Raj Patel: How do we feed 10 billion people sustainably? | WisCommunity

Raj Patel How Do We Feed 10 Billion People Sustainably? Wednesday, March 9, 2022  Schofield Auditorium | 7:30pmTicket Info (https://uwec.universitytickets.com/) Controversial author, journalist, professor and food policy expert Raj Patel continuously challenges our presumptions about the global economy with his work both as a policy analyst and activist. Having worked for some of the most prestigious international organizations—and protested against them—Patel constantly finds ways to improve the world's food system. Regularly featured in major international news publications and media, Patel's cutting edge thoughts on food distribution and globalization have become some of the most important and trusted in the world. Patel is a man of principles. After working for the World Bank, interning at the World Trade Organization, and consulting for the United Nations, Patel has become a harsh critic of the methods these organizations use and has been tear-gassed on four continents for his protests. Continuing to spread his message and ideas worldwide, Patel's acclaimed books address the numerous issues he is working to combat. His first book, Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the Whole Food System not only exposed the causes of hunger, starvation and famine, but provided solutions to these issues of inequity. His most recent book, The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy, is a deeply thought-provoking guide to the way global economies work. In it, Patel explores the recent economic collapse and painting a clear picture of how to achieve a fairer, more sustainable economy and society. Patel was awarded a James Beard Foundation Leadership award in 2016. In his keynotes, Patel not only diagnoses the causes behind our worldwide food crisis, but offers sustainable and feasible solutions to deal with it. A clever storyteller and engaging speaker, Patel infuses humor into his intelligent and energetic presentations. He rouses his audience through his highly pertinent discussions of globalization and the world's food system, delivering a message that is ultimately filled with hope. His current project, with acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters) finds new ways to tell stories from around the world, of people breaking rules to feed their communities in ways no-one has ever seen. A firm believer that everyone can make a difference, Patel inspires his audiences to find their own way to make the world a better place. Learn more at https://www.uwec.edu/activities-involvement-leadership/programs-events/t...

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Mar 9 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Schofield Auditorium
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