Rising demand for food is no longer being met with a rising supply, and the specter of widespread food insecurity fostering sociopolitical instability weighs on policymakers worldwide. In a Chats in the Stacks book talk Nov. 7, 2013 at Mann Library, Chris Barrett, Wendy Wolford, Joanna Upton, and Samuel Crowell discuss this complex relationship, which is explored in their new book, "Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability."

Barrett is the Stephen B. & Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management in Cornell University's Dyson School and Professor in the Department of Economics. Wolford is the Polson Professor of Development Sociology and associate director for economic development at Cornell's David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. Upton and Crowell are PhD candidates in the Department of Applied Economics & Management and the Department of Plant Biology, respectively.