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Future of Food and Nutrition Conference Announces Keynote Speaker

The Future of Food and Nutrition Conference, hosted annually at Friedman, will be held on April 4, 2020. Keep reading for details on the just-announced keynote speaker!

The Future of Food and Nutrition Conference is pleased to announce that Emily Broad Leib will deliver the keynote address at next year’s conference. Broad Leib is Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Director of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, and Deputy Director of the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. Broad Leib founded Harvard’s Food Law and Policy Clinic, the first law school clinic in the nation devoted to providing legal and policy guidance on food law and policy issues. Broad Leib focuses her scholarship, teaching, and practice on finding solutions to the biggest health, economic, and environmental issues facing our food system.

Recognized as a national leader in Food Law and Policy, Broad Leib was named by Fortune and Food & Wine to their list of 2016’s Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink. The list highlights women who had the most transformative impact on what the public eats and drinks. Her work also has been covered in such media outlets as The New York Times, CNN, CBS This Morning, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, The Guardian, TIME, Politico, and The Washington Post. Broad Leib received her B.A. from Columbia University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude.

Past conference keynote speakers include Dr. Roni Neff (Director, Food System Sustainability & Public Health Program at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future), Britt Lundgren (Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, Stonyfield Farm), Helena Bottemiller Evich (Senior Food & Agriculture Reporter, Politico), and Angie Tagtow (Executive Director, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion).


The Future of Food and Nutrition Conference, hosted annually by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, provides a unique venue for graduate students to present original research related to food and nutrition. Historically, more than 200 attendees from over 50 different institutions have come together each year to hear students present research from diverse fields ranging from food anthropology to nutritional epidemiology.

Next year’s conference will be held on Saturday, April 4. For more information, check out the conference website

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