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Nobel Peace Prize

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Lindsay Naylor, Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences, on the Nobel Peace Prize

Professor ​Naylor is in the Department of Geography & Spatial Sciences, College of Earth, Ocean, & Environment at the University of Delaware. As a graduate student at the University of Oregon, she was the recipient of a 2010 CLLAS Graduate Student Research Grant for "Harnessing Multiple Movements: The Intersection of Fair Trade and the Zapatista Movement in Chiapas, Mexico." Her research interests include: International economic development and human geography; geopolitics of food systems; power relations in food and agricultural systems; and improving equity and sustainability of food systems. She is an anti-racist, decolonial, feminist scholar who uses food and agricultural production as a lens to explore human-environment interactions and geopolitical spaces. She holds a joint appointment with the Department of Women & Gender Studies and an affiliate faculty in Latin American & Iberian Studies. She co-directs the Embodiment Lab with Paul Jackson and Julie Klinger.

The World Food Programme

​The World Food Programme was awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize "for its efforts to combat hunger" and its "contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas." The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which announced the award in Oslo on Friday, also described the organization as "a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict." In awarding the prize, committee chair Berit Reiss-Andersen noted the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global food supplies and criticized the politics of populism. The WFP, a United Nations entity, was created in 1961 and today provides food to over 100 million people a year.

Lindsay Naylor will interview Michael Fakhri - Special Rapporteur on Right to Food

​Dr. Fakhri is a professor at the University of Oregon School of Law where he teaches courses on human rights, food law, development, and commercial law. He is also the director of the Food Resiliency Project in the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center. He holds a Doctorate from the University of Toronto, Masters from Harvard Law School, Bachelor of Laws from Queen’s University, and a Bachelor of Science in Ecology from Western University.

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