HI DC’s 2018 Peace Conference focuses on food diplomacy and social entrepreneurship as tools for peace among refugees and immigrants.

Gastrodiplomacy: The Politics of Food | MoMA R&D Salon 26 | MoMA LIVE

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;

Repeating past mistakes is no longer an option

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.

The William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan

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.


Success Stories Podcast

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.

The Washington Post

To promote kimchi abroad, Korean scientists are trying to get rid of the smell

Food Tank

Seven Questions with Dr. Johanna Mendelson Forman, Creator of Conflict Cuisine

The Not Old - Better Show

Tasting Cuba: History, Hospitality, and Food



World Affairs Council of Hilton Head

“Is the Kitchen the New Venue of Foreign Policy”

Stimson Center

“Private Sector as Driving Force in Development of Food”

Stimson Center

“Food Disrupters and the Future of Food”


“How South Korea Uses Kimchi To Connect To The World - And Beyond”

Public Diplomacy Magazine


First We Feast

When Food is Key to World Peace

Americas Quarterly

Gastrodiplomacy: Eating Your Way to World Peace


Gastrodiplomacy: Cooking Up A Tasty Lesson On War And Peace

Le Figaro Étudiant

La «gastrodiplomatie» ou l’étude des relations internationales par l’assiette

Slate en Français

La «gastrodiplomatie» ou l’étude des relations internationales par l’assiette

American University

The Kitchen as a Venue for Foreign Policy

Culinary branding

The Kitchen as a Venue for Foreign Policy


Ilmu Khusus Pelajari Makanan dalam Interaksi Bangsa

The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Community Food: Tradition and Change at the Communal Table


An Introduction to Washington's Conflict Cuisines


Conflict Cuisines: Central American Cooking Is Thriving On 14th Street


Four Corners: Habesha Market and Carry-Out


Conflict Cuisines: Celebrating Cuban Cuisine in D.C.

National Geographic: The Plate

How Syria’s Famous Aleppo Pepper Might Be Saved

American University

From Conflict to Table: Conference Explores Food as Diplomacy


7 unconventional food classes that scream college