2011-12 Distinguished Visiting Speaker
Dr. Philip McMichael, International Professor of Development Sociology, Cornell University
21st Century Development: Crisis and Renewal
Thursday, September 29, 7:30 p.m.
Council Chambers, Gilmour Hall 111
Author of Settlers and the Agrarian Question (1984) and Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective (2008), Philip McMichael has published widely on agrarian movements, land questions and food regimes. His current research centres the role of agri-food systems in the making of the modern world and explores the politics of globalization through the structuring of agri-food relations. During his career, he has worked with the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty and the international peasant coalition, La Vía Campesina.
McMichael's public lecture will consider the impact and significance of the conjunction of food, financial, energy and climate crises, and how they inform development visioning and practices that,
together, foreshadow a Sustainability Project.
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Past Distinguished Visiting Speakers
|9 March 2011
Globalization Without the World: The Allegorical Imperative
|10 March 2010
The World's Third Spaces: Towards New Assemblages of Territory, Authority and Rights
|18 March 2009
Empire of the Periphery: Russia and the World System
|17 April 2008||John McNeill
Empires of Energy: Peat, Oil and Coal and the International System Since 1580
|11 October 2007||
Neoliberalism as a Technology of Governing
|18 April 2006||Antonio Negri
The Multitude and United States Imperialism: Is a "New Democracy" Possible?
|16 March 2006||Etienne Balibar
Strangers and Enemies: Further Reflections on the Aporias of Transnational Citizenship
|3 February 2005||Ronen Palan
The Changing Topography of Globalization
|12 February 2004||
Wary Vanguard: Sources of American Resistance to Globalization
|31 October 2002||Ernesto Laclau
Contingency, Social Antagonisms and Globalization
|17 October 2002||Aijaz Ahmad
Postcolonialism and Globalization: Changing Dynamics of Politics and Culture
|5 February 2001||
Globalization and Democracy
|28 September 2000||Rey Chow
Collecting, Fidelity, Belonging: A Reading of Lao She's "Attachment"
|2 March 2000||Arif Dirlik
Globalization as the End and the Beginning of History
|26 February 1999||Linda Weiss
State Power and Asian Crisis
|23 February 1998||Richard Higgot
Coming to Terms with Globalization?