Welcome to the second annual Global Food+ symposium, which will take place at Tufts in downtown Boston on Friday February 16th from 12:30 to 4:30pm.
This event brings together leading faculty members from Boston University, Harvard, MIT and Tufts to share their most important new work towards healthier and more sustainable food systems. Our speed talk format allows participants to make new connections across Boston-area schools and types of research spanning a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives, from archaeology to theology.
The speaker list reflects the range and depth of recent discoveries about agriculture and the environment, food systems, health and well-being in the United States and worldwide. To facilitate communication across different scientific fields and institutions, each speaker is allotted 7 minutes to describe a specific finding in terms of its motivation, method and results. You can see how this went last year from the 2017 program and videos. This year’s event will include a brief memorial to the life and work of Calestous Juma.
The symposium is open to the public, and will be followed by a reception. Talks will run continuously with snacks and drinks available during the event.
Organizing committee (2017-18)
Will Masters, Tufts University (host institution contact)
Bill Clark, Harvard University
Rachael Garrett, Boston University
Peter Huybers, Harvard University
Kelsey Jack, Tufts University
Anthony Janetos, Boston University
Robert Paarlberg, Harvard University
Forest Reinhardt, Harvard University
Kenneth Strzepek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology