Food, Agriculture and Human Impacts on the Environment: Japan, Asia and Beyond

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | November 7 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley Food Institute, Department of Anthropology, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

The goal of this workshop is to link local and regional case studies of food, agriculture, and human-environmental interaction with the broader discussion of global environmental issues and long-term sustainability. Special emphasis is on case studies from Japan, East Asia and the North Pacific Rim. Topics that will be discussed in this workshop include issues on food production, circulation and consumption, changes through time in human environmental interaction in relation to societal and economic developments, and water-food- energy nexus. This event is organized in collaboration with the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature in Kyoto, Japan, with which UC Berkeley has an MOU.

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Day 1: Monday, November 6, 2017

9:00-9:10 Welcome Remarks

9:10-12:40 Part I. Food and Agriculture
Session 1. Urban biocultural food production & Food security
Session 2. Organic agriculture and scale: Balancing environmental and consumer demands
Session 3. Food policy supporting the future of sustainable agriculture

12:40-1:40 RIHN Lunch Open House

1:40-2:00 Break

2:10-6:00 Part II. Heritage and Human Impacts on the Environment
Session 4. Landscape, Materiality & Traditional Ecological Knowledge (Anthro 290 Series)
Session 5 Environmental Issues in East Asia

Day 2: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

9:00-9:10 Welcome Remarks

9:10-12:00 Part III: Asian Perspectives on Development and Societal Transition
​ Session 6. Multiple Paths of Economic Developments in Global Environmental History: Japan and the World ​
Session 7. Designing Lifeworlds of Sustainability

12:00-1:30 Break

1:30-3:20 Part IV: Water, Food, Ecosystem and Transdisciplinarity
This final session will take place in the Women's Faculty Club Lounge
Session 8. Water-Food-Energy Nexus

3:20-3:30 Closing Remarks, 510-642-3415