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Mass Starvation: 21st Century Crime. Professor Alex de Waal

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Professor Alex de Waal will be joined by Professor Siobhan Mullally for an evening of discussion on the history and future of famine.


Alex de Waal is the Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation. Considered one of the foremost experts on Sudan and the Horn of Africa, his scholarly work and practice has also probed humanitarian crisis and response, human rights, HIV/AIDS and governance in Africa, and conflict and peace-building.

His latest book is Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine (Polity Press 2017). In this book, Professor de Waal analyses starvation as a crime, and breaks new ground in examining forced starvation as an instrument of genocide and war.


Siobhan Mullally is Established Professor of Human Rights Law and Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway. She has published widely in the fields of gender, women’s rights, migration, asylum and multiculturalism.

She is currently the President of the Council of Europe anti-trafficking body, the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking (GRETA). She is a Commissioner with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, and is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague.


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