The Global Crises in Fuel Prices and Access to Food, Feb. 18


On Wednesday, February 18, 2009, the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University will host four noted experts to discuss the global crises of food access and fuel prices, including:

Frances Moore Lappe, co-founder of the Small Planet Institute, author of the breakthrough book “Diet for a Small Planet,” and co-author of “Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet.” Walden Bello, executive director of Focus on the Global South and professor of sociology at the University of the Philippines, and author of “Deglobalization: Ideas for a New World Economy.” Jun Borras, Canada Research Chair in International Development Studies Saint Mary’s University Halifax, Canada, co-editor of Transnational Agrarian Movements Confronting Globalization Barry Gills, Professor of Global Politics, Newcastle University, editor of “The Clash of Globalizations: ‘Empire’ or ‘Cosmopolis.’ ”

While the global financial crisis currently dominates the front pages, it has displaced global crises of fuel prices and access to food. The discussion will explore the relationship between these three crises, the policy solutions necessary for an effective response, and the social transformations that will likely ensue.

The forum, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street (@ Houston), 2nd Floor, New York, N.Y. To RSVP, please visit http://wagner.nyu.edu/events/globalhealth-02-18-2009.

The event’s co-sponsors include: NYU Wagner’s Office of International Programs, NYU Wagner’s Health Program, NYU’s Master’s Program in Global Public Health, The Nation, and Globalizations International Political Economy Section of the International Studies Association, Routledge.

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