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Teale Lecture: Emily Broad Leib, Harvard Law School, Food & Policy Clinic

Thursday, September 19, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Storrs Campus
Dodd Center, Konover Auditorium

Edwin Way Teale Series - September 19, 4:00-5:00pm

Food Waste Policy: Using Systems Change to Stop Squandering One of Our Greatest Resources

Emily M. Broad Leib, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Director of the Harvard Law School Food and Policy Clinic, and Deputy Director of the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

Konover Auditorium, Dodd Research Center, UConn, Storrs, CT

Join us for the first Teale lecture of the year, featuring Emily M. Broad Leib, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Deputy Director of the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation.

Professor Broad Leib will present on the crisis of food waste in America. She will delve into some of the root causes of food waste, and detail how federal and state legal and policy solutions present an opportunity to help American people, stimulate our economy, and preserve our natural resources.

Broad Leib’s scholarship, teaching, and practice on finding solutions to some of today’s biggest food law issues, aiming to increase access to healthy foods, eliminate food waste, and support sustainable food production and local and regional food systems. She is the founder and Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard, the first law school clinic in the nation devoted to providing clients with legal and policy solutions to address the health, economic, and environmental challenges facing our food system.

Recognized as a national leader in Food Law and Policy, Broad Leib’s groundbreaking work on food waste has been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, The Guardian, TIME, Politico, and the Washington Post. She has appeared on CBS This Morning, CNN, The Today Show, and MSNBC to discuss the clinic’s efforts to reduce food waste. The Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series brings leading scholars and scientists to the University of Connecticut to present public lectures on nature and the environment.

Teale 2019-2020:

Sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President for Research, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Graduate School, School of Engineering, School of Fine Arts, School of Law, Atmospheric Sciences Group, Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering, Center of Biological Risk, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation, Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, Connecticut Sea Grant Program, Environmental Sciences Program, Environmental Studies Program, Geosciences Program, Human Rights Institute, Humanities Institute, Institute of the Environment, Office of Environmental Policy, and UConn Library, as well as by Departments of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Economics, English, Geography, History, Natural Resources & the Environment, Political Science, and Physics.


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