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Sustainability Conference Presentations

Rural-Urban Transitions panelists
Rural-Urban Transitions panelists

Keynotes and Panels

Global Sustainability: Challenges, Progress, and Opportunities  


David M. Lodge, Francis J. DiSalvo Director, David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell University

Sustainable Energy: Questions from Fukushima  


​Satsuki Takahashi, Associate Professor of Sustainability Studies, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan
​Takao Suami, Waseda University
Yuki Ashina, Attorney​

Introduction to One Health (and Planetary Health)  


Dirk U. Pfeiffer, Chair Professor of One Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, City University of Hong Kong, China

One Health: Sustainable Antibiotic Use  


Daryl V. Nydam, Associate Professor of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Science, Director, Quality Milk Production Services, Cornell University

Environmental Sustainability, Food Security and Animal Food Production: Milk and Dairy  


Mike Van Amburgh, Professor of Animal Science, Cornell University

The Role of the Natural Environment in Human Health and Well-Being  


Nancy Wells, Professor of Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell University

Agricultural Engagement in Asia and Lessons for Successful Partnerships  


Ronnie Coffman, Director of International Programs at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University

Rural-Urban Transitions to Sustainable Settlement Systems  


Kieran Donaghy, Professor and Chair, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University
Ying Hua, Associate Professor of Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell University
Pratim Roy, Co-Founder, Keystone Foundation, Kotagiri, India
Neema Kudva, Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning, Director of the International Studies in Planning, Cornell University
Robin McNeal, Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Director of the East Asia Program, Cornell University
Jeremy Wallace, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University

The Nilgiris Field Learning Center, Kotagiri, India: A Collaborative Project of Keystone Foundation and Cornell University  


Neema Kudva, Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning, Director of the International Studies in Planning, Cornell University
​Pratim Roy, Co-Founder, Keystone Foundation, Kotagiri, India

Developing New Forms of Communication and Collaboration
Hirokazu Miyazaki, Professor of anthropology and the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies at Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences, Director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University

Cornell's Commitment to Sustainable Development
Lance Collins, Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering, College of Engineering, Cornell University  


Daniel Huttenlocher, Dean and Vice Provost, Cornell Tech, Cornell University  


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