Professor Michael Fahkri to Deliver Lecture on Food Policy

Professor Michael Fahkri, who is currently serving as the United Nations Special Rapporteur On The Right To Food, will deliver the Kent Law annual Centre for Critical International Law (CeCIL) lecture on the topic of impact of Covid-19 on food security and global food supply on Monday March 8 at 11am PST. The title of his lecture is "The Radical Potential of the Right to Food," and it is free and open to all. Registration for the event can be accessed here. This event will be live-streamed by KMTV.

Professor Fakhri is the faculty advisor for the student fellowohip Food Resiliency research project at the University of Oregon School of Law, in which his students collaborate onlegal research pertaining to pressing food and agricultural law issues. While at Kent, Fahkri will participate in an in-conversation style event featuring Young Food Ambassadors from The Food Foundation and the organisation’s Executive Director, Anna Taylor. This event will take place at 11am PST, and will be livestreamed online. Register for this event here

In addition to these public events, Professor Fakhri will attend seminars with Law LLM students at Kent Law School to share Special Rapporteur’s insights, experience and expertise, as well as meetings with leaders from community groups whose work interfaces with Professor Fakhri’s mandate to address the need for an integrated and coordinated approach to promoting and protecting people’s right to food.

Professor Fakhri’s visit will feed into the Special Rapporteur’s broader consultations on identifying solutions to mitigate harmful impacts of the pandemic on the realisation of the right to food.