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February 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm

Food Studies | The Rise & Fall of the Postwar American Food System, Feb. 1

Note: This event has been cancelled.

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The Food Studies theme welcomes Dr. Bryan McDonald on “The Rise & Fall of the Postwar American Food System” on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m. in Schoonover 450.

Dr. Bryan McDonald

Dr. Bryan McDonald

McDonald is Associate Professor of History at Penn State University. His talk will focus on the intersection of environment and food security in the context of post World War II American history.

His most recent book, Food Power: The Rise and Fall of the Postwar American Food System (Oxford University Press, 2017), explores how food was deployed in the first decades of the Cold War to promote American national security and national interests. His next book project uses history and ethics to examine American ideas of good food during the twentieth century and considers the political and social implications of food values like local, safe, and natural. His first book, Food Security (Polity Press, 2010), investigated the late 20th century origins of contemporary food security challenges. He also co-edited two books that examine challenges to human security: Global Environmental Change and Human Security (MIT Press, 2009) and Landmines and Human Security: International Politics and War’s Hidden Legacy (SUNY Press, 2004).

Copies of his book will be sold at the event and are available at the Little Professor.

This event is co-sponsored by Environmental Studies, Contemporary History Institute, Food Studies, War and Peace Studies and International Development Studies.



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