Food Systems Seminars

Food Systems Seminars
with Kate Clancy
Sponsored by Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation

Building Successful Interdisciplinary Systems Projects
Wed, Jan 31
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Smith Lab 3150

As the mandates and opportunities increase for researchers to participate in large, complex systems projects, it can be useful to learn more about the challenges these efforts pose, and how they’ve been handled by other collaborations. This interactive lecture will describe a dozen “ingredients of success” for interdisciplinary research teams, and illustrate each with examples from an extensive seven-year project on food security in the Northeast United States.

Building a Career in Food Systems Research and Practice
Wed, Jan 31
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Smith Lab 3150

The science, expertise, and collaborations among scientists involved with sustainable agriculture and sustainable food systems have evolved over the past few decades, along with changes and challenges in the U.S. food system. Building an academic career in this arena offers both opportunity and challenges. This conversation will explore paths forward particularly for early career scholars like Discovery Theme hires, including social, cultural, and resource barriers, and how to maneuver through and around them.

Kate Clancy is a food systems consultant, visiting scholar at the Center for a Livable Future Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, adjunct professor at Tufts University, and senior fellow in the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, University of Minnesota. She has published, taught, spoken and consulted widely on sustainable agriculture and food systems with government agencies, universities, and nonprofits around the country.

 

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