Moseley Op-Eds, Interviews and Popular Press Articles

Moseley, W.G. 2022. “Climate crisis in Africa exposes real cause of hunger – colonial food systems that leave people more vulnerable.” The Conversation Africa. December 10.

Bathige, N. and W.G. Moseley. 2022. “Drawing the wrong lessons from Sri Lanka’s organic farming experience.” Mongabay. August 12.

Moseley, W.G. 2022. “Like a bad rain year: The consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for African food security and the need for greater food sovereignty.” Africa is a Country. June 29.

Moseley, WG. 2022. “Is the global food system on the cusp of a major shift?” High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition. April 6.

Moseley, WG. 2022. “The Global Food System Was Already Unsustainable Before the War in Ukraine.” World Politics Review. March 17.

Moseley, W.G. 2022. “Le problème de la sécheresse comme explication de la famine dans la Corne et le Sahel de l’Afrique. ”  The Conversation Africa. February 17.

Moseley, W.G. 2022. “The trouble with drought as an explanation for famine in the Horn and Sahel of Africa.” The Conversation Africa. February 15.

Moseley, W.G. 2021. “Inclusive science must follow the UN Food Systems Summit.” Al jazeera English. September 28.

Moseley, W.G. 2021. “Decolonizing world regional geography.” Wiley Teaching Strategies. April 5. (

Moseley, W.G. 2021. “The need for people-centered international engagement: Peace Corps in the post-Trump era.” Minnpost. February 3.

Moseley, W.G. “The Geography of COVID-19 and a Vulnerable Global Food System.” World Politics Review. May 12.

Moseley, W.G. 2020. “How will COVID-19 affect Africa’s food systems?” African Arguments. March 25.

Interview with Adam Klein. African Sky Podcast. Oct 1, 2019. (

Moseley, W.G. “Africa’s Crippling Drought Shows the Importance of Climate Change Adaptation.” World Politics Review. July 22.

Video of live public conversation with former Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg & former student Julia Morgan. Big Questions Seattle: How Will We Sustainably Feed Nine Billion People in 2050? January 31, 2019. Seattle, WA. (

Moseley, W.G. “Städter wollen keine Hirse.” [City dwellers do not want millet]. Welt Sichten. Pgs 13-17.  December/January.

Moseley, W.G. “Transactional foreign aid doesn’t work.” MinnPost. November 2.

Moseley, W.G. “Trump is giving protectionism a bad name” Dollars and Sense. Sept/Oct.

Moseley, W.G. and J. Morgan. “Why it’s important to recognise multiple food systems in Africa.” The Conversation Africa. June 18.

Moseley, W.G. “Is food self-sufficiency making a come-back?” African Arguments. June 15.

Moseley, W.G. “National Geographic’s Mea Culpa Isn’t Enough.” Africa is a Country. April 24.

Moseley, W.G. “Trump, tribalism and the end of American capitalism.” Al jazeera English. Dec 15.

Moseley, W.G. and R. Fehr. “Female farmers suffer most in southern Africa drought.” Al jazeera English.Sept 30

Moseley, W.G. “Climate change adaptation is not just about vulnerable countries.” African Arguments. December 29.

Moseley, W.G. 2015. “The dark alliance of global philanthropy and capitalism.” Al jazeera English. Dec 1.

Moseley, W.G. 2015. “The US must stand by Mali, our friend and ally.” Minneapolis StarTribune. November 25.

Moseley, W.G. 2015. “Beware the Green Revolution.” African Arguments. Oct 7.

Moseley, W.G. 2015. “Africa’s entrepreneurial dilemma.”  Al jazeera English (print). August 4.

Moseley, W.G. 2015. “How outsiders are complicit in African issues.” Minneapolis StarTribune. July 31.

Moseley, W.G. 2015. “The pope, U.S. conservatives and the climate of capitalism.” MinnPost. July 15.

Moseley, W.G. 2015. “Climate change and female farmers in Botswana.” Al jazeera English (print). June 19.

Moseley, W.G. 2014. “What Westerners can learn from the Hajj.” Minneapolis StarTribune. October 7.

Moseley, W.G. 2014. “The Limits of New Social Entrepreneurship.” Al jazeera English. Dec 22.

Moseley, W.G. 2014. “What we can learn from Cuba’s agroecology.” Minneapolis StarTribune. Dec 21

Moseley, W.G. 2014. “Artisanal Gold Mining’s Curse on West African Farming.” Al jazeera English (print). July 9.

Moseley, W.G. 2014. “Graduation advice for aspiring humanitarians.” Al jazeera English (print). May 28.

