Shared Tables: A Triangle Symposium on Local and Global Food Studies provides a forum for both local and global experts to explore key issues related to food studies in an inter-disciplinary academic and community gathering.
The first day of the symposium at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill explores key issues related to food and sustainability from a global perspective. Symposium participants from academic, business, social media, and NGO backgrounds will engage in a dialogue about global food realities, including how the globalization of the food supply impacts production, economics, practical solutions, safety, security, and sustainability. Tom Philpott of Mother Jones Magazine will address the audience as the keynote speaker that evening, speaking on the world’s most recalcitrant problem: how to feed the word in a sustainable manner.
The second day of the symposium at Duke University focuses on sustainable food systems and food cultures both nationally and in our local triangle community. We will hear from students, faculty, and local leaders about policy, grassroots work, and scholarship in food, both in the humanities and social sciences. Will Allen of GROWING POWER will give the keynote address that evening, sharing his experience of building urban farms in Milwaukee, Chicago and beyond.
The conference is FREE and open to all students, faculty and community members.