"Natural Disasters, Governmental Duties and Food Emergencies"
As part of the "Right to Food, Food Assistance, and the Biological Consequences of Malnutrition" Seminar Series co-sponsored by the Division of Nutritional Sciences and International Food Security at Illinois.
Hilal Elver is a professor of law and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food since June 2014. She is a Research Professor, at the UC Santa Barbara, and global distinguished fellow at the UCLA Law School Resnicks Food Law and Policy Center. She started her teaching career at the University of Ankara Faculty of Law, then she was appointed UNEP Chair on Environmental Diplomacy at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies in Malta. Since then she has been teaching various Universities in Europe and the United States. Besides her teaching career, she has done extensive work with governmental and international organizations, as well as human rights and environmental NGOs. Her publications have focused mainly on international environmental law, international human rights law, particularly women’s rights and right to food. Among her publications Peaceful Uses of International Rivers: Euphrates and Tigris River Basins published in (2002); The Headscarf Controversy, Secularism and Freedom of Religion published in 2012 by the Oxford University Press, and her most recent Co-edited book with Paul Wapner, Reimagining Climate Change was published in 2016.