The 5th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges is a daylong event with six student panels tackling the central theme of Food from various different interdisciplinary perspectives. This conference will also bring together students and community groups, as well as faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to address a wide range of issues related to this year’s topic of FOOD.
FOOD –– it is crucial to our survival, integral to our culture, a determinant of our health, a focus of new technologies, and a commodity affecting GNP and political policy, driving conflict or cooperation in international relations. Whether abundant or scarce, it is part of the art, science, ethics, and labor of our daily lives. Drexel’s 5th Student Conference on Global Challenges focusing this year on FOOD will engage students in wide-ranging discussions focused on the topic of food, including such issues as hunger; food science and nutrition; food distribution, marketing and sales; food arts and culture; food justice; food organizations and advocacy; and food policy.
Student panelists will generate their own panel presentations, posing questions to one another and the audience. Each panel will be facilitated by a faculty moderator. Panels are open to undergraduate and graduate students; students should apply by February 13, 2012. This is a great opportunity for students to go beyond their own boundaries and use their knowledge, diverse cultural frameworks, and different disciplinary perspectives to think critically about one of the world’s most pressing issues. The conference will be an ideal forum for sharing ideas, discussing trends, learning from one another, networking and collaboration.
This event is free and open to all, but registration is required.
Click for conference registration.
Click for panelist registration.
Marion Nestle is a consumer activist, nutritionist, award-winning author, and academic who specializes in the politics of food and dietary choice. Her research examines scientific, economic, and social influences on food choice and obesity, with an emphasis on the role of food marketing. Her books explore issues like the effects of food production on food safety, our environment, access to food and nutrition. She is the author of Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (2002, paperback 2003, revised edition 2007) and Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety (2003, paperback 2004, revised edition 2010), both from University of California Press.
View Larger Map
Drexel University Office of International Programs
3141 Chestnut Street, Randell Hall, Suite 235
Philadelphia PA 19104
Phone: 215.895.6372 | Fax: 215.895.2142 | email@example.com
Drexel SPH is a member of asph.org
Drexel SPH is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
1505 Race Street, Bellet Building
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1192
Phone: 215.762.4110 | Fax: 215.762.4088
All contents copyright 1996 - 2011 Drexel University School of Public Health