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Eighth Annual Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference

The University of Kentucky Political Ecology Working Group invites you to participate in the eighth annual Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference (DOPE) February 22-24, 2018.

Everything all the time: Agrarian resilience and development in the Anthropocene

Department of Geography Distinguished Harrison and Eva Bailey Alumni Lecture

Ed Carr is Professor and Director, International Development, Community, and Environment Department and Director, Humanitarian Response and Development Lab (HURDL), George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University


Despite considerable aggregate improvements in the human condition over the past century, global development is a persistent site of frustration and disappointment. Its outcomes remain highly uneven and often come up short of expectations, and its thinking appears adrift on a sea of increasingly aged, vague neoliberal ideas. Critical development studies, however, is equally unmoored, lacking a central paradigm around which to interrogate, conceive alternatives to, and therefore challenge and change contemporary development policy and implementation. This talk presents some notes toward a critically-informed global development for the anthropocene in which the rich and the poor, the marginal and the powerful, find their interdependence increasingly obvious. It argues for a agrarian development centered on risk reduction that might catalyze complex and indeterminate changes at the local scale such that broader development goals such as the reduction of hunger might be achieved, and points to the challenges that will emerge from such an effort.
Date: 
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 3:30pm
Location: 
W.T. Young Auditorium - Main Library

College of Arts and Sciences Honors Alumni, Professors

By Gail Hairston

(Left to right) Dan Reedy, Karl Raitz, Dean Mark Kornbluh, Martha Rolingson, Charles Grizzle and Tom Spalding.

The University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences celebrated its Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Don & Cathy Jacobs Science Building.

Geography Professor Pursues Her Passion for Biodiversity in Tanzania

By Tiffany Molina

Beymer-Farris and a friend tote firewood through the Tanzanian jungle.

2016 Conference on Critical Geography: Situated Solidarities

The University of Kentucky Department of Geography is hosting the 23rd Annual Conference on Critical Geography, Oct. 14th through 16th. This conference is free and open to the public. 

We are especially excited this year to host a Pancake Brunch on Sunday. All are welcome, but please make a donation if possible at the conference registration desk or the brunch itself to help allay the costs.

Twitter Hashtag: #critgeo2016

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