Current Programming

2012-2013: The Ethics of Food and Politics
As Michael Pollan has noted, the way humans produce, transport and consume food has changed more in the last hundred years than it has in all proceeding human history.  These changes have created a slew of questions about the ethics and politics of food, and these issues have become important strains of inquiry in disciplines across the university.  This year the Hersher Institute for Applied Ethics will devote its programming to the ethics and politics of food.  

Programming will include:

  • Fall: A reading group for Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Spring: A year-end sponsored one-day seminar on the ethics and politics of food in which SHU faculty members will present and exchange ideas and food. A film series of important and current documentaries on food will be made available to you for classroom use.