College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Events and Announcements

April 1, 2013

April 3 | Dr. George Perkovich - Moving to Zero Nuclear Weapons: Why Not Try?
April 21 | Fruitful Minds Symposium on Nutrition Education

April 3 | Dr. George Perkovich - Moving to Zero Nuclear Weapons: Why Not Try?

Dr. George Perkovich
Moving to Zero Nuclear Weapons: Why Not Try?
Wednesday, April 3, 223 Moses Hall
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

The goal of nuclear disarmament was enshrined in the Treaty on the on-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in 1970 and continues to be an elusive policy objective of many nations around the world. President Obama made it a centerpiece of his foreign policy by saying in May 2009 that America is committed "to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons... and will take concrete steps towards a world without nuclear weapons." George Perkovich, Vice President for Studies and Director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will address this issue as part of the IIS US Foreign Policy Series. Dr. Perkovich's research focuses on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation, with a focus on South Asia and Iran, and on the problem of justice in the international political economy. He is the author of the award-winning book India's Nuclear Bomb (University of California Press, 2001). He is co-author of the Adelphi Paper, Abolishing Nuclear Weapons, published in September 2008 by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He served as a speechwriter and foreign policy adviser to Senator Joe Biden from 1989 to 1990. Part of the U.S. Foreign Policy Seminar.

April 21 | Fruitful Minds Symposium on Nutrition Education

Interested in Medicine, Health, or Nutritional Science?

Learn about the multifaceted approaches leaders in Health Sciences, Business, & Policy are taking to combat childhood obesity at:

The Fruitful Minds Symposium on Nutrition Education: Current and Future Applications for Nutrition Education, Research, and Policy

Speakers to include:

- Kyle Cornforth: Director of The Edible Schoolyard (She will also present results from a study done by the Center for Weight and Health on this program)
- Luis Rodriguez: Dietitian at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and Nutritionist at the WATCH (Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health) Clinic
- Joanne Ikeda: Vice President of the Society on Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB), Former UC Berkeley Professor, and nutrition consultant to the Cartoon Network
- A representative from the Prevention Institute
- Justin Gagnon: CEO of Choice Lunch and Sophie Johnson: Director of Choice Lunch—Choice Lunch is a healthy lunch program used in over 250 schools in Northern and Southern California.

Cost: Students $5; Community Members $12

When/Where: Sunday, April 21 from 1-4pm, 102 Wurster

VISIT to purchase tickets and for more information about Fruitful Minds. This event will be limited to 75 people, so sign up today!

A mini student group fair is to follow so participants can network and learn about ways to get involved in nutrition education and health advocacy and promotion around the Cal community. Questions? Email