This years panel discussion topic will build on the theme of “Everyone at the Table: Multisectoral Approaches to Malnutrition.” Experts from the field will discuss their valuable experiences as underutilized partners from nontraditional sectors working to addressing domestic malnutrition or who have demonstrated experience bringing together diverse groups of partners to successfully work towards shared goals in addressing this crucial problem. The panel will be moderated by a Tufts faculty member and there will be a time for questions and answers.
We are excited to announce our three keynote panel members:
Emily Broad Leib
Emily is a Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law in the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. She is Director of the Center’s Food Law and Policy Clinic and Associate Director of the Center. Her work focuses primarily on food law and policy projects aimed at increasing access to healthy foods, preventing diet-related diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, and assisting small farmers and producers in participating in local food markets. Emily supervises Harvard Law students engaged in these projects and co-teaches (with Clinical Professor Robert Greenwald) a course entitled “Food: A Health Law and Policy Seminar.” In spring 2013, Emily will also teach an interdisciplinary law and public health reading group entitled “Legal and Public Health Perspectives on Food Policy” with HSPH Associate Professor Kirsten Davison.
Prior to joining the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Emily spent two years in Clarksdale, Mississippi as the Delta Fellow, jointly funded by Harvard Law School, through the Winokur Family Foundation, and Mississippi State University. In that position, she served as Director of the Delta Directions Consortium, a group of university and foundation leaders who collaborate to improve public health and foster economic development in the Delta. Emily designed and implemented programmatic and policy interventions on a range of health and economic issues, and recruited and supervised over 60 Harvard Law School clinical and pro bono students in executing these endeavors.
While in law school, Emily focused her academic work in international human rights and humanitarian law, and worked as a summer legal associate at the Khmer Institute for Democracy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Emily received her B.A. in American History from Columbia University in 2003 and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 2008. She is a licensed member of the bar of the State of New York.
James is the North Shore Regional Director at The Food Project. Joining The Food Project in 2005, Mr. Harrison served as the North Shore Farm Manager and Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Enterprise before taking his current position in 2009. Mr. Harrison sits on several local food and fitness policy councils on the North Shore and is chair of the Lynn Community Garden Council. Prior to joining The Food Project, Mr, Harrison farmed in Minnesota, California and New York and worked as a certified organic inspector here in Massachusetts.
Jason M. Reed
Jason is the Director of Strategy and Corporate Partnerships for Hunger-Free Minnesota, an organization dedicated to closing Minnesota’s gap of 100 million missing meals by 2015.
At Hunger-Free Minnesota, Jason works at the intersection of business and social impact. Jason has led the development of business plan strategy and created new data-driven insights that have provided a fresh look at the key strategic questions facing hunger-relief in Minnesota. He has also led the formation of new cross-sector solutions for addressing hunger by building skill-based corporate partnerships with Boston Consulting Group, General Mills, Cargill, United Health Group, and others.
Hunger-Free Minnesota’s innovative work has recently been featured in BusinessWeek magazine, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and at the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Jason came to Hunger-Free Minnesota from the for-profit world, having previously been an award-winning strategy and management leader for two of the world’s largest advertising agencies, McCann Erickson and Ogilvy & Mather. He advised Fortune 500 companies on marketing strategy, communications campaigns and brand storytelling.
Jason holds a master’s degree from Harvard University where he was the Kwan Fong Scholar in Management, and completed his undergraduate studies in journalism at the University of Minnesota.