School of Global Environmental Sustainability hosts reception for CSU author Michael Carolan

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability will host a Distinguished Author Reception for CSU Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology Michael S. Carolan. March 4, 4-6 p.m., 108 Johnson Hall on campus. This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Carolan will speak at 4:30 p.m. about his recent book, Reclaiming Food Security (2012).

In this challenging work, Carolan argues that the goal of any food system should not simply be to provide the cheapest calories possible. A secure food system is one that affords people and nations – in both the present and future – the capabilities to prosper and lead long, happy, and healthy lives. For a variety of reasons, food security has come to be synonymous with cheap calorie security. But the author shows that these cheap calories have also come at great cost, to the environment, individual and societal well-being, human health, and the food sovereignty of nations.

Carolan’s areas of expertise include environmental and agricultural law and policy, environmental sociology, the sociology of food systems and agriculture, and the sociology of technology and scientific knowledge. He also dabbles in social theory.

Books will be available for purchase and refreshments served.

For more information, visit the SoGES website.

About the School of Global Environmental Sustainability
The School of Global Environmental Sustainability is at the core of a growing number of exciting sustainability initiatives in research and education at Colorado State University. SoGES serves as a hub to connect CSU’s community of scholars and practitioners interested in applying interdisciplinary perspectives to large-scale environmental, economic, and social questions not easily addressed through traditional approaches. The School was uniquely designed to reach across disciplines and colleges to forge new alliances and advance greater understanding of the challenges to achieving sustainability faced by our nation and global community. SoGES is meeting this challenge and continues to strengthen CSU’s reputation of being at the forefront of addressing the world’s sustainability issues through research, education, and outreach.