Modified: A Look at the Future of Food (Philadelphia Science Festival Event)
La Salle University (in collaboration with the Penn Center for Bioethics and Penn State University as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival)
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Modified: A Look at the Future of Food
Featuring Dr. Dominic Sisti, UPENN
Dr. Nina Fedoroff, Penn State and KAUST
Science Conversation Event — Tuesday, April 19, 7:00pm
Dan Rodden Theatre at La Salle University
1900 W. Olney Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19141
In 40 years, one in every four people on Earth will starve unless food production more than doubles. Join Dr. Dominic Sisti of the Penn Center for Bioethics, and Dr. Nina Fedoroff, acclaimed life scientist and Science and Technology Advisor to the U.S. State Department (2007-2010), for an interactive discussion about agriculture, technology, and the future of the food we put on our dinner tables.
Dominic Sisti, Ph.D.,
is the Director of The Scattergood Program for the Applied Ethics of
Behavioral Health, University of Pennsylvania, and Senior Fellow at the
Penn Center for Bioethics.
Nina Fedoroff, Ph.D., is an Evan Pugh Professor at the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Penn State University, Distinguished Visiting Professor at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and served as the Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary of State and to the Administrator of USAID from 2007-2010.
Partners: La Salle University, Penn Center for Bioethics, Penn State
**Contact Julianna Gwiszcz (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
There will be guest parking available in our South Campus lots (C1, C2, or D). The entrance to south campus is located off Lindley Avenue (between Ogontz and Belfield st.). You'll see a La Salle University sign at the driveway entrance. Continue up the path until you come to the C1, C2 or D lots.
This event is a part of the inaugural Philadelphia Science Festival (PSF) taking place from April 15-28 as a way to celebrate science and technology.
The PSF is being presented by The Dow Chemical Company with additional support by the National Science Foundation, Drexel University, GlaxoSmithKline, Philadelphia University, University of Pennsylvania, University of the Sciences, La Salle University, Day & Zimmermann, Quaker Chemical Company, NextFab Studio, Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium, and University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics. It is organized by The Franklin Institute.
To learn more about the PSF, visit www.PhilaScienceFestival.org or call 215-448-1128. A full calendar of all PSF events can be found on the website. Connect with the PSF on Twitter and Facebook: PHLScienceFest.
La Salle University is an independent, coeducational insititution that was founded in Philadelphia in 1863 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, a Catholic order dedicated to teaching and career preparation. Today, La Salle has three schools — Arts and Sciences, Business, and Nursing and Health Sciences— as well as the College of Professional and Continuing studies, and serves more than 7,000 graduate and undergraduate students. In 2009, La Salle University reaffirmed its longstanding commitment to the sciences by opening its renovated and expanded Holroyd Hall, featuring the Hugh and Nancy Devlin Center for Science and Technology.
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