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Peter Rosset

2010 Carol Hoffmann Collins Global Scholar-in-Residence

Oct 25-28, 2010

Peter Rosset's Visit to MHC

Peter Rosset 

  • Internationally renowned expert on food security, peasant movements, food and development
  • Co-Coordinator of the Land Research Action Network, an international network of researchers on land reform issues
  • Researcher, Center for the Study of Rural Change in Mexico, a Mexican NGO research institute 
  • Global Alternatives Associate, Center for the Studies of the Americas
  • Former Co-director of the Institute for Food and Development Policy (1994-2003); Mac Arthur Foundation individual research and writing fellow (1994-96); visiting or affiliated scholar at a number of universities incl. the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley; Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Anthropology, and Human Biology at Stanford, Havana Agricultural University, the National Agrarian University in Nicaragua, and the Center for Research and Training on Tropical Agriculture in Costa Rica
  • Member of numerous boards, including 'Focus on the Global South' (Thailand)
  • Author of more than 100 articles and book chapters and numerous books. His most recent book is: Food is Different: Why the WTO Should Get out of Agriculture. London: Zed Books. 2006.
  • Ph.D. in agro-ecology from the University of Michigan; M.Sc., Applied Entomology, University of London; B.A. Brown University.