Transnational Legal Theory invites submissions for its inaugural annual Symposium 2018: Transnational Food Security. Food security is a significant policy concern for all. International institutions are struggling to keep up with the rapid changes in food safety governance. Access to food, whether through production or consumption, is increasingly a hotbed of friction and uncertainty. Additionally, global supply chains, influential multinational corporations, and the effects of climate change, result in greater pressure upon already fragile processes and marginalised peoples.
On January 20, 2018, we will bring together thought leaders and stakeholders for a one-day international conference at King’s College London to engage in a dialogue and shed light on some of those tensions in an effort to further constructive and lasting solutions to this pressing issue.
Practitioners, scholars, policymakers, adjudicators, and activists are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 150 words on any topic related to the conference theme by September 22, 2017 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving proposals on any of the following areas:
- History of food as a transnational law problem
- Law in relation to food security, food sovereignty, and the human right to food
- Climate change and food security
- Food safety and standards in a transnational context
- International trade of food: investment law and corporatization of food production, financial speculation, global value chains
- Land acquisition, conflicts over agro-industrialization and labour
- Marginalised communities and food law
- Food culture, food tourism
- Land use, the environment, overfishing, overhunting,
- The role of the WTO
Accepted abstracts will be announced by October 8, 2017. Any questions may be sent to the above address. We look forward to welcoming participants to London in January.
Ruth Rosenblood, Ankita Gupta, Senior Editors, Transnational Legal Theory
Emily Webster, Managing Editor, Transnational Legal Theory
Dr. Jothie Rajah, Research Professor, American Bar FoundationDr. Matthew Canfield, Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Law, European University Institute
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