Food, Culture and the Future –“A Lecture on Eating” on global food resources ~Eat Locally and Think Globally~

Event | February 18, 2016

Finished Feb 18 2016


Research Faculty of Agriculture and GI-CoRE are pleased to announce the “A Lecture on Eating” by Dr Jean-Robert Pitte who has been appointed as a Distinguished Professor of Hokkaido University since last year.

Following the intensive lecture overviewing his wide specialism, a workshop on Hokkaido cheese and wine is scheduled as ”A Lecture on Eating”.   Let us take this great opportunity to consider our future through eating.


–Session 1 Intensive Lecture, 10:30-16:00
(Admission Free / Capacity for 100 Attendees)

Part 1 – French and Gastronomy, 10:30-

Part 2 – Terroir, the Philosophy of Sustainable Development, 13:00-

Part 3 – The Future of Food and Humanity from the Geographical Perspective, 14:45-

–Session 2 The Future of Hokkaido –Workshop on Cheese and Wine, 16:30-18:00
(Admission Fee 3,000 JPY / Capacity for 30 Attendees)


Jean-Robert Pitte

Born in Paris in 1949. Graduated from Université-Paris Sorbonne, Paris IV. D.Litt.

Specialist of landscape and gastronomy, President of Société de géographie, Chair of ADFIG (Association for Development of Festival International de Géographie) and the Presidents of MFPCA (Mission Française du Patrimoine et des Cultures Alimentaires), Livres en Vignes a festival held in Château du Clos de Vougeot, and Académie du vin de France since 2011.

President of Université Paris-Sorbonne in 2003-2008. Publications incl. Gastronomie française. Histoire et géographie d’une passion, Histoire du paysage français, Bordeaux- Bourgogne: Les passions rivales, Le désir du vin à la conquête du monde.


February 18, 2016 Thursday / 10:30-18:00


Seminar Rm., Food Resource Research Bldg. 3F, Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, N9 W9, Sapporo



This lecture is solely in English without any Japanese interpretation provided.

◆How to Apply

Please e-mail/fax the session(s) you wish for attending, full name, affiliation (faculty/dept.) and  contact e-mail address by 16 February.

The fee for “session 2” shall be paid on the day at the venue.

We are to close the list when the number of applicants reaches the quota (30).


Assis. Prof. Kuniyuki KOBAYASHI, Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University

Fax +81-11-706-2462



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