COMPAS COLLOQUIUM: Food, Justice and Sustainability

April 6, 2015
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thompson Library, 11th Floor
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A workshop co-sponsored by the Humanities Institute and The Discovery Theme in Resilient, Sustainable and Global Food Security for Health

 
Guest Speakers:
 
Julian Agyeman (Tufts, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning)
Paul B. Thompson (Michigan State, Agricultural, Food, and Community Ethics)
 
Round Table:
 
ModeratorGretel Van Wieren (Mighican State, Religious Studies)
Participants:
How can we create a more equitable, ecologically sensitive food system for the 21st century?  What will it take to feed a fully urbanized, climate-challenged world?  What are the pathways and pitfalls on the road to a more sustainable agriculture?  This event brings together two leading environmental thinkers --philosopher Paul Thompson and urban planner Julian Agyeman--for a conversation about the ethical landscape of transitioning to sustainability.
 
Paul Thompson holds the W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food, and Community Ethics at Michigan State University. He is the author or editor of numerous books on agricultural and environmental ethics, including The Agrarian Vision: Sustainability and Environmental Ethics, The Agrarian Roots of Pragmatism, and The Spirit of the Soil: Agriculture and Environmental Ethics.  Julian Agyeman has written widely on the idea of “just sustainabilities,” including his books Introducing Just Sustainabilities and Sustainable Communities and the Challenge of Environmental Justice. He has also a new edited volume on sustainable cities titled Incomplete Streets: Processes, Practices, and Possibilities. He is Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University.

 

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