Prof. George Kent
Department of Political Science, University of Hawaii.
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Master Of Science in Communication, Boston University
Ph.D. University of Illinois.
George Kent is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Hawaii. His approach centers on finding remedies for social problems, especially finding ways to strengthen the weak in the face of the strong. He works on human rights, international relations, peace, development, and environmental issues, with a special focus on nutrition and children. Professor Kent is co-convener of the Commission on International Human Rights of the International Peace Research Association, and he has worked as a consultant with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Children's Fund, and several civil society organizations. He is part of the Working Group on Nutrition, Ethics, and Human Rights of the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition. . He has written several books, the latest is Freedom from Want: The Human right to Adequate Food.