Skip to main content

Schedule information
Event Food as the new Oil: The Geopolitics of Food Scarcity
When Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Event details
Details New! FOOD AS THE NEW OIL: THE GEOPOLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY (April 17, 12:00 to 1:30 pm)

What will the geopolitics of food look like in a new era dominated by climate-induced scarcity and food nationalism? Lester Brown is President of the Earth Policy Institute, a non-profit environmental research organization based in Washington, D.C. Over the course of his full career, he has authored or coauthored over 50 books, the most recent of which is Full Planet, Empty Plates. During this luncheon, Lester Brown will outline the political implications of land acquisitions in Africa and elsewhere by grain-importing countries while, at the same time, the world is dealing with increasingly poor harvests. The session will be moderated by Garwain Kripke, Director of Policy and Research, Oxfam America. Date and time: Wednesday, April 17 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. Location: Thompson Coburn LLP, 1909 K Street NW, Suite 600; Metro: Farragut North (Red) or Farragut West (Orange/Blue). The event is sponsored by the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT). Cost: WIIT Members: $ 15.00; Non-members: $ 25.00. Luncheon catered by Burma. Registration will close at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16. Register at:
Access » This event is limited to Georgetown University students, faculty and staff.
Webcast Registration Link
Sponsors WIIT
Calendar SFS Graduate Career Development Center
» Information about this calendar
» Other events on this calendar
» All events on the Master Calendar

Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign ServiceICC 301, Georgetown UniversityWashington D.C. 20057Phone: (202)

Connect with us via: