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An Evening with Dr. Raj Patel: "The World that Food Made"

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University of Miami Communications Bldg Room 3053

5100 Brunson Drive

Coral Gables, FL 33146

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Join us for an evening with Food Day 2017 Keynote Speaker, Dr. Raj Patel. He will present his talk entitled, "The World that Food Made" on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in Shoma Hall, School of Communication (room 3053)

Reception with food and beverage from 6pm - 6:30pm

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Raj Patel is an award-winning writer, activist and academic. He is a Research Professor in the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin and a Senior Research Associate at the Unit for the Humanities at the university currently known as Rhodes University (UHURU), South Africa.

He is also a Food and Community Fellow at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. He has testified about the causes of the global food crisis to the US House Financial Services Committee and is an Advisor to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. In addition to numerous scholarly publications in economics, philosophy, politics and public health journals, he regularly writes for newspapers all over the country. His first book, Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System (2007), suggests steps to regain control of the global food economy, stop the exploitation of farmers and consumers, and rebalance global sustenance.

His latest, The Value of Nothing (2010), explores the corporate capture of government and our current financial crisis and argues that the larger failure beneath the food, climate and economic crises is a political one. He is currently working on a documentary about the global food system with award-winning director Steve James.
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