George Kent

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).

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FEB 26, 2008 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: Global Strategies for Child Nutrition

So long as we treat ending child malnutrition only as a series of national problems, the effort is doomed to failure. There must be a ...