Study Abroad

During the 2016 summer term Dr. Jennifer Clapp offered a study abroad course entitled "International Food Policy", in Rome, Italy. Informational poster for "International Food Policy Course" held in Rome, Italy summer 2016.

A brief course description: This course is a 2-week field course in Rome, Italy, with a focus on International Food Policy and Governance. Located at the Rome Campus of the University of Waterloo (situated in the lively Trastevere neighbourhood in Rome) this course will involve a mix of classroom learning and field site visits to international food agencies based in Rome (e.g. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, IFAD and World Food Programme) as well as a rural field trip to a farming region of Italy. Topics to be covered in the course include: Food security and sustainability as global challenges, international policy frameworks for international food governance such as the UN Committee on World Food Security, as well as policies regarding food aid/assistance, agricultural aid, food security and climate change, international food trade, and rules governing agricultural finance and investment, and agricultural land rights. Through these topics, we will examine the roles of international organizations, state governments, corporations, and individuals in shaping international food policy and governance frameworks to address these important issues.

Professor Clapp hopes to offer this course every few years. Please contact Dr. Jennifer Clapp if you are interested in future study abroad opportunities.