Thursday, November 7, 2013

Lecture: Civic Engagement in Food System Governance (11/14/2013)


Civic Engagement in Food System Governance:
A Comparative Perspective on American and English Local Food Movements
Alan Hunt
102 Mann Library, Cornell University
Thurs. Nov. 14, 2013, 10:30-11:30am

Dr. Hunt will present his research comparing the local food movements in the US and England. Using longitudinal empirical evidence, he finds that local food projects in the US are more collaborative than those in England. His research demonstrates that increasing inclusion in civil society can increase policy outcomes despite countervailing trends of social segregation and political polarization. Dr. Hunt has spent many years working with policymakers and practitioners in Washington, D.C. to advocate for local food systems. In 2010 he formed Local Food Strategies LLC in 2010 where he is currently the Principal. Dr. Hunt has a PhD in Rural Development from Newcastle University's Centre for Rural Economy.

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The event is free and open to the public.

Coffee, tea and snacks will be served. This event is made possible by: The Russell Van Nest Lectureship Fund, dedicated to bringing outstanding talented lecturers in the field of Environment Planning to Cornell; the Department of City and Regional Planning; the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management; and Cornell's Food Systems Collective

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