Hamline Events

The War on Nutritional Poverty

Date: September 09, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost: N/A
Contact: Jane Prince, 651/523-2338, lawalum@hamline.edu
Location: Hamline Moot Court Room
Sponsor: N/A
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Join the Alumni Board Second Tuesday CLEs where we will ask "Are We Winning the War on Nutritional Poverty?" A Legal and Policy Perspective featuring Burnham “Bud” Philbrook JD ’83

1.0 CLE credit applied for

Contemporary research has shown that the lack of food, nutrition and protection from infectious disease during the first thousand days of life—pregnancy through the second birthday—affects children’s ability to learn, and therefore learn, demonstrating a direct link between nutrition and poverty.

This program will explore how these realities are insufficiently addressed in public policy and legal responses to the nutrition crisis worldwide, and consider whether the right to adequate nutrition and preventive health care in this critical period of life is adequately recognized in international human rights law and international anti-poverty programs today.

Bud Philbrook is the chairman of the Board of Global Volunteers, an internationally recognized NGO in consultative status with the United Nations that creates partnerships between short-term volunteers and developing communities to provide essential human services. He received his J.D. from Hamline University School of Law in 1983. Since then, in addition to founding Global Volunteers, his career has taken him from private practice representing businesses to serving as Deputy Undersecretary for the USDA in the Obama administration. He has run for Governor in Minnesota, served as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives(elected at age 28), been Assistant Commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and worked as a government affairs consultant for Rural Ventures Corporation. Before law school, he also worked for the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group and served on the presidential campaign staffs of Senator Eugene McCarthy and Senator George McGovern. He has appeared on CNN,NBC, CBS, the Oprah Winfrey Show and international radio and TV, and been featured in publications from China Daily, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and People Magazine. He recently published his first work of fiction, Conclave Conspiracy.

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