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Food Fight! The Role of Food in Advocacy and Sociopolitical Communication

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  • Format: On Campus
  • Section: A
  • Course Number: CRN 4537 - NFDS 0301 A
Bea Banu
Bea Banu
Dr. Banu earned her PhD in philosophy from City University Graduate Center in New York. She has taught at Hunter College, Brooklyn College, New York University and Parsons School of Design. She is the co-editor of a book which uses literature to introduce young students to the problems of ethics. After 25 years of teaching, she turned her attention to administration. Here at The New School she has been chair of Parso...
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Jan 23 - May 08
4:00 - 5:50 PM
Spring 2019
CRN 4537
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