The University of Iowa

International Mondays features talk on food preparation and consumption April 5

March 30th, 2010

International Mondays Brown Bag Series presents a forum titled “Food Security, Production, and Technologies: A Discussion of the 2009 Obermann Cmiel Seminar on World Fares” from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 5, at the Iowa City Public Library Meeting Room A. This event is free and open to the public.

The panelists, all participants in the Obermann Center’s Fall 2009 Cmiel Research Semester, will examine the historical and geopolitical influences on food preparation and consumption around the globe. The Cmiel Research Semester aims to advance the scholarly work of individual participants through the exchange of ideas.

Panelists include the following University of Iowa faculty: Constance Berman, professor of history; Catherine Komisaruk, assistant professor of history; and Cameron Thies, associate professor of political science, all in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). Carly Andrews, UI International Programs outreach coordinator, will facilitate.

The Obermann Center is co-sponsoring this segment. The series is a forum for students, faculty and community members to engage in a discussion of global issues sponsored by UI International Programs, the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization and the Iowa City Public Library.