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.
- Honorary Research Fellow, School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, 2007–14
- Visiting Scholar, Center for African Studies, University of California at Berkeley, 2006–13
- Ph.D., Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University, 2002
- M.Sc. in Economics, Distinction in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries, London School of Economics, 1996
- B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Balliol College, University of Oxford, 1995
- Food Systems
- World Ecology
- International Political Economy
- Social Policy
- Development Policy
- Policy Communications
Raj Patel is a research professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and a senior research associate at the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University. He studies the world food system and alternatives to it, and is currently working on a documentary project about the food system with award-winning director Steve James. He has testified about the causes of the global food crisis to the U.S. House of Representative's Financial Services Committee and was an adviser to Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.
In addition to publications in journals about economics, philosophy, politics, international development and public health, Dr. Patel writes for a range of newspapers and co-hosts "The Secret Ingredient" podcast. His books include Stuffed and Starved and The Value of Nothing. His latest book, co-authored with Jason W. Moore, is published by the University of California Press and entitled A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide To Capitalism, Nature and the Future of the Planet.
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