Major Upcoming Event: Duke, UNC, and Local Organizations Partner on Symposium on Global and Local Food Studies

A two-day symposium on the UNC–Chapel Hill and Duke campuses, Shared Tables, will provide a forum for both local and global experts to explore key issues related to food studies. Triangle University Food Studies, a faculty and student group from area universities, is co-host of the event. The Center for Documentary Studies is one of many co-sponsors from Duke; other co-sponsors are from UNC and local businesses and organizations, including the Durham Public Library, Whole Foods, the Lantern restaurant, and Counter Culture Coffee.

Tuesday, February 28, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
UNC Institute for Arts & Humanities, Hyde Hall,
UNC Campus, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
5:30–9 p.m.: reception and keynote address
UNC FedEx Global Education Center, UNC Campus

Wednesday, February 29, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Von Cannon Room, Bryan Center,
West Campus, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
7–9 p.m., keynote address
Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, Duke University Campus

The first day of the symposium will be held at UNC and will focus on issues related to food and sustainability on a global scale, including how the globalization of the food supply affects production, economics, practical solutions, and sustainability. Tuesday’s keynote speaker is Tom Philpott, cofounder of Mother Jones magazine and Maverick Farms, who will discuss “Can Industrial Agriculture Feed the World?”

The second day of the Shared Tables symposium will be held at Duke and will focus on building sustainable food systems on the national and local levels, including the Triangle area. The symposium will culminate with an address on “The Good Food Revolution” from Will Allen of Growing Power.

Shared Tables is free and open to students, faculty, and the community at large; registration for the event is requested.

To register, and for directions to all venues, panel and speaker schedules, and other event details, click here.

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