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IAD Seminar: The Uneven Transformation of Rural Africa: Myths, Facts, and Pressing Needs (Chris Barrett)

February 22nd, 2018 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Chris Barrett is Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and an International Professor of Agriculture, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, as well as a Professor in the Department of Economics and a Fellow of the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and Dean of Academic Affairs at the College of Business, all at Cornell University....


Rethinking the Proposal: Concrete and Philosophical Approaches

February 28th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Part philosophy, part practical tutorial, this workshop aims to make proposal writing easier and more successful. It also offers an ensemble of remarkably useful tools for producing, revising, and editing, even under the stress of deadline....


IAD Seminar: The Vision of Continental Economic Unity: Regional Integration as a Strategy for Sustainable African Development

March 1st, 2018 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Chantal Thomas is Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, where she also directs the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa. She teaches in the areas of Law and Development and International Economic Law. Prior to joining Cornell, she chaired the Law Department of the American University in Cairo and also served on the University of Minnesota and Fordham Univ...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program for Undergraduate Students

March 7th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program supports college graduates conducting research or teaching in any field in more than 150 countries. Applications are due in the fall; students who wish to begin the program immediately after graduation are encouraged to start the process in their junior year....


IAD Seminar: Informal Governance & State Reconstruction in the D.R. Congo

March 8th, 2018 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Laura Seay is an assistant professor of Government at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Her research centers on the study of community responses to conflict and U.S. foreign policy in Africa’s Great Lakes region. She is currently finishing a book, Substituting for the State, about the role non-state actors play in governing the eastern DRC. She is also engaged in a project o...


IAD Seminar: The Geography of Poverty and Development Resources: What Do We Know? What Should We Know? And Why Does it Matter?

March 15th, 2018 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Ryan C. Briggs is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Virginia Tech’s College of Liberal Arts. His research interests include international development, political economy, foreign aid, and African politics. He is a former Affiliate Scholar at the Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi; and he won the Hessel Yntema Prize for best article in the Amer...


IAD Seminar: Towards a Different Development Model for Africa

March 22nd, 2018 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Erik Thorbecke is the H.E. Babcock Professor of Economics Emeritus and former Director of the Program on Comparative Economic Development at Cornell University. His past positions include chairman of the Department of Economics at Cornell, a professorship at Iowa State University, and associate assistant administrator for program policy at the Agency for International Development. He was awarded a...


IAD Seminar: The Emergence of New Markets for Agricultural Technologies

March 29th, 2018 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Brian Dillon is a development economist who studies poverty and food security in low-income countries, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. Recent projects have focused on the effects of a seasonal diet on long-run health outcomes; the emergence of new markets for agricultural technologies; links between food and energy markets; rural labor markets; and information services to complement mobile phones...


"Urban transport in Latin America: challenges and opportunities," by Eduardo A. Vasconcellos, LASP Seminar Series

April 11th, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G-08

Latin American large cities have been suffering from severe mobility problems, related to deficient public transport services, pollution, congestion and road fatalities. Poor people are specially affected, facing geographic isolation, long journeys to destinations and difficulties to pay for public transport fares.  Conversely, those who have access to automobiles experience much better mobil...


IAD Seminar: Urbanization in Africa, with Implications for Both Economic Transformation and Democratization

April 12th, 2018 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Danielle Resnick is a Senior Research Fellow in IFPRI’s Development Strategies and Governance Division (DSGD). Previously she worked as a Research Fellow at the UN University–World Institute for Development Economics Research in Helsinki, Finland, where she managed projects on the political economy of food price policy, foreign aid and democracy, decentralization and urban service deli...


IAD Seminar: Can Countries Develop? Implications for Africa

April 19th, 2018 - 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Michael H. Allen holds the Harvey Wexler Chair in Political Science at Bryn Mawr College and serves as Co-Chair of International Studies. He has been an International Relations Consultant at the Overseas Development Institute in London, a Visiting Fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies, and...

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