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Friday, February 27, 2015 -
12:30pm to 4:30pm
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Harvard Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street 1st Floor, Cambridge

Harvard Food+ Research Symposium

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs is pleased to announce the first Harvard Research Symposium on the Nexus of Food, Agriculture, Environment, Health, and Society (or as we call it, the Food+ Symposium). The Symposium will feature 20 Harvard faculty members from 8 schools and a dozen departments giving 7 minute "speed presentations" on their current Food+ research. A reception will follow. 

The goal of the Food+ Research Symposium is to provide attendees with a sense of the excitement and breadth of the Food+ research underway at Harvard and foster cross-fertilization among researchers. 

Faculty, staff, students, and members of the wider Boston community should RSVP here

Confirmed faculty presenters include: 

  • Robert Bates, Professor of the Science of Government in the Department of Government in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • David Bell, Professor of Agriculture and Business at the Harvard Business School
  • George Church, Professor of Genetics at the Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
  • William Clark, Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Shawn Cole, Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School
  • Ann Forsyth, Professor of Urban Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Jacob Gersen, Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School and Director of the Harvard Food Law Lab
  • Michele Holbrook, Professor of Biology and Forestry in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Peter Huybers, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Michael Kremer, Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Emily Broad Leib, Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instruction at the Harvard Law School and Director of the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic
  • David Ludwig, Professor of Pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School and Professor of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health
  • Samuel Myers, Instructor in Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Environmental Health at the Harvard School of Public Health
  • PK Newby, Lecturer at the Harvard Extension School and author of the blog The Nutrition Doctor is in the Kitchen
  • Robert Paarlberg, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Daniel Schrag, Professor of Geology in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment
  • Elsie Sunderland, Associate Professor in Environmental Science and Engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • J. Gunnar Trumbull, Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School
  • Walter Willett, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health
  • Elizabeth Wolkovich, Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Ray Goldberg, Emeritus Professor of Agriculture and Business at the Harvard Business School, will give closing remarks.  

The Weatherhead Center would like to thank the Food+ Steering Committee: Professors Aaron Bernstein, Bill Clark, Missy Holbrook, Peter Huybers, Emily Broad Leib, Robert Paarlberg, Forest Reinhardt, Daniel Schrag, and Walter Willett.    

The Weatherhead Center would also like to thank the Food+ Symposium co-sponsors for their support.

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