November 16, 2015

Hilal Elver to present lecture Tuesday

Hilal Elver, a special reporter on the “Right to Food” with the United Nations Human Rights Council, will speak at the Southern Illinois University School of Law on Tuesday, Nov. 17. 

Elver will present “Climate Change and Food Security: Two Global Challenges,” at 7 p.m. in the Hiram H. Lesar Law Building Courtroom. The public is welcome to attend, and a reception will follow. The Southern Illinois chapter of the United Nations Association of the U.S.A., Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, and the SIU School of Law are hosting the event. 

She is the Global Distinguished Fellow of the Resnick Food Law and Policy Program at the UCLA School of Law, and a research professor at the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara. 

An author of numerous books and articles, Elver has taught courses on international environmental law, environmental diplomacy, European Union law, public international law, international human rights law; women’s rights; Islam, modernity and secularism. 

Elver’s husband, Richard Falk, professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University and a Fellow at the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present his views on United States foreign policy in the Middle East at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium. Falk’s lecture is part of the Morton-Kenney Public Affairs Lecture Series.