February 23, 2012
Clara Thompson Hall
Population and poverty. Farming and food. Dr. Dickson Despommier wrote the book on addressing these issues. He spent 38 years as a professor of microbiology and public health in environmental health sciences at Columbia, where he won the Best Teacher award six times. He has addressed audiences at leading universities including Harvard and MIT, and he has also been invited to speak at the United Nations. His book The Vertical Farm: feeding the world in the 21st Century explores growing population and shrinking farmland.
Learn more & watch a Colbert Report appearance: www.verticalfarm.com