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Campaign over Golden Rice: Environmental Rights Versus Food Rights[16 May]

Speaker: Dr.Kseniya Gerasimova

Chair: Sheng Jiping, Professor of School of agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Renmin University of China

Time: 18:00-20:00, 16 of May, 2017.

Venue: Conference room206Mingde Law building.

OrganizerCenter for Coordination and Innovation of Food Safety Governance


Affiliated Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge

Research Associate, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge

BA (Hons), MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Cantab)

Ksenia has been working as an independent expert for industry and public sector in the areas of innovations and sustainable development, including the Marketing Agency of the Ministry of Tourism of Ireland, Russian foundations, and regional authorities in Volgograd area, Russia. She has also worked in the projects in the area of international development for Population Council (Cairo Office, Egypt), Council of Europe and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent. In 2011 she worked as intern in the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).


March 2013 University of Cambridge, UK, PhD in Land Economy, Supervisor: Prof. Peter Nolan

Sep. 2007 University of Cambridge, UK, MPhil in Development Studies

2003 Moscow State University, Russia, Diploma (BA) in Contemporary History cum laude

Research Interests

Ksenia,s research interests include Civil Society (particularly Nongovernmental Organisations) and Environmental Policies, Conceptual Debates of Sustainable Development in Public Policy Analysis, and Global Framework of Protection of Human Rights. She is currently a principal researcher in the project ,The Role of Nongovernmental Organisations in Bioscience Policy-making for Food Security,.


Ksenia is the coordinator and teaches on the MPhil Paper 600 Food, Agriculture and Development.

In the past Ksenia supervised students for Paper 3, Sociology and politics of development Paper 4, Globalisation, business and development (MPhil program in Development Studies, University of Cambridge). She assisted in teaching Paper Built Environment to undergraduate students in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. She was also a visiting Research Fellow in Trinity College, Dublin. She has lectured for the Master Program in Public Policy, HSE.

Key Publications

(2017) The NGOs, Discourses in the Debates on Genetically Modified Crops, Routledge (forthcoming)

(2016) Debates on Genetically Modified Crops in the Context of Sustainable Development, Science and Engineering Ethics, 21. First published online. DOI 10.1007/s11948-015-9656-y

(2014) The Importance of Sustainable Environmental Management in Central Asia: Old Legacy and New Challenges, Cambridge Review for Central Asian Studies, 1:27-42.

(2013) Potential of Evaluation to promote Sustainable Development in the Russian Forest Management. Development in Practice, 23(8):1048-1058.

(2008) Can Corruption and Economic Crime be Controlled in Developing Countries and if so, is it Cost-Effective?, in Journal of Financial Crime, 15(2):223-233.

Book chapters:

(2015) Associational Democracy, in Encyclopaedia of World Democracy, ed.

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