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A Menu for Change: Transforming the Food System


How can we sustainably and ethically feed the world? The Berkeley Food Institute is a groundbreaking interdisciplinary effort that brings together diverse scholars to effect change in how our food is grown, delivered, and consumed. Please join us for a lively conversation on cultivating diversity, justice, and health through food.

October 21
Saru Jayaraman, Director, Food Labor Research Center, UC Berkeley 
Jennifer Sowerwine, Research and Outreach Specialist, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

October 30 
Hilary Hoynes, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities 
Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, Clinical Professor, Community Health and Human Development, UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program

November 18 
Kristine Madsen, Assistant Professor, Community Health and Human Development, UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program 
Philip B. Stark, Professor and Chair of Statistics

November 19 
Philip B. Stark, Professor and Chair of Statistics 
Darin Jensen, Lecturer and Cartographer, Geography Department

Moderator: Ann Thrupp, Executive Director, Berkeley Food Institute

Dates and Locations


Oct. 21, 2014
Menlo Circus Club

San Francisco

Oct. 30, 2014
Four Seasons Hotel

Los Angeles

Nov. 18, 2014
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

Newport Beach

Nov. 18, 2014
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach



Saru Jayaraman

Jayaraman is the co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) and director of the Food Labor Research Center at Berkeley. After 9/11, together with displaced World Trade Center workers, she co-founded ROC in New York, which has organized restaurant workers …

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jennifer sowerwine

Jennifer Sowerwine

Sowerwine is a research and outreach specialist in Berkeley’s department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. She holds a Ph.D. in wildland resource science from Berkeley (2004) and a B.A. in geography/ecosystems from UCLA (1991). Her research interests include building equitable, econ…

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Hilary Hoynes

Hilary Hoynes

Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities

Hilary Hoynes is a professor of public policy and economics and holds the Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities at the University of California, Berkeley where she also co-directs the Berkeley Oppor…

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Karen Sokal-Gutierrez

Karen Sokal-Gutierrez

Sokal-Gutierrez M.P.H. ’88 is a clinical professor at Berkeley’s School of Public Health and the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program where she teaches medical students, public health graduate students, and undergraduates. She is a physician trained in pediatrics, preventive medicine, and public …

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Kristine Madsen

Madsen is an associate professor in the School of Public Health and the UC Berkeley-UC San Francisco Joint Medical Program. With funding from the National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Heart Association, and other agencies, Madsen works to identify programs and poli…

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philip stark

Philip B. Stark

Professor, Statistics

Philip B. Stark is a professor of statistics at Berkeley whose research centers on inference (inverse) problems, especially confidence procedures tailored for specific goals. Applications include the Big Bang, causal inference, the U.S. census, climate modeling, earthquake pre…

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darin jensen

Darin Jensen

Jensen has been a cartographer since the last century. He has worked as a data visualization analyst for the University of California Office of the President since 2015 and founded Guerrilla Cartography in 2012. Jensen holds a B.A. in geography from  Berkeley and an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction fr…

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