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David Brown and Nina Glasgow Present Talks on Rural Aging

Sep 22, 2016
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:, and ongoing case studies focusing on the lived experience of older persons in rural communities throughout the US.
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Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue - Keynote speaker at United Nations summit

Mar 16, 2016
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.

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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.”

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.

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."

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.

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue presentation-Webinar

Apr 30, 2015
"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

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.

Amit Anshumali presentation: Tata-Cornell

Oct 23, 2014
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

Einaudi Center SAP Seminar: Emme Edmunds

Oct 16, 2014
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

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue presentation-IAD

Sep 23, 2014
Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue presented "Quality Education in Africa: A Source of Growth or Inequality?" for the Institute of African Development seminar series at Cornell on September 4th. Read more

Philip McMichael conference-Univ of Waterloo

Sep 22, 2014
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.

Rachel Bezner Kerr presentation-Glofoods

Jul 2, 2014
“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 presentation-CURDS

Jul 2, 2014
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.

Philip McMichael presentation: Contested Global Landscapes

May 28, 2014
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

Philip McMichael presentation: CASID

May 27, 2014
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 presentation UNFPA

May 22, 2014
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 presentation at Newcastle University

May 20, 2014
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

Alaka Basu presentation University of Pennsylvania

Apr 30, 2014
Alaka Basu presented her joint paper with Sonalde Desai, "Middle Class dreams: India's One Child families", at the Workshop on Indian Demography, University of Pennsylvania,on 3 April 2012.

Glasgow-Brown presentation University of Wales

Apr 25, 2014
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

Kritz/Gurak Presentation at Penn State

Apr 23, 2014
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

Philip McMichael at UN/FAO in Rome

Apr 23, 2014
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

Rachel Bezner Kerr presentation in Malawi

Mar 26, 2014
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

Emme Edmunds talk at JNU

Mar 21, 2014
PhD candidate Emme Edmunds gave a talk at Jawaharlal Nehru University on "Paradoxes of taboo: gender, knowledge and sex education among middle class people in Delhi". Read more

Alaka Basu presentations

Feb 28, 2014
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

Tom Hirschl joins research team at Newcastle University, UK.

Feb 15, 2014
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

Philip McMichael lecture for ICM

Feb 10, 2014
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

Wendy Wolford at Food Sovereignty conference

Jan 30, 2014
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.

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 at a podium

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: New Trends in Migration: Demographic Aspects

Dec 3, 2012
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

Mary Kritz: Video of UN Web TV Webcast

Dec 3, 2012
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