Aside from making human life possible, food and drink have generated multiple waves of cultural and political activity throughout human history — some of it celebratory, some of it contentious, and all of it interesting. Explore the many ways that food and drink are intertwined with culture and politics, in the past and present. You’ll never look at what’s on your plate or in your glass the same way again.
Darren Zook has taught for 15 years at UC Berkeley and has been recognized numerous times for his contributions to education on campus. He teaches courses on comparative politics, security studies, human rights, and conflict resolution, and has extensive field experience in nearly every part of the world, including two trips to North Korea.
Note: this class will be recorded, and video of the lectures will be made available to students enrolled in the class. Perfect for those who want to take a class but may miss a lecture or two due to schedule conflicts.