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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 last session, focusing on The Politics of Nutrition and Innovative Food System Business Models, will be held on March 31st from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in Renaissance Park, Room 310R.

About the Speakers

Parke Wilde is a professor at the Friedman School. His general research focus is on U.S. food and nutrition policy; consumer economics and federal food assistance programs. Current and past research includes a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Healthy Incentive Pilot (HIP); the geography of local food retail, federal commodity checkoff programs, and food and beverage marketing to children.




Brad McNamara is the CEO and Co-founder of Freight Farms, an agtech company on a mission to enable on-site commercial food production anywhere in the world. Freight Farms was incorporated in 2013 by Brad McNamara and Jon Friedman, who saw a need for urban agriculture to emerge as a competitive industry in the food landscape.