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Jean Ziegler,a former professor of sociology at the University of Geneva and the Sorbonne, Paris. He was a Member of Parliament for the Social Democrats in the Federal Assembly of Switzerland from 1981 to 1999.Nominated by Switzerland, he was the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food from 2000 to 2008. He then served a one-year term on the Advisory Committee to the United Nations Human Rights Council. He is also a member of the advisory board of the non-profit organization Business Crime Control which targets white-collar crime.