Jean Ziegler

From 2000 to 2008 Jean Ziegler was the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. Formerly a member of the Swiss Parliament, Ziegler is the author of numerous books, including Betting on Famine: Why the World Still Goes Hungry (The New Press) and The Swiss, the Gold, and the Dead, which details the role of Swiss banks in illegally holding the dormant bank accounts of Jewish victims of the Holocaust. He lives in Switzerland.

News and Reviews


Read an excerpt of Betting on Famine at Alternet

Scientific American

Scientific American reviews Betting on Famine

Mother Jones

Mother Jones reviews Betting on Famine

Books by Jean Ziegler

Betting on Famine
Why the World Still Goes Hungry

Jean Ziegler