QES Post-Doctoral Scholar, Mary Caesar lectures in the KW Third Age Learning Lecture Series

The rural poor in Sub-Saharan Africa are becoming more urbanized and urban conditions are driving them into poverty. Amidst these demographic and economic shifts, food insecurity is a critical development issue. As an example of QES community engagement activity, Mary’s lecture to the KW Third Age Learning group highlighted the intersecting causes of food insecurity, food system governance and emerging international food security policy.

Mary S. Caesar – Postdoctoral Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs. Dr. Caesar’s primary research areas are public health, urban food security, urban governance, gender and race in South and southern Africa. Prior to doctoral studies, Mary coordinated research in southern Africa for the Institute for Democracy in Africa (IDASA) focusing on governance of HIV/AIDS.