It’s clear that Timothy Wise, Director of the Research and Policy Program at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts, is passionate about the global food crisis. At the first brown bag lunch of this semester, Timothy and Research Assistant Elise Garvey presented their research on how US corn ethanol is contributing to record high global food prices and how this impacts developing countries.
The packed crowd listened intently while the pair showcased their research entitled, “Drought and the Food Crisis: The Costs of U.S. Ethanol Expansion to Developing Countries.” The hour-long session ended with questions from the group.
The Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) is hosting a series of brown bag lunches this semester, all at 12:30pm at GDAE, 44 Teele Avenue:
- Monday, October 1 - Neva Goodwin, Co-Director – “Work in the Post-Growth Economy”
- Monday, October 29 - Jonathan Harris, Director, Theory and Education Program – “Population, Resources, and Energy in the Global Economy”
- Tuesday, November 13 - Brian Roach, Senior Research Associate – “Is Protecting the Environment Bad for the Economy?”
Check their website for more upcoming events: