At the 2012 ASFS/AFHVS/SAFN Conference on Global Gateways and Local Connections: Cities, Agriculture, and the Future of Food Systems, Marion Nestle gives her keynote address: "The 2012 Farm Bill: A Case Study in the Intersection of Agriculture, Food, Culture, and Public Health"
The Inquisitive Eater (New School Food) ' http://www.inquisitiveeater.com
Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired from 1998 to 2003. She is also Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H in public health nutrition from UC Berkeley. She is the author of Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health; Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety; What to Eat; and, most recently, Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics (with Malden Nesheim). She has also written two books about the pet food industry. She writes the Food Matters column for the San Francisco Chronicle, blogs daily (almost) at http://www.foodpolitics.com and twitters @marionnestle.com
The New School for Public Engagement is a division of The New School, a university in New York City offering distinguished degree, certificate, and continuing education programs in art and design, liberal arts, management and policy, and the performing arts.
THE NEW SCHOOL FOR PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT ' http://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement
Location: Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall
Thursday, June 21st, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Dr. Marion Nestle is professor of nutrition at New York University and author of Food Politics, Safe Food, and the recent What To Eat.
Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003. Her degrees include a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition, both from the University of California, Berkeley.
Fabio Parasecoli's research focuses on the intersections of food, media and politics. His current work examines food and masculinity in movies and the sociopolitical aspects of food, international trade and intellectual property. Deeply involved in the international food studies movement, he is program advisor at Gustolab, a center for food and culture in Rome; he helped establish the Study Abroad program in Rome for the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana; and he is on the advisory board for the MA program in Food Systems at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona. Professor Parasecoli also teaches courses on food and media at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy. Born in Rome, Professor Parasecoli is a former correspondent who covered politics and East Asian cultures while working frequently in Asia and the Middle East. He did two years of post-graduate research in China on contemporary Chinese history. Having grown up in a culture where food is a complex, contentious and dynamic issue, he gradually shifted his professional focus to food writing. He worked for many years as the U.S.correspondent for Gambero Rosso, Italy's authoritative food and wine magazine.