Date & Time: 
Wednesday 5 December 2018

This Public Lecture is being held with 'Agri-food XXV', the annual conference of the Australasian Agri-food Research Network.

About the speakers

Phil McMichael – Professor of Development Studies, Cornell University – is one of the world’s foremost political economy scholars of agrarian change, globalisation, capitalism and food movements, and has been a long time AFRN member and participant. In this lecture, Phil will reflect on the historical and contemporary relevance of the right to food concept and consider its continued application to understanding current contestations around food security, food sovereignty and food politics reform.

Shalmali Guttal – Executive Director, Focus on the Global South – has worked with advocacy and research organisation Focus since 1997, and has researched and written on economic development, trade and investment, and ecological and social justice issues in Asia – especially the Mekong region and India – with emphasis on the commons and people's and women's rights to resources. In this lecture, Shalmali will present her recent work in responding to what she sees to be the most pressing challenges to embedding human rights into food system governance in the Global South, including questions of land development financing, the commons and small-scale food production.

Insights into progress and challenges around the Right to Food in Australia will be provided by Dr Luke Craven – Right to Food Coalition and UNSW Canberra.

This event will be held at QCA Lecture Theatre and Gallery, Building S05, Room 2.04, Griffith University South Bank, Brisbane Qld

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QCA Lecture Theatre and Gallery Building S05, Room 2.04 Griffith University South Bank Brisbane, Qld
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