Professor of Political Science, University of Hawaii
George Kent is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Hawaii. His approach centers on finding remedies for social problems, especially finding ways to strengthen the weak in the face of the strong. He works on human rights, international relations, peace, development, and environmental issues, with a special focus on nutrition and children.
Professor Kent is co-convener of the Commission on International Human Rights of the International Peace Research Association, and he has worked as a consultant with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Children's Fund, and several civil society organizations. He is part of the Working Group on Nutrition, Ethics, and Human Rights of the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition.
His most recent book is Global Obligations for the Right to Food (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008).
Last Updated: July 2, 2017
Fish, Food, and Hunger: The Potential of Fisheries for Alleviating Malnutrition (Boulder, Colorado: Westview, 1987)
The Politics of Children's Survival (New York: Praeger, 1991)
Children in the International Political Economy (New York: Macmillan/St. Martin's, 1995)
Freedom from Want: The Human Right to Adequate Food (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2005)
Global Obligations for the Right to Food (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008)