food justice conference on its way to NU

From Famine to Food Deserts:

Human Rights and the Global Food Crisis

Thursday, January 19th through Saturday, January 21st
Free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

THE SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19
5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m
OPENING KEYNOTE: RAYMOND C. OFFENHEISER, PRESIDENT OF OXFAM AMERICA
Fisk 217
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
PANEL 1: DEFINING THE RIGHT TO FOOD
Wildcat Room, Norris
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
PANEL 2: MODERN AGRICULTURE: CAUSE OR CURE OF THE GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS?
McCormick Tribune Center
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
PANEL 3: FOOD AID: FEEDING TODAY, STARVING TOMORROW
McCormick Tribune Center
6:30pm-7:30pm
CLOSING KEYNOTE: ROGER THUROW,
AUTHOR OF ENOUGH: WHY THE WORLD’S POOREST STARVE IN AN AGE OF PLENTY
Alice Millar Chapel


ADDITIONAL INFO

Throughout the three-day conference, we will explore the political, economic, and social forces behind global food distribution and agricultural policy in order to unearth the systemic causes of hunger and famine. We will analyze the human rights implications of the current system’s severe inequalities and potential solutions ranging from food aid to environmental action. We will discuss responsibility in the application of human rights and question who is obligated to ensure the right to food access and nutrition and what measures of enforcement do and should exist.

Hope to see you there!

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