Timothy A. Wise presents 2022 Shivvers Memorial Lecture, April 4

headshot of Timothy A. Wise
Timothy A. Wise. 

AMES, Iowa — Author and agriculture policy researcher, Timothy A. Wise, will present the 2022 Shivvers Memorial Lecture, Eating Tomorrow: Climate Change and the Battle for the Future of Food, at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 4, in the Sun Room of the Iowa State Memorial Union.

Wise is the author of the 2019 book, “Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food.”

Light refreshments will be served at the ISU Lecture Series event hosted by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, the ISU Lecture Series and the Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture (GPSA) at Iowa State. The event will include a chance to purchase books before the lecture and a short time for book signing after.

Wise is a senior advisor at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, where his work focuses on agribusiness, family farmers and the future of food, and a senior research fellow at Tufts University’s Global Development and Environment Institute, where he founded and directed its Globalization and Sustainable Development Program. His previous work includes directing the Small Planet Institute’s Land and Food Rights Program and serving as executive director of the U.S.-based aid agency Grassroots International. He is also author of the book “Confronting Globalization: Economic Integration and Popular Resistance in Mexico.” Wise lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Shivvers Lecture, focused on issues of sustainability, agriculture and the food system, has been presented at Iowa State University since 1969 in memory of John Shivvers, who farmed near Knoxville, with support from the Shivvers Family.

Wise will also be the keynote speaker at this year’s Sustainable Agriculture Symposium, sponsored by GPSA, Wednesday, April 6, at 7:00 p.m., in the Sun Room of the Iowa State Memorial Union..