Symposium | Peace Kitchen: Make Food not War

  • New York University in Washington 1307 L St NW Washington, DC, 20005 United States

Outstanding experts in their fields Lauren Bernstein, Director of the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership, U.S. Department of State, Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall, Former Chief of Protocol of the United States, Ambassador-in-Residence, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Councill Todd Gray, Chef, Owner and Head Chef, Equinox Restaurant Pati Jinich, Chef, Cookbook Author and Political Analyst will discuss and explore how governments, organizations and individuals are working to bring cultures together through food. As a new and understudied field, how can this tool of diplomacy be used more broadly in conflict resolution? How can culinary diplomacy provide a greater impact on citizen-to-citizen interaction? As a growing field, who are emerging as leaders, and how can individuals play a role in diplomacy? 
Moderated by: Johana Mendelson Forman, Scholar-in-Residence, American University; Senior Advisor, Stimson Center; Creator of Conflict Cuisine.® 

Highlight of the evening is the presentation of "Cooking Kids", a program developed by Anka Peljhan is a brilliant strategy that introduces cooking skills to youngsters by emphasizing the use of healthy, local, and natural ingredients. More information at: https://foodtourslovenia.wordpress.com/2015/03/01/help-cooking-kids-make-their-american-debut/

When: May 5, 2015 | 6:30 pm
Where: New York University in Washington, Abramson Family Auditorium, 1307 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005
Tickets: Free admission | Please register http://www.nyu.edu/rsvp/event.php?e_id=5008