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					                                         VITA FOR
                               GEORGE KENT
                                        January 27, 2012


Latest Vita available at http://www2.hawaii.edu/~kent/VITAKENT.DOC

Latest Publications at http://www2.hawaiiedu/~kent/PUBLICATIONSKENT.DOC



CURRENTLY:            Part-time faculty member with the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
                      at the University of Sydney, Australia

                      Part-time faculty member with the Social Transformation Concentration at
                      Saybrook University in San Francisco

RECENTLY:             Professor of Political Science, University of Hawai’i (1970 – 2010)

EMAIL:                kent@hawaii.edu

WEBSITE               http://www2.hawaii.edu/~kent


EDUCATION:
1. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. Bachelor of Electrical Engineering,
   1960.
2. Boston University, School of Public Relations and Communications. Master of Science in
   Communications, 1961.
3. University of Illinois, Urbana. Doctor of Philosophy in Communications, 1965.


APPOINTMENTS, MEMBERSHIPS, CONSULTANCIES, ETC.:
1. Systems Analyst, Scientific Analysis Corporation, Concord, Massachusetts, June 1962 -
   August 1962.
2. Research Fellow, Istituto "Agostino Gemelli" per lo Studio Sperimentale di Problemi
   Sociali dell'Informazione Visiva, Milan, Italy, March 1964 - May 1964.
3. Postdoctoral Fellow, Mershon Center for Education in National Security, Ohio State
   University, July 1965 - June 1966.
4. Assistant Professor of International Relations, Department of International Relations, San
   Francisco State College, August 1966 - June 1970.
5. Teaching Fellow, Inter-University Consortium for Political Research, University of
   Michigan, Summer 1970.
6.    Research Associate, Dimensionality of Nations Project, University of Hawai’i, September
      1970 - August 1972.
7.    Danforth Associate, The Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri (". . . to recognize and
      encourage good teaching and to strengthen the human element of the educational process."),
      September 1972 - .
8.    Consultant, Hawai’i Coastal Zone Management Program, 1975.
9.    Research Fellow, Social Science and Linguistics Institute, University of Hawai’i, 1976-
      1977, and Spring 1981.
10.   Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Hawai’i (Joint Appointment), 1975 -
      1981.
11.   Awarded sabbatical for 1977-1978 to study fisheries as a model for global resource
      management.
12.   Special Services Contract with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to
      prepare study on South Pacific fisheries management. September 1977 - February 1978.
13.   Political adviser, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, March 1979.
14.   Consultant, College of Tropical Agriculture, University of Hawai’i, to prepare study on
      Agriculture Development Planning for Pacific Islands, Summer 1981.
15.   Adjunct Professor, Pacific Islands Studies Program, University of Hawai’i, 1981 - .
16.   Adjunct Research Associate (Spring 1981), Research Fellow (1981-1982), Research
      Associate (1982-1984), Environment and Policy Institute, East-West Center.
17.   Consultant, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, to prepare study on
      National Fisheries Policies and the Alleviation of Malnutrition in the Philippines and
      Thailand, Summer 1984.
18.   Consultant, Department of Fisheries, Government of Thailand, "to assist with incorporation
      of specific nutrition objectives into fishery policies for inclusion in sixth national plan,"
      with funding by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Summer 1985.
19.   Member, University Advisory Council, Spark Matsunaga Institute for Peace, 1986 - .
20.   Consultant, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, to prepare a desk
      study on fish and nutrition in Southern Africa, and to visit India to follow up on efforts to
      incorporate a nutritional dimension into national planning, Summer 1986.
21.   Consultant, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, to investigate
      potential for enhancing contribution of fisheries to alleviating malnutrition in southern
      Africa, with field visits in Burundi, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania. Summer
      1987.
22.   Research Associate, Social Science Research Institute, University of Hawai’i, fall 1987.
23.   Chair, Planning Committee for Master of Peace and Conflict Resolution program, July 1988
      -.
24.   Consultant, Marshall Islands Ministry of Health Services and Marimed Foundation, to
      advise regarding Child Survival Initiative project and Ministry-Foundation relationships,
      July 1989.
25.   Member, Executive Committee, Spark Matsunaga Institute for Peace, 1989 - 1991, 1992 -
      95.
26.   Co-director, Peace Studies Around the World (Faculty Leader, Thailand, Hong Kong, and
      China), January-May 1990.
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27. Consultant, Marshall Islands Ministry of Health Services, to advise regarding conduct of
    Community Health Workshop in Jabwor, Jaluit, March 1990.
28. Consultant, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, to prepare study on
    Impacts of Marine Fisheries Policy on Human Nutrition, with field visits to Indonesia and
    Thailand, Summer 1990.
29. Member, Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Children's Rights, 1992 - .
30. Member, Board of Directors, Campaign to End Hunger and Homelessness in Hawai’i, 1992
