The Food Justice and Community Resilience Speaker Series is hosted by Northeastern’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and the Global Resilience Institute. The farm bill is an omnibus, multiyear law that governs an array of agricultural and food programs, and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) are benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.
The first session, focusing on The Farm Bill and SNAP, will be held on March 10th in Renaissance Park, Room 909.
About the Speaker
Christopher Bosso is a Professor of Public Policy and Politics at Northeastern University. His areas of interest include food and environmental policy, science and technology policy, and the governance of emerging technologies. His newest books are Framing the Farm Bill: Interests, Ideology, and the Agricultural Act of 2014 (University of Kansas Press, 2017) and, as editor, Feeding Cities: Improving Local Food Access, Sustainability, and Resilience (Routledge, 2017). His 2005 book, Environment, Inc.: From Grassroots to Beltway, received the 2006 Caldwell Award for best book in environmental policy and politics from the American Political Science Association. He also serves as associate director for academic affairs for the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, and coordinates the undergraduate minor on food systems sustainability, health and equity.
Emma Scott is a Clinical Instructor in the Food Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School and currently focuses her work on the Sustainable and Equitable Food Production Initiative and the Clinic’s ongoing projects in the Mississippi Delta. Prior to this, Emma served as a Justice Catalyst Fellow at California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation. At CRLAF, Emma’s practice focused on group representation of immigrant workers in employment and labor litigation, with an emphasis on farmworkers and the H-2A visa program. She graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 2016, and then served as a law clerk to the Hon. John A. Mendez of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California