Patel — who has worked for some of the most prestigious international organizations and protested against them — will discuss the growing worldwide food crisis and what needs to be done to solve it. His lecture, “Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System,” begins at 1 p.m. in Olin B Lecture Hall.
Patel recently returned from a two-year stay working in the Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and is currently a visiting scholar in the Center for African Studies at the University of California at Berkeley.
Patel’s thoughts on food, hunger, and globalization have appeared in a number of U.S. and international news sources including the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Newsweek, The Today Show, and NPR.
He is involved in several international organizations including the Land Research Action Network, a network of researchers and social movements committed to the promotion and advancement of the fundamental rights of individuals and communities to land; and the Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute, an African initiative to strengthen Africa’s capacity to take a more effective part in the emerging global trading system.
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