Dr. Jennifer Clapp

Jennifer Clapp is a Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability and Professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She has published widely on the global governance of problems that arise at the intersection of the global economy, the environment, and food security.

Abstract title:

The Rise of Mega-companies in the Global Food System: Implications for Justice and Sustainability

PhD candidate Heidi Vinge

Heidi Vinge is a researcher at Ruralis – Institute for Rural and Regional research, Norway where she works with topics relating to agriculture and natural resource management. She will soon submit her PhD dissertation in Sociology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology where she investigated the relationship between knowledge and power in farmland politics and planning.

Abstract title:

What counts and what can be counted. Rationalization, power and knowledge in farmland politics

Dr. Michael Carolan

Dr. Carolan is a Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Affairs for the College of Liberal Arts. He has published over 200 peer review articles and chapters.

Abstract title:

Rural Sociology Revival: Overcoming Divides, Affording Additions, Confronting Injustices