About This Class
This course, one of the few if not the only in the world to address this critical subject matter, identifies and analyzes contemporary international legal and policy issues related to food including supply, safety, security, subsidies, and trade. Students will master legal and structural analytical tools for addressing these increasingly important challenges of concern to all global citizens. The material includes the roles of international institutions, including the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The course stresses the development of skills to enable students effectively to grapple with new and emerging issues in this ever-changing and expanding field. The course includes a simulated multilateral negotiation in which student serve as instructed representatives of states and non-governmental organizations.