Jennifer Clapp

is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS) at the University of Waterloo. Professor Clapp holds a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and a MSc and PhD in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics. Throughout her career, her research has focused on the global governance of problems that arise at the intersection of the global economy, the environment, and food security. In particular, her research and her books have centred on questions of how international economic policies can better foster food security and environmental sustainability goals on a global scale - including responses to the global food crisis. She takes an interdisciplinary approach to her research, combining insights from political science, international relations, economics, environmental studies and food studies.