Andrew Bell, inaugural Schleifer Family Professor of Sustainability.

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Inaugural Schleifer Professor of Sustainability announced

Andrew Reid Bell will join the Department of Global Development at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as the inaugural Schleifer Family Professor of Sustainability, effective July 1, 2024. 

Bell's research identifies responses to human-environment dilemmas with a focus on migration and environmental sustainability. His methodology incorporates agent-based modeling tools, complemented by insights from field and behavioral experiments. With extensive fieldwork experience in regions including Bangladesh, Madagascar, Mexico, and Senegal, he seeks to understand and predict drivers of climate change and mobility. 

“We won’t find the environmental solutions we are looking for unless we find people solutions first — that is, finding ways for the world to share similar options and opportunities, enjoy similar protections from harm, and be able to plan forward on similar time horizons,” said Bell. 

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