Dr. Noah Zerbe is the Model United Nations advisor for Humboldt State University. He received his Ph.D. in International Political Economy from York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2002. For two years, Dr. Zerbe worked in the Catholic University of Louvain before joining the faculty at Humboldt State in the fall of 2004. There he teaches classes in the areas of international relations and comparative politics. His research interest is in exploring the intersection of politics, economies, and technology. He has published work on questions about technological innovation in agriculture and his current work is looking at the local food movement as a response to technological and economic imperatives of globalization.