Ethics and International Food Assistance with Michelle Jurkovich, PhD, MA

Monday, Feb 14, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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In this talk, Dr. Jurkovich will explore some of the most pressing ethical challenges raised by contemporary international food assistance policies and operations as well as discuss some core findings from her new book Feeding the Hungry: Advocacy and Blame in the Global Fight against Hunger (Cornell University Press, 2020).

Dr. Michelle Jurkovich is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  Previously, she served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology fellow working in the Office of Food for Peace at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  In 2020 she was awarded a Kluge Fellowship at the Library of Congress and served as a Visiting Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.  She is the author of Feeding the Hungry: Advocacy and Blame in the Global Fight Against Hunger (Cornell University Press, 2020), and her work on food security, ethics, and human security has been published in International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, and Global Governance, among other outlets.