Social Science and Public Policy

Sustainable South Asia Annual Workshop

October 5, 2019 at 10:00am2:00pm

Hall of Languages, 500

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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 — Discussion
11:30 am — Lunch
12:30-2 pm — Humanities Working Group Planning Meeting

Following a catered lunch, members of the CNY Humanities Corridor Working Group on Sociocultural Sustainability in South Asia will break out to talk about their future plans and programming.

If you are interested in attending, please email Emera Bridger Wilson (elbridge@ syr.edu) by September 27.

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

This event was published on September 10, 2019.


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