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Phil McMichael - Critical Development Seminar

Sep 9, 2015
Phil McMichael attended the annual Critical Development Seminar at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas (August 27-28) where the Spanish translation of his book, Food Regimes and Agrarian Questions (Fernwood 2013) was launched. He also made a presentation: "Rethinking the agrarian question through lens of the food regime."

Philip McMichael - Opening presentation at University of Michigan

Jul 16, 2015
Philip McMichael gave the opening presentation for the Food Sovereignty: Construction of an International Sustainable Food Movement workshop at the University of Michigan. His talk was entitled, "Connecting the local and the global in inter-governmental arenas: the food sovereignty narrative."

Raj Patel/Philip McMichael publication

Nov 6, 2014
Raj Patel (PhD 2002) and Philip McMichael, ‘The political economy of the food riot,’ in Riot, Unrest and Protest on the Global Stage, eds, David Pritchard and Francis Pakes (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014). Read more

Philip McMichael publication-LRAN

Nov 4, 2014
Philip McMichael. 2014. ‘Banking on land.’ Keeping Land Local: Reclaiming Governance from the Market. Land Struggles, LRAN Briefing Paper Series No. 3. Read more

Philip McMichael conference-Univ of Waterloo

Sep 22, 2014
Phil McMichael participated in a 3-day Workshop for a Norwegian Research Council Grant entitled: "Frogs, fuel, finance or food? Cultures, values, ethics, arguments and justifications in the management of agricultural land,” at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, August 18-20. Read more

Philip McMichael presentation: CASID

May 27, 2014
Phil McMichael delivered a keynote address "Rethinking Development in the Anthropocene Age: Turning 'Back' to the Agrarian Question," to the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development, Brock University, St. Catherine's, May 27-30. Read more

Philip McMichael at UN/FAO in Rome

Apr 23, 2014
Department Chair Philip McMichael participated in the Open Ended Working Group of the Committee on World Food Security at the UN/FAO (Rome), as a representative of the Civil Society Mechanism, April 29, 2014. Read more

Philip McMichael lecture for ICM

Feb 10, 2014
Department Chair Philip McMichael gave a lecture titled "Historicizing the Land Grab: The Unfolding, and Unraveling, of the Global Food Regime" as part of an Institute for Comparative Modernities series on February 10th. Read more

Philip McMichael fall sabbatical report

Jan 22, 2014
While on sabbatical in the fall, Department chair Phil McMichael presented two days of lectures to the program in Development Studies at the University of Calabria (Italy). He also gave a public lecture on the 'land grab' to the Norsk senter for bygdeforskning, Universitetssenteret Dragvoll (Trondheim, Norway).  He also attended the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) debates in Rome at the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) as an observer and a member of the CFS's Civil Society Mechanism.

Philip McMichael to succeed David Brown as department chair in January

Dec 20, 2013
Faculty member Philip McMichael will take over as department chair in January '14. Many thanks to outgoing chair David Brown for all his hard work!

Rural Sociology special issue features work of Polson Institute group

Nov 19, 2013
A forthcoming special issue of Rural Sociology dedicated to "new enclosures" of land is available on-line. Guest editors are Charles Geisler and Fouad Makki and it includes articles from DSOC faculty Geisler, Makki, and Phil McMichael. The special issue is the product of a Polson Institute-sponsored Research Working Group on New Enclosures, started in 2011. Read more
Philip McMichael at a podium

Philip McMichael: Feeding the world population

Jun 7, 2013
Philip McMichael talked about feeding the world population during the Cornell Reunion in June.

Philip McMichael: Value-chain agriculture and debt relations: contradictory outcomes

Jun 5, 2013
Philip McMichael (2013) "Value-chain agriculture and debt relations: contradictory outcomes," Third World Quarterly, 34(4), 671-690.

Philip McMichael: Globalization: a Project in Crisis

Jan 7, 2013
Philip McMichael, "Globalization: a Project in Crisis," in Global Political Economy. Contemporary Theories, edited by Ronen Palan (Routledge, 2013).

