Invitation to Peter Oosterveer's Inaugural lecture

Published on
August 1, 2016

You are cordially invited to Peter Oosterveer's Inaugural lecture upon taking up the position of Personal Professor in the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University on 8 September 2016 from 16h in the Aula in Wageningen.

The inaugural lecture is titled 'Networks, flows and actors; Promoting sustainability in globalizing food provision'. You can find the abstract and the invitation on behalf of the Rector Magnificus of Wageningen University below.


Interactions between civil society organisations, governments, the food industry, consumers and producers constitute dynamic fields of environmental change in global food provision. Promoting sustainable food provision builds on changing the social practices of producing, processing, trading and consuming food and on transforming the relations between these practices. Understanding processes of transformation, evolving roles of different societal actors and interactions between local and global dynamics constitute an important challenge for social science research.