The Geopolitics of Hunger and Global Food Production with Brittany Cook, Louisiana State University


Brittany Cook

We welcome Brittany Cook from Louisiana State University…

In a potential future without famine, what other frameworks should we use to address global hunger? What are other productive ways for thinking about food systems? This talk explores how racial capitalism highlights key problems in the relationship between food production, geopolitics, and development.

This presentation is part of the Great Decisions Global Discussions series. Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The program provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year and serves as the starting place for dialogue and discussion within the community. These topics are selected by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) each year and the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan develops a discussion series that complements the FPA.

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Special thanks to Series sponsor, Wolverine Worldwide…

Special thanks to Topic sponsor, Grand Rapids Community College

Special thanks to Media sponsors, WGVU and Grand Rapids Community Media Center

This program is also supported by the Visiting Geographical Scientists listed by the American Association of Geographers and International Geographical Honor Society.