Moseley, W.G. 2014. “Geographic Perspective Matters in Policy Debates.” MN 2020. May 12.

Moseley, W.G. 2014. “Minnesota’s Enduring Relationship with the Peace Corps.” MN 2020. March 12.

Moseley, W.G. 2014. “How a coup d’état drove a scholar to social media.” Africa is a Country. January 20.

Moseley, W.G. 2014. “Why we get fat?” Al jazeera-English. January 20.

Moseley, W.G. 2013. “No food for the poor: Malthus and Republican ideologues.” Al jazeera-English. November 18.

Moseley, W.G. and V. Malwatte. 2013. “Sri Lanka’s tropical beaches: A development trap?” Al jazeera-English. October 25.

Moseley, W.G., S. Peyton and J. Battersby. 2013. “The real solution to South Africa’s food problem.” Al jazeera-English. September 8.

Moseley, W.G. “Crossing the Sahara in a different era”Al jazeera-English (print). August 11.

Moseley, W.G. and J.M. Lindgren. “The ‘invisible’ farmer and the global hunger debate.”Al jazeera-English (print). July 21.

Moseley, W.G. “Eating together and expanding the table.” Al jazeera-English (print). June 5.

Moseley, W.G. 2013. “Too many elephants in African parks?” Al jazeera-English (print). April 21.

Moseley, W.G. 2013. “Don’t make the same anti-terrorism mistakes in Mali”  Al jazeera – English. January 15 (print).

Moseley, W.G. 2012. “Don’t Go Soft on Study Abroad: a Call for Academic Rigor.” Chronicle of Higher Education (print). December 12.

Moseley, W.G. 2012, “The corporate take-over of African food security and agricultural production.” Good Governance Africa. November 2012.

Interview about drought and corn crop. News and Views with Susie Jones. WCCO-AM radio. August 12, 2012 (at the 20 minute mark of program).

Moseley, W.G. 2012. “The Silver Lining in the Drought.” New York Times. August 8 (print).

Moseley, W.G. 2012. “Assaulting Tolerance in Mali.” Al jazeera – English. July 16 (print).

Interview. “Azawad: Can this breakaway African state work?” podcast for Africafiles: The Pulse. May 24, 2012.

Moseley, W.G. 2012. “Africa’s Future? Botswana’s Growth with Hunger.” Al jazeera-English (print). May 8.

Moseley, W.G. 2012. “A more radical choice for World Bank president.” Al jazeera- English (print). April 28.

Moseley, W.G. 2012. “Azawad: The latest African border dilemma.” Al jazeera-English (print). April 18.

Panel discussion and interview regarding situation in Mali (TV). “Are sanctions beginning to bite in Mali?” Aljazeera’s ‘Inside Story.’ | April 6, 2012.

Radio interview on “The World Today.” BBC. April 4, 2012

Moseley, W.G. 2012. “Massive corruption does not justify Malian coup.” Al jazeera-English (print). April 1.

Moseley, W.G. 2012. “Mali’s coup must be widely condemned.” Al Jazeera-English (print). March 23.

Moseley, W.G. 2012. “American decline and the imperative for higher education.” Al jazeera – English (print). Feb 9.

Moseley, W.G. 2012. “Imperialism 2.0: EU fosters Botswana degradation.” Al jazeera – English (print). Feb 1.

Moseley, W.G. “China’s Farming History Misapplied in Africa.” Al jazeera English, October 27, 2011.

Interview (TV) with Peter Shea. Reflections on geography, international development and publish scholarship. Bat of Minerva. October 14, 2011.

Interview with Tom Crann (Radio). “Macalester’s William Moseley brings hunger-violence research to U.N.” MPR News. Minnesota Public Radio. October 3, 2011.

Interview (Television). “Famine in the Horn of Africa.” Almanac (in last 15 minutes of program). Twin Cities Public Television. September 30, 2011.

Moseley, W.G. “Famine in the Horn of Africa: Malthus Beware.” Al jazeera – English (print). August 23, 2011.

Interviewed by Radio Sweden about famine in the Horn of Africa. August 11, 2011.

Panel discussion and interview regarding drought and famine in the Horn of Africa. Aljazeera’s ‘Inside Story’.
August 6, 2011.

Interviewed on Los Angeles Public Radio regarding famine in the Horn of Africa Pat Morrison Show. August 4, 2011.

Moseley, W.G. 2011. “Why They’re Starving. The man-made roots of famine in the Horn of Africa.” The Washington Post. July A19. (reprinted in St. Paul Pioneer Press, Albany Times, Sacramento Bee, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, South Mississippi Sun Herald, Takoma NewsTribune, Austin Statesman, Minn Post and West Hawaii Today).

