Frances Moore Lappé in Conversation with John Torpey

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023

7:30 pm


Open to the Public

Headshot of author Frances Moore Lappe
Admission Price

Free; Reservations Required


Legendary writer and activist Frances Moore Lappé revolutionized our thinking about food and politics with her bestselling and influential book, Diet for a Small Planet. With her more recent book, Daring Democracy: Igniting Power Meaning and Connection for the America We Want (co-authored with Adam Eichen), she continued bringing progressive ideas to the fore. In this conversation with John Torpey, director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, Lappé discusses her thoughts on creating a living democracy and how everyday people can reverse democracy’s decline.

Presented with the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies.

Part of the Promise and Perils of Democracy Project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

A video of this event will be posted a few days later on our YouTube Channel.

This event will be livestreamed, and closed captions will be provided. Please contact Jimmy Cok at in advance for any additional accessibility requests.​

Book covers of Diet for a Small Planet and Daring Democracy