2014 Seminars

Fall 2014 Seminar Series

September 10
The Intersection of Race and Class in the Organic Farming Movement
Robin Emmons, Founder and Executive Director, Sow Much Good
view video here

September 17
Hunger and Hope: Pain and Progress in Developing Countries
George Norton, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech
view video here

September 24
The Challenge of Bringing Transformational Development to a Linear World
Jeffrey Ried, Program Officer, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
view video here

October 1
Understanding Barriers to Mobile Phone Use in Rural Africa
Susan Wyche, Professor, Department of Media and Information, Michigan State University
view video here

October 8
Science and Ethics: The Case of the U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study
Wylin Wilson, Professor, National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care, Tuskegee University
view video here

October 22
Food Security, Food Prices and Climate Variability
Molly Brown, Research Scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
view video here

October 29
The Political Economy of GM Food Policy in China, India, and East Africa
Carl Pray, Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics,
Rutgers University
view video here

November 5
Chasing the American Dream: Smithian Versus Marxian Interpretations
Tom Hirschl, Cornell Professor, Department of Sociology
view video here

November 12
The African Seed Access Index (TASAI): Towards Competitive Seed Systems Serving Smallholder Farmers
Ed Mabaya, Research Associate in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and CIIFAD Associate Director
view video here

November 19 2014
Farm Bill Coalitions: Fractured, Diminished, or Enduring Forces that will Shape US Food and Farm Policies
Andy Novakovic, Cornell Professor, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management


Spring 2014

February 5
CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food
Larry Harrington, Research Director, CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food

February 12
Payment for Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Landscapes: Navigating Neoliberalism and Mythology to Advance Outcome-Based Conservation Policy
Steven Wolf, Cornell Professor, Department of Natural Resources

February 19
Managing a Movement: Wangari Maathai's Legacy in the Green Belt Movement
Njeri Gakonyo, CIIFAD Visiting Fellow and Consultant to Resource Mobilization, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
see video here

February 26
Why Calories Count
Malden Nesheim, Cornell Professor Emeritus, Division of Nutritional Sciences and Provost Emeritus
see video here

March 5
Feeding the Hungry and Malnourished: Role of Modern Animal Biotechnologies in Green Revolution 2.0
Ikhide Imumorin, Program Leader, International Animal Agriculture Program, IP-CALS

March 12
Hopes and Fears of Genetically Modified Crops in Africa: Perspectives from the African Seed Sector
Ed Mabaya, CIIFAD Assistant Director and Research Associate, The Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
view video here

April 9
Innovation for Food Security: USAID's Feed the Future Research, Policy, and Capacity Development Programs
Clara Cohen, Senior Science Policy Advisor, Office of Agricultural Research and Policy, USAID
​see video here

April 16
CIIFAD International Symposium: Meeting the Challenges of Human and Institutional Capacity Development
160 Mann Library
see video here part 1 | part 2