Interviewed on Voice of America regarding famine in the Horn of Africa July 26, 2011.

Moseley, William. 2011. “Make farming energy efficient.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution. June 3. pg. 15A.

Two Voice of America Stories profiling research undertaken by Moseley, Carney and Becker on the 2008 global food crisis in West Africa. 1) “West Africans, Free Markets and the ’08 Food Crisis.” 3/14/2010

“Study Documents Effects of Market Policy Changes on Three West African Countries.” 3/22/2010

Moseley, W.G. 2009. “Area Studies in a Global Context.” The Chronicle of Higher Education.” November 29, 2009.

Moseley, W.G. 2009. “Stop the Blanket Militarization of Humanitarian Aid.” Foreign Policy. July 31.

Moseley, W.G. 2008. “Let’s not pull back on the Peace Corps.” Minneapolis StarTribune. Dec. 11.

Moseley, W.G. 2008. “In search of a better revolution.” Minneapolis StarTribune. May 14. p. A11.

Interviewed by Eric Blair. “The friction between the fair-trade and local-first movements.” Charleston City Paper. April 30, 2008.

Moseley, W.G. 2007. “Farmers in developing world hurt by ‘eat local’ philosophy in U.S.” San Francisco Chronicle. November 18. pg. E5. (also published in the Seattle Post- Intelligencer on November 19 under the title “Change global marketplace rules”).

Interviewed by Joel Grostephan. 2007. “Ethanol puts strain on immigrant farming.” Story produced by Great Lakes Radio Consortium for NPR affiliates. September 3.

Moseley, W.G. 2007. “A population remedy is right here at home: U.S. overconsumption is a bigger issue than fertility.” The Philadelphia Inquirer. July 11.

Interviewed by Jean Feraca for Here on Earth,  “Fair Trade Wine. Wisconsin Public Radio. June 30, 2007.

Kerr, LM and W.G. Moseley. “How Ethanol is Hurting the State’s Hmong Farmers.” Op-ed in the Minneapolis Star Tribune . May 18, pg. A19.

Moseley, W.G. 2007. “Transformation and the Delinquent South African Wine Connoisseur.” Cape Argus (Cape Town newspaper). March 19, pg. 13.

Estrada, HM. 2006. “Time to Try S. African Wine, Prof. Says.” Minneapolis Star Tribune . Monday, September 18. p. B3. (Interview regarding worker produced, fair trade wine from South Africa).

Moseley, W.G. 2006. “America’s Lost Vision: The Demise of Development.”. International Herald Tribune . Pg. 7, August 9 (reprinted in the November 2006 issue of the AAG Newsletter, p. 17).

Interviewed by Paul Crann of Minnesota Public Radio for All Things Considered. 2006. “Black economic empowerment enters South African wine industry.” August 7.

Moseley, W.G. 2006. “Post-Apartheid Vineyards: land redistribution begins to transform South Africa’s wine country.” Dollars & Sense Magazine . Pp. 16-21. Jan/Feb Issue. (Reprinted in the revised 11th edition (2007) of Global Studies-Africa. Dubuque , IA: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin. Also reprinted in Real World Globalization, 9th Edition (2007). Boston: Dollars & Sense).

Moseley, W.G. and S.T. Ledermann. 2005. “Global Cotton Economy: Prospect and Peril.” Africa Week Magazine. April.

Moseley, W.G. 2004. “Cotton’s Not King: Farm Subsidies and Africa.” International Herald Tribune, July 20, pg. 8.

Moseley, W.G. 2004. “On Geography and the American Liberal Arts College.” Association of American Geographer’s Newsletter. 39(7):10.

Moseley, W.G. 2002. “Reflections of an American Geographer on the Anniversary of September 11th.” Association of American Geographer’s Newsletter . 37(11):11-12 (reprinted in Moseley, W.G., D. Lanegran and K. Pandit (eds). 2007. The Introductory Reader in Human Geography: Contemporary Debates and Classic Writings. Malden, MA: Blackwell Press).

Moseley, W.G. and B.I. Logan. 2002. A Critical Examination of Two Famine Early Warning Methodologies in Zimbabwe: What Lessons May Be Learned? Food Forum . Issue 60, p. 7-10.

Moseley, W.G. 2002. “Bush grasps to define enemy.” Chicago Sun Times . March 16 (Op-Ed).

Moseley, W.G. 2002. “Voodoo environmentalism.” The Christian Science Monitor . February 27 (Op-Ed).

Moseley, W.G. 2001. “Peace Corps and People-Centered Development.” Daily Chronicle. October 19, p. A6 (Op-Ed).