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A series of recent United Nations reports on the growing climate emergency highlights the urgent need to change the way we grow, market, and consume our food if we want to meet the UN goals to end hunger by 2030.

Climate Change and the Battle for the Future of Food
Speaker:  Timothy A. Wise, Author and Researcher

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Middlebury Institute of International Studies
McGowan Building, Room 100
411 Pacific Street, Monterey

Free, No Registration Required

About the Topic

Based on his extensive research in India, Mexico, the United States, and several countries in Southern Africa, Timothy A. Wise presents key findings from his recent book, Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food (New Press, 2019). He echoes UN calls to reduce dependence on fossil-fuel-based inputs and promote a transition to ecological agriculture, warning that powerful agribusiness corporations may be the most formidable obstacle to change.

About the Speaker

Timothy A. Wise is a senior researcher at the Small Planet Institute, where he directs the Land and Food Rights Program. He is also a senior research fellow at Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute, where he founded and directed its Globalization and Sustainable Development Program. He previously served as executive director of the U.S.-based aid agency Grassroots International. He is the author of Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food (The New Press) and Confronting Globalization:Economic Integration and Popular Resistance in Mexico. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Learn More:  Small Planet Institute-About Tim Wise

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Lecture Location:  McGowan 100

The McGowan Building is located at 411 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA  93940, on the corner of Franklin and Pacific. Enter from Pacific street through a set of glass double-doors (use set of doors on the left), MG100 is inside on immediate left.   View the campus map.


Parking is available in any Middlebury Institute campus lot after 5 p.m., or on the street (time limits on surrounding streets end at 6 p.m.)


Contact Rachel Christopherson at the Center for the Blue Economy at or (831) 647-4183.


McGowan MG100
McGowan Building
411 Pacific St
Monterey, CA 93940