2015 Speaker Series


February 27
Brad Paul (Land Tenure Center, UW-Madison)
"Field Diaries: Rural Transformation and the Organization of Work in Northern Mozambique"

May 7
Symposium and Poster Session
"Community Solutions: The Agroecology of Development in Africa"

May 13
Jim Dobbin (President and CEO of Dobbin International Inc.)
"Planning as usual... or smart planning? The Role of Strategic Spatial Development Planning in Africa"

September 10
Mercedes Stickler (Senior Land Governance and Evaluation Advisor, USAID Land Tenure and Resource Management Office, Washington, DC)
"Understanding Customary Tenure Security: Initial Findings from USAID's Impact Evaluation Portfolio and Possible Implications for Programming"

September 23
"The Milagro Beanfield War"

September 30
Michael Bell (Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology & Director of the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS), University of Wisconsin-Madison)
"Environmental Apartheid: Eco-health and Rural Marginalization in South Africa"

October 8
John Higginson (Professor of History, UMass-Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts)
"Looking For Evil in All the Wrong Places": Collective Violence & the Agrarian Origins of Apartheid, 1900-1948

October 20
Alfredo Lopez (OFRANEH, La Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña/the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras)
"Afro-Indigenous Hondurans in Resistance: U.S. Drug War, Violent Displacement, & Migration"

October 23
Spencer Wood (Associate Professor of Sociology at Kansas State University; Monica White, Community and Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison) "Dirt and Deeds in Mississippi"

November 5
Malcolm Childress (Senior Practice Manager, Land Alliance, Madison, Wisconsin)
"Can We Bend the Curve on Global Land Governance by 2020?"

November 7
"Toxic Amazon"

November 11
Lance George (Director of Research and Information, Housing Assistance Council, Washington, DC)
"Landless Homeowners in Forgotten America: The Nexus Between Long-Term Poverty, Homeownership, and Land Tenure in Rural America"

November 18
"The Grapes of Wrath"

November 19
James Dobbin (President, Dobbin International Inc. Washington, DC)
"Maximizing Impact with Strategic Spatial Development Planning in Africa"

December 2
Ian Baird (Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
"How land concessions affect places elsewhere: Telecoupling, Political Ecology, and large-scale plantations in southern Laos and northeastern Cambodia"

December 9
Kathleen Klaus (Fellow, Buffett Institute, Northwestern University)
"Land Security and Patterns of Election Violence: Evidence from Kenya's Rift Valley"

December 16
Greg Rosenburg (Principal, Rosenberg and Associates, Madison, Wisconsin)
"Roots and Roles of Community Land Trusts"