Hiram College will kick off its annual ethics theme – Food and Hunger – at noon on Sept. 11, 2012, with the lecture “Can We Feed the World?”
Olivier De Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, will present the lecture in the Kennedy Center Ballroom.
De Schutter is also a professor at the Catholic University of Louvain and at the College of Europe (Natolin). He is a Member of the Global Law School Faculty at New York University and is Visiting Professor at Columbia University.
As special rapporteur, De Schutter promotes the adoption of measures at national, regional and international levels, to realize the fundamental right of everyone to be free from hunger. Since his appointment to the position in March 2008, he has examined ways and means of overcoming existing and emerging obstacles to combat the problem of hunger in the world.
The Center for Engaged Ethics is sponsoring this lecture.