This interdisciplinary 3-day institute will explore the concept of global food security. We will discuss the challenges to providing all people with physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, nutritious food.
A University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute presented by the Center for International Studies
June 25-27, 2012
18 CPDUs offered
Speakers, Schedule, Resources & Registration >> http://cis.uchicago.edu/feedingtheworld
Day 1 - Global Hunger
Day 2 - The Right to Food and Modern Agriculture
Day 3 - National and Local Needs for Nutrition
Faculty, staff, and graduate students from the University of Chicago and other educational institutions from around the country will speak each day. Intended primarily for elementary through community college educators, but open to all interested parties, the Institute will address each theme through a series of presentations and discussions of curriculum development.
Access to nutritious food is a luxury unknown by approximately one billion people worldwide. A broken global food system continues to result in the lack of equal food distribution to the growing population. Across the globe, food prices are elevated. And at a time when more than one in four people are living on less than $1.25 a day, there can be no doubt about the seriousness of needing to reexamine how to adequately feed the world.
Presented by The University of Chicago Center for International Studies. Co-sponsored by the Program on the Global Environment, the Global Health Initiative, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Center for East European and Russian Eurasian Studies.