School of Global Studies

The Sussex-Cornell Partnership

The Cornell-Sussex Partnership was formally established in April 2015 with the signing of a 3-way Memorandum of Understanding between

  • The Department of Development Sociology at Cornell
  • The School of Global Studies at Sussex
  • The Institute of Development Studies at Sussex

The aim of the partnership is to develop links between the three institutions that will further their research, teaching and outward-facing activities in the field of Global Development.

The MoU sets an initial period of three years to develop the Partnership, and joint activities already underway include

Justin Rosenberg and Phil McMichael at the signing of the MoU, April 2015  Justin Rosenberg and Phil McMichael at the signing of the MoU, April 2015

  • A Visiting Faculty Scheme that annually funds one colleague from each side to visit the other for 2-3 days, giving talks, interacting with Graduate Students and building connections
  • A PhD Symposium Programme that enables Graduate Students from all three institutions to present their work to faculty and peers elsewhere
  • A Research Working Group on The Current Conjuncture in World Affairs that brings together faculty from both sides to work together on producing a series of articles (completed in May 2016)
  • Collaboration on an American Sociological Association Conference on Development in Question held at Cornell in October 2016.
    See: Global Studies strengthens links with Cornell University
  • Plans for an international Consortium on Global Development that will bring together academics, practitioners and activists working in the field of development
  • A Visiting Teacher scheme giving Sussex faculty an opportunity to deliver a 6-week graduate-level module in the Department of Development Sociology
  • Collaboration on the design of a new joint MA programme in International Development.

View the MoU: Cornell Sussex Memorandum of Understanding [PDF 846.57KB]