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Dates: June 22, 2015 to July 3, 2015 Graduate Students Credits: 3 The course makes the most of the location in Italy to draw lessons from local, sustainable agriculture as well as the policy and programs that protect it. Rome-based agencies of the United
Location:
Rome, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The purpose of this course is to understand what are the elements and dynamics of resilient food systems – as well as the people, communities, relations, and policy that contribute to resilience. The course will explore and evaluate the impacts of rapidly globalizing food systems on food and nutrition security at local, household, and intra-household levels, highlighting how gender identities are impacted by - but also influenced by it. These issues promote a great deal of debate and have encouraged the development of a number of modern initiatives to counterbalance socio-economic and environmental effects related to these changes.

Dates: June 22, 2015 to July 3, 2015 Graduate Students Credits: 3 The course makes the most of the location in Italy to draw lessons from local, sustainable agriculture as well as the policy and programs that protect it. Rome-based agencies of the United Nations provide an unparalleled opportunity for students to meet and learn from the professionals who research, create normative guidance, and regularly convene the World’s foremost thinkers on food, food security, and food systems. The course will includes visits to the Slow Food Academy, the European Food Safety Agency, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development. Speakers from other organizations (Italian Universities, World Food Programme, NGOs) also give lectures at the Bolsena Campus. Courses will be taught at the Covento S. Maria del Giglio in Bolsena, Italy. This renovated Franciscan monastery is preserved and run by Punti di Vista, a cultural association that promotes the exchange of knowledge and culture hosting cultural exchanges, seminars, initiatives of solidarity, sharing and social transformation. While in Italy, you will meet with professionals from local and international organizations in Rome, Brindisi and Bra.

The Payson Center for International Development offers two (2) to three (3) week long programs with one (1) to two (2) courses per location. Courses are open to Tulane and non-Tulane graduate level-students. All courses earn three (3) credits
Cost:
1 course: $5,100, 2 courses $9,500, 3 courses: $13,750

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