Over 100 participants followed GLOCON’s second international symposium with the title “Global Crises and Conflicts over Resources” on 8th and 9th 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.
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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.
News from 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.
News from 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.
News from 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.
News from 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.
News from 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.
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