Jennifer Clapp: "The Global Food Crisis: Causes, Consequences, Solutions?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 11:45 AM
CIGI, Seagram Room, 57 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Canada
May 13

"The Global Food Crisis: Causes, Consequences, Solutions?"

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About this lecture: What is behind the current global food crisis, how does it affect different populations around the world, and what can be done about it?

This talk will explore these important dimensions of the current global food crisis. It will 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. It will look at who gains and who loses as a result of higher food prices. And it will discuss the emerging debates over both the short and long term responses from the international community.

See Prof. Clapp's op-ed on this topic in the Globe and Mail April 30, 2008.

Event Speakers

Jennifer Clapp is the CIGI chair in Global Environmental Governance and professor at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the University of Waterloo. Her published work covers a range of topics at the interface of the global economy, food and the environment, including the politics of agricultural trade, food aid, agricultural biotechnology and the role of transnational corporations in global environmental and food governance.