October 21st, 8:45 am – 5:30 p.m.
Open to Harvard Law School Students
Among the nine other speakers are Walter Willett, Chair of the Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, who will discuss how modern dietary patterns lead to disease; Doug Rauch, former President of Trader Joe’s, who will discuss his innovative idea to bring inexpensive fruits and vegetables to food deserts; and Susan Prolman, Executive Director, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, who will discuss the 2012 Farm Bill.Food and drink provided by Clover, Island Creek Oysters, Equal Exchange and Grilled Cheese Nation will be available for attendees during the October 21st event.
Session 1: Health
Walter Willett, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health/Harvard Medical School
David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Optimal Weight for Life Clinic, Children’s Hospital Boston and Professor, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health
Stephan Guyenet, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, University of Washington and blogger at Whole Health Source
Susan Prolman, J.D.
Executive Director, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Emily Broad Leib, J.D.
Senior Delta Clinical Fellow, Harvard Law School
Executive Director, Maine Farmland Trust
Session 3: Demand
Doug Rauch, M.B.A.
Former President, Trader Joe’s Company
Jennifer Pomeranz, J.D., M.P.H.
Director of Legal Initiatives, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, Yale University
Freya Williams and Graceann Bennett
Child and Youth Advocates, Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, HLS Advocates for Human Rights, Harvard Association for Law and Business, Harvard Environmental Law Review, Harvard Environmental Law Society, Harvard Law and Health Care Society, Harvard Journal on Legislation, Harvard Urban Law Association, Harvard Law and International Development Society, HLS Republicans, Harvard Women’s Law Association, Harvard Mississippi Delta Project, Harvard Law School Green Living Program, and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics.
And many thanks for our conference banners to:
Robert Lustig opened the Food Law Society’s Harvard Forum on Food Policy on October 20th with his lecture, “The Sugar Epidemic: Policy vs. Politics.” Recently featured in The New York Times Magazine, Dr. Lustig has become a leading pubic health authority on the impact sugar has on fueling the diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome epidemics, and on addressing changes in the food environment to reverse these chronic diseases.