Shadow Negotiators: How the UN Shapes the Rules of Global Trade to Protect Food Security

34th Käte Hamburger Lecture

With Dr Matias E Margulis (Lecturer in International Political Economy at the University of Edinburgh)


In the 34th Käte Hamburger Lecture, Dr Matias E Margulis shed light on the interlinkages between food security and international trade in global governance.

Fighting hunger is a longstanding goal of international cooperation based on the recognition that hunger is a global problem that cannot be solved by states acting alone. In this talk, Margulis analysed efforts by international organizations to incorporate human rights and development concerns related to food security into international economic law. Thereby he could demonstrate that multiple United Nations agencies – including the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Food Programme, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights – have intervened in global trade rule-making at the World Trade Organization in an effort to steer such rules toward outcomes that protect global food security. 

In cooperation with INEF.


Venue: NRW School of Governance, LS Room 105, Lotharstraße 53, 47057 Duisburg

Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:00-8:00 pm