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ETHICS OF THE GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS

May 3, 2008 at 10:36 pm
By morrowa

A Panel Discussion Wednesday, May 7th at 7:30pm, Olin 141

Sponsored by Food Truth, ENTS, and EthIC

MORE THAN 800 MILLION people go hungry every day as food prices

continue to rise throughout the world. The United Nations calls the
global food crisis "the biggest crisis looming for the world" and
warns that it has reached emergency proportions. Experts warn that
population growth and climate change require a dramatic restructuring
of our agricultural systems to combat social fragmentation and
environmental destruction.

GIVEN THESE REALITIES, this panel addresses critical ethical questions
– As global crises intensify around the world, what is the best way
to address hunger? As citizens who live in a cornucopia of abundance,
how far do our personal responsibilities extend? If food is a human
right, then what actions do we need to take to ensure no one's rights
are ignored?

DALE JAMIESON is the director of Environmental Studies, a professor of
Environmental Studies and Philosophy, and an affiliated professor of
Law at New York University.

PHILIP CAMILL is a professor of Biology at Carleton and teaches
courses in Ecosystem Ecology, Global Change Biology, Paleoecology,
Plant Physiological Ecology, and Introductory Biology. In the fall
2008, he will assume the directorship of the Environmental Studies
Program at Bowdoin College.

TUN MYINT is a visiting Political Science professor at Carleton and
teaches courses in International Environmental Politics, Southeast
Asian Politics, and International Institutions. He comes to us from
Indiana University where he earned his Ph.D. in 2005 from a joint
program in Public and Environmental Affairs and Law.

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