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Fields of Gold: Financing the Global Land Rush -- The US in the Globe... series)

The last decade has witnessed a global land rush. This lecture will examine how investors treat land as a financial asset and the material difficulties of investing in farmland. 

Dr. Madeleine Fairbairn is a sociologist and an Associate Professor in the Environmental Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her first book, Fields of Gold: Financing the Global Land Rush (Cornell University Press, 2020), examines the financial sector's growing interest in buying farmland. 

This lecture is part of a series on "The US in the Globe & the Global in the US: A View from the Southeast Periphery" organized by Global Studies with support from the Haines-Morris Endowment Fund and co-sponsors Center for Global Engagement, Departments of Sociology, History, Geography, Political Science, and Anthropology, as well as Africana, Asian, Latin American & Caribbean, and Middle East Studies.

Note: There will be a sign language interpreter at this event. For other disability-related accommodations, please contact Paul Gellert at pgellert@utk.edu by November 1, 2021. While all efforts will be made to provide accommodations, short-notice or accommodation requests on the day of the event cannot be guaranteed.

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Friday, November 5 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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