Famine and the World Food System - VILLA-GILLET // WALLS AND BRIDGES //

Walls and Bridges

Walls and Bridges is a 10-day series of performances and critical explorations uniting French and American thinkers and artists from social sciences, philosophy, literature and live arts.

Famine and the World Food System

10/09/2013 >  18:30 - 20:00
The NYU-Institute for Public Knowledge
20 Cooper Square (at 6th Street), 10003, 7th Floor
New York, 10003

Co-presented with the NYU-Institute for Public Knowledge, the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development and the New School.



What exactly is a food crisis? Is it a technical problem that scientific innovation can solve or is it the result of social injustice? Food security can’t be provided without rethinking the world food system, says journalist and political thinker David Rieff. Rieff will discuss his current study on hunger, money and justice with philosopher of ethics Corine Pelluchon, who believes that ethics and justice are at stake each time we lift our fork. They will also question anti-famine policies implemented by world organizations (such as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations or the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Clinton Global Fund) and governments, as well as alternatives to the food establishment, including the anti-globalization movements.



Free | Reservation required : ipk.nyu.edu


Hosted by Frederick Kaufman (Journalist and writer / US)


Featuring :


David  Rieff
Corine  Pelluchon