Oct. 26: Iverson Lecture: Creating Community Food Security

Event Details


Date: October 25, 2011

Times: 7 p.m.

Location: Gilbert Science Center Auditorium

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public.

Dr. Lisa Heldke, professor of philosophy and holder of the Sponberg Chair in Ethics at Gustavus Adolphus College, will present the fall Civitas honors program Iverson Lecture, “Creating Community Food Security: Charity, Rights and Coresponsibility,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Gilbert Science Center auditorium.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Heldke is the author of  the book "Exotic Appetites: Ruminations of a Food Adventurer" and the journal Food, Culture and Society and co-editor of "Cooking, Eating, Thinking: Transformative Philosophies of Food." She is currently working on a book, "Philosophers at Table," which explores the relationship between food and philosophy for a general audience.

Her Iverson Lecture will address the question of what it means for a community to guarantee all of its members, regardless of race, age, religion or economic position, access to adequate food. She will examine that question from three different frameworks: charity, human rights, and what she calls “coresponsibility.”

The Iverson Lectures honor Ralph Iverson and his family, whose donation to Augustana helped make the Civitas honors program possible.

A reception in the Gilbert Pendulum Lounge will follow Dr. Heldke’s talk.


Dr. Jeffrey S. Miller
Director, Civitas Honors Program
Associate Professor, Dept. of English and Journalism
605.274.5431