Innovation and Its Enemies: Discussion on future research agendas

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The Opening of the Academic Year is fast approaching. Register now for an opportunity to discuss the future of innovation research with this year’s Keynote Speaker, Professor Calestous Juma (Harvard University) and  Cees Leeuwis,Professor of Knowledge, Technology and Innovation (Wageningen University).

Date: Sunday September 4 2014
Time: 16:00-18:00
Location: Impulse (building number 115)

Agenda

16:00 Welcome and Introduction by Dr Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen
16: 10 Presentation by Prof Calestous Juma
16:30 Reflections by Prof Cees Leeuwis
16:40 Discussion moderator  Dr Jessica Duncan
17:10 Closing remarks by Dr Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen
17:15 -18:00 Drinks, snacks and meet and greet

 

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Professor Calestous Juma- Keynote Speaker for Opening of the Academic Year 2016-2017

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About FoodGovernance

Jessica Duncan is Associate Professor in Rural Sociology at Wageningen University (the Netherlands). She holds a PhD in Food Policy from City University London (2014). Jessica’s main research focus concerns the practices and politics of participation in food policy processes, particularly the relationships (formal and non-formal) between governance organizations, systems of food provisioning, the environment, and the actors engaged in and across these spaces. More specifically, she maps the diverse ways that actors participate in policy-making processes, analysing how the resulting policies are shaped, implemented, challenged, and resisted, and she theorizes about what this means for socio-ecological transformation. Participation and engagement is at the core of her approach. In turn, she is active in a broad range of local, national and international initiatives with the aim of better understanding participation processes with a view towards transitioning to just and sustainable food systems. She is involved in several research projects including ROBUST, HortEco & SHEALTHY. Jessica is published regularly in academic journals. She recently co-edited the Handbook on Sustainable and Regenerative Food Systems (2020). Her other books include Food Security Governance: Civil society participation in the Committee on World Food Security (2015) and an edited volume called Sustainable food futures: Multidisciplinary solutions (2017). Jessica has received several awards for her teaching and in 2017 she was awarded Teacher of the Year for Wageningen University (shortlisted again in 2018 and 2019, longlisted in 2020). With the funds she has received for these awards she launched a story-telling workshop for students and faculty, with storytelling trainer, Emma Holmes. Jessica is on the Editorial Board of the journal Sociologia Ruralis and is an advisor to the Traditional Cultures Project (USA). She is a member of the Wageningen Young Academy and sits on the Sustainability Board of Experts at Wageningen University.

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