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Book Events


Due to travel limitations related to the COVID-19 precautions, talks have been postponed until Fall at Iowa State University and in California universities. Tim's lecture at Florida International will be delivered via Zoom. Ottawa events are on hold pending further developments.

Florida International University
Agroecology Seminar
March 20, 2020, 3:00 pm
Location TBA

Ottawa, Canada - April 27-29
Locations/Times TBA


Past Events

Tufts University
"Eating Tomorrow: The Battle for the Future of Food in the Climate Crisis"
Hoch Cunningham Environmental Lectures
January 16, 12:00-1:00 pm
Curtis Hall, Medford, Mass.

Video here

Article on the event here


Tufts University
Northeast Healthy Soil Network Symposium
February 21, 2020 (on afternoon panel)
Location Tufts Cabot Center

New York Book Launch  

with Vandana Shiva and Mark Bittman, 200 participants 

February 6, 2019 

The New School, New York, NY 

Read more about the event here 

Watch a video of the event here 

Watch a short clip of Wise’s introduction here 

Boston-Area Book Launch (March 5, 2019)

Open to the public 

March 5, 2019, 5-7pm 

Cabot 701 and 702, The Fletcher School, Tufts University,

160 Packard Ave, Medford, MA

More information here

Washington DC (March 19-21, 2019)

American University 

Open to the public

March 19, 2019, 2:30-4pm

AU School of International Service, MGC 330N Conference Room
American University, Washington DC 


Busboys and Poets 

Open to the public

March 20, 2019, 6:30-8pm  

Busboys and Poets, 14th & V,

2021 14th St NW, Washington DC 

More information here

RSVP here

Oxfam and ActionAid

Brownbag lunch event

March 21, 2019 12-1:30pm

Oxfam America,101 17th St NW, Suite 1300, Washington DC

Iowa (March 28-April 2, 2019)

Drake University  

Sponsored by the Program in Law, Politics, and Society; 

The Slay Fund for Social Justice;

and The Principal Center for Global Citizenship

March 28, 2019, 6-7:30pm

Cowles Reading Room, Drake University, Des Moines, IA 

Prairie Lights Books  
Cosponsored by Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) 

Open to the public 

March 31, 2019, 4-5pm 

Prairies Lights Books, 15 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 

More information here

Grinnell College 

Open to the public  

April 1, 2019, 4:15-5:30pm

HSSC Room S3325, Grinnell College, 1115 8th Avenue, Grinnell, IA 

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI)

April 2, 2019, 6-8pm

Iowa CCI Headquarters, 2001 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA

Los Angeles (April 9-April 11, 2019)

Pomona College 

Open to the public 
April 9, 12:15-1:15pm  

Oldenborg Dining Hall, South Side

Pomona College, Claremont, CA 

Whittier College 

Open to the public 

April 10, 2019, 7pm

Hoover 100, Whittier College, Whittier, CA 

More information here

UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

Colloquium Lecture: "Eating Tomorrow"

Open to the public 
April 11, 2019, 1:00-2:30 pm 

144 Haines Hall

375 Portola Plaza 
Los Angeles, CA 90095

More information here

RSVP here 

San Francisco (April 16, 2019)

UC Berkeley

Joint book event with Eric Holt-Gimenez

Sponsored by Berkeley Food Institute

Panel Discussion: Food For Thought

April 16, 2019, 5:30-7pm

112 Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 

More information here

Toronto (May 8-9, 2019)

Guelph University

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 12-2pm

Alexander Hall, Room 117, 570 Gordon St., Guelph


Balsillie School of International Affairs

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 7-9pm

Room 1-42, 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON

More information and RSVP here

Ryerson University

Thursday, May 9, 2019,  2;30-4:30pm

Jorgenson Hall Room JOR1402 

380 Victoria Street (corner of Gerard East and Yonge, Toronto)

Maputo, Mozambique (June 2019)


Food Security and Climate Change in Africa: 

Eating Tomorrow Mozambique Book Launch

Invitation Only 

June 18, 2019

Southern Sun Hotel, Maputo, Mozambique

Sponsored by Open Society Foundations

Vermont (October 1-4, 2019)


Middlebury College

Guest Lecture

October 3, 6:00 pm -7:30 pm
202 Robert A. Jones '59 House, 148 Hillcrest Road

Middlebury, VT

More information HERE.​

University of Vermont

Guest lecture, Agroecology, and Environmental Studies Seminar

October 4, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm

108 Terrill Hall

Burlington, VT

More information HERE

Rome, Italy (October 12-18, 2019)

Committee on World Food Security

"Agroecological Innovations for Climate Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems"

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa
October 16, 1:30-3:00 pm
Malaysia Room, FAO

Pacific Northwest (October 24-30, 2019)

University of British Colombia, Vancouver

Guest lecture, "Future of Food Dialogues"
with Jennifer Clapp and Sophia Murphy

October 24, 2019, 4:00-6:00 pm

Room FNH 40

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

Guest lecture

October 25, 2019, 12:00 pm

Room HC1325

Eagle Harbor Books, Bainbridge Island

Reading and conversation with David Korten
October 27, 2019, 4:30 pm

157 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA

More information HERE

Town Hall Seattle

“Eating Tomorrow: The Battle for the Future of Food in Africa”

Timothy A. Wise and  Million Belay

October 30, 2019

See video of the event
Listen to podcast

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (November 5-6, 2019)

“Regional Conference on Agroecology for Climate Resilience”

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA)

November 5-6, 2019

Information TBA

Ithaca, NY (November 15, 2019)

Cornell University

“Eating Tomorrow: The Battle for the Future of Food”

Department of Development Sociology Seminar Series Ithaca, NY

November 15, 2019, 3:00 pm

Location TBA


Timothy A. Wise is Senior Researcher at the Small Planet Institute where he directs the Land and Food Rights Program. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute. A widely published commentator on food and agriculture, Wise offers a unique combination of economic journalism, international development, and academic research. A prestigious Fellowship from the Open Society Institute supported the research for this book. He is the co-author of Confronting Globalization: Economic Integration and Popular Resistance in Mexico (Kumarian 2003) and A Survey of Sustainable Development (Island Press 2001).

Follow Wise on Twitter @TimothyAWise 

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