by Marion Nestle

Upcoming appearances

The 6th Annual George McGovern lecture at FAO, Rome (photo: U.S. Department of State)

The 6th Annual George McGovern lecture at FAO, Rome (photo: U.S. Department of State)

For appearance and lecture inquiries, please contact:

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Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 773-0654

Sep 25 2018

Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University

This is a lecture for the Lee Honors College’s Lyceum Lecture Series on “Food for All: Sustainable Practices, Community Access, and Nutrition.”  The lecture is at 6:30 p.m. followed by a reception.  Chenery Auditorium, 714 South Westnedge Ave.

Oct 3 2018

New York: Food Tank Summit

I’m doing a “Fireside Chat” with a moderator from 2:50 to 3:20 p.m.  Information about Summit fees and registration is here.  It’s at NYU’s Law School, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, Tishman Auditorium,


Oct 12 2018

Seattle: Les Dames d’Escoffier

I am the honored to be the recipient of this group’s Grande Dame award, at its annual conference reception and dinner.  Renaissance Hotel, 515 Madison, 6:30 p.m.

Oct 27 2018

NYU: Alumni Weekend

I’m doing a conversation with the director of Heritage Radio (and a graduate of our program) Caity Moseman Wadler.  We will be discussing “Food Policy Then and Now.” from 10-11 a.m.  Information is here.

Oct 30 2018

New York: Unsavory Truth: publication celebration at NYU

This is the publication day for Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat.  I will be speaking at 5:00 at NYU’s Fales Library, 3rd Floor (Washington Square South at La Guardia Place).  My brief talk will be followed by a Q and A and a reception.  Come celebrate with me!

Nov 1 2018

Washington DC: Politics and Prose

This is a talk and book-signing for Unsavory Truth: How the Food Industry Skews the Science of What We Eat (Basic Books, October 30).  7:00 p.m. at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW.  Information is here.

Nov 3 2018

Chicago: Humanities Festival

I’m being interviewed at International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 East 59th Street, at 10:30 a.m.  Information about the Chicago Humanities Festival is (or will be) here.

Nov 5 2018

New York City: The Strand Bookstore

This will be a conversation about Unsavory Truth with Roni Caryn Rabin, who wrote the terrific series of New York Times articles on the alcohol industry’s aborted effort to fund an NIH study of the benefits of alcohol consumption, 7:30-8:30 p.m.  For information and tickets, click here.

Nov 7 2018

Baltimore: Choose Food Symposium

I’m speaking about conflicts of interest at the Johns Hopkins’ Choose Food Symposium, November 5-8, Renaissance Harborplace Hotel.  The program is here.  Registration is here.  My talk is at 11:15.

Nov 11 2018

San Diego: American Public Health Association

I will be signing copies of Unsavory Truth at the APHA Press booth in the convention center from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. The schedule for the meeting is here.

Nov 12 2018

San Diego: American Public Health Association

My session is from 1:00 to 2:30.  It is called “Hot Off The Presses! Getting the Message Out with Public Health Authors.”  Moderator is Joyce Gaufin, co-editor of the book “Mastering Public Health: Essential Skills for Effective Practice.”  Other panelists are Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope In An American City, and Sandro Galea, author of Healthier: Fifty Thoughts on the Foundations of Population Health.

After the session, the three of us will do a book signing in the APHA Press booth at the exhibit center.

Details about the APHA schedule are here.

Nov 15 2018

San Francisco: UCSF Food Documents Collection

I’m keynoting a conference to launch the UCSF Library’s new Food Documents Collection, which houses documents I used in my research, among others.  It’s a morning conference, 8:30-12:00, at UCSF’s Laurel Heights Auditorium, 3333 California St. Suite 265.  Details about the other panelists and the conference are here.

Nov 17 2018

San Francisco: Ferry Building Farmer’s Market

From 10:30-11:15, I’m doing a conversation with Real Food Media’s Anna Lappé about Unsavory Truth (and other matters) under the auspices of CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture), followed by a book signing at Book Passage in the Ferry Building.

Nov 18 2018

San Francisco: Grace Cathedral

My daughter Rebecca is Cultural Program Manager at Grace Cathedral where she manages, among other things, the Sunday morning Forum on Faith, Ethics, and Culture.  I’m doing a talk on Unsavory Truth at 9:30 a.m.  Details here.

Dec 4 2018

New York: Hunter College Food Policy Center

I’ll be speaking about my new book, Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat.  Breakfast at 8:30, conversation with Charles Platkin from 9:00-10:15.  Hunter College Silberman Building, 2180 Third Avenue (at 119th Street), Main Auditorium (on 2nd Floor).  rsvp here

Dec 6 2018

NYU: Kavli Conversation on Science Communication

This is a conversation with Paul Greenberg on “Food Fights: Covering Disputed Science About Food and Nutrition.”  It’s 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, 7th Floor Commons, 20 Cooper Square.  More information is here.  It will be live webcast online at 6:30 at  Greenberg’s latest book is The Omega Principle. 


To see past appearances, click here.