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Sustainable South Asia Annual Workshop

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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@ 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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To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.