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Centre for Rural Economy/Global Challenges Academy International Seminars 2017-18

Community-based food systems – in a global context

Date/Time: Wednesday 9 May, 17:30 - 19:00

Venue: Clement Stephenson Lecture Theatre, Agriculture Building

Speaker: Professor Michael Hamm - C S Mott Chairof Sustainable Agriculture, Michigan State University

Professor Hamm is an expert in food security and policy and works with communities to develop community-based food systems.

He founded Michigan State University’s Center for Regional Food Systems in 2003. He was previously:

  • co-founder and director of the New Jersey Urban Ecology Program
  • founding director of the Cook Student Organic Farm
  • facilitator for the New Jersey Cooperative Gleaning Network
  • President of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey

Attending the seminar

This year’s programme brings leading academics from Africa, South East Asia and the USA to raise questions and share insights about crucial global issues.

These will be stimulating events with scope for discussion, and you are warmly invited to join us. The seminars are free and open to all but spaces may be limited.

To register, please email Katie Aitken-McDermott: k.m.aitken-mcdermott@ncl.ac.uk

For Newcastle postgraduate researchers

This is an opportunity to exchange ideas and reflect on your work in a friendly, informal forum.

Date/Time: Tuesday 8 May, 14:00-15:00

Location: Agriculture Building Room 3.14 

Registration is required. Email Katie: k.m.aitken-mcdermott@ncl.ac.uk

Professor Michael Hamm
Professor Michael Hamm