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The Global Theft of Land: human rights, dispossession and destruction

Centre for the Study of Human Rights public discussion

Date: Wednesday 6 February 2013 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue:  Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Megan MacInnes, Fred Pearce, Dr Subir Sinha

The theft of land is a global phenomenon. This event will provide an overview of global land grabbing, an analysis of its nature, and discussion of its impact on human rights.

Megan MacInnes is the head of the Land Campaign at Global Witness.

Fred Pearce is environment consultant at the New Scientist and author of The Land Grabbers: the new fight over who owns the Earth.

Subir Sinha is senior lecturer in institutions and development at SOAS.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEland

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043.


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