40 Speed Talks at the Nexus of Food, Agriculture, Environment, Health, and Society
GLOBAL FOOD+ 2021 is a joint webinar series run by researchers at Boston University, Harvard, MIT, and Tufts that is free and open to all. Four separate 90 minute sessions will take place on successive Fridays beginning February 12, 2021. Each session will feature ten rapid-fire 7 minute “speed talks,” given by top scholars and researchers working in the greater Boston area. The speakers will be presenting their most recent research findings on food, including its links to agriculture, health, the environment, and society.
The forty presenters will include scholars from Boston University, Clark University, Harvard, University of Massachusetts, MIT, Tufts, Wellesley, and the University of Vermont. Their work will showcase a variety of disciplines ranging from biology, chemistry, nutrition, engineering, and medicine, to economics, sociology, anthropology, history, law, public policy, and geography. Each of the four sessions will include concise presentations on ten entirely different topics, made by the researchers themselves.
The topics covered will vary from global to local. Among them will be the modern obesity crisis, food law and food waste, dietary diversity in Africa, farming and ecosystem health, meat consumption and veganism, mercury in fish, railroads and famine in India, and crop adaptations to global warming.
February 26 Session Speakers
- Emily Broad, Harvard Law School
- Julian Agyeman, Tufts University
- Amos Winter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Kartini Shastry, Wellesley College
- Benjamin Siegel, Boston University
- Colin Orians, Tufts University
- Nina Gheihman, University of California at Berkeley
- Muhammad Zaman, Boston University
- Anastasia Marshak, Tufts University
- Megan McCrory, Boston University