Raj Patel Biography

Raj Patel is an award-winning author, film-maker and academic. He is a Research Professor in the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin and a Senior Research Associate at the Unit for the Humanities at the university currently known as Rhodes University (UHURU), South Africa.

He has degrees from the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics and Cornell University, has worked for the World Bank and WTO, and protested against them around the world. Patel co-taught the 2014 Edible Education class at UC Berkeley with Michael Pollan. In 2016 he was recognized with a James Beard Foundation Leadership Award. He has testified about the causes of the global food crisis to the US, UK and EU governments and is a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems.

In addition to scholarly publications in economics, philosophy, politics and public health journals, he regularly writes for The Guardian, and has contributed to the Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Times of India, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Mail on Sunday, and The Observer. His first book was "Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System." His second, "The Value of Nothing," was a New York Times and international best-seller. He is the co-author with Jason W. Moore of "A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things." His latest book, co-authored with Rupa Marya, entitled "Inflamed: Deep Medicine and The Anatomy of Injustice' will be available in August 2021.

He can be heard co-hosting the fortnightly food politics podcast "The Secret Ingredient" with Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott, and KUT’s Rebecca McInroy. He is currently completing a documentary project about the global food system.

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Raj Patel Videos

Raj Patel: What chicken nuggets tell us about capitalism - YouTube
The Future is Intersectional | Raj Patel - YouTube
Capitalism is destroying the planet | Raj Patel - YouTube

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How much does it cost to book Raj Patel?

Booking fees for Raj Patel, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Raj Patel, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Raj Patel?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Raj Patel for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Raj Patel for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Raj Patel or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Raj Patel or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Raj Patel is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Health and Technology. The estimated speaking fee range to book Raj Patel for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Raj Patel generally travels from Austin, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Muhammad Yunus, Majora Carter and Sheryl WuDunn. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Raj Patel for an upcoming event.

Raj Patel Videos

Raj Patel: What chicken nuggets tell us about capitalism - YouTube
The Future is Intersectional | Raj Patel - YouTube
Capitalism is destroying the planet | Raj Patel - YouTube
Keynote Speaker Raj Patel - YouTube

Raj Patel Reviews

  • Always in touch and very helpful! A great pleasure working with all of you
    Fondazione Cassa dei Risparmi di Forli - Oct 03 2019

  • Raj was great. He was compelling and entertaining and connected with the students so well. Sarah and Debbie are also great - so communicative. I will always start my search with AAE whenever my students are looking for a speaker.
    Emory University - College Council - Mar 08 2019

Raj Patel Speaking Topics

  • Promised Land: Competing Visions of Agrarian Reform

  • What's Stopping Us from Becoming Food Sovereign?

  • Food Rebellions: The History & Future of Food Protests

    The Arab Spring began with a hike in the price of wheat. The French Revolution with a bread riot. The American Revolution with a protest over tea. In the US, the 19th amendment came about because women took to the streets demanding cheaper food. What's the origin of these protests, and what will become of them?

  • Stuffed & Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System

    Today there are 1 billion people starving and 1.5 billion overweight. The US is the most overweight country on Earth, and has 48 million people who are "food insecure." How did this come about, and what can be done to stop it? Presenting some of the findings from his recently updated book, Raj Patel tells stories from around the world food system.

  • How Will We Feed 10 Billion People Sustainably?

    We're already doing a bad job of feeding 7 billion people: about a billion aren't getting enough to eat. What will we do by century's end, when we’re predicted to have 10 billion people, much less water and fossil fuel, and climate change will have made itself felt? The good news: there are groups around the world coming up with surprising and profound ways to feed us all.

How to book Raj Patel?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Raj Patel for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Raj Patel, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Raj Patel or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Raj Patel?

Booking fees for Raj Patel, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Raj Patel, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Raj Patel?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Raj Patel for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Raj Patel for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Raj Patel or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Raj Patel or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Raj Patel is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Health and Technology. The estimated speaking fee range to book Raj Patel for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Raj Patel generally travels from Austin, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Muhammad Yunus, Majora Carter and Sheryl WuDunn. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Raj Patel for an upcoming event.

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