The Politics of Food and Famine in the 20th Century: A Comparative Panel

January 7, 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 4:00pm
Via Zoom
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Join the Center for Slavic and East European Studies, OSU for "The Politics of Food and Famine in the 20th Century: A Comparative Panel" on Tuesday, January 26 at 4 p.m. via Zoom.
 
Featuring Daria Mattingly (University of Cambridge), Sarah Cameron (University of Maryland) and Frank Dikötter (The University of Hong Kong - HKU - 香港大學), the panel will explore the politics of food and famine in Soviet Ukraine, Soviet Kazakhstan, and Maoist China. Ohio State's Christopher Otter will serve as panel chair.
 
Famine often has concrete causes: inadequate food distribution systems, economic disturbances due to war or other conflicts, and climate-related events such as droughts, violent storms, and more. In the 20th century, we can also trace famine events to specific political decisions, particularly in the authoritarian regimes of the Soviet Union and Communist China. The panelists bring a comparative perspective to the social, cultural, economic, and human ramifications of specific state policies between the 1930s and the early 1960s. 
 
Please register in advance at: https://go.osu.edu/food_and_famine
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