Trent University Welcomes Distinguished British Professor for Third Annual 2010 David Morrison Lecture


Third Annual David Morrison Lecture on Class Dynamics of Agrarian Change by Professor Henry Bernstein Tuesday, October 19

Tuesday, October 12, 2010, Peterborough

Professor Henry Bernstein will present his talk: Writing a Small Book on a Big Idea: Class Dynamics of Agrarian Change for the David Morrison Lecture on International Development on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm at Peter Gzowski College, Lecture Hall Room 114, followed by a reception and book signing.

Henry Bernstein is a professor of Development Studies in the University of London at the School of Oriental and African Studies and an associate professor at the China Agricultural University in Beijing. Having studied history and sociology at the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics, he has taught at the Universities of Kent, Manchester and London, and has been a lecturer and researcher in Turkey, Tanzania, South Africa, the USA and China.

Professor Bernstein’s research interests include the political economy of agrarian change, social theory, and, more recently, globalization and labour. His work as a consultant has taken him to Tanzania for the International Labour Office and Ghana for the United Nations International Drug Control Program. He was a co-editor of the Journal of Peasant Studies 1985 – 2000 and a founding co-editor of the Journal of Agrarian Change 2000 – 2008. He is the author of Capitalism and Development, and a co-author of African Enclosures? The Social Dynamics of Wetlands in Drylands.

"Professor Bernstein has made tremendous contributions to scholarship in international development studies. We are indeed fortunate that he has agreed to speak at Trent at a time that coincides with the publication of his latest book," said Professor David Morrison, for whom the lecture is named.

The David Morrison Lecture is an Annual Endowed Lecture in International Development Studies, established by Trent Professors David Morrison and Alena Heitlinger in April 2007. It is intended to provide students, faculty and members of the public with exceptional access to leading scholars in the field of international development. The lecture recognizes the outstanding contribution made by David Morrison to Trent University and to the field of Development Studies in Canada.

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

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For more information, please contact: David Morrison, Professor, Department of International Development Studies & Department of Political Studies, (705) 748-1011
Ext. 1339 or