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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

Education

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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News


The research group and students share a meal.
Photo credit: Yasmin Kassam


Dr. Kassam discussing impacts of climate change and
food security with government leaders at the
Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Report of the Canadian Embassy to the Governmnet of Canada on Dr. Kassam's Visit to Kabul

Global Cornell Features Collaborative Climate Change Research in Pamir Mountains "Ecological Calendars for the 21st Century"

Inside Science Covers Ecological Calendars Project: "Tapping Traditional Wisdom to Cope with Climate Change"

Seminar by Chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Nation, David Archambault II - Standing Rock: The Violation of Indigenous People(s) Rights

Message to Students - Short Interview with Chairman Archambault II by Dr. Kassam, February 17th, 2017

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

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

National Geographic: Climate Change Is Making Calendars Run Amok

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


Ice Fishing Camp in Ulukhaktok

 

Awards and Appointments

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