creating marketplace options. “I’m trying to think beyond that way of looking at empowerment and ask, ‘What is meaningful empowerment?’” How does expansion of women’s choices lead to outcomes in other fields? Read more
Rural Aging in 21st Century America book talk featured online
Oct 11, 2013
In a "Chats in the Stacks" book talk, Nina Glasgow, David L. Brown, and Douglas T. Gurak discuss how population aging is more rapid in rural areas of the United States.
Philip McMichael: Feeding the world population
Jun 7, 2013
Philip McMichael talked about feeding the world population during the Cornell Reunion in June.
Tom Hirschl: The context for research on poverty and economic hardship: the Chemung County project
May 15, 2013
Tom Hirschl gave a presentation to the Action Research Institute "The context for research on poverty and economic hardship: the Chemung County project" at the Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension on May 15.
Lindy Williams Gave Keynote Lecture
Mar 1, 2013
DSOC faculty Lindy Williams gave the keynote lecture "Whither State Interest in Intimacy?" at the Fifteenth Annual Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Conference on Friday March 1st.
Phil McMichael: Food regimes and agricultural investments
Dec 6, 2012
Phil McMichael presented a video address on December 6 entitled: "Food regimes and agricultural investments" to the 3rd Forum on Food, Agriculture, Trade and Environment in Brussels, organized by the Confederation europenne des ONG d-urgence et de developpement (a European NGO confederation for relief and development).
Cornell Farmworker Program: Navigating the Farm Labor Maze - A Workshop for Grape Growers
Dec 4, 2012
The Cornell Farmworker Program in conjunction with the CCE Finger Lakes Grape program hosted a successful workshop for grape growers titled "Navigating the Farm Labor Maze- A Workshop for Grape Growers".
Mary Kritz made a presentation at the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on New Trends in Migration: Demographic Aspects, held on December 3, 2012 in New York City. Mary presented findings at the meeting from her research on International Student Mobility and Globalization of Higher Education. Meeting proceedings are available online. Read more
Videos of the presentations are available on the UN Web TV Webcast. Mary's presentation can be heard at 1:40.
Based on research findings, Mary reported that countries could improve their human capital and reduce skill loss by expanding their higher education capacity. Read more
Tom Hirschl: Elderly Poverty Trends
Nov 7, 2012
Tom Hirschl gave a presentation in Batavia at a joint meeting between Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Genesee Office for Aging on November 7th. The presentation was focused on elderly poverty trends nationally, and in Genesee County.
Philip McMichael: Food Regime Transitions
Jun 11, 2012
Philip McMichael made an invited presentation on 'Food Regime Transitions' to a Land Grab Colloquium at the Institute for Social Sciences, Den Haag (June 11), as well as presented a paper entitled 'Value-chain agriculture and debt relations: contradictory outcomes' to an SSHRC Workshop on Repoliticizing Debt, at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, May 30-31.
Steven Wolf: Construction of working forests in the Adirondacks
May 15, 2012
Steven Wolf gave a talk in the Yale Forestry Forum, "Construction of working forests in the Adirondacks: What can contemporary experiences tell us about institutional complementarity, hybridity and stickiness?"
Phil McMichael, Rachel Bezner Kerr, Hannah Wittman: Food (In)Security-Food Security and Food Sovereignty
May 9, 2012
Phil McMichael, Rachel Bezner Kerr, and DSOC alumna Hannah Wittman presented at Food (In)Security-Food Security and Food Sovereignty in Chicago in May 2012.
Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue: The Demography of Inequality
Apr 17, 2012
Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue gave a seminar at Duke University's Population Research Institute (DuPri) focusing on the demography of inequality, specifically new conceptual links between demographic trends and macro-level inequality.
David Brown: How New Mobilities Are Restructuring the Social Organization of the Rural-Urban Periphery
Apr 3, 2012
David Brown - Plenary address to the international conference on Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society held in Wageningen, Netherlands, April 3, 2012: "How New Mobilities Are Restructuring the Social Organization of the Rural-Urban Periphery."
Angela Gonzales: Social Capital and Indigenous Health: (Re)Focusing on Culture, Community and Context in Health Promotion and Intervention Research
Mar 20, 2012
Angela Gonzales presented "Social Capital and Indigenous Health: (Re)Focusing on Culture, Community and Context in Health Promotion and Intervention Research" at the University of Arizona March 2012
John Sipple: Making Data Open & Useful: Providing Enhanced Access to Public Data Through Web and App Tools to Facilitate Better Local Decisionmaking
Mar 5, 2012
John Sipple - "Making Data Open & Useful: Providing Enhanced Access to Public Data Through Web and App Tools to Facilitate Better Local Decisionmaking" by J.W. Sipple, J. Vink, J. Francis, J. Williams, J. Morgan, S. Brady, A. Tait. The paper was presented at the 2012 International Conference on Technology, Education, and Development, in Valencia Spain on March 5, 2012, and represents a collaborative effort between the NYS Center for Rural Schools, CaRDI, Program in Applied Demography, and CISER.
Shelley Feldman: Constructing States and Citizens: Partition as a Social Project
Feb 20, 2012
Shelley Feldman - "Constructing States and Citizens: Partition as a Social Project" South Asia Program Seminar Series.
Joe Francis: Alternative Strategies for Mapping ACS Estimates and Error of Estimation
Jan 16, 2012
Joe Francis - "Alternative Strategies for Mapping ACS Estimates and Error of Estimation" at the 2012 Applied Demography Conference in San Antonio January 2012