ICRPS tenth anniversary conference, Bologna, June

As many will know, I was one of the founders of the International Comparative Rural Policy Studies programme which is a collaboration between Universities and Research Institutes in Europe, Canada, US and Mexico. We developed the idea while I was a visiting fellow with Tom Johnson and Chuck Fluharty at RUPRI, Columbia Missouri in 2001, and the first summer institute took place in Guelph in 2004. This year will be our tenth ICRPS summer institute, and we are holding an anniversary conference in the middle of the summer institute to mark this. Its in a wonderful location, and one day will be for presentations, the second for interesting field trips. While mainly for Faculty and Alumni, we welcome relevant proposals from other scholars. Please see the webiste for details.