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Waterloo, Ontario - On May 13, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will present "The Global Food Crisis: Causes, Consequences, Solutions?," a sold-out free public lecture by global food expert Jennifer Clapp.

In her talk, Dr. Clapp will explore the important dimensions of the global food crisis, examine the key factors behind the rapidly rising food prices of recent months and discuss the debates that have arisen over the relative significance of each. She will look at who gains and who loses as a result of higher food prices - and discuss the emerging debates over both the short and long term responses from the international community.

Jennifer Clapp is CIGI Chair in Global Governance at the University of Waterloo. Each month, CIGI offers free public talks on current global issues as part of its "Food For Thought" lecture series.


Food For Thought lecture: "The Global Food Crisis: Causes, Consequences, Solutions?"


Tuesday, May 13, 2008


11:45 am - 1:00 pm


The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI),

57 Erb Street West, Waterloo

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