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A Taste of Things to Come: Dinner and Discussion

September 7, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

COAL + ICE is partnering with the Aspen Institute and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation to organize a dinner party. The hosts – a multidisciplinary group comprised of a chef, climate scientist, a food writer, and an environmental reporter – have prepared the menu. Each course of the meal encourages discussion about how human activities influence climate and the environment. Our goal is to inspire new ways to talk about climate change, experimenting with a new form of storytelling – one that is tactile, tangible, edible.

This evening will include discussions featuring:

Lisa Goddard, the Director of Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society;
Mark Hansen, Director, David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation & Professor of Journalism;
Gary Hirshberg, Co-Founder and Chief Organic Optimist of Stonyfield Farm;
Corby Kummer, Senior Editor at The Atlantic and Editor-in-Chief of IDEAS: The Magazine of the Aspen Institute;
Andrew Revkin, Strategic Adviser for Environmental and Science Journalism at National Geographic Society former NY Times environmental editor;
Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations; and
Alice Waters, chef, author, food activist, and the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant
Evening schedule:

6:00 pm: Exclusive tour of the COAL + ICE exhibition with curators Susan Meiselas and Jeroen de Vries; underwritten by Global Friends.
7:00 pm: Dinner and Discussion

The Morris Series is made possible by a generous donation from Aspen Institute Trustee Diane L. Morris. This Series brings the mission and work of the Institute to an invited group of supporters, friends, and new audiences in the San Francisco area. The Series addresses innovation and technology with an underlying theme of leadership based on enduring values and nonpartisan exchange.

Special thanks to the Columbia Journalism School and Mark Hansen from the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation for their collaboration and support.


September 7, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
San Francisco, CA United States
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