"Hungry for Change: World Hunger and the World Food System"

Event Date: 
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, John N. Paterson Auditorium, PACI
Event Fee: 
Free. Everyone one is welcome.
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu
Event Contact Phone: 
(807) 343-8341
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Lakehead University's RESRG: Resource, Economy, and Society Research Group, ReSDA: Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic, and the Department of History are pleased to present Dr. Haroon Akram-Lodhi who will speak on "Hungry for Change: World Hunger and the World Food System." Haroon Akram-Lodhi

Around the world hunger continues to be a pervasive issue. This talk will summarize current evidence on global hunger and demonstrate that its principal cause is not to be found in the amount of food produced around the world but rather is a consequence of the terms and conditions by which the world food system operates. Reviewing key aspects of the food system, it is argued that hunger can only be addressed by a root-and-branch transformation of the world food system.

About the speaker: Raised in Thunder Bay, Dr. Haroon Akram-Lodhi is one of world’s leading figures on world hunger. He is a Professor of International Development Studies at Trent University, Peterborough, Canada.