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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 a 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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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

Dr.Kassam Recieves a Grant to Conduct Workshop of Peace Building, Climate Change, and Migration.

A Member of the Research Group is Featured as a Graduate Student Spotlight

Cornell Cronicle Covers Science Diplomacy Workshop Led by Kassam Research Group at American Geophysical Union 100th Anniversary in Washington D.C.

Ecological Calendars and Cultural Revitalization in Kyrgyzstan

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"

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

National Geographic: Climate Change Is Making Calendars Run Amok


Ice Fishing Camp in Ulukhaktok


Awards and Appointments

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