2015 Human Security Award honoring Dr. James Orbinski – 10/14/15

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-11/2/2015

holdenThe 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
7:30 p.m.
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.


Save the Date for the Global Food Summit: Towards Regional Resilience, 11/4/2015

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/

RSVP here