October 23, 2019
New global development unit calls for ‘education with impact’
By Matt Hayes
As worsening conditions around the world threaten food security and exacerbate inequality, a new Cornell program will address directly some of the biggest challenges facing humanity.
The Department of Global Development will draw from faculty across the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) to create a unified development studies program focused on engagement with the world’s grand challenges at home and abroad. The broad interdisciplinary outlook of the department will emphasize real-world engagement to improve lives, reduce inequality and protect the environment.