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XI World Congress of Rural SociologyXI World Congress
of Rural Sociology

Trondheim, Norway
July 25-30, 2004

The Congress is over.
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Final Program


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  Sunday, 25 July 2004

  11.00-21.00 Registration in Studentersamfundet
(address: Elgesetergt 1)

  14.00-16.00 IRSA Council Meeting, Location: Congress Campus: Natural Science Building, (Realfagbygget), Gløshaugen

  16.00-17.30 Meeting of all Working Groups and Symposia chairs, Program chairs and Centre for Rural Research staff. Location: Congress Campus: Natural Science Building, (Realfagbygget), Gløshaugen

17.45: Bus transport from Congress Campus Gløshaugen to Archbishops Palace ("Erkebispegården")

  18.00-19.30 The Mayor of Trondheim cordially invites delegates to a Reception at the Archbishops Palace
(address: Kongsgårdsg. 1)

  20.00-23.00 Welcome Party with entertainment, snacks and refreshments at Studentersamfundet

  Monday, 26 July 2004
Location: Congress Campus; Natural Science Building (Realfagsbygget), Gløshaugen
4 Congress buses will leave the Radisson SAS Royal Garden Hotel and the Quality Hotel Augustin every morning at 8.00 for the Congress Campus

  08.00-onwards Registration

  09.00-09.15 Welcome and Introduction
Welcome by Reidar Almås / Marit S. Haugen, Local Arrangement Chairs, Centre for Rural Research
Introduction by Frank Vanclay, President of IRSA
Short statement by Lynda Cheshire, Deputy Programme Chair and Mark Shucksmith, Programme Chair

  09.15-10.40 Opening Plenary Session
Chair: Mark Shucksmith, University of Aberdeen, UK

     09.15-09.45 Rural Futures in a Global World
Lars Sponheim, Norwegian Minister for Agriculture

     09.50-10.40 An Insider's View from the Outside: Rural Sociology and the Future of Rural Society
Professor Sir Howard Newby, Higher Education Funding Council for England

  10.40-11.15 Coffee Break

  11.15-12.45 Opening Plenary Session continues

     11.15-12.00 Food Sovereignty: A New Farm Economy to Challenge Economic Globalization
Dr Anuradha Mittal, Director, The Oakland Institute, USA

     12.00-12.45 Promoting Sustainable Development: the Question of Governance
Professor Geoffrey Lawrence, University of Queensland, Australia

  12.45-13.00 General discussion

  13.00-14.00 Lunch

  14.00-15.45 Working groups (31 groups start: for details see workshops page.)

  15.45-16.15 Coffee Break

  16.15-18.00 Working groups

  18.15-19.30 Book launch: Norwegian Agricultural History Refreshments

  Tuesday, 27 July 2004

  08.30-10.30 Working groups

  10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

  11.00-13.00 Working groups

  13.00-14.00 Lunch

  14.00-18.00 Parallel Symposia (for details see symposia page):

A. New Directions in Rural Sociology and Development
Chair: Professor Fred Buttel, University of Wisconsin, US.

B. Social Exclusion and Inclusion
Chair: Professor Bill Reimer, Concordia University, Canada

C. Gender, Globalisation and Land Tenure
Chair: Dr Fiona Mackenzie, Carleton University, Canada, and Arkleton Institute for Rural Development Research, Aberdeen, UK

  15.30-16.00 Coffee Break

  16.00-18.00 Symposia continue

  20.00- Congress Dinner (Radisson SAS Royal Garden Hotel, Kjøpmannsg.73)
- by ticket only. However, all are welcome to attend the subsequent...

  22.00-01.00 Congress bar and DJ at the Radisson SAS Royal Garden Hotel

  Wednesday, 28 July 2004
All day excursions
(departure 08.30 and return to Trondheim between 18.00-20.00)

  Thursday, 29 July 2004

  08.30-13.00 Parallel Symposia (for details see symposia page):

D. Networks and Identities
Chair: Professor Jonathan Murdoch, Cardiff University, UK

E. New Social Movements
Chair: Dr Mike Woods, University of Aberystwyth, UK

F. Local Development Strategies in Food Supply Chains
Chair: Professor Terry Marsden, University of Cardiff, UK

  10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

  11.00-13.00 Symposia continue

  13.00-14.00 Lunch

  14.00-15.45 Working groups

  15.45-16.15 Coffee Break

  16.15-18.15 IRSA General Assembly

  18.00-20.00 Working groups continue, as necessary.
RC 40 meeting (18.15-19.00)

  Frisday, 30 July 2004

  08.30-10.30 Working groups and Informal Meetings

  10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

  11.00-13.00 Panel on Multifunctional Agriculture
Chair: Philip Lowe

Panel participants:
Professor Hilkka Vihinen, MTT Economic Research, Finland
Director General Ole-Jakob Ingeborgrud, Federation of Norwegian Agricultural Cooperation (FNAC)
Professor John Bryden, University of Aberdeen, UK
Professor Alberto Valdes (FAO, Chile)
Professor Hugh Campbell, University of Otago, New Zealand

  13.00-14.00 Lunch

  14.00-16.00 Closing Plenary Session
Chair: Incoming President of IRSA, Prof. Alessandro Bonanno

The Human Waste of Economic Progress
Professor Emeritus Zygmunt Bauman, University of Warzaw, Poland and University of Leeds, UK

The Changing Food System: From Markets to Networks
Professor Lawrence Busch, Michigan State University, USA

  15.45 Presentation of bid for hosting The XII World Congress in 2008

  16.00 Concluding remarks and close of congress

  16.15-17.45 IRSA Council Meeting