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U.S. Farm Bill 2012 Symposium | Global Environmental Politics

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U.S. Farm Bill 2012: Policy & Potential


Friday, April 27, 2012

The Global Environmental Politics program invites you to join the conversation on the upcoming U.S. Farm Bill 2012. This daylong symposium explores the vast national and international implications of this policy - and its potential for cultivating socially just and ecologically sustainable agri-food systems.










Keynote Speakers

  • Rep. Chellie Pingree (co-sponsor, “Local Farm, Food & Jobs Act”)
  • Michael Scuse (Undersecretary of Agriculture, USDA)
  • Dan Imhoff (Author of Food Fight: The Citizen’s Guide to the Farm Bill and CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories)









Esteemed Panelists

  • Melanie DuPuis (Co-author of (2011) Alternative Food Politics)
  • Patty Lovera (Food & Water Watch)
  • Jeremiah Lowery (Center for Science in the Public Interest)
  • Tracie McMillan (Author, The American Way of Eating)
  • Stephanie Mercier (Independent Agricultural Policy Consultant)
  • Eric Muñoz (Oxfam America)
  • Makani Themba (Communities Creating Healthy Environments)
  • Emira Woods (Institute for Policy Studies)










9:30 a.m. - Neo-Agrarian Campus Tour (AU Community Garden & Beehives)

10:30 a.m. - Dr. Lisa Jackson, Administrator, EPA (sponsored by Sustainability Management Program, Kogod School of Business)

Noon - Sustainable Lunch with Farmers’ Presentation ($12 for students; $20 for non-students). To purchase tickets, click here.

1:30 p.m. - Panel 1 - U.S. Farm Bill at Home: From CAFOs to SNAP

3:15 p.m. - Panel 2 - U.S. Farm Bill Abroad: From Aid to Trade

5:00 p.m. - Keynote Roundtable

6:30 p.m. - Reception in the Garden

All events will take place in the Abramson Family Founders Room unless otherwise noted.

For more information...

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Registration is not required for any of the events with the exception of the Sustainable Lunch. Please click here to purchase Eventbrite tickets for the lunch event.

Please contact Sonia Saini if you have any questions about the event, or if you have questions concerning access or need to request disability related accommodations (i.e. sign language interpreters, materials in alternate format). Early requests are encouraged, as a week will generally allow us to provide seamless access.