event
Centre for International Environmental Studies
Wednesday
02
October
Narratives of hunger in International Law

Narratives of Hunger in International Law

Anne Saab, assistant professor in international law at the Graduate Institute
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Auditorium A2, Maison de la Paix, Geneva

Book Launch

This book explores the role that the language of international law plays in constructing understandings – or narratives – of hunger in the context of climate change. The story is told through a specific case study of genetically engineered seeds purportedly made to be ‘climate ready’. Two narratives of hunger run through the storyline: the prevailing neoliberal narrative that focuses on increasing food production and relying on technological innovations and private-sector engagement, and the oppositional and aspirational food sovereignty narrative that focuses on improving access to and distribution of food and rejects technological innovations and private-sector engagement as the best solutions. 

This event is jointly organised by CIES and the International Law Department