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Negotiating Rights? Multi-Stakeholder Governance, Global Food Security, and the Right to Food

The Committee on World Food Security Plenary in 2013. Photograph: Matthew Canfield

The Committee on World Food Security Plenary in 2013. Photograph: Matthew Canfield

By Matthew Canfield, New York University

It was the last day of an exhausting week of meetings at the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Committee on World Food Security (CFS) held annually in Rome, when civil society members trickled into a conference room for a final discussion about the week’s proceedings. Continue Reading →

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Centre for International Governance and Justice: News and Events

Matt CanfieldWelcome Matthew Canfield!

Our latest Visiting PhD scholar is Matthew Canfield, from the Department of Anthropology at New York University (NYU). Matt has an MA from the Institute for Law and Society at NYU and a BA in Anthropology and International Studies from Johns Hopkins University. Matthew also works closely with food sovereignty movements. In October 2014 he served as the coordinator for the Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit in Seattle, Washington and he currently serves on the coordination team of North American participants in the Committee on World Food Security’s Civil Society Mechanism.

Matt’s thesis, Organic Economies: Food Activism and the Public Good in the Age of Global Governance, explores how transnational food activists construct social justice claims within changing forms of local and global governance.

Matt will give an informal seminar next Friday on ‘The promise of participation and the agony of informalism: multi-stakeholder governance and global food security’.

Date/Time: Friday 24 April 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Venue: Coombs Extension Level 3 Meeting Room

For more details, visit RegNet’s events page.

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