Raj Patel

Research Professor

Kenyan-Fijian and British raised Raj Patel once worked for the World Bank, World Trade Organization, and the United Nations. He has since been tear-gassed on four different continents for protesting against their global economic policies. An activist, author, and academic, Raj is a Research Professor in the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin and a Senior Research Associate at the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University, South Africa. He has testified about the causes of the global food crisis to the US House Financial Services Committee, and was Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. Raj is currently working on Generation Food, a groundbreaking project about the global food system with award-winning director Steve James.