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Pamir at border of Afghanistan, China, and Tajikistan

Dr. Karim-Aly Kassam is International Professor of Environmental and Indigenous Studies in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program.

Photo credit: Jianchu Xu


Ph.D. (Natural Resource Policy and Management with concentrations in Socio-Anthropology and Community Sociology) Cornell University, USA

M.Sc. (Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries) London School of Economics, UK

M.Phil. (Islamic Studies) University of Cambridge, UK

B.A. (Economics) University of Calgary, Canada

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From Left to Right: David Lodge (Director ACSF), Karim-Aly Kassam,
Abraham Francis, Talia Chorover, Tamar Law, and Kayla Scheimreif.
Photo credit: Marilyn Brody

Kassam Research Group receives $1000 Award in poster competition from the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF)

New International Research Project: Ecological Calendars and Climate Adaptation in the Pamirs (1.2 Million Euros)

Glacier Hub: Ancient Ecological Calendars Find Way Forward in Pamir Mountains

National Geographic: Climate Change Is Making Calendars Run Amok

Earth and Space Science News: Villages Must Recalibrate Time to Survive in the Pamir Mountains

International Society of Ethnobiology Student Workshop in Kabale, Uganda

Visioning Food, Health, and Energy Sovereignty: Report on Workshop at the 14th Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology in Bumthang, Bhutan

Seminars at the Canadian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan

Ice Fishing Camp in Ulukhaktok


Awards and Appointments

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