U.N. Expert Teaching Course on Global Hunger issues

Fall 2011

Olivier De Schutter, the U.N.’s special rapporteur on right to food, will teach a new course during the fall semester titled “The Legal and Political Economy of Hunger.” De Schutter, the Samuel Rubin Visiting Professor of Law, assumed his U.N. post in 2008 and has traveled widely in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America to advocate for access  o adequate food as a fundamental human right. The problem of global hunger, De Schutter says, is not an issue of supply and demand, but rather is one of poor governance, unaccountable institutions, and indifference to the plights of the rural, disenfranchised poor.