PUBLIC LECTURE: Intellectual Property, Food Security, and Rural Development, Geneva, Monday 20 March | 18:30 - 20:00
Graham Dutfield, Professor of International Governance, University of Leeds
The instability of the global food supply system requires our urgent attention. There are no easy solutions but the starting point must entail a critical analysis of the existing institutions governing the ownership and exchange of the plant genetic resources that underpin our long-term food security.
Graham Dutfield is Professor of International Governance at the University of Leeds. His research interests and expertise include intellectual property and access to knowledge, human rights, agriculture, indigenous people's rights, and sustainable development. Professor Dutfield has acted as advisor for a number of governments. His work is highly interdisciplinary in nature, exploring law, history, anthropology, economics and politics.
Discussant : Adriana Bessa. Adriana Bessa is a Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Her work focuses on the right to food, food sustainability, peasants' rights, human rights and the environment.
Moderator : Anne Saab. Anne Saab is Assistant Professor in International Law at the Graduate Institute. Her research focuses on climate change and food security.
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