George Kent
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George Kent is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Hawai’i. His approach centers on finding remedies for social problems, especially finding ways to strengthen the weak in the face of the strong. He works on human rights, international relations, peace, development, and environmental issues, with a special focus on nutrition and children. His books include

• The Political Economy of Hunger: The Silent Holocaust (New York: Praeger, 1984);

• Fish, Food, and Hunger: The Potential of Fisheries for Alleviating Malnutrition (Boulder, Colorado: Westview, 1987);

• The Politics of Children’s Survival (New York: Praeger, 1991);

• Children in the International Political Economy (New York: Macmillan/St. Martin’s, 1995);

• Freedom from Want: The Human Right to Adequate Food (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2005);

• Global Obligations for the Right to Food (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008).

Professor Kent is Co-Convener of the Commission on International Human Rights of the International Peace Research Association, and he has worked as a consultant with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Children’s Fund, and several civil society organizations. He is part of the Working Group on Nutrition, Ethics, and Human Rights of the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition.
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
United States
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Professor of Poliical Science, University of Hawai'i
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Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Democratization, Development, Humanitarian Relief, Education, Health
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Training, Advocacy, Research
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Most of my work relates to nutrition, children, and human rights.
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
See my website.

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At 8:25pm on December 31, 2008, Samuel-Ajibade Idowu said…
Thanks a gtreat deal for that important piece of information. I am interested in the course and shall waste no time in enrolling. Well, my interest is peace education and peace building. Africa as we all know has reched a nadir and drastic steps have to be taken to save it from imminent destruction. Its all over international news that Africa and africans consciously and subconsciously fuel and tinder conflict which has been the bane of development. My candid opinion is that if conflict has to be put at bey, it has to start with the youth. So, am into bringinging to the understanding of the youths of all levels the ills of conflict and how to live with it and avoid violence. Nigeria is a place for you to visit in spite of the atrocities our people commit. There are still good people here.

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