    -.
31. Co-Convenor, Food Policy Study Group, International Peace Research Association, July
    1992 - 95.
32. Coordinator, Task Force on Children's Nutrition Rights, December 1992 -
33. Member, Steering Committee, World Alliance for Nutrition and Human Rights, December
    1992 - .
34. Special Services Agreement with United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to present
    paper on Children's Right to Adequate Nutrition to Council of the International Union of
    Nutrition Sciences, at UNICEF, New York, January 1993.
36. Awarded Certificate by the Honolulu City Council, in a ceremony at Honolulu Hale (City
    Hall), honoring my work on child survival, December 1, 1993.
37. Invited to speak on “Strategies for Implementing Children’s Nutrition Rights” to meeting of
    United Nations Administrative Committee on Coordination/ Subcommittee on Nutrition, at
    UNICEF Headquarters, New York, March 5, 1994.
38. Invited to speak on “Implementing Children’s Nutrition Rights in India” to International
    Conference on Shaping the Future by Law: Children, Environment, Health, and Society,
    New Delhi, India, March 21-25, 1994.
39. Invited to speak on “Children’s Rights: Meeting the Challenge,” in series on Vision and
    Hope for the 21st Century at Santa Barbara City College Adult Education Program.
40. Member, Working Group on Nutrition, Ethics, and Human Rights, of the United Nations
    Administrative Committee on Coordination/Sub-Committee on Nutrition, 1994 - .
40. Consultant, Greenpeace International, July-August 1994, to prepare study on Nutrition
    Rights and Fisheries.
41. Chair of the Graduate Program, Department of Political Science, U.H., 1995-97.
42. Guest Editor for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Children’s Rights, on
    Implementing Children’s Nutrition Rights, 1995 - 97.
43. Member, Planning Committee, Immigrant Center of Hawai’i, 1995 - 96.
45. Co-Convenor, Commission on International Human Rights, International Peace Research
    Association, 1995 - .
46. Member, Board of Directors, Immigrant Center of Hawai’i, 1996 - 98.
47. Member, Wai’anae School Planning Committee, 1996 – 97.
48. Invited Speaker, Hendricks Symposium on Human Rights, Lincoln, Nebraska, September
    1996.
49. Invited to lecture on Nutrition and Human Rights, University of Oslo, December 1997.
50. Invited Participant, Expert Consultation on Social Mobilization for Nutrition and Human
    Rights, Bonn, Germany, December 1997.
51. Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Hawai’i, 1997-2000.
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52. Invited Participant, Expert Consultations on the Right to Food, Office of the UN High
    Commissioner for Human Rights, 1997 and 1998.
53. Organized Symposium on Food Security and Governance in Southern Africa, Durban,
    South Africa, June 1998.
54. Awarded Fulbright Fellowship for sabbatical research on human right to adequate food, at
    Norwegian Institute for Human Rights and the Institute for Nutrition Research, University
    of Oslo, fall 1998.
55. Invited Participant, Second Expert Consultation on the Right to Adequate Food, Rome,
    November 1998.
56. Invited Participant, Day of General Discussion on the Human Right to Education, UN
    Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Geneva, November, 1998.
57. Participated as an expert on human rights in a court hearing relating to breastfeeding and
    HIV, Eugene, Oregon, April 1999.
58. Invited Speaker, Central European University, August 1999.
59. Invited Speaker, conference on Local and Global Dimensions of Food Security held at
    University College Cork, Ireland, April 2000.
60. Invited Speaker, International Center for Research on Women, Washington, D.C. April
    2000.
61. Invited Speaker, Conference on Higher Education for Peace, Trömso, Norway, May 2000.
62. Invited Participant, Day of General Discussion on the Human right to Health, UN
    Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Geneva, May 2000.
63. Invited Resource Person, UNICEF conference on ethics and humanitarian assistance,
    Nairobi, August 2000.
64. Chair, Board of Directors, Full Plate, Inc. (a civil society organizations devoted to ending
    food insecurity in Hawai’i), 2001 -
65. Member, Advisory Committee, AnotherLook (a civil society organization concerned with
    the issue of infant feeding in the context of HIV/AIDS).
66. Invited Speaker, “The Human Rights Approach to Reducing Malnutrition,” Society for
    Nutrition Education, Oakland, California, July 23, 2001.
67. Course Director, “The Human Right to Food and Nutrition: Policies and Principles,”
    Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, June 30 – August 10, 2001.
68. Invited Participant, Training-of-Trainers Workshop on Human Rights Education, University
    of Minnesota, August 15-19, 2001.
69. Invited Guest, Norwegian Institute for Human Rights and Institute for Nutrition Research,
    University of Oslo. April 2002.
70. Course Director, “The Human right to Food and Nutrition: Policies and Principles”. Central
    European University, Budapest, Hungary, July 22 – August 2, 2002.
71. Organized workshops on breastfeeding and human rights for Global Forum of World
    Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, Arusha, Tanzania, September 21-27, 2002.
72. Invited Participant, Expert Group, Fish Trade and Food Security, Food and Agriculture
    Organization of the United Nations, Rome, December 2002.
73. Invited Participant, Expert Consultation on Fish Trade and Food Security, Casablanca,
    Morocco, January 2003.


