Hilal Elver — a research professor at University of California, Santa Barbara, who is the United Nations special rapporteur on the right to food — will be at Fresno State this week for two free, public events. The Leon S. Peters Ethics Lecture Series will be Nov.  4, and CineCulture will be Nov. 6. Elver, who is also the co-director of the Project on Global Climate Change, Human Security and Democracy at UC Santa Barbara, will speak about “Food Security and Climate Change” from 5-6:30 p.m. today in the Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Educational Center (in the Student Recreation Center). She will discuss how climate change will have an impact on global food supplies. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Prentice Womack Fund. At 5:30 p.m. Friday, Elver will be the guest discussant for the CineCulture screening of “Food Chains” in the Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Educational Center. The film depicts a group of Florida farmers pursuing fair treatment from the multimillion-dollar supermarket industry. For CineCulture, parking is free on weekends and after 4 p.m. Fridays. During the week, parking is $3 for a day permit. INFO (and for a free parking code on Wednesday): Dr. Andrew Fiala, Ethics Center director, at afiala@csufresno.edu or 559.278.2621. Original release: http://bit.ly/FSEthicsSeries.

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