Title of talk: The Global Land Grab: Hunger Games Prequel?
Date: Tuesday, August 21
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM,
Location: Lory Student Center, Room 211E
Philip McMichael is a Professor of Development Sociology at Cornell University. His research concentrates on food regimes, the politics of globalization, and agrarian movements. He has edited The Global Restructuring of Agro-Food Systems (1994), New Directions in the Sociology of Global Development (2005, with F. H. Buttel), Contesting Development: Critical Struggles for Social Change (2010), and Biofuels, Land and Agrarian Change (2011, with J. Borras & I. Scoones). He has worked with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, the UN Research Institute for Social Development, FoodFirst, and the international peasant coalitions Vía Campesina and the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty, and recently authored the 5th edition of Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective (2012)