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Communicating Food Sustainability

Italy - 27 Apr 12

On Wednesday May 2 2012, from 9am to 1pm, an international seminar will be held in the assembly hall of the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo. Organized in collaboration with the US–Italy Fulbright Commission, it will be conducted in English and will address the subject of “Communicating Food Sustainability:Languages, Narratives, Policies”. The event is sponsored by the University of Gastronomic Sciences and the Fulbright Commission for cultural exchanges between Italy and the United States, which promotes opportunities for study, research and teaching in the two countries through scholarships and grants. Attending the seminar will be Piercarlo Grimaldi, dean of the University of Gastronomic Sciences and master of ceremonies; Simone Cinotto, history lecturer at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, who will act as chair; Maria Grazia Quieti, director of the US-Italy Fulbright commission, who will present an “Overview of the Fulbright Program and Cultural Exchanges”; Daniel Philippon, a Fulbright scholar and student at the University of Arizona, who will speak on the subject of “Inspiring Change: How Literature Shaped the Sustainable Food Movement”; and Audun Lem of FAO, who will explain “The links between responsible fisheries, responsible fish trade and responsible fish consumption”. The following case studies will also be presented: Paolo Corvo, lecturer in sociology at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, “Feeding Milan: South Park and Expo 2015”; Giacomo Festi, lecturer in food writing and advertising at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, “Promoting sustainability on different new media platforms: languages and strategies”; Megan Frances McGowan, Fulbright student at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, “Sustainable Nutrition Education in New York City Schools”. Schedule: INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR “Communicating Food Sustainability: Languages, Narratives, Policies” Assembly Hall, University of Gastronomic Sciences, Pollenzo May 2, 2012 9am-1pm Welcome Address Piercarlo Grimaldi, Dean, University of Gastronomic Sciences, Chair Simone Cinotto, University of Gastronomic Sciences, Maria Grazia Quieti, Director US-Italy Fulbright Commission “Overview of Fulbright Program and Cultural Exchanges” Daniel Philippon, Fulbright Scholar, University of Minnesota, “Inspiring Change: How Literature Shaped the Sustainable Food Movement” Maria Grazia Quieti, US-Italy Fulbright Commission, “Discourses on Food and Sustainability in Trade Negotiations” Audun Lem, FAO, “The Links between Responsible Fisheries, Responsible Fish Trade and Responsible Fish Consumption” CASE STUDIES Paolo Corvo, University of Gastronomic Sciences “Feeding Milan: South Park and Expo 2015” Giacomo Festi, University of Gastronomic Sciences “Promoting Sustainability on Different New Media Platforms: Languages and Strategies Megan Frances McGowan, Fulbright Student, University of Gastronomic Sciences “Sustainable Nutrition: Education in New York City Schools”. www.unisg.it


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