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Prof. Haroon Akram-Lodhi


Trent University, Peterborough, Canada

Department of International Development Studies


Period of the fellowship: 01. - 17.05.2017

Haroon Akram-Lodhi teaches agrarian political economy. He is Professor of Economics and International Development Studies in the Department of International Development Studies at Trent University, Peterborough, Canada. Haroon Akram-Lodhi is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies and an Associate Editor of Feminist Economics. A Fellow of Food First, the Institute for Food and Development Policy, he is also an adjunct professor in universities in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Trained as an economist, the focus of Haroon Akram-Lodhi's research interest is in the political economy of agrarian change in developing countries, on the economic dimensions of gender relations, and on the political ecology of sustainable rural livelihoods. This is reflected in the teaching he does, on global human inequality, on the future of smallholder peasant communities in the world food system, on the sustainability of rural social structures, relations, institutions and communities, and on gender and economic policy.  He currently acts as a Gender and Poverty Adviser to the United Nations Development Programme's Gender Team, is a Poverty and Gender Analyst for the United Nations Environment Programme's Poverty - Environment Initiative - Africa, and a Gender and Women's Empowerment Adviser to UN Women. Haroon Akram-Lodhi has lived, taught, and conducted research in numerous countries, published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, and has undertaken advisory services for a wide variety of multilateral, bilateral and non-governmental international development organizations.

Haroon Akram-Lodhi's research, teaching and advisory service activities, as well as his contact details, are summarized on his webpage.

The concluding remarks, held by Haroon Akram-Lodhi on GLOCON´s International Symposium 'Conflicts over land and global change' can be listened to here.