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Center for International Trade & Agriculture

Center for International Trade & Agriculture

The Center for International Trade & Agriculture entered into a dormant status in 2014. The description below was current at that time. Occasional contributions to the CITA Working Paper Series, referred to below, are still invited. The most recent working paper was posted in March 2016.

The Center for International Trade & Agriculture brings together scholars, practitioners, policymakers and students around the study and practice of international trade and agriculture.

The center aims to promote key issues in international trade and agriculture through research and outreach in Kansas and around the world. To accomplish that mission, the center:

  • Sponsors interdisciplinary conferences addressing issues of current importance to legal practitioners, scholars and policymakers in international trade and agriculture, with special emphasis on matters of importance to the state of Kansas.

  • Hosts visiting scholars, practitioners or policymakers to interact with students, faculty and alumni through guest lectures and mini-courses.

  • Educates and trains law students through relevant course work and summer placements to engage in legal practice, prepare for work in law reform, or engage in agribusiness and international trade in areas related to trade and agriculture.

  • Hosts a CITA Working Papers Series to facilitate scholarship and education on issues in international trade and agriculture.

CITA Working Papers Series

Call for Papers
The Center for International Trade & Agriculture welcomes the submission of contributions to the CITA Working Papers Series. For details, please see the guidelines below.

Working Papers

  • CITA Working Paper No. 5 | 2016 (PDF)
    Agriculture, Food, and Human Health: A Survey of Issues, Concerns, and Implications
    By Caleb Hall

  • CITA Working Paper No. 4 | 2011 (PDF)
    Egyptian Foreign Trade and Agriculture Policies: Challenges and Glimpses of Hope
    By Heba Hazzaa

  • CITA Working Paper No. 3 | 2011 (PDF)
    Syria, Agriculture, and the World: A Country Study on the Role of International Trade and the Agriculture Sector in the Syrian Arab Republic
    By Jomana Jihad Qaddour

  • CITA Working Paper No. 2 | 2011 (PDF)
    A Contemporary Account of International Trade and Agriculture in Nepal: Effects and Prospects
    By Surendra Bhandari

  • CITA Working Paper No. 1 | 2010 (PDF)
    International Legal Regimes to Balance the Protection of Prairies and Grasslands with their Agricultural Use: Part One - Grasslands at Risk
    By John W. Head

The Center for International Trade and Agriculture hosts a biennial multidisciplinary conferences addressing issues of current importance to legal practitioners, scholars and policymakers in international trade and agriculture, with special emphasis on matters of importance to the state of Kansas.

2012 Roundtable

"The Future of Agriculture from an International Perspective"
Thursday, Feb. 2 | 9:45 am - 5 pm | 107 Green Hall | University of Kansas School of Law

In its second major conference, the Center for International Trade and Agriculture will focus attention on the promise that agriculture holds (and risks it poses) for economic growth in developing countries, agriculture’s role in environmental degradation, the need for a new Green Revolution, the prospects for the financial stability of the agriculture industry in coming years, and other aspects of the future of agriculture.

Schedule

9:45 - 10:00

Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Stephen Mazza, Dean and Professor of Law, University of Kansas School of Law
John Head, Robert W. Wagstaff Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas School of Law
10:00 - 10:35 Agriculture for Development
Mark Cackler, Manager, World Bank Agriculture & Rural Development Department
10:35 - 11:00 Panel Discussion
11:00 - 11:10 Break
11:10 - 11:45 A Potpourri of Legal Problems in Agriculture with International Implications
Keith Meyer, E.S. & Tom W. Hampton Professor Emeritus of Law,
University of Kansas School of Law
11:45 - 12:15 Panel Discussion
12:30 - 1:40 Lunch - By Invitation Only (Rice Room, 5th Floor, Green Hall)
1:50 - 2:25 The Role of Law in Shaping International Agricultural Development: Agrarian Justice, the Rule of Law, and Cuba's New Farmers (PDF)
Neil Hamilton, Dwight D. Opperman Chair of Law and Director, Agricultural Law Center, Drake University Law School
2:25 - 2:50 Panel Discussion
2:50 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:40 What Will It Take to Launch a Sustainable Green Revolution?
Wes Jackson, Founder and Director, The Land Institute
3:40 - 4:20 Panel Discussion
4:20 - 4:50 Closing Roundtable Observations
Moderator: John Head, with all presenters participating
4:50 - 5:30 Reception (First-Floor Commons)

 

Questions?

Raj Bhala
Associate Dean for Int'l & Comparative Law
Rice Distinguished Professor
bhala@ku.edu
785-864-9224

John Head
Robert W. Wagstaff Distinguished Professor
jhead@ku.edu
785-864-9233

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