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Ending Hunger: Will the Free Market Ever Really Care?

Complete Premium video at: University of Hawaii political science professor George Kent challenges the notion that hunger is merely the result of resource scarcity, rather than a political and social issue. "Under the current, dominant economics model based on the market system," he says, "there is no good reason to end hunger." ----- Every two years, the members of the International Peace Research Association meet at their global conference to assess conflict and peace building in the world; discuss the state of the art of peace research; plan future research, and influence the practice and decision-making of violence prevention and peace building. The conference is made up of plenary sessions, which focus on specific issues that continue to influence the peace and conflict process significantly, as well as panels and roundtables organized by IPRA's Commissions and Working Groups, plus special events. - International Peace Research Association George Kent is Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawaii. Professor Kent is Co-Convener of the Commission on International Human Rights of the International Peace Research Association, and he has worked as a consultant with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Children's Fund, and several civil society organizations. He is part of the Working Group on Nutrition, Ethics, and Human Rights of the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition. In his new book, Ending Hunger Worldwide, to be launched at the IPRA conference, George Kent explores and advocates for a different understanding of globalization.
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