Think & Drink is a happy-hour series that sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. The series, which invites the public to think and talk together, reflects Oregon Humanities' emphasis on infusing important public conversations with critical thinking and fresh ideas. All Think & Drink events are free and open to the public.
Think & Drink Looks at the Future of Food Security
The second in a four-part series that explores how technology shapes the future
Buy local, eat organic, avoid GMOs. Sound familiar? We all want to do our part, but what is the true impact of these choices? How do biotechnologies create change for the better, and how can they impede the future of international food security?
Join Oregon Humanities for a conversation about technology and the future of food security at Think & Drink, Wednesday, May 30, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan, Portland.
This is the second in a four-part series that explores how technology shapes the future. The conversation will feature Robert Paarlberg, professor of political science at Wellesley College and author of Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know; and Susan Bragdon, executive director of the Agriculture and Innovation Policy Network.
Richard Read, economics and international affairs reporter for the Oregonian, will moderate the series. Minors allowed when accompanied by an adult. Think & Drink events are free and open to the public. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Upcoming programs will look at the future of human and artificial intelligence on July 18, 2012, with Ramez Naam and Mott Greene; and the future of robotic warfare on October 24, 2012, with General Merrill “Tony” McPeak and Tung Yin.
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