Taking place on 24 - 25 October 2019 in Berlin, the international workshop aims at examining changes of social structures that shape rural life and livelihoods and the subjectivities of rural people. The workshop will be organized in for thematic panels: political economy of rural change; rural politics in times of crisis; rural policies and structural transformation; and movements, subjects and strategies.
Oct 11, 2019
Zum 1.1.2020 suchen wir Unterstützung durch eine*n studentische*n Mitarbeiter*in befristet auf 2 Jahre (Bewerbungsfrist: 06.11.2019, Kennung: SHK GLOCON 2020).
Oct 10, 2019
GLOCON and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation jointly issue a new study on artisanal mining. The authors Issaka Sawadogo, Ouiry Sanou and Hermann Moussa Konkobo examine the production conditions in artisanal gold mining at several mining sites in two provinces of Burkina Faso based on extensive qualitative and quantitative surveys. Furthermore, they provide a critical analysis of the current efforts to formalize artisanal mining in Burkina Faso.
Aug 13, 2019
Michael Watts (UC Berkeley) will examine two forms of “catastrophic environmental events”: the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, and the serial oil spills (many thousands since 1970) in the Niger Delta. More information here .
Mar 12, 2019
On 9 th October 2018, Pat Mooney, laureate of the Alternative Nobel Prize, presented the study “Blocking the chain – Industrial food chain concentration, Big Data platforms and food sovereignty solutions” , jointly published by GLOCON, ETC Group, INKOTA-netzwerk and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, to nearly 100 people.
Oct 16, 2018
The Policy Paper "Blocking the Chain – Industrial food chain concentration, Big Data platforms and food sovereignty solutions" by Pat Mooney is a joint publication by ETC Group, GLOCON, INKOTA and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and critically assesses digital developments in the food and agricultural sector.
Oct 09, 2018
Digitalization and corporate power in agriculture: Discussion tour and study presentation with Pat Mooney, laureate of the Alternative Nobel Prize, in Berlin (09/10/2018), Hamburg (10/10/2018) and Cologne (11/10/2018).
Sep 03, 2018
"Stopping La Colosa, reclaiming our territory", a video documentation from Hanna Thiesing and Kristina Dietz was selected to be presented at the International Activist Documentary Film Festival "Mov(i)e Activism" , which is taking place from 03 - 05 may 2018 in Berlin. "Stopping La Colosa, reclaiming our territory" talks in seven chapter about the popular consultations on the protest against the gold mining mega project "La Colosa" in Tolima department, Colombia. Screening start: 21:30 Location: Bootshaus, Wilhelmine-Gemberg-Weg, 10179 Berlin More Information about the event
Apr 25, 2018
Over 100 participants followed GLOCON’s second international symposium with the title “Global Crises and Conflicts over Resources” on 8 th and 9 th February 2018. In 15 contributions on four thematic panels, the keynote speech by Shalini Randeria and the concluding remarks by Ulrich Brand, the relation between global crises and worldwide resource conflicts were debated.
Feb 28, 2018
Feb 12, 2018
Taking place on 8 - 9 February 2018, the II International Symposium ´Global Crises and Conflicts over Resources` deals with conflicts over resources — for instance, regarding mining and land — that are related to contemporary political-economic and socio-ecological crises.
Nov 22, 2017
"Si paramos La Colosa, paramos cualquier Cosa" (Engl. title: "Stopping La Colosa, reclaiming our territory"), a video documentation from Hanna Thiesing and Kristina Dietz was selected to be presented at the Festival Internacional de Vídeo Documental Globale Bogotá 2017, Miradas Críticas y Emancipadoras, which is taking place from 9 - 14 september 2017 in Bogotá, Colombia. "Si paramos La Colosa, paramos cualquier Cosa" told in seven chapter on the popular consultations on the protest against the gold mining mega project "La Colosa" in Tolima department, Colombia.
Aug 17, 2017
On 12 May 2017 GLOCON held a workshop on Critical Agrarian Studies with researchers from Canada, Great Britain, Argentina, Mexico, the Philippines, Belgium and Germany. Haroon Akram-Lodhi (Trent University, Canada), Ray Bush (University of Leeds, UK), Deborah Johnston (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK), Robin Thiers (Ghent University, Belgien) and Henry Veltmeyer (Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada) provided exciting contributions on the relevance of Critical Agrarian Studies for current conflicts over land and mining.
May 24, 2017
The first volume of 'Wissenschaftlerinnen-Rundbrief' in 2017 is dedicated to the topic: economy - academics and enterprises. The volume reports about the junior research group GLOCON which is jointly led by Kristina Dietz and Bettina Engles since 2014.
Apr 26, 2017
With more than 100 participants, 15 presentations from international scholars from Europe, North America and sub-Saharan Africa, a keynote lecture held by Michael Watts, a comment from Sybille Bauriedl, four thematic panels and concluding remarks from Haroon Akram-Lodhi, Glocon's first international symposium on conflicts over land in the context of global transformation processes, held from December 1-2, 2016 in Berlin, has been a great success.
Dec 21, 2016
Bettina Engels, Junior Professor of Empirical Conflict Research with Focus on sub-Saharan Africa and GLOCON Project Director jointly with Dr. Kristina Dietz, received the this year´s LorBär award for outstanding teachings at the Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Sciences, Free University of Berlin.
Aug 25, 2016
Jun 14, 2016