The role of culture and the arts in deepening and strengthening the social and political roots of the food movement -- the aesthetics of shaping, informing and engaging diverse citizens and reimagining the public sphere.

Opera, theater, and festival director Peter Sellars is one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the performing arts in America and abroad. A visionary artist, Sellars is known for ground-breaking interpretations of classic works. Whether it is Mozart, Handel, Shakespeare, Sophocles, or the 16th-century Chinese playwright Tang Xianzu, Peter Sellars strikes a universal chord with audiences, engaging and illuminating contemporary social and political issues. In 2011 he staged "Nixon in China" at the Metropolitan Opera in New York; "Hercules" at the Lyric Opera of Chicago; "The Winds of Destiny" at the Ojai Music Festival and Cal Performances; and "Griselda" at the Santa Fe Opera. Sellars is a professor in the Department of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA and Resident Curator of the Telluride Film Festival. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Erasmus Prize, the Sundance Institute Risk-Takers Award, and the Gish Prize, and was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Edible Education 101: The Rise and Future of the Food Movement. UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism and College of Letters and Science, Fall 2011.
Sponsored by The Edible Schoolyard Project (, with support from Stephen Silberstein and The Knight Foundation for Environmental Journalism.
Live Stream sponsored by Bon Appetit Management Company.
Instructors: Michael Pollan and Nikki Henderson.

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