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Food Systems, Culture and Society
Team

Faculty

Dr. Dario Bevilacqua

Dr. Dario Bevilacqua


Dario Bevilacqua holds a Doctorate in Administrative Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Rome. His doctoral research focussed on food safety regulation in global and European law. He has worked as an external consultant for the FAO and acted as project manager for the Consortium des Universités Euro-Méditerranéennes et des Pays du Sud.

Irina Kireeva


Irina Kireeva graduated in law and qualified as a lawyer at the Moscow State University (Russian Federation) in 1997 with the highest honours. In 1997-98 she took the degree of Master in Laws (LLM) at Leuven University (Belgium). Since joining O'Connor and Company in March 2002 (NCTM ? O?Connor as of May 2009), Irina has been dealing with a variety of international and European trade issues (including WTO law in the areas of agriculture, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers, intellectual property and regional integration). She has extensive expertise and knowledge of the EU Food Safety and Quality Policy law as well as Animal Welfare. Recently she has participated in the Workshop on Quality of GI products (IPR-2) dedicated to discussions of the Status Quo of GIs systems in China, GIs laws, regulations and practice of GIs protection in China, positions of the EU and China in the negotiations on GIs in the DDA Round, and has assessed the potential benefits bought by an EU-China GI Agreement for each economy.

Dr. William Meyers

Dr. William Meyers


William H. Meyers is Co-Director, FAPRI and Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri-Columbia since 2003. He holds a PhD in agricultural economics, University of Minnesota and MS, University of the Philippines, Los Baños. He was Professor of Economics at Iowa State University, 1979-2003 and Director, Agriculture and Economic Development Division of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations from July 1999 to July 2002, while on leave from ISU. He was Interim Director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development 1996 to 1998 and Co-Director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at Iowa State University from 1984 to 1998. He has directed development projects in Ukraine, Hungary, Indonesia, Zambia, Jamaica, and Honduras and worked on agricultural and rural policy studies in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Dr. Meyers has authored numerous publications on trade and agricultural policy, commodity market analysis, and transition economics.