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Famines are one of the most feared human disasters. But what causes famines is more complex than just a shortage of food. Politics, geography and economics all also play a part in creating conditions that can cause famines. Tonight on Inquiry we welcome CORMAC ó GRÁDA, Professor of Economics at University College Dublin and an expert on famines recent and historical. Professor o Grada discusses the causes of famine worldwide, and how we can hopefully prevent future famines. His most recent book on the subject is FAMINE: A SHORT HISTORY.