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European and Global Consequences of the Politics of Food and Food Security
This public lecture is now available as: MP3 (please listen to the file below - starts at 0:25)
National and regional food subsidy programs are roundly criticised by a variety of political groups. Typically these criticisms coalesce around the problem of ‘free markets’ as opposed to subsidies, or entrenching privileged market relationships over emerging markets. The European Union has had significant criticism leveled at it via these political positions especially in relation to the Common Agricultural Policy [CAP]. In this public lecture Dr Robert Imre (University of Newcastle) will address some of the critiques and discuss regional agricultural policies and their possible benefits and hindrances in terms of food security.
Dr Robert Imre is lecturer in International Relations at the University of Newcastle. He has a broad range of research interests, which include Hungary. Dr Imre holds a PhD from the University of Queensland and completed a research project examining the rise of the radical right in Central Europe. He recently co-authored two books examining the phenomenon of global terrorism. Dr Imre is currently writing a sole-authored book on the topic of global multiculturalism as a comparative political initiative, as well as two other collaborative books on respectively global civil society and the governance state, and the problem of regime change. Dr Imre has worked in a number of countries including South Korea, Canada and Hungary.