CIS 2010

October 5-6, 2010

Hope College Critical Issues Symposium 2010
Good Food For The Common Good
October 5 and 6
Multiple Venues on Campus


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On Tuesday night Bryant Terry brings the kitchen to our stage, mixing a vegan cooking performance with comments on food justice and related issues. On Wednesday morning, Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms (and the hero of Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma) brings his wisdom, wit, and practical sense to Hope College.

Bryant Terry Joel Salatin

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As a service to the community, all CIS events are free and open to the public.

For nearly 30 years the Critical Issues Symposium (CIS) has been an integral part of the Hope College academic landscape. A committee of faculty, staff, and students, in consultation with President Bultman, selects one topic to focus on each year. Hope College takes this academic endeavor seriously enough to cancel daytime classes on one day each fall semester in order to allow the campus community to fully participate in examining the topic at hand. CIS has sponsored international leaders in a variety of fields, but also calls on the resources of the West Michigan and Hope College communities to provide input on our discussions.

Please note that Wednesday evening classes DO meet on the day of CIS.


Read About Last Year's Symposium: At Water's Edge: Complacency, Thirst, Action

Read About Recent Symposia: Click here, or on the button for Past Symposia in the menu bar above.

If you have any questions about CIS please feel free to contact either:

Alfredo Gonzales, Associate Provost and CIS Co-Chair

Derek Emerson, Director of Events and Conferences and CIS Co-Chair