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Evenemang
12 September 2012

NRML symposium

Hunger and economic growth

NRML symposium poster

NRML symposium poster

Come and join us in listening to and discussing with great thinkers and scholars on issues affecting our common development.

Confirmed and invited speakers include:

  • Professor Rodomiro Octavio Ortiz Rios (SLU)
  • Professor Magnus Jirström (Lund University)
  • Dr Anne N. Kubai (University of London)
  • Professor Shijun Ding (Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China)
  • Ms Biraj Swain (Oxfam India)
  • Professor Hans Rosling (Gapminder – Karolinska Institutet)

Notification of attendance shall be sent to Chad Ellingson no later than September 4th, 2012.

*The Natural Resource Management and Livelihoods in International Development (NRML) research school aims to provide a platform within SLU for post-graduate studies focusing on inter- and trans-disciplinary issues and contexts, relating to natural resource management and livelihoods in low-income countries.

Times

Från 12 september 2012 vid 10:30 till 13 september 2012 vid 13:00

Venue

Undervisningshuset, Almas allé 10, SLU, Ultuna

Agenda

September 12, Tuesday
11:30 Participants registration
12:00 Light lunch
13:00 Opening and welcome, introduction to the symposium theme
13:10 Keynote lecture by Prof Rodomiro Ortiz: The role of biotechnology in promoting food security – proposition no biotechnology, means more hunger?
13:50 Discussion
14:10 Health break
14:20 Keynote lecture by Prof Magnus Jirström: Food security – a question of economic growth and distribution
15:00 Discussion
15:20 Health break with coffee or tea
15:50 Keynote lecture by Anne Kubai: Hunger, Conflict and Development
16:30 Discussion
16:50 to 18:00 Conclusion for day one
Poster presentation and social mingle in the upper foyer

September 13, Wednesday
08:30 Opening and welcome to the second day of the symposium
08:40 Keynote lecture by Prof Shijun Ding: Smallholder’s Agricultural Technology Adoption and Its Impact in China.
09:20 Discussion
09:40 Health break with coffee or tea
10:00 Keynote lecture by Biraj Swain: Food Justice and Agrarian Agenda: Challenging Hunger and Exclusion
10:40 Discussion
11:00 Keynote lecture by Prof Hans Rosling: Fact based world-view. The world according to Gapminder.
12:00 Light lunch and Poster viewing in the upper foyer
Afternoon Round table discussions with students
Closing of the symposium

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