Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
Prof. Robert Paarlberg, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and an Associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He received his BA in government from Carleton College and his PhD in government from Harvard. Prof. Paarlberg has been a member of the Board of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the National Research Council and a consultant to the National Intelligence Council (NIC), USAID, COMESA, IFPRI, the World Bank, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has published multiple books on food and agriculture including – Food Trade and Foreign Policy: India, the Soviet Union, and the United States (1985), Fixing Farm Trade: Policy Options for the United States (1987), Leadership Abroad Begins at Home: U.S. Foreign Economic Policy After the Cold War (1995), Countrysides at Risk: The Political Geography of Sustainable Agriculture (1996) Policy Reform in American Agriculture: Analysis and Prognosis (1999), The Politics of Precaution: Genetically Modified Crops in Developing Countries (2001), Starved for Science: How Biotechnology is Being Kept out of Africa (2008), Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know (2010) and The United States of Excess: Gluttony and the Dark Side of American Exceptionalism (2015).