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About Us

The Center for Trade, Environment and Development (CTED) is an independent research center affiliated with the Department of Geography at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). The Center supports research on trade and investment policies and patterns through the lens of social and environmental outcomes.

CTED’s directors are Drs. Abigail Cooke, Trina Hamilton, and Marion Werner. CTED’s network also includes affiliated faculty from UB’s Department of Geography, the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, and the Cross-Border Legal Studies Center. It is associated with the International Trade Program at UB, which offers BA and MA degrees.

More information about our mission and research is available here.

Latest News

UPCOMING COLLOQUIUM: Friday September 28, 2018
Force of Place:  An Artist's View of the Bakken Oil Region 2013-2017
Documentary artist Valery Lyman will share her photographs and her experiences from 5 years photographing and recording audio in the Bakken region of North Dakota during a period of radical and complex changes to the landscape, economy, built environment, and population. More information available here.

Check out our newly digitized archive of working papers from the Canada-US Trade Center (CUSTAC), available here.

CTED is pleased to announce the publication of our first report, in collaboration with the School of Geography of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, titled “Adaptation strategies of small and medium rice farmers facing market opening” (available in English and Spanish). Read the report in English here and in Spanish here.