Professor George Kent

After more than forty years of teaching in the University of Hawaii’s Department of Political Science, George Kent retired in 2010 as Professor Emeritus. Currently he serves as an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney in Australia, and also with the Department of Transformative Social Change Program at Saybrook University in California. He teaches an online course on the Human Right to Adequate Food for both these universities.

Professor Kent has worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the World Food Programme and several nongovernmental organizations. He is on the Board of Directors of the International Peace Research Association Foundation. His major books on food policy issues are Freedom from Want: The Human Right to Adequate Food, Global Obligations for the Right to Food, Ending Hunger Worldwide, Regulating Infant Formula, Caring About Hunger, and Governments Push Infant Formula.

Selected publications

Professor Kent has a long and distinguished publishing record in this subject:

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: Macmillan/St Martin's, 1995)

Freedom from Want: the Human Right to Adequate Food (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2005).