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Feeding the Future: Food Sustainability and Climate Change Opening Event

Photo of Irene Li, co-founder and co-owner, Mei Mei Dumplings
Photo courtesy of Irene Li
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A keynote discussion with the Boston restaurateur Irene Shiang Li, cofounder and co-owner of Mei Mei Dumplings, will open Harvard Radcliffe Institute’s 2023 science symposium, “Feeding the Future: Food Sustainability and Climate Change.” Li is the winner of a 2022 James Beard Leadership Award, which recognizes “the visionaries responsible for creating a healthier, safer, and more equitable, and sustainable food system.” She will discuss her efforts to offer healthy, sustainable food through equitable partnerships and business models with Barbara Moran, a correspondent on WBUR’s climate and environmental team. Li is coauthor, with her sister Margaret, of the new cookbook Perfectly Good Food: A Totally Achievable Zero Waste Approach to Home Cooking (W. W. Norton, 2023).

The evening will begin with a reception for registered in-person attendees catered by Mei Mei Dumplings.

This program and the public reception that precede it are cosponsored by the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability at Harvard University.

Harvard Radcliffe Institute also gratefully acknowledges the Melanie Mason and David W. Niemiec Fund for Science and the Ethel and David Jackson Fund for the Future Climate, which are supporting this event.

See "Feeding the Future: Food Sustainability and Climate Change” for information on and to register for the Tuesday, October 3, 2023, symposium program.


Free and open to the public.

We are planning "Feeding the Future: Food Sustainability and Climate Change Opening Event" as a hybrid program.

Join Us in Person

To attend in person, each individual will need to register.

Join Us Online

To view this event online, individuals will need to register via Zoom.

For instructions on how to join online, see the How to Attend a Radcliffe Event on Zoom webpage.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing a link and password for this meeting.

Live closed captioning will be available for the webinar.


5:30–6:45 PM 
Reception catered by Mei Mei Dumplings for in-person registered attendees

Guests are welcome to attend the student and community poster session and ideas fair during the reception.

7 PM

  • Edo Berger, codirector of the science program, Harvard Radcliffe Institute; and professor of astronomy, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

7:15 PM
Keynote Program

8:30 PM
Close of Evening Program

  • Edo Berger

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