October 1-2, 2015
October 1: 9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | October 2: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
UC Irvine Student Center, Emerald Bay A, B, and C
What has been called “the Great Aid Debate,” -whether assistance to needy populations around the world results in improvements in social welfare or worsening economic conditions- remains too superficial among the public, and fragmented scholars. Who Cares? aims to move the debate forward through new interdisciplinary synergies at UCI and beyond.
Keynote address Thursday, Oct 1, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Crystal Cove Auditorium, Student Center
“Lethal Care: Pragmatic Solidarity and the West African Ebola Epidemic”
featuring Paul Farmer, Co-Founder, Partners in Health, and Kolokotrones University Professor and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to improving health care for the world’s poorest people. He is a founding director and the Chief Strategist of Partners In Health (PIH), an international non-profit organization that provides health care services and undertakes research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty.
Co-sponsors: Institute for International, Global & Regional Affairs, Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, the Center for Living Peace, Illuminations, Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy, Forum for the Academy and the Public, Literary Journalism Program, Center on Ethics and Morality, Newkirk Center for Science and Society, Humanities Commons, Global Health Research, Education and Translation (GHREAT), and the Center on Globalization, Law and Society (GLAS).
For schedule of entire conference please see: http://www.iigars.socsci.uci.edu/newsevents/events/conference.php
October 14, 2015
Irvine Barclay Theatre
The Center for Unconventional Security Affairs and the Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, in partnership with the Center for Living Peace, is pleased to announced the 2015 recipient of the 11th annual Human Security Award will be presented to Dr. James Orbinski. Newkirk Center for Science and Society is an event co-sponsor.
The Human Security Award is presented annually to an individual or group whose actions have made a dramatic difference in helping protect and empower the world’s most vulnerable groups and communities.
For more information and to rsvp, see http://www.cusa.uci.edu/events/2015-human-security-award-save-the-date/
The Evolution of the Sustainable Food Movement:
Its Centrality to the Health and Survival of Future Generations
Speaker: Patrick Holden, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and Founder, Sustainable Food Trust, Bristol, England
November 2, 2015
Location: UCI University Club Library
The Sustainable Food Trust is dedicated to the creation of a fair, healthy, and sustainable food system for the 21st Century. A core conviction of the Sustainable Food Trust is that an empowered civil society can change food.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so RSVP HERE.
This is part one of a two part conference series – Global Food Summit: From Crisis to Security
Global leaders and practitioners in the food ecosystem, together with internationally-recognized academic experts, will gather to develop, demonstrate, and disseminate timely and sustainable solutions for the global food challenge. The summit will catalyze future collaboration to address the challenges of global food security, nutrition, and sustainability.
Global Food Summit: Towards Regional Resilience, November 4, 2015
GFS: Towards Regional Resilience will focus on local and regional food security resilience, bringing together UC faculty and affiliates with innovative community leaders in Orange County around issues of food systems sustainability. This conference is hosted as part of the Toward a Sustainable 21st Century series – an initiative of a foundation of global reach and a research university to do together more than they can do separately on significant unsolved problems of global society in the areas of marine resources conservation, and threats to ecosystem and environmental health caused by toxic chemicals and the absence of effective governance structures which promote sustainability.
Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.
Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Science & Engineering
100 Academy, Irvine, CA 92617
For Map & Directions, visit: http://www.thebeckmancenter.org/about/map
For more information, please visit: blumcenter.uci.edu/gfs/