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Geography Colloquium: Dan Weiner

Friday, October 21, 2016
12:20pm – 1:15pm

Storrs Campus
AUST 434

Traversing Geography and Global Education: Reflections on the Political Economy of Academic Production and Leadership

Professor Weiner is a development geographer with area studies expertise in eastern and southern Africa and is a specialist in the theory and practice of participatory geographic information systems. Professor Weiner’s research areas include agricultural geography, climate and society, land reform, participatory development and GIS and society. He has received 15 externally funded grants totaling over $2.5 million, including three Department of Education FIPSE awards, and funding from the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council and the MacArthur Foundation. Professor Weiner has published three books, 30 journal articles and 29 book chapters and lived in Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe for a total of three years. He has traveled widely in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

In his role as Vice President, Professor Weiner serves as the University’s chief academic officer for global affairs and is responsible for the development and oversight of a wide variety of university initiatives relating to international efforts. His objective is to advance the University’s commitment to internationalization and facilitate the coordination among the University’s internal and external programs and initiatives.

Contact:

Scott Stephenson (stephenson@uconn.edu)

Geography Department (primary), History Department, Neag School of Education, UConn Master Calendar

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