June 10, 2021

PPRI, Scholars Strategy Network to host mini-symposium on 'Food Insecurity in the Time of COVID'

The Purdue Policy Research Institute and the Indiana chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network will host a mini-symposium, "Food Insecurity in the Time of COVID … and What to Do About It," on June 17.

This online event, co-sponsored by Purdue’s Center for Global Food Security, will take place at 2-3 p.m. ET. The event aims to provide an overview and discussion of food insecurity issues, the effect of the pandemic on these issues, and possible solutions.

Panelists, from the lens of their expertise and experience, will present a synopsis of the issues around food insecurity and share recommendations for solutions. The presentations will be followed with time for event participants to engage with questions and comments to further the discussion.

Panelists will be scholars and practitioners from central Indiana:

  • Heather Eicher-Miller, associate professor of nutrition science, Purdue.
  • Katy Bunder, president of Food Finders Food Bank, Lafayette.
  • Angela Babb, critical human geographer and visiting scholar, Indiana University.
  • Patricia Boling, professor of political science, Purdue.

The event is free and open to the public, and registration is required. A confirmation email will be sent upon registration, and a link for the event will be sent to all registrants closer to the day of the event.

Questions and requests for information may be directed to ppri@purdue.edu.

About Purdue Policy Research Institute

The Purdue Policy Research Institute catalyzes and leverages extant policy-relevant transdisciplinary research among members of the Purdue research community, facilitates enduring connections among local and global actors, and generates impact on policymaking and beyond. The institute is guided by the principle that policy development must consider the interdependencies among technological, economic, ethical, and social factors. Together with collaborators in academia and the public and private sectors, PPRI inspires the development of nonpartisan policies that solve pressing global challenges.

About Scholars Strategy Network

The Scholars Strategy Network is a nationwide, voluntary, interdisciplinary membership organization for academics. The network is composed of more than 800 scholars from more than 200 colleges, universities and research institutions in 44 states. SSN is an organization of university-based scholars who are committed to using research to improve policy and strengthen democracy by connecting scholars and their research to policymakers, citizens associations and the media. SSN members believe that university scholars should share their work with fellow citizens – and they endeavor to further good public policymaking and responsive democratic government.

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