SGPIA Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr Presented Keynote at World Social Science Forum

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, SGPIA professor and chair of the Development Concentration,  was keynote speaker on September 15 at the International Social Science Council’s World Social Science Forum, held in Durban, South Africa and attended by over 1000 people from 84 countries.  Drawing on her recent publications, she argued that eradicating hunger will need to address long standing social inequalities such as gender asymmetries in power, and new threats from global shifts in market, biophysical and institutional environment including volatile and high prices, climate change, financialization of cereals markets, international trade agreements and foreign investments in land.