The Goodwin-Niering Center hosts various lectures throughout the year, sponsored by various funds and lectureships, and addressing a diverse array of topics.
Jean Thomas Lambert '45 was a faithful friend and supporter of Connecticut College who cared deeply about the environment. In 2003, the Jean Thomas Lambert Lecture Series was established by the Jean Thomas Lambert Foundation to provide annual lectures for the Goodwin-Niering Center for Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies.
On Thursday, May 1, 2014, the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment hosted Francis Moore Lappé for the Jean Thomas Lambert Lecture, "Food Justice for a Small Planet"
Diet for a Small Planet author Frances Moore Lappe (shown at left) shared her extensive current research examining the policies and politics that have kept hungry people from feeding themselves around the world as well as the misconceptions that have obscured our own national, social and humanitarian interests.
In the forty years that she has been part of the food movement, the context of food justice has come to include pressing issues like GMOs, climate change and free trade, which she explored with the Connecticut College community.
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