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Cornell India Law Center and Berger International Speaker Series: Professor Smita Narula

Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Myron Taylor Hall, 182
Cornell Law School, Myron Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

India’s Food Sovereignty Struggle

Smita Narula is the Haub Distinguished Professor of International Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University and Co-Director of the law school’s Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies. She is author of dozens of widely-cited publications, and has helped formulate policy, legal, and community-led responses to a range of human rights and environmental issues worldwide. Prior to joining Pace, she was Distinguished Lecturer and Interim Director of the Human Rights Program at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. Prior to Hunter, she was Associate Professor of Clinical Law at NYU School of Law where she taught the International Human Rights Clinic and served as Faculty Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. In 2008, Professor Narula was appointed legal advisor to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food and served in this capacity for the duration of the Rapporteur’s six-year mandate. From 1997 to 2003, she served as India researcher and Senior Researcher for South Asia at Human Rights Watch. In these capacities, she co-founded India’s National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights and the International Dalit Solidarity Network—organizations that help advance the right to equality for 260 million people affected by caste-based discrimination worldwide. 

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