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Join Us For A Salon & Happy Hour With ALAS

October 14, 2013
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(credit: slaintenyc.com)

(credit: slaintenyc.com)

This Friday, WFPA is teaming up with the Association of Latin@s and Allies in Public Service (ALAS) for a Salon on GMOs and food policy issues in Latin America at the Rudin Family Forum in the Puck Building, followed by a Happy Hour at Sláinte (304 Bowery). The Salon discussion will be guided by Steinhardt’s Food Studies professor Gustavo Setrini. We invite students from the entire NYU community to come with those burning questions about food policy, the current state and future of international agriculture, and the effect GMOs have on our food system both in the United States and in Latin America. The Salon starts at 5:30pm, and we will have wine and snacks on hand. For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

About ALAS:
The Association of Latin@s and Allies in Public Service enhances the educational and social experience at Wagner by creating platforms from which the NYU community can engage and advocate for issues at the intersection of our fields of study and topics relevant to Latinas and their Diasporas around the world. ALAS provides a community-based space for exchanging knowledge, networking, and making cultural connections.

About Professor Setrini:
Gustavo Setrini is a political scientist who studies globalization, agriculture, and rural development. His research examines the opportunities and constraints that global markets offer for small farmers in poor countries, and his work aims to identify the institutional foundations of sustainable agriculture at the transnational and local levels. In 2008, Setrini won a Fulbright scholarship to study the effects of Fairtrade and organic certification on farmer organizations in Paraguay, where his research has also examined the effectiveness of donor-funded, NGO-led development projects to promote sustainable agricultural techniques and integrate small farmers into global supply chains. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011, and he served as a post-doctoral research associate at MIT’s Center for International Studies and Department of Urban Studies and Planning before joining Steinhardt.

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