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Professor William Moseley

St. Paul, Minn – Geography Professor William Moseley has been appointed to the International Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS), a committee of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquartered in Rome. This is a rare appointment for a liberal arts college professor. Provost Karine Moe nominated Moseley.

The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), the science-policy interface of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS), was created in October 2009 as an essential element of the CFS reform. The HLPE aims to facilitate policy debates and inform policy making by providing independent, comprehensive and evidence-based analysis and advice at the request of CFS.

“I am honored and thrilled to have been appointed to the HLPE of the UN Committee on World Food Security,” Moseley said. “For someone who has spent his career studying food security and sustainable agriculture and believes deeply in participatory development and structural reform, I am excited to contribute to a process that values participation and rigorous scholarship in its efforts to create a world without hunger.”

The HLPE elaborates its studies through a scientific, transparent and inclusive process. HLPE studies are the result of a continuous dialogue between HLPE experts and a wide range of stakeholders (whether public, private or from civil society) and knowledge-holders across the world, combining different forms of knowledge, building bridges across regions and countries, across various scientific disciplines and professional backgrounds.

The proposed steering committee (2019-2021) membership consists of 15 people from 15 nations. Moseley is the only person representing the United States.

Moseley has been at Macalester since 2002. He received his PhD from the University of Georgia–Athens, his MS from the University of Michigan, and his BA from Carleton College.

The committee’s first meeting will be in late November 2019 in Rome.

September 16 2019

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