Sustainable South Asia Annual Workshop
500 Hall of Languages
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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