This Zoom session is from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST: Combining Scholarship and Activism: An Intergenerational Exchange. Information about the session and registration is HERE. Bob Gottlieb and I will address how to combine food policy scholarship and activism in discussion with two much younger colleagues, Ivonne Quiroz and Lo Anderson.
USDA’s food and nutrition undersecretary nominees
Food Chemical News (April 20) reports two new nominees for key food and nutrition positions at USDA: Kevin Concannon as Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, and Rajiv Shah as Undersecretary for Research, Education, and Economics. Both require Senate confirmation.
Concannon announced his retirement last April after five years as director of the Iowa Department of Human Services. The department issued a statement of his accomplishments during his five years at that job. Shah, an MD, is director of agricultural development for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He advised Al Gore’s presidential campaign in 2000.
I don’t know anything about either of the candidates and am eager to hear from people who do.