Michael Fakhri, School of Law Environmental & Natural Resources Program

Michael Fakhri

Michael Fakhri

Practice Areas: Food, Farming, Food Policy, Environment

Michael Fakhri is an academic expert in food policy, the US Farm Bill and international trade. He is the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. At the University of Oregon, he is a professor of law and the co-leader of the Food Resiliency Project. He is also a faculty member of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center. Michael teaches a class called "Food, Farming and Sustainability" that aims to inspire and prepare students to become lawyers for farmers and urban agriculturists. He is the author of the book Sugar and the Making of International Trade Law (Cambridge University Press).

Contact: mfakhri@uoregon.edu | 541-346-8401 | @MichaelFakhri


Recent Media:
White House hunger summit failed to expand ‘right to food’, UN expert says (The Guardian, Oct. 4, 2022)
Ukraine helps feed the world – but its farmers, seeds and future are in danger (The Guardian, June 13, 2022)
UN human rights expert welcomes Indian govt's decision to repeal farm laws (Business Standard, Nov. 29, 2021)
The Great Food Reset (BBC Podcast, The Food Programme, July 25, 2021)
The US food system creates hunger and debt – but there is another way (The Guardian, April 14, 2021)
UN food systems summit quashes big business claims (Geneva Solutions, March 12, 2021)
Farmers and rights groups boycott food summit over big business links (The Guardian, March 4, 2021)
Can the United Nations protect human rights in the age of COVID-19? (Thomson Reuters Foundation News, Oct. 23, 2020)
Opinion: The future of food must include a commitment to human rights (Devex, Oct. 16, 2020)
International community must support Lebanon and international agencies to avert hunger crisis, says UN human rights expert (Reliefweb, Aug. 28, 2020)
To reduce world hunger, governments need to think beyond making food cheap (The Conversation, July 17, 2020)
People must regain control over food supply chain after coronavirus, says new U.N. envoy (Reuters, May 28, 2020)
UO law professor Michael Fakhri appointed to UN post (Around the O, March 30, 2020)
Lebanon needs to free its economy from international lenders (Al Jazeera, Oct. 25, 2019)
GMO Legislation (Oregon Public Broadcasting, May 28, 2019)
What small farms need to compete with corporate food (Yes! Magazine, April 27, 2016)
Wayne Morris Center for Law and Politics (Dec. 5, 2014)