The Cornell Alliance for Science is a training and communications initiative with the mission of improving access to agricultural innovation as a means of enhancing food security, improving environmental sustainability, and raising the quality of life globally.
The Alliance's core program, the Global Leadership Fellows Program, is a Cornell certificate program designed to equip and empower emerging leaders who will advance our shared mission by promoting evidence-based decision making and advancing science-based communications.
The 12-week program, held on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY, USA, combines strategic modules, exposure to global thought leaders, independent projects, training on multimedia resources, weekly colloquia, and field trips. Upon completion of this program, Fellows will be members of an international cohort of forward-leaning communicators uniquely equipped to promote, evidence-based decision making around global issues such as food security and sustainable agricultural.
The Global Leadership Fellows Program is divided into two key components:
Core Curriculum. Fellows complete specialized course modules that were developed specifically for the program and focus on innovative communications tools and strategies. Modules are led by core Alliance faculty as well as visiting faculty from around the world, including prominent scientists and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists. The course also includes weekly colloquia organized and led by the Fellows.
Independent Projects & Training. Each Fellow pursues a customized, independent or group project in consultation with the program director and a Cornell faculty mentor. Fellows have access to the extensive resources of Cornell, including research centers, libraries, and media labs. Fellows also have the opportunity to gain valuable technical skills by taking Alliance-led workshops in digital technologies, such as social media, web design and multimedia storytelling.
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