Monday, June 20, 2016

Renowned Author Frances Moore Lappe’ Headlines ISEE 2016 Special Event

Will be joined by Tommy Wells, DOEE

The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) will host the 2016 Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), Transforming the Economy: Sustaining Food, Water, Energy and Justice. At a time when our planet’s vital signs are in distress and the social stability of our human community is under duress, a “transformed economy” supports the resilience of our planet and makes this conference theme more relevant than ever.

On Monday, June 27, 2016, renowned author Frances Moore Lappe’ headlines An Evening of Inspiration and Celebration. Tommy Wells, director, Department of Energy and Environment will open the event. The evening lecture will be held in the University’s Theater of the Arts, and includes refreshments and music by Trio Caliente. Registration is available here.

Frances Moore Lappe’ is the author or co-author of 18 books, beginning with Diet for a Small Planet. Her newest books are World Hunger – 10 Myths and EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want. She is the cofounder of three organizations, including the Oakland based think tank Food First and the Small Planet Institute which she leads with her daughter Anna Lappé. Frances and her daughter have also co-founded the Small Planet Fund, which supports democratic and social movements around the world. Gourmet Magazine named Frances one of the twenty-five most influential people whose work has changed the way America eats. She is also the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Award. She appears frequently as a public speaker and on radio and is a regular contributor to Huffington Post.

ISEE 2016 will facilitate dialogue between practitioners, researchers, policy makers and citizens committed to a sustainable economy that support a resilient planet and resilient human communities. Happening earlier on June 27, Marina Silva, former Environment Minister, Senator, and Environmental Justice Advocate of Brazil, and Jairam Ramesh, Former Environment Minister of India, will be featured in the Food-Water-Energy-Justice Nexus plenary. To register for the conference please click here. A single day registration option is also available.

An evening of Inspiration with Frances Moore Lappe will be held at the UDC Theater of the Arts, accessible from  Windom Place and Connecticut Avenue, NW. To view the schedule or register for the full conference please visit For questions, contact

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