Leading Feminist Economist on Food Sovereignty, Food Security and Democratic Choices

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Leading Feminist Economist on Food Sovereignty, Food Security and Democratic Choices

Professor Bina Agarwal, a leading development feminist economist, is giving a public lecture on Food Sovereignty in Dublin City University. Her recent paper on Food sovereignty, food security and democratic choice: critical contradictions, difficult conciliations will be the core of the discussion at DCU. 

BINA AGARWAL is Professor of Development Economics and Environment at the University of Manchester. Prior to this she has held distinguished positions at Institute of Economic Growth, Harvard, Princeton, Michigan, Minnesota, the NYU School of Law, the International Society for Ecological Economics, Vice-President of the International Economic Association, and President of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE). She holds honorary doctorates from ISS, The Hague and the University of Antwerp, Belgium. In 2008, she was awarded the Padma Shri by the President of India, one of India’s highest civilian honours, and in 2010 the Leontief Prize from Tufts University “for broadening the frontiers of economic thought”. This year (2016) she was also conferred the Order of Agricultural Merit by the French government in recognition of her “remarkable international career as a development economist, … as well as [her] strong commitment towards rural development, gender equality and the environment”.  

Prof Agarwal, also on the Advisory Board of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP), has been invited by ASAP Irish Network, in collaboration with (and hosted by) the School of Nursing and Health Sciences (DCU) and Ireland-India Institute (DCU) to deliver the lecture to facilitate the ongoing ASAP public discourse on poverty and its manifestations.  She is visiting Ireland to participate in the prestigious IAFFE annual conference hosted by NUIG where participants can continue their conversations with Prof Agarwal, and other eminent feminist economists, following their DCU interaction.