Thursday, March 4, 2010

Yale Law School to Host Food Policy Conference on April 16-17

The Developing Food Policy conference will be held on April 16-17 at Yale Law School. Food policy implicates a broad range of pressing humanitarian, public health, and environmental challenges. The aim of the conference is to help participants bring about patterns of food production that honor the universal right to food, the health and well-being of communities, and the preciousness of natural resources.

Olivier de Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, will deliver the conference keynote at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16. Two tracks of concurrent panels—a U.S. and an International track—will convene on Saturday, April 17. Please visit the conference website for much more information about the conference schedule, keynote speaker, panel descriptions, and confirmed panelists.

Conference registration is now open. Registration is free for all Yale students, faculty, and staff and includes continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday, April 17. Please contact Adrienna Wong,, or Jeremy Golubcow-Teglasi,, with any questions.

The conference is hosted by the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal and the Community Economic Development Clinic. It is being sponsored by The Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University; The Center for Latin American and Iberian Studies at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Areas Studies; CitySeed; The Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health; The National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity; The Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School; The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University; The Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund at Yale Law School; The South Asian Studies Council at Yale MacMillan Center; and The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy.