22 April 2015
PLAAS 20th Anniversary

PLAAS 20th Anniversary

Thit is institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of  the Western Cape is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year. To mark this occasion, we are hosting an international symposium on Agrarian Change in the 21st Century: Processes and Politics on Wednesday on 22 April 2015.

Keynote speakers and roundtables will  provoke lively debate and discussion among the audience.

Participants who have confirmed their attendance include eminent scholars of critical agrarian studies:

  • Jun Borras (Institute of Social Studies, The Hague)

  • Henry Bernstein (SOAS at the University of London)

  • Patricia Kameri-Bote (University of Nairobi)

  • Bridget O’Laughlin (Institute of Social Studies, The Hague)

  • Pauline Peters (Harvard University)

  • Sergio Sauer (University of Brasilia)

  • Sergio Schneider (Federal University of Rio Grande du Sol, Brazil)

  • Ian Scoones (Institute for Development Studies at the University of Sussex)

  • Ye Jing Zhong (China Agricultura University)

After the symposium we will celebrate the PLAAS

20th Anniversary with food, drinks, music and remarks by current and past PLAAS associates and staff members.