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Robert Paarlberg

Associate, Sustainability Science, Harvard Kennedy School

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Robert Paarlberg is a virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. He is an Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College, an Associate in the Sustainability Science Program at the Harvard Kennedy School and an Associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center. He is the author of six university press books and has been a member of the Board of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the National Research Council of the National Academies and the Board of Directors of Winrock International. He has been a consultant to the International Food Policy Research Institute, USAID, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Aspen Institute and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. On a half dozen occasions he has testified to Congress on food, agriculture, and science.

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 4.

Where: This is a free virtual event. RSVP now.

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Scheduled Appearances

Environment & Outdoors

Kitchen Table Issues

Crosscut Festival 2022
Wed May 4, 2022 | 9:00am

The food we eat and how it arrived on our plate are the center of a voracious debate about our health and the sustainability of our environment. The assumption is local, organic, farm-to-table food is our best course. But what if the data tells us global food markets and industrial farming actually do a better job setting the table? WATCH NOW


Featuring: Edward Benote "Eddie" Hill, Robert Paarlberg, Kate Yoder

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