Dissertation Defense Notice: R. Paudel

Thu, August 27, 2020 at Virtual

Rajiv PaudelMr. Rajiv Paudel will defend his dissertation on Thursday, August 27, 2020, at 2:00 PM.

Title: A Systems Approach to Analyze Household Vulnerability to Food Insecurity in Rural Southern Mali Using a Spatially-Explicit Integrated Social and Biophysical Model

Please contact me ruggles@msu.edu if you would like an electronic copy of the dissertation.

The defense will consist of two steps:  a 30-60 minute uninterrupted presentation by the student summarizing the dissertation research, and a subsequent two-stage questioning session.  Anyone, including faculty, students, and staff, is welcome to attend the presentation and to participate in the initial portion of the question session, which will be moderated by the Advisor.  The Advisor and Guidance Committee will ask questions in the second stage of this session.  Faculty are welcome to stay for this stage.

Graduate students and other non-committee members (e.g., family and friends) CANNOT attend the second questioning stage. Successful completion of the defense and approval of the dissertation will be determined by a majority vote of the dissertation committee.

  • Arika Ligmann-Zielinska (Chair)
  • Leo Zulu
  • Bruno Basso (Earth and Environmental Sciences)
  • Laura Schmitt Olabisi (Community Sustainability)