11/28/2023 11:00 am – 11/28/2023 12:00 pm · online via zoom

Global Shifts – Business, Politics, and Deforestation in a Changing World Economy

In recent years, major shifts in global markets from North to South have created a new geography of trade and consumption in the agricultural sector. The processes of twenty-first-century globalization are fundamentally changing the politics and governance of agricultural supply chains, with profound implications for the environment and the effectiveness of transnational business governance.

In this one-hour event, Philip Schleifer (University of Amsterdam) discusses his new book and offers a political economy analysis of the deepening crisis of commodity-driven deforestation and explores the complex and evolving picture of both the risks and opportunities for sustainable commodity governance in the current phase of globalization. The presentation is followed by a 10-minute discussion by Khalid Nadvi (University of Manchester) and a 20-minute open discussion/ Q&A round.

To join the seminar, please register here.

For any questions, please contact nora.aboushady@idos-research.de

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Philip Schleifer

Philip Schleifer
University of Amsterdam

Philip Schleifer is Associate Professor of Transnational Governance at the Political Science Department at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Prior to his appointment at the UvA, he was a Max Weber Fellow and the European University Institute and held visiting positions at Duke University and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics. Schleifer’s resarch agenda focuses on the politics and and governance of sustainability in the global economy. His past and present projects investigate the effectiveness and transparency of voluntary standards in global value chains, the design of hybrid biofuel governance in the European Union, and the political economy of sustainable commodity production in emerging economies.

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Khalid Nadvi

Khalid Nadvi
University of Manchester

Khalid Nadvi is a Political Economist specializing on issues relating to trade and industrial development, heading the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester. His work has focused on small enterprise clusters, global value chains and production networks, global standards, corporate social responsibility and technological upgrading.

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