2:30pm | Operation Enduring Freedom: War on
Terror, Assassination & Extra-Judicial Killings

A talk by Dr. Alfred McCoy
MSC Lounge, Red Gym

Alfred W. McCoy is a historian and a Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He earned his B.A. from Columbia College and his Ph.D in Southeastern Asian history from Yale University. McCoy has researched and has written about Philippines history, and about Southeast Asia, and in particular about the Golden Triangle drug trades of opium and heroin.

His first book, The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia (New York, 1972), sparked controversy when the CIA tried to block publication. But after three English editions and translation into nine foreign languages, this study is now regarded as the “classic” work on the global drug traffic.

McCoy's recent work on covert operations, A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror (New York, 2006), explores agency’s half-century history of psychological torture. A film based in part on that book, "Taxi to the Darkside," won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in 2008.

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5:00pm | Learn to cook delicious dishes
7:00pm | Filipino Fiesta! with Slow Food UW
The Crossing: 1127 University Ave

Learn how to cook delicious chicken adobo, lumpia, pancit, turon, and more.. then enjoy your hard labor & chow down!

Mabuhay! from Dr. Michael Cullinane, Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Special guests MEChA will be working with us on community expression through mural-making and exploring Filipino-Mexican cross-cultural roots.

Be sure to RSVP for the dinner HERE!

About Slow Food UW:
Everyone eats, and what we eat affects not only our well being and health, but also the environment, economy and society. Agriculture is one of the primary uses of land and water resources. Our food choices affect how these resources are used as well as the livelihoods of farmers and agricultural and food service workers. In the terms of Slow Food’s founder, Carlo Petrini, our food choices make us all “co-producers.” Slow Food on Campus is an extension of the international Slow Food network and of Slow Food USA. Slow Food has been expanding over the past decade from dealing with issues of quality in cooking to include environmental and sustainable agriculture, social justice, and food sovereignty, among others. They began by engaging cooks, and then food communities, farmers, cheese, wine, other food producers, and most recently academics doing research on Slow Food issues.

Today, Slow Food is reaching out to incorporate students and other young people who are interested in “good, clean, and fair food.” UW Madison is one of the first universities in the nation to begin a Slow Food organization on campus. Working with Slow Food Madison, as well as with the Slow Food groups in our sister cities of Montova, Italy and Freiburg, Germany, we can bring the rich traditions of slow, sustainable, local eating to campus. Through Slow Food, we can use food as an entry point for linking seemingly disparate issues such as environmental justice, agricultural pollution, biodiversity loss, obesity, urban sprawl, and even global climate change in understanding and in action. We have the chance to influence the direction of Slow Food. We are the future of the movement.

Eaters of the World Unite!

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Slow Food UW. You should too!