Iowa farmers don’t just compete with other Iowa farmers, they compete with farmers around the world. That’s part of globalization, the subject of a four-day conference opening today at the University of Iowa. Geography professor Rex Honey is director of the U-of-I’s Global Studies Program and organized the summit.Honey says globalization is when economic and political power becomes subject to national and international forces, rather than just local forces. He says the conference will analyze the process and problems involved with globalization. He says they’re going to debate the questions and try to move the answers along.He expects an international audience and list of speakers for the sessions at the U-of-I’s Iowa Memorial Union.The conference is entitled “Interrogating the Globalization Project” and is scheduled to conclude Sunday. More details are available at “www.widernet.org/globalstudies/”.
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