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    Shared Tables: A Triangle Symposium on Local and Global Food Studies

      When Feb 28, 2012 09:00 AM to
      Feb 29, 2012 09:00 PM
      Where UNC & Duke
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      Shared Tables: A Triangle Symposium on Local and Global Food Studies provides a forum for both local and global experts to explore key issues related to food studies in an inter-disciplinary academic and community gathering.

      The symposium is FREE and open to all students, faculty and community members. We are asking attendees to register, please see our registration page for more information.

      Global Food Studies | February 28, 2012

      Daytime location: UNC Institute for Arts & Humanities, Hyde Hall
      Evening location: UNC FedEx Global Education Center

      The first day of the symposium at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill explores key issues related to food and sustainability from a global perspective. Symposium participants from academic, business, social media, and NGO backgrounds will engage in a dialogue about global food realities, including how the globalization of the food supply impacts production, economics, practical solutions, safety, security, and sustainability. Tom Philpott of Mother Jones Magazine will address the audience as the keynote speaker that evening, speaking on the world's most recalcitrant problem:  how to feed the word in a sustainable manner.

      DAY 1: Overview of Programming

        Day 1 Morning Session

        • 8:00-9:00am: Registration
        • 9:00-10:30 am: Food, Technology & Politics in Europe and Beyond, Panel
        • 10:45-12:15 pm: Food Security, Sustainable Food Systems & Global Change, Panel

        Day 1 Lunch and speaker TBA, 12:30-2:30pm

        Day 1 Afternoon Session

        • 2:30-4pm: Food or Fuel?: South America, Asia, and the United States, Panel

        Day 1 Evening Reception and Keynote

        • 5:30-7pm: Reception
        • 7-8:30pm: Tom Philpott Evening Keynote

            Local and National Food Studies | February 29, 2012

            Daytime location: Von Cannon Room, Bryan University Center, Duke University
            Evening location: Reynolds Industries Theater, Bryan University Center, Duke University

            The second day of the symposium at Duke University focuses on sustainable food systems and food cultures both nationally and in our local triangle community. We will hear from students, faculty, and local leaders about policy, grassroots work, and scholarship in food, both in the humanities and social sciences.  Will Allen of GROWING POWER will give the keynote address that evening, sharing his experience of building urban farms in Milwaukee, Chicago and beyond.

            DAY 2: Overview of Programming

              Day 2 Morning Session

              • 8:00-9:00: Registration
              • 9:00-9:15: Deans Welcome with Dean Patton (Duke) and Dean Rimer (UNC)
              • 9:15-10:00: Introduction, Voices of the Triangle Food Movement in our Universities, Panel
              • 10:15-11:05: Farm Bill 2012, Panel
              • 11:05-noon: Farming in North Carolina, Panel

              Day 2 Lunch and Food Writing Panel, noon-1:30pm

              Day 2 Afternoon Session

              • 1:45-3:15: Food Cultures, Presentations
              • 3:30-4:00: Food & Faith, Joint Talk
              • 4:00-5:00: Food Access in our Communities, Panel
              Day 2 Evening Keynote: Will Allen, 7-9pm

                  Keynote Bios:

                  Will Allen is the Founder and Executive Director of Growing Power, an organization that is transforming local food systems by cultivating, producing and delivering healthy foods to underserved, urban populations in Milwaukee, Detroit, Chicago and beyond. Named a MacArthur Genius Fellow in 2008, Allen has worked with Michelle Obama on her Let's Move campaign to fight childhood obesity and has taken his work abroad to strengthen food security for school children in South Africa and Zimbabwe. NYT article.

                  Tom Philpott is the cofounder of Maverick Farms, a center for sustainable food education in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. He currently writes on all things food and agriculture related for Mother Jones Magazine. He was formerly a columnist and editor for the online environmental site Grist and his work on food politics has appeared in NewsweekGastronomica, and the GuardianFood & Wine named Philpott one of "ten innovators" who "will continue to shape the culinary consciousness of our country for the next 30 years." In 2011, he was a finalist for a James Beard Foundation Journalism Award—the "Oscars of the food world," as Time put it—in the "Food-Related Columns and Commentary" category.

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