Previous panel members.

 

05 Mar 2015

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Claude Fischler

has headed major French research institutions and served on national and European-level food safety committees, and has a long track-record of innovative inter-disciplinary research on food and nutrition. (...)

Claude Fischler

has headed major French research institutions and sat on national and European-level food safety committees, and has a long track-record of innovative inter-disciplinary research on food and nutrition. He is currently a senior scientist (Directeur de Recherche) at the French national research agency (CNRS) and is the former head of Centre Edgar Morin and IIAC (Interdisciplinary Institute for Contemporary Anthropology). Until 2013, he headed Centre Edgar Morin and IIAC in Paris. His main area of research is an interdisciplinary perspective on food and nutrition. After early research on perception of sweetness, from sensory to social (a typical multiple-entry topic for interdisciplinary research), he developed comparative approaches of attitudes toward food, health and risk across cultures, on the reception and perception of sensitive technologies (including novel foods) and on the assessment and measurement of well-being and happiness. His current focus is on the anthropology of commensality - eating together - and the role of social interactions in eating and nutrition. Fischler served on the Scientific Committee of the French Agency for Food Safety and on its board of directors, on the steering committee of the French National Program on Nutrition and Health, on the Executive Committee of the European Sociological Association and on the Advisory Group on Risk Communication of the European Food Safety Authority.

24 Feb 2015

Corinna Hawkes

Corinna Hawkes

is an expert on food systems nutrition and health who participates in the World Health Organization's Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity and regularly advises governments and international bodies. (...)

Corinna Hawkes

is an expert on food systems nutrition and health who participates in the World Health Organization's Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity and regularly advises governments and international bodies. She has worked for the World Health Organisation, the World Cancer Research Fund International, and the International Food Policy Research Institute, and has been active in research, advocacy, and in advising governments and international agencies. She has also worked at the School of Public Health at the University of Sao Paulo, and is now an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Food Policy, City University, London, while serving as an advisor at the Leverhulme Center for Integrative Research into Agriculture and Health. Her research interests focus on the impact of food systems and food policies on diet, nutrition and non-communicable diseases. She has published widely in academic journals and in policy briefs and reports by think tanks and international agencies on topics such as food systems globalization; the links between agricultural policy, trade and nutrition; policies and regulations to encourage healthier diets; and novel food value chain approaches to identifying solutions. Corinna’s disciplinary background is in ecology and geography. She has a PhD from Kings College, University of London.

06 Mar 2015

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Martin Khor

is Executive Director of the South Centre, an inter-governmental organisation helping to assist developing countries in trade and climate negotiations, and a former director of the Third World Network. (...)

Martin Khor

is Executive Director of the South Centre, an inter-governmental organisation helping to assist developing countries in trade and climate negotiations. The South Centre helps 51 developing countries’ governments by conducting research and organising meetings for developing countries to assist them in international negotiations on climate change, WTO and bilateral trade agreements, investment agreements and intellectual property. The Centre has experts on economy, trade, environment, IPRs and technology. Martin Khor, a Malaysian citizen, was previously the Director of the Third World Network, a network of NGOs and research centres in the developing world. Martin Khor is an economist educated at Cambridge University, and has published many books on economics, trade, environment and development issues.

06 Mar 2015

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Phrang Roy

has served as Assistant President of IFAD and Assistant Secretary General of the UN, and has more than 30 years of international experience supporting rural development, small-scale and indigenous communities’ agriculture. (...)

Phrang Roy

has served as Assistant President of IFAD (the International Fund for Agricultural Development) and Assistant Secretary General of the UN, and has more than 30 years of international experience supporting rural development, small-scale and indigenous communities’ agriculture. He has been awarded with India’s highest civil service cadre - the Indian Administrative Service - after ten years tenure in Maharashtra. Phrang became IFAD’s Assistant President in 2002 and was the first staff member of IFAD ever to do so, having been selected through a global search by a private sector-led headhunting exercise. Phrang is also the first and so far, the only indigenous person in the whole UN system to reach the level of Assistant Secretary General of the UN. As Assistant President of IFAD, he played a major role in promoting a greater focus on the sustainable approaches of indigenous communities for which IFAD became the leading UN Agency. After retiring from IFAD at the end of 2006, Phrang joined the US-based Christensen Fund, which is working for a more ecological and sustainable approach to development with a special emphasis on indigenous communities, and is currently leading the global Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiveristy and Food Sovereignty, Rome. He also holds the following positions: Advisory Board Member of the International Fund to Amplify Agro Ecological Solutions (USA); International Councillor of Slow Food International; Chairman of the Meghalaya State Water Foundation; Chairman of the North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) of North east India.