Rome, Italy (PRWEB) September 10, 2016
The American University of Rome is hosting the International Conference on Democratizing Food Governance on 14 October 2016 at their main campus in Rome.
The Conference will focus on new forms of partnership and civic engagement emerging around food and sustainability as well as on the creation of public policy spaces at different scales where various types of actors may negotiate, deliberate and make decisions with the goal of enhancing the sustainable and democratic character of the food system.
Thematically, the Conference will explore:
- Sustainability, food security and new forms of governance
- Emerging new forms of coordination among local food initiatives at different scales
- Examples of networks and partnerships in the food economy: how they work; constraints and strengths; successes and failures.
- Public policies for place-based food systems.
Keynote speakers include Frank Baber, Professor, Environmental Science and Policy Program, and Director, Graduate Center for Public Policy and Administration, University of California, Long Beach and Terry Marsden, Chair of Environmental Policy and Planning, Director of the Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University. The discussant will be Colin Sage of University College Cork.
Interested organisations and individuals can register their attendance http://www.aur.edu/foodgovernance or email foodgovernance at aur dot edu.
Those who cannot attend but would be interested in receiving the papers and outcomes from the conference should email the address above with the subject line ‘Democratizing Food Governance Outcomes’ and include their contact details in the body of the message.
The American University of Rome (AUR) is one of the oldest U.S. degree granting institutions in Italy and home to a highly diverse student body of 500 students and an internationally respected, expert faculty. This conference has been organised and is hosted by the Graduate School at AUR which was established in 2014 and offers three 15 months’ duration Master degrees that emphasise intellectual development and transferable skills toward both academic and professional goals. See https://www.aur.edu/gradschool/ for more information.