Contested Global Landscapes

A Multidisciplinary Initiative of the Cornell Institute for the Social Sciences

2012-2015 Theme Project

Contested Global Landscapes

Upcoming and Past Events

Upcoming Events

March 8, 2013

Proposals Due

a Faculty Associate

The ISS is seeking one faculty associate for the 2012-2015 theme project.
For information, visit the Call for Faculty Associate page.

March 20, 2013

Applications Due

Graduate Research Fellowships

The ISS expects to award 6 students pursuing either a Master’s or Ph.D. $2,500 to support field work related to the ISS Theme Project, Contested Global Landscapes. For more information, see the RFP.

April 10, 2013

Kick-off Lecture: Contested Global Landscapes

4:30 p.m.- 6:00p.m. 423 ILR Conference Center

Please join us for this lecture introducing the 2012-2015 theme project. The team’s faculty co-leaders, Charles Geisler and Wendy Wolford, both from Development Sociology, will discuss the team’s key research questions, specific research projects, and public activities. Team members will be on hand for Q & A following the lecture. Refreshments will be provided

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April 22, 2013

Overcoming Dogma and Prophecies of Doom to Save Nature

5:00 p.m.- 6:30p.m. David L. Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall

Conservation is on the defensive. One way forward is to embrace the potential for recovery, restoration, and even rewilding, while realizing that nature never stands still. New messages, new science, new alliances, and a new nature are conservation’s best hope.

April 23, 2013

Roundtable Discussion

3:30 p.m. – 5:00pm, 225 ILR Conference Center (King-Shaw Hall)

An in-depth look at current conservation themes – moderated by Drew Harvell (EEB), and featuring Peter Kareiva, Andy Zepp (Finger Lakes Land Trust), Aaron Sachs (HIST), Sara Pritchard (STS), and Sunny Power (EEB)

Past Events

September 7, 2012

The Darwin Economy

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 404 Plant Sciences

This event is sponsored by the Robert H. Frank is the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and the co-director of the Paduano Seminar in business ethics at NYU’s Stern School of Business. His “Economic View” column appears monthly in The New York Times. He is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos. He received his B.S. in mathematics from Georgia Tech, then taught math and science for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Nepal.

October 5, 2012

Lecture by Sir Partha Dasgupta

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. G10 Biotech

This event is sponsored by Cornell CALS Joint Environmental Social Science Seminar Series. Sir Partha Dasgupta is one of the world’s premier experts in the field of economics. He is currently the Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics and past chairman of the faculty of economics and politics at the University of Cambridge. From 1991 to 1997, Dasgupta was chairman of the scientific board of the Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and, from 1989 to 1992, professor of economics and philosophy, and director of the Program in Ethics in Society at Stanford University. His research interests have covered welfare and development economics; the economics of technological change; population, environmental, and resource economics; the theory of games; and the economics of under nutrition.

October 17-19, 2012

Global Land Grabbing II Conference

The purpose of the 2012 conference is to continue deepening and broadening of understanding of global land deals. The conference will examine broader topics around land grab intersections with political economy, political ecology and political sociology. There will be a series of parallel sessions on a range of themes responding to the issues including, agrarian change, finance, and international policy actors.

November 29, 2012

Land Project Affiliates’ Luncheon

Noon-1:30 p.m. 423 ILR Conference Center

This working lunch was an opportunity for project affiliates and interested participants to share their ideas and interests for events to be held during the 2013-2014 academic year. See notes.