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Dodge Lecture

The Dodge Lecture was established in 1999 to honor Dr. Edward Dodge, MPH '67, and his late wife Nancy for their generous support of the Center for a Livable Future. The annual lecture features a distinguished visiting scholar to address the public health implications of ecosystem change resulting from personal and policy choices.

Lance Price

Quantifying Disease Risk from Food Animal Production: It’s harder than it looks

Dr. Lance Price
Professor at the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health
April18, 2024

Jay Naidoo

Under Gaia’s Skin

Jay Naidoo
Anti-Apartheid and Anti-Hunger Activist
April 15, 2021

Dan O Brien

Wild Ideas on the Great Plains

Dan O’Brien
American Author, Wildlife Biologist, and Rancher
December 05, 2019

Miguel Altieri

Transform or Reform?

Miguel Altieri, PhD
Professor of Agroecology at the University of California, Berkeley
September 18, 2018

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry, award winning novelist, poet, and farmer unveils the new essay "The Thought of Limits in a Prodigal Age"

Wendell Berry
American Novelist, Poet, Environmental Activist, Cultural Critic, And Farmer
December 8, 2016

Patrick Holden

Soil, Food and the Microbiome

Patrick Holden
Founding Director and Chief Executive of the Sustainable Food Trust
November 9, 2015


Ricardo Salvador

The Food Movement, Public Health and Wellbeing

Ricardo Salvador
Director, Food & Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
December 12, 2014

Richard J. Jackson

We are What We Eat…and What We Build

Richard J. Jackson
Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles
May 9, 2014

Malik Yakini

Fostering a Just and Sustainable Food System

Malik Yakini
Founder and Executive Director of Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
April 30, 2013

Winona LaDuke

Food Sovereignty, Biopiracy and the Future

Winona LaDuke
Director of Honor the Earth and White Earth Land Recovery Project
April 10, 2012

Olivier De Schutter

Food Systems, Famines & Human Rights

Olivier De Schutter
UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
September 27, 2011

Marion Nestle

Food Politics: Has the Food Revolution Arrived?

Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH
Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
Professor of Sociology, New York University

May 4, 2010

Vandana Shiva

Agriculture, Environment and Health

Vandana Shiva, PhD
Director of Navdanya, a program of the Research Foundation for Science,
Technology and Ecology of New Delhi, India

March 3, 2009

Robert Costanza

Protecting the Commons

Robert Costanza, PhD
Director, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics
The University of Vermont

November 29, 2007

Fred L. Kirschenmann

The Farm/Food/Health Connection

Fred L. Kirschenmann, PhD
Distinguished Fellow at the Aldo Leopold Center, Iowa State University
Professor of Religion and Philosophy, North Dakota Rancher

April 25, 2006

Jane Lubchenco

Seas the Day: Ocean Science, Politics and Ethics

Jane Lubchenco, PhD
Wayne and Gladys Valley Professor of Marine Biology and Distinguished Professor of Zoology, Oregon State University
Former President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

April 22, 2005

Wes Jackson

A False Hypothesis: Implications for Agriculture and Society if it's True

Wes Jackson, PhD
President and Founder, The Land Institute Salina, Kansas
April 1, 2003

Wayne Roberts

Why Urban Agriculture is the Next Frontier of Public Health

Wayne Roberts, PhD
Project Coordinator, Toronto Food Policy Council
April 3, 2002

David Pimentel

Ecology of Emerging Disease: Environmental Pollution and Population Growth

David Pimentel, PhD
Professor, Insect Ecology and Agricultural Science
Department of Entomology,Cornell University
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
President, The Rachel Carson Council, Inc.

April 4, 2001

Dennis R. Keeney

An Agronomist's View of Public Health

Dennis R. Keeney, PhD
Emeritus Director, Aldo Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Iowa State University

March 27, 2000

Terry Yates

Biodiversity and the Health of Ecosystems: A Public Health Challenge

Terry Yates, PhD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Biology
University of New Mexico Albuquerque

April 7, 1999