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74. Consultant, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, on “Ethical
    Dimensions of the Globalization of Food and Agriculture,” 2003.
75. Consultant, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, on “Responsible Fish
    Trade,” 2003-2004.
76. Invited Participant, Conference on “Cuisine and Health: The Zhejiang Experience,”
    Hangzhou, China, October 2003.
77. Advisor on Food Security for online Development Gateway February 2005 - .
    http://topics.developmentgateway.org/foodsecurity
78. Invited speaker, Conference on Health and Human Rights, Emory University, Atlanta, April
      2005.
79. Consultant, Human Rights Commission, New Zealand, on drafting of infant feeding law.
      May 2005.
80. Invited speaker, national conference of La Leche League International, Washington, D.C.
    July 2005.
81. Awarded grant for a collaborative project on Global Food Security: Obligations of the
    International Community, by the Toda Institute. November 2006.
82. Elected to four-year term on the Council of the International Peace Research Association.
    July 2006.
83. Invited to give President’s Lecture at national conference of American Dietetic Association.
    September 2006.
84. Invited by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to serve on the
    Advisory Board for its annual World Disasters Report in February 2007.
85. Participated in the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Day of General
    Discussion held at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva on
    September 21, 2007.
86. Offered five-day online course on the right to food for FAO staff of the Food and
    Agriculture Organization of the United Nations throughout the world, in October 2007.
87. Invite to give presentation on food security at the American Samoa Food Security Summit
    in Pago Pago in February 2009.
88. Invited by Rajasthan University in India to speak on Swaraj against Hunger in Kota on July
    27, 2009 and Jaipur on July 28, 2009.
89. Invited to speak on Swaraj Against Hunger on August 2, 2009 to Global Conference on
    Meeting Nutritional Challenges with Sustainability and Equity in New Delhi, India.
90. Invited to speak on The Hunger Holocaust as the Harry James Cargas Human Rights
    Memorial Lecture for conference on The Human Right to Food and Water at Webster
    University, St. Louis, Missouri, February 12-13, 2010,
91. Invited to speak on Global Hunger to Hawaii District Mission Festival of United Methodist
    Church in Honolulu on March 13, 2010.
92. Invited to speak on “Making the Global Local” at Pacific Rim International Forum on the
    Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities, April 10, 2010.
93. Invited to give plenary presentation on Ending Hunger Worldwide at conference of
    International Peace Research Association in Sydney, Australia, July 2010. Video excerpt at
    http://www.mefeedia.com/watch/33169829


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94. Invited to speak on “Building Nutritional Self-reliance” at International Symposium on
     Food and Nutrition-based Approaches for Improving Diets and Raising Levels of Nutriton,”
     at headquarters of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in
     Rome, Italy, December 7-9, 2010.
95. Invited to speak on “Ending on Hunger Worldwide” by FAO’s Global Forum on Food
     Security and Nutriton, December 10, 2010. Report at
     http://km.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/fsn/docs/Report_FSN_Event_Ending_Hunger_Wo
     rldwide.pdf
96. Interviewed in film, “Growing the Future: Farm to School in Hawaii.” 2011.
     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRXuOve-nCs
97. Presented online lecture on “Regulating Infant Formula” through the Global Online
     Lactation Discussion, GOLD on April 29, 2011. Recording may be accessed at
     http://www.health-e-learning.com/resources/free-lectures
98. Recognized in Saybrook University blog, “Saybrook Professor George Kent publishes 2
     new books.” http://saybrook.typepad.com/phs/2011/11/index.html
99. Recognized in Saybrook University blog, “Saybrook Professor George Kent lectures widely
     on human rights.” http://saybrook.typepad.com/phs/2012/01/saybrook-professor-george-
     kent-lectures-widely-on-human-rights.html
100. Ending Hunger Worldwide book featured in Ending Hunger program of Food and
     Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (www.endinghungerorg).




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