Author Meets Readers – Globalization and Food Sovereignty

Author Meets Readers – Globalization and Food Sovereignty

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Add to calendar

Location Details

Irene's Pub (885 Bank Street)

Contact Information

Cassie Smith, 613-520-2600 ext 2995,



About this Event

Host Organization: Faculty of Public Affairs

Author Meets Readers invites Carleton students and the community to join an informal discussion on new books published by members of the Carleton University Faculty of Public Affairs.

About the Book "Globalization and Food Sovereignty: Global and Local Change in the New Politics of Food": In recent years, food sovereignty has emerged as a way of contesting corporate control of agricultural markets in pursuit of a more democratic, decentralized food system. The concept unites individuals, communities, civil society organizations, and even states in opposition to globalizing food regimes. This collection examines expressions of food sovereignty ranging from the direct action tactics of La Vía Campesina in Brazil to the consumer activism of the Slow Food movement.

About the Editors: Peter Andrée is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Carleton. Marie-Josée Massicotte, Associate Professor of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa, will also be speaking.

About the Panel: In addition to the two editors, this event will feature commentary from speakers visiting Ottawa to participate in a symposium on Social and Informal Economies of Food.