News and upcoming events
Spring 2013 Speaker Series
Unless otherwise indicated, all talks are scheduled to take place on Thursdays at 4:00 pm in room 140 Science Hall. See schedule below for details. Contact Ian Baird with questions.
SPRING 2013 SCHEDULE
Po-Yi Hung (Geography, UW-Madison)
"Property in Ambiguity: Tea Production and the Changing Ownership of Ancient Tea Forests on China's Southwest Frontier"
Deborah Brautigam (International Development Program, John Hopkins University)
"China, Africa, and Land: What's Really Going On?"
March 1 (Friday!)
Tania Murray Li (Anthropology, University of Toronto)
"What is Land? Making-up a Resource"
(This talk is being organized in conjunction with the Geography Department's Yi-Fu Tuan Lecture Series, and will be held on Friday at 3:30 pm, room 180 Science Hall.)
Harvey Jacobs (Urban and Regional Planning and Nelson Institute, UW-Madison)
"Private Property Rights as Human Rights?"
April 4 MOVED TO 180 SCIENCE HALL
Cyrus Hester (Environmental Specialist for the Bad River Natural Resource Department)
"Mining in Wisconsin - Incentives, Risk, and Authority of the Commons"
Tatiana Alfonso-Sierra (Sociology, UW-Madison)
"Collective Land Tenure and Rural Identities"
(This talk will take place in the Hartshorne Room, which is at the back of the Geography Library, 2nd floor of Science Hall.)
Mike Dwyer (Geography, Bern University)
"The Formalization Fix? Land Grabbing, Land Titling and the Politics of Geographical Transparency: The Case of Cambodia"
Wendy Wolford (Sociology, Cornell University)
"Rediscovering Africa: The Role of Brazilian Experts and Expertise in the Race for Mozambique's Land"
James Krueger (Nelson Institute, UW-Madison)
"How to reduce complexity in natural resource governance? The local responsibility model."
Jon Unruh (Geography, McGill University)
"The struggle over acquisition of land rights in Darfur: constituencies, narratives, and collective action"
Now Available: Lessons about Land Tenure, Forest Governance and REDD+
Case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America
January 2012 report edited by Lisa Naughton-Treves, a UW-Madison professor of geography and faculty affiliate of the Nelson Institute Land Tenure Center, and Cathy Day, a Ph.D. candidate with the UW-Madison Department of Geography. Download the report »
Stephen Ventura named LTC director.
Q&A with LTC honorary fellow, Triet Tran.