Jennifer Clapp

Jennifer Clapp holds a Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Broadbent Institute, and was a 2013 Trudeau Fellow. Throughout her career, Clapp’s research has focused on the global governance of problems that arise at the intersection of the global economy, the environment, and food security. In particular, her research has centred on questions of how international economic policies can better foster food security and environmental sustainability goals on a global scale. She takes an interdisciplinary approach to her research, combining insights from political science, international relations, economics, environmental studies and food studies. One of her studies focuses on the role of financial speculation in the global food system, and its implications for the international governance of food and agriculture and the environment. A second project is focused on the sustainability challenge for the global governance of food and agriculture. This project examines the environmental dimensions of the global agricultural trade, investment, aid and financial regimes. Clapp is a Lead Faculty member of the Earth System Governance Project.