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Food for Thought Lecture Series

July 21, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 30, 2020

One event on July 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on July 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Food for Thought is a speaker series that welcomes a distinguished lineup of EMPA Faculty approaching the Covid-19 crisis and social justice reform. Each week a speaker will present their recommendation paper, highlight their perspective on the crisis, and engage in a dialogue with EMPA students, alumni, and other faculty members.

We are in a pivotal moment – full of opportunities for policymakers to transform lessons from the crisis into concrete benefits for their communities. While we cannot come together physically to exchange ideas, we believe we can leverage the virtual tools at our disposal to activate stakeholders and build out practical and innovative solutions to the crisis at hand.

Adela Gondek

Adela Gondek
At the Intersection of Economic Development, High Finance and Mortal Pandemic

Adela Gondek, Lecturer in the Discipline of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology

As the first reported raging epicenters of the COVID-19 pandemic beyond China’s western border, what else did Milan, Italy, and Qom, Iran, have in common? Knowing this may lead us toward the institution of a high-level transparent form of social distancing as an ethical preventative of similar outbreaks.

Tuesday, July 21  |  12:00 PM


Event Contact Information:
Valerie Zimmer
212 851 9550


NY United States


Columbia University