LLC23: Social and Cultural Sustainability in South Asia


About

We are an interdisciplinary core group of twelve faculty members from four Corridor institutions, each working on different aspects of sustainability in South Asia. The Corridor institutions represented are Syracuse University, Cornell University, the University of Rochester, and Colgate University.

Open

Active since: 2019

  • Syracuse University
  • Cornell University

Collaborative Goals

We were successfully able to hold a major international conference, "Rhythms of the Land: Indigenous Knowledge, Science, and Thriving Together in a Changing Climate" on the Cornell campus, October 11-13, 2021, after many delays.

The conference ended with a series of workshops on the following topics:

  1. Practical policy implication of Ecological Calendars? (e.g., application in other regions, peace building and climate migration)
  2. How can this knowledge be dynamic, updated and transferred to the next generation (e.g., environmental education and STEM curriculum)?
  3. What are the next steps for further research? (e.g., developing strategies for new ecological indicators)

Group Organizers

Iftikhar Dadi

Associate Professor, History of Art & Visual Studies, Cornell University

Karim-Aly Kassam

International Professor of Environmental and Indigenous Studies, Cornell University

Daniel Bass

Program Manager, South Asia Program, Cornell University

Margaret Hermann

Director, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs, Syracuse University

Group Members

  • Tej Bhatia, Languages, Professor of Linguistics, Literatures, and Linguistics, Syracuse University
  • Jeffrey Chusid, Associate Planning, City and Regional Planning, Cornell University
  • Padma Kaimal, Batza Professor & Director of the Division of University Studies, Art & Art History, Colgate University
  • Kamala Ramadoss, Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Science, Syracuse University
  • Sudha Raj, Teaching Professor, Nutrition and Food Studies, Syracuse University
  • Nagesh Rao, Lecturer in University Studies, Colgate University
  • Romita Ray, Associate Professor, Art & Music Histories, Syracuse University
  • Nimanthi Rajasingham, Associate Professor, English and Women's Studies, Colgate University
  • Llerena Guiu Searle, Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Rochester
  • Farhana Sultana, Associate Professor, Geography and the Environment, Syracuse University
  • Andrew Wilford, Professor, Anthropology, Cornell University

Group Outcomes

Rhythms of the Land: Indigenous Knowledge, Science, and Thriving Together in a Changing Climate Blog

Rhythms of the Land: Indigenous Knowledge, Science, and Thriving Together in a Changing Climate was an inclusive and innovative International Conference bringing together communities, scholars, and policymakers.

Ryhthms of the Land Agenda 2021

Indigenous Knowledge, Science, and Thriving Together in a Changing Climate