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The IPID Student Speaker Conference: The Global Food Crisis: Problems and Possibilities

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development (IPID)

Friday, November 16, 2012 from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)

Minneapolis, MN

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This semester's theme is The Global Food Crisis: Problems and Possibilities, and we have a slate of five student speakers who will give 15-20 minute presenters on a variety of relevant topics.  Each talk will be followed by a brief Q&A session, and after all the speakers have made their presentations, there will be a moderated discussion involving all presenters and audience members.
 
Following are the titles of each of the five presenters, and the names of the presenters.  If you plan to come, please register on this site. 
Here is our comprehensive schedule:
 

Panel 1: In a Globalized World (Food and Globalization) (3:30 to 4:15)

a.       "The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment in Large Scale Agricultural Lands on the Right to Food:   The Case of Ethiopia."
Girmachew Aneme (Humphrey Fellow), Law School (3:30-3:45)

b.  "Dynamic General Equilibrium Growth Model of Zambian Food Marketing Channels" 
Andrew Larson, Applied Economics (3:45-4:00)

 Q & A (4:00-4:10)

 

Panel 2: In a Sustainable World (Food and Sustainability) (4:15-5:00)

a.    "Development of Perennial Sunflower to Provide Food and Ecosystem Services" 
Michael Kantar, Agronomy and Plant Genetics (4:15-4:30)

b. "Re-­Defining Yields: The Impact of Diet Preference on Agricultural Productivity "
Emily Cassidy, Natural Resources Science (4:30-4:45)

Q & A (4:45-4:55)

 

Panel 3: In an Economical World (Food and Economics) (5:00-5:40)

a.   "Crop Diversification and Technology Adoption: The Role of Market Isolation in Ethiopia"
Ali Bittinger, Applied Economics (5:00-5:15)

b.     "Commercialization of Breadfruit in Jamaica"
Daniel Backman and JB Scherpelz, Humphrey School of Public Affairs (5:15-5:30)

 Q & A (5:30-5:40)

 Serving Food (5:40-6:10)

 Moderated Discussion (6:10-7:00)

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Walter Library
117 Pleasant Street Southeast
Room 101
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Friday, November 16, 2012 from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)


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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development (IPID)

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development (IPID) is a student initiative linking graduate students, scholars, and practitioners with interests in development. IPID also sustains an online student-edited journal, Reconsidering Development, in addition to the IPID student group. These activities constitute an ongoing cross-department and cross-sector endeavor meant to continually grow and evolve.
 
The student group and online journal provide graduate students with opportunities to develop skills in leadership and to promote their scholarship in the field of international development. IPID's mission and goal seeks to continually explore and expand upon three initial research questions:
 
  1. How does an interdisciplinary perspective shift our conceptualization of international development?
  2. What are the trends and issues affecting current approaches to international development?
  3. What is the future of this interdisciplinary field (including the role of the international community)?
It is fitting that the founding charter IPID members and advisors come from departments at the University of Minnesota with a tradition of cross-disciplinary and cross-sector scholarship and practice, including the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the program in Comparative and International Development Education, and the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change. 
 
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