Politics of Land Grabbing and Agrarian Change – Strategies for Resistance? 27.8.2015

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.

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

Time: Thu 27 August 2015 at 18-20

Free admission. No registration needed.


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 ry), Ville-Veikko Hirvelä (Siemenpuu Foundation), Markus Kröger (University of Helsinki), Noora Ojala (Friends of the Landless/Friends of the Earth) and Saturnino M. Borras Jr.

III General Discussion

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

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.