Invitation to Public Lecture and Forum: Politics of Land Grabbing and Agrarian Change – Strategies for Resistance?

Saturnino M. Borras Jr. will give a public lecture on the politics of land-grabbing and agrarian change which is followed by a panel discussion with civil society activists and researchers. The event is organised by Development Studies, University of Helsinki, Siemenpuu Foundation, Kepa and Friends of the Landless. Welcome!

 

Time: Thursday 27 August, 18:00-20:00

Venue: Metsätalo, University of Helsinki, Unioninkatu 40, Lecture hall 12

Program:

I Saturnino M. Borras Jr: The Politics of Land-grabbing and Agrarian Change - Broader Political Economy: From Context to Unit of Inquiry,

II Panel Discussion: Land, Forests and People – Strategies for Resistance?

  • Panelists: Outi Hakkarainen (Kepa), Ville-Veikko Hirvelä (Siemenpuu Foundation), Markus Kröger (University of Helsinki), Noora Ojala (Friends of the Landless/Siemenpuu) and Saturnino M. Borras Jr.

III General Discussion

 

About Saturnino 'Jun' M Borras Jr.:

Saturnino 'Jun' M Borras Jr. is an awarded academic and has written extensively on land issues and agrarian movements. He is the Editor-In-Chief of The Journal of Peasant Studies. He is Associate Professor at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in the Hague and Adjunct Professor at China Agricultural University. Borras is also a well known political activist. He was part of the core organising team that established the international peasant movement La Via Campesina. He is a fellow of the Transnational Institute and co-coordinator of Land Deal Politics Initiatives.

 

The event is organised by Development Studies, University of Helsinki, Siemenpuu Foundation, Kepa and Friends of the Landless.