HI DC’s 2018 Peace Conference focuses on food diplomacy and social entrepreneurship as tools for peace among refugees and immigrants.
Johanna Mendelson Forman, Professor at American University’s School of International Service, where she teaches Conflict Cuisine: An Introduction to War and Peace Around the Dinner Table;
Isn’t it time to rethink humanitarianism? The world has trapped itself in a cycle of saving the same lives year in and year out.
Johanna Mendelson Forman is a leading voice in the emerging movement of gastrodiplomacy and social gastronomy. She visited WDI and the University of Michigan in March to discuss how food can promote social good. Kristin Babbie Kelterborn, Senior Project Manager with WDI Grants Management, interviews Mendelson Forman, a distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center, where she heads the Food Security Program.
Johanna Mendelson Forman is a Distinguished Fellow with the Managing Across Boundaries Initiative at the Stimson Center in Washington D.C.In this episode of Success Stories, Johanna speaks with Catherine Robson about the mission of the Stimson Centre, the role of food in forming societies and learning about other cultures, plus her personal reinvention(s).
American University professor Johanna Mendelson Forman taught a class on food and how disruptions in agricultural production and supply--whether by natural or man-made causes--can be a catalyst to war. She also talked about the role played by food during World War Il and in the Berlin Airlift.