Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Taubman Center

Anna Lappé '95 ─ Sustainability’s Edge: Food Systems in an Age of Climate Crisis

Friday, March 16, 2018

12:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

Book signing and reception to follow.

National bestselling author and James Beard Leadership Awardee, Anna Lappé, reflects on emergent food systems around the world growing out of social movements and based in ecological principles. In the wake of the devastating floods, hurricanes, and wildfires remaking our landscapes, Lappé offers stories on sustainability’s edge: communities rebuilding food systems and fostering resiliency on the ground.

Moderated by Dawn King, Director of Undergraduate Studies, IBES, Lecturer in Environment and Society

Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author, a respected advocate for sustainability and justice along the food chain and an advisor to funders investing in food system transformation. A recipient of the James Beard Leadership Award, Anna is the co-author or author of three books and the contributing author to more than a dozen others. Anna’s work has been translated internationally and featured in The New York Times, Gourmet, Oprah Magazine, among many other outlets.

The following books will be available:

Diet For A Hot Planet  - The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It

GRUB - Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen

Hope’s Edge - The Next Diet for a Small Planet