Marylhurst University

Skip to content »

Patricia Allen Featured at Food & Society Conference

Dr. Patricia Allen, chair of the food systems and society department, will participate in the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society conference June 19-22, 2013.

The conference, held in East Lansing, Michigan, carries the theme: Toward Sustainable Foodscapes and Landscapes. Dr. Allen will be featured in three panel discussions.

The first, titled Bridging the Interests of Food System Practitioners and Academics: Toward Sustainable Food Systems, brings together individuals whose passion for food systems stem from various goals, such as improving human health and well-being, promoting social justice, and protecting the environment, to reflect how they might work together toward achieving common and complementary goals.

The second roundtable discussion, Masters Programs in Food Studies, Food Systems and Food Policy, will explore current and future directions of Masters programs, and the ways in which graduate education is playing a part in defining these emerging fields.

Dr. Allen will be joined by past presidents and newer members of the association in a discussion titled Where Have We Been? Where Might We Go? Legacy and Prospect for the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society. Speakers will consider how past accomplishments of AFHVS prepare the organization for future opportunities and challenges in a world where interdisciplinary scholarship, practice and policy on food and agriculture have become much more visible, and still so urgently needed.

The Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society encourages participation by the growing community of researchers and professionals exploring alternative visions of the food system, including regional food policies, community supported agriculture, and issues of local and global food security.

Follow the conference in real time on Twitter @marylhurstfood.

Related News

See All News

Natalie Serber Featured in New York Times

Natalie Serber, English faculty, published a review of Eliza Robertson's Wallflowers in The New York Times' Book Review section in October 2014.

Library Survey Results Published

Shoen Library has published the findings from a service satisfaction survey conducted in late 2013 through an in-kind grant enabling the use of a standardized LibQual+ survey instrument.

Calendar

See All Events

October 20, 2014 – December 12, 2014

Mayer Gallery: Josh Gross & Kate Simmons

Artwork of two BFA graduates from Marylhurst: The graphic work of Josh Gross and the sculptural work of Kate Simmons. The show will be on display i...

READ MORE

November 01, 2014 – December 14, 2014

Streff Gallery: Diane Flack, Inkworks V

Just in time for the holidays, Diane Flack is selling block prints, acrylics, blank books, calligraphy, handmade cards and artist books which are p...

READ MORE

November 26, 2014

Solutions Group Mediation Praxis

A mediation practice. Learn about conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation. No experience required. Participate or observe. Open to all. Held...

READ MORE

GIVE

Support Marylhurst University. Gifts of all sizes make a difference!

DONATE NOW

©2013 Marylhurst University