2015 Global Issues Speaker Series Event on February 24th


Dr. Haroon Akram-Lodhi is the featured speaker at the 2015 Global Issues Speaker Series

Join us for the 2015 Global Issues Speaker Series discussion on “Hunger, the Agrarian Question, and Food Justice” on Tuesday, February 24th, from 5-8pm at the Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E. First Street, Flint, MI.

The 2015 Speaker is Dr. Haroon Akram-Lodhi of Trent University in Canada. Dr. Akram-Lodhi is the Chair of the Deparment of International Development Studies.

Trained as an economist, the focus of his research is in the political economy of agrarian change in developing capitalist countries, on the economic dimensions of gender relations, and on the political ecology of sustainable rural livelihoods and communities in contemporary poor countries. His most recent book is Hungry for Change: Farmers, Food Justice and the Agrarian Question.

Dr. Akram-Lodhi will be joined by a discussion panel made up of Roxanne Adair, owner of Flint River Farms; Stephen Arellano, owner of Five Elements Farm and The Noodle Underground, Food Systems/Hunger Consultant, and Technical Assistant to a Spanish-speaking co-op of Battle Creek Farmers; and Erin Caudell, co-owner of The Local Grocer.

This event is free and open to the public.

For questions please contact the UM-Flint International & Global Studies Program: 810.762.3340