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Date and Location

February 12, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET


Global Food+ 2021 Photo

GLOBAL FOOD+ 2021 is a joint webinar series run by researchers at Boston University, Harvard, MIT, and Tufts. 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. Details and registration,

Event contact: Sarah Banse, Event Manager, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs,  

Speakers and Presenters

Andrew T. Chan, Harvard University

Patrick Webb, Tufts University"Food System Transformation Will Be Challenging: What Essential Steps Have to Be Taken First?”

Natasha Hochberg, Boston University“Food: The Miracle Cure for Tuberculosis in India?”

Erin Coughlan de Perez, Tufts University“Anticipating Climate Shocks: What Early Interventions are Effective?”

Noelle Selin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology“Pollution and Food: A Systems Perspective on Contaminants and Sustainability”

Dave Donaldson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology“High-Resolution Spatial Models for Agricultural Policy Analysis”

Walter Willett, Harvard University“Fine Tuning Healthy, Sustainable Diets”

Maribel Rios, Tufts University
“Mechanisms Underlying the Effects of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor on Feeding Control”

Meredith Niles, University of Vermont“The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security and Systems across Scales”
Steve Block, Tufts University"Cost and Affordability of Nutritious Diets at Retail Prices"


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