Moseley to Give Nov. 12 Talk on Food Security

Posted on November 9th, 2012 by

Dr. William Moseley of Macalester College

Dr. William Moseley, Professor of Geography at Macalester College will be at Gustavus Adolphus College on Monday, Nov. 12 to discuss “The Causes and Consequences of the 2008 Global Food Crisis: Neoliberal Policy Reform and Food Security in West Africa.” Moseley’s talk, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 4 p.m. and take place in room 128 of Confer Hall.

Dr. Moseley’s research and teaching interests focus on political ecology, tropical agriculture, development policy, food security, land reform, vulnerability assessment, environmental policy, and agro-ecology. His regional interest is Sub-Saharan Africa, with extended experience in Mali, Niger, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi, and Lesotho.

Dr. Moseley is the editor of the book Taking Sides: Clashing Views on African Issues. He has also co-edited the books Hanging by the Thread: Cotton, Globalization, and Poverty in Africa, and The Introductory Reader in Human Geography: Contemporary Debates and Classic Writings. In addition, he has published articles in several professional journals including Development in Practice, African Geographical Review, and Journal of Geography in Higher Education, on a range of topics such as “The State of African Geography in the North American Academy,” and “The World Trade Organization’s Doha Round and Cotton: Continued Peripheral Status or a Historical Breakthrough for African Farmers?”

After earning his bachelor’s degree in history at Carleton College in 1987, Dr. Moseley went on to earn master’s degrees in both environmental policy and international public policy from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He earned his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Georgia in Athens in 2001.

Dr. Moseley’s talk is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, African Studies Program, Peace Studies Program, Environmental Studies Program, Political Science Department, Sociology/Anthropology Department, Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department, and Geography Department. For more information contact Professor of French and the Director of the African Studies Program Paschal Kyoore at


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