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NewsNovember 8, 2021

LBJ explores how cities are using the UN climate conference as a chance to fight climate change through food policy

LBJ Professor Raj Patel's latest Policy Research Project (PRP) investigates how some cities are using the UN Climate Change Conference as an opportunity to innovate by linking their food and climate policies, leading the way on these critical issues and putting pressure on national governments to step up. 

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NewsAugust 11, 2021

Raj Patel releases new book on the social, environmental causes of ill health

Award-winning author, filmmaker and The University of Texas at Austin research scientist Raj Patel, with co-author and physician Dr. Rupa Marya, examine the social and environmental causes of ill health in their latest book, Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice. Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, this book examines the ways in which health disparities are connected to colonialism, politics and capitalism.

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Media MentionMay 18, 2021

Why aren't we talking about farmers in India?

Research scientist Raj Patel writes about the future of agriculture. 

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Media MentionJanuary 6, 2021

46 books we can't wait to read in 2021

Inflammation is both the metaphor and the stated subject of this ambitious interdisciplinary tome co-written by Patel, a journalist and activist, and Marya, a physician and composer.

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Media MentionJune 24, 2020

Hacking world hunger during the coronavirus pandemic

Global hunger is one of the most dangerous side effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Some of the most vulnerable to hunger live in the world's richest cities, or work in the industries that feed us. In this episode, The Take explores the global food chain's weak links and how some are innovating to help keep people fed. LBJ's Raj Patel joins Al Jazeera's "The Take" to discuss it. 

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Media MentionJune 1, 2020

Coronavirus response: Hacking emergency food supply chains

City figures show the Bronx has a high concentration of frontline workers: people whose jobs it is to man grocery and drug stores, run the public transit system, clean the city and care for its old, young and sick. For many Bronxites, earning money means exposing yourself to infection. "They are the most essential workers right now, and the most disposable," LBJ's Raj Patel told Al Jazeera. "Their hunger should matter right now because you depend on them. The worst is absolutely yet to come.

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May 28, 2020

Food Insecurity in the Domestic and International COVID-19 Context

For decades the number of undernourished people had been declining, but as of 2015 this is no longer the case. Current trends of food insecurity are especially alarming in the context of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Supply chain pressures and international movement restrictions coupled with a global economic crisis are exacerbating the existing food security crisis. What is the policy solution to addressing immediate food needs? What is the broader long-term road map? How does the U.S. balance domestic and global food insecurity pressures? And who are the people at greatest risk of suffering from food insecurity as a result of COVID-19? LBJ Associate Dean Kate Weaver moderates a conversation with LBJ professors Erin Lentz and Raj Patel.

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Media MentionApril 21, 2020

American Experience: 'The Man Who Tried to Feed the World'

LBJ School Professor Raj Patel was interviewed as part of the American Experience documentary "The Man Who Tried to Feed the World," and was the featured expert for an interview, Caught Up in the War on Communism: Norman Borlaug and the "Green Revolution," on how one plant breeder’s breakthrough became a t

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NewsNovember 8, 2019

Experts explore 'Green New Deal' and 'European New Deal' at LBJ School, UT Austin

Experts on economics, climate change, politics and social policy, political leaders and activists will explore the elements of a "Green New Deal" in Europe and America and the "European New Deal" project of the Democracy in Europe Movement during the New Deals in Europe and America conference. The conference, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Monday, Nov. 11, and Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

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NewsMay 30, 2019

Innovation Bound, the annual celebration of LBJ School policy research

Core to the LBJ School's mission is "getting it done" — developing solutions to policy problems through scholarship and public discourse. Every year, faculty and students take on research that melds the theoretical and the practical, exploring the world through hands-on field work and data analysis to address issues critical to the health of American democracy and global society. Innovation Bound celebrates the impact, quality and range of the published works of our distinguished scholars.

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