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America’s Food and the Reality of Sustainable Food Systems

Tuesday, April 29, 7:30 p.m., Wayland Middle School. Join speaker, Guy Crosby, Ph.D., CFS – Professor, Educator, Author, Scientist and Certified Foodie - who has more than 40 years in the food business for “America’s Food – from Farm to Fork – and the Reality of Sustainable Food Systems”. As a scientist and student of food production, he is [...]

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From Professor Henry (Jake) Jacoby, Ph.D, MIT

“My topic, the explosion in recent years in the use of hydraulic fracking in oil and gas development, is highly controversial. The Forum participants were both interested in the details of the technology and passionate in their questioning of its economic and environmental effects. It was a rare opportunity to explore these issues with such [...]

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From Robin Young, WBUR’s Here and Now

“Thank you, Tom and Walden Forum. Thank you, First Parish Church. Great night.” Robin Young pictured with Tom Liszewski, Director of Walden Forum

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Len Schlesinger

He came to Babson from Limited Brands, based in Columbus, Ohio, where he served in executive positions from 1999–2007, most recently as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer. From 1985–1988, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Au Bon Pain. His academic career includes twenty years at Harvard Business School where he [...]

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Fatemeh Haghighatjoo

Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, The “Lion Woman’’ of Iran – A visiting scholar at UMass Boston. Dr. Haghighatjoo has held academic positions at MIT, Harvard, and the University of Connecticut. Dr. Haghighatjoo is an expert in Iran’s internal affairs and an advocate of human rights, women’s rights, and democracy.  In Iran, she was a member of Iran’s [...]

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