On Radcliffe Day 2019, we explore the shortcomings and challenges of the US food system through social, ecological, and health policy lenses. Leading activists and scholars with diverse and important perspectives on food, food production, and policy reflect on their own work at the intersection of food and justice, challenging and broadening our understanding of these critical issues.
Sara Bleich PhD ’07, RI ’19, Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and professor of public health policy, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (11:25)
Jennifer Gordon ’87, JD ’92, immigration and employment activist, lawyer, and professor of law, Fordham University School of Law (18:01)
Frances Moore Lappé, writer, activist, and cofounder, Food First and Small Planet Institute (25:57)
Daniel A. Sumner, expert in agricultural and economic policy and Frank H. Buck Jr. Distinguished Porfessor, University of California, Davis (33:52)
Alice Waters, food activist; chef, Chez Panisse; and founder, Edible Schoolyard Project (42:07)
Moderated by Soledad O’Brien ’88, award-winning journalist, author, philanthropist, and founder and CEO, Starfish Media Group (7:27)
Introduced by Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; and professor of history, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences