Workshop on the Sustainability of the World's Food and Farming Systems


Thursday, September 8, 2016, 4:00pm to 5:30pm


CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S250

“Why the Farm Bill is Now About Food Stamps”


Christopher Bosso, Professor of Public Policy at Northeastern University.


Heather Conrad


Robert Paarlberg, Associate. Betty F. Johnson ‘44 Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Wellesley College.


Christopher Bosso is the author of Framing the Farm Bill: Interests, Ideology, and the Agricultural Act of 2014, forthcoming from the University Press of Kansas. His areas of interest include food and environmental policy, science and technology policy, and the governance of emerging technologies. He is editor of Governing Uncertainty: Environmental Regulation in the Age of Nanotechnology (Earthscan 2010), and his 2005 book, Environment, Inc.: From Grassroots to Beltway (University Press of Kansas), received the 2006 Caldwell Award for best book in environmental policy and politics from the American Political Science Association. He is also coordinator of the Consortium on Food Systems Sustainability, Health and Equity.