Toward a Sustainable 21st Century Series – “Agroecology works! Toward resilient, productive food and farming” with Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, Ph.D.- 5/4/16

21st centuryThe “Toward a Sustainable 21st Century” series presents:


WEDNESDAY MAY 4, 2016 – 
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Social Science Lecture Hall, Room 100

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Agroecology works!  Toward resilient, productive food and farming
Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, Ph.D.
Senior scientist and director of the Grassroots Science Program at Pesticide Action Network, North America (PAN). Before joining PAN in 1996, Marcia worked in Asia and Africa for 14 years. She developed farmer field schools in ecological pest management, sustainable agriculture and community-based rural development projects in Southeast Asia, and women’s health, literacy and resource conservation projects on the Thai-Cambodian and Somali-Ethiopian borders. Marcia holds a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University and a B.A. in Women’s Studies from Yale University. She has written extensively on the ecological, social and political dimensions of food and agriculture and was a lead author of the UN-sponsored “International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development”.


Held in conjunction with the Global Food Summit, May 5-6, 2016.  For the agenda and information on the Global Food Summit, May 5-6, 2016, visit http://blumcenter.uci.edu/gfs/.

Toward a Sustainable 21st Century series – basic science, law and food equity – 5/6/16

21st centuryThe Toward a Sustainable 21st Century series presents:


FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016
, 2:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering

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2:00 p.m.-3:20 p.m. – Nutrition and Poverty Alleviation: Basic Science from Biology and Medicine

Introduction
Francisco J. Ayala, Ph.D.
University Professor and Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, Ayala School of Biological Sciences

UC Irvine:Ready to Improve Nutrition Through Applied and Basic Science

Frank L. Meyskens, Jr, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Aldrich Chair and Professor of Medicine and Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine

The Intestinal Microbiota: Role of the “Forgotten Organ” in Human Nutrition
Hamid Said, Ph.D., Pharm. D.
Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Medicine
School of Medicine

Health Span Pharmacology: Adding Healthy Years to Human Life
Mahtab Jafari, Pharm.D.
Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Transgenerational Inheritance of Prenatal Obesogen Exposure
Bruce Blumberg, Ph.D.
Professor, Developmental and Cell Biology
Ayala School of Biological Sciences

3:40 p.m.-5:00 p.m. – Establishing Food System Equity: The Contributions of Law

Welcome and Introduction
Erwin Chemerinsky, J.D.
Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law
Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law
UC Irvine School of Law
Welcome and Introduction

José Padilla, J.D.
Executive Director, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
35-year career advocating for California’s farm worker and rural poverty communities. Co-drafter AB1382 California’s Migrant Education Law

Stephen Lee, J.D.
Professor of Law
UC Irvine School of Law
Convener, Global Food Initiative Conference on “Establishing Equity in Our Food System” – March, 2016

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Held in conjunction with the Global Food Summit, May 5-6, 2016.  For the agenda and information on the Global Food Summit, May 5-6, 2016, visit http://blumcenter.uci.edu/gfs/.

Global Food Summit: Sustainable Solutions – 5/5/16-5/6/16

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GFS: Sustainable Solutions is the second part of the two-part conference Global Food Security series held at UC Irvine. The Global Food Security Summit will assemble global leaders, practitioners, and academics from across the University of California system, to think critically about the new frameworks designed to address this challenge at the intersection of food security and climate action, to collaborate on the work being done, and to identify priorities that the academic world can and must address.

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