Phil McMichael: Food regimes and agricultural investments

Dec 6, 2012
Phil McMichael presented a video address on December 6 entitled: "Food regimes and agricultural investments" to the 3rd Forum on Food, Agriculture, Trade and Environment in Brussels, organized by the Confederation europenne des ONG d-urgence et de developpement (a European NGO confederation for relief and development).

Success of International Conference on Global Land Grabbing

Oct 23, 2012
The International Conference on Global Land Grabbing was a huge success, thanks to the hard work of Wendy Wolford, Chuck Geisler, Marygold Walsh-Dilley, Sue Smith, Linda Warner, Kathy Sexsmith, Youjin Chung, Holly Buck, Ryan Nehring, Devparna Roy, Paul Berry, Kasia Paprocki, Tim Gorman, Rebakah Daro Minarchek, Marion Dixon, Upik Djalins, Fouad Makki, Phil McMichael, Mindi Schneider and Steven Wolf among others. Read more

Phil McMichael Elected to the Nominations and Elections Committee

Jul 27, 2012
Faculty member Phil McMichael was elected to the Nominations and Elections committee of the CALS Faculty Senate.

Philip McMichael: The land grab and food regime restructuring

Jul 2, 2012
Philip McMichael, 'The land grab and food regime restructuring,' The Journal of Peasant Studies, 39(3/4), 681-701 2012.

Philip McMichael: Food Regime Transitions

Jun 11, 2012
Philip McMichael made an invited presentation on 'Food Regime Transitions' to a Land Grab Colloquium at the Institute for Social Sciences, Den Haag (June 11), as well as presented a paper entitled 'Value-chain agriculture and debt relations: contradictory outcomes' to an SSHRC Workshop on Repoliticizing Debt, at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, May 30-31.

Philip McMichael: Food regime crisis and revaluing the agrarian question

Jun 1, 2012
Philip McMichael, 'Food regime crisis and revaluing the agrarian question.' In R. Almas and H.Campbell, eds, Rethinking Agricultural Policy Regimes: Food Security, Climate Change and the Future Resilience of Global Agriculture Emerald Books, 2012.

Wendy Wolford, editor: The New Enclosures: Critical Perspectives on Corporate Land Deals

May 21, 2012
Ben White, Ruth Hall and Wendy Wolford, ed. "The New Enclosures: Critical Perspectives on Corporate Land Deals" Journal of Peasant Studies, Volume 39, Issues 3-4, 2012 with contributions by Philip McMichael, Charles Geisler and Shelley Feldman.

McMichael and Bezner-Kerr Presented at the Food (In)Scurity Series

May 9, 2012
DSOC faculty Phil McMichael, new faculty member and alumna Rachel Bezner-Kerr and alumna Hannah Wittman presented at the University of Chicago's Food (In)Security series on May 9th.

Phil McMichael, Rachel Bezner Kerr, Hannah Wittman: Food (In)Security-Food Security and Food Sovereignty

May 9, 2012
Phil McMichael, Rachel Bezner Kerr, and DSOC alumna Hannah Wittman presented at Food (In)Security-Food Security and Food Sovereignty in Chicago in May 2012.

Rethinking Development Conference Success!

Nov 10, 2011
Our Rethinking Development Conference Nov. 10-12 was a huge success. Faculty presenting were: Max Pfeffer, David Brown, Doug Gurak, Wendy Wolford, Phil McMichael, Chuck Geisler, Mary Kritz, Fouad Makki, Tom Hirschl, Frank Young, Shelley Feldman, and field member Mildred Warner, as well as post-doc Jason Cons and grad students Max Ajl, Scott Sanders, Edmund Oh, Rebakah Daro Minarchek, Mindi Schneider, Olajumoke Warritay, Marygold Walsh-Dilley and Paul Berry. Thanks to one and all!