Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Busy Week in IPE! Money, Violence, Food and Sister Cities

It's going to be a busy week in IPE! Three interesting presentations. Mark you calendars.

Brown Bag on Person-to-Person Diplomacy
Dan Adler (IPE '09) will report on his research on person-to-person diplomacy through the Sister Cities program at the Brown Bag discussion on Wednesday 1/28 at 1pm in WSC 101. Dan will discuss both his own research findings and address the challenge of doing fieldwork abroad. Dan's research was made possible by a $4000 IPE Summer Research Grant. Click on the link to learn more about summer research grants. The deadline for IPE grant applications is Friday, March 6, 2009.

Political Violence and Foreign Investment
4pm on Wednesday, 1/28 in Mc309
ANDREEA MIHALACHE (Ph.D. Candidate, Pennsylvania State University) will discuss "Firm characteristics and perceptions of threat from political violence." This is the first of four lectures by candidates for the faculty position in IPE.

Agribusiness and the New Food Regime
4pm on Friday 1/30 in Mc307
EMELIE KAYE PEINE (Ph.D. Candidate, Cornell University, visiting professor Deep Springs College) will discuss "The Private State of Agribusiness: Brazilian Soy on the Frontier of a New Food Regime."

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