Sustainable South Asia Annual Workshop
500 Hall of Languages
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We invite all those in Central New York who are interested in any aspect of sustainability in South Asia to attend and help us plan future sustainability-related events.
9:00 am — Welcome
9:15 am — Keynote Address
Cultivating Knowledge: Decoding Agricultural Sustainability Through an Ethnography of Seeds
Andrew Flachs, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University
A single seed is more than just the promise of a plant. In rural south India, seeds represent diverging paths toward a sustainable livelihood. Development programs and global agribusiness promote genetically modified seeds and organic certification as a path toward more sustainable cotton production, but these solutions mask a complex web of economic, social, political, and ecological issues that may have consequences as dire as death
10:30 am — Taking the Seeds of Sustainability into the Future
11:30 am — Lunch
12:30 — Planning Session: Humanities Working Group
If you are interested in attending, please email Emera Bridger Wilson (elbridge@ syr.edu) by October 1.
The Sustainable South Asia Initiative is a project of the Cornell-Syracuse Consortium on South Asia, funded by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant and the Central New York Humanities Corridor.
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