Westminster professor to discuss Italian food production in era of globalization on Oct. 3

Dr. Michael Aleprete, Westminster assistant professor of political science, will present “Italian Food Production and Culture in an Era of Globalization” at the Faires Faculty Forum at 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.

Aleprete attended the seminar “Food from a Glocal Perspective: Italy, the Mediterranean and the Globe” in June at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo and the Orientale University of Naples. He will discuss what he learned, including: the progression of the slow food movement in Italy in reaction to the globalization of food production and consumption, and the movement’s impact on modern Italy’s food production.

Aleprete, who joined the faculty in 2007, earned an undergraduate degree from Duquesne University and master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

The Faculty Forum was established in 1990 by Dr. Barbara Faires, Westminster professor of mathematics emerita, during her term as dean of the college and vice president for academic affairs.  Faculty members from all disciplines volunteer to present lectures on their current research, artistic productions, and scholarship of teaching and learning.  Each forum presents new ideas with innovative lecture techniques.

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