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How Beef Changed America, A Conversation with Joshua Specht, Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame

This fall, we are pleased to welcome Joshua Specht to campus to discuss his recent book, Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-to-Table History of How Beef Changed America. Specht, an environmental and business historian of the United States, explores how American rich and poor came to expect affordable high-quality fresh beef. The book further outlines the human and environmental costs of this abundance.

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Bringing leaders to campus, and to our students specifically, is central to our mission. It is essential they hear from and have access to those who are changing the world and making progress on the issues discussed in the classroom. Our Business for a Better World Speaker Series brings social impact and sustainability thought leaders from top-tier organizations directly to our students where they discuss the issues facing our world. If you ever want to catch-up on past discussions, they are recorded for your viewing pleasure.

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Lunchtime Conversations

To engage and connect with the expertise available across the University, B4BW hosts a series of monthly Lunchtime Conversations. These informal sessions are designed to be a place to share unique perspectives and knowledge on topics surrounding the intersection of business and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Ultimately, we see them as vehicles to drive research, curriculum, and policy action at the University. For the 2020/2021 Academic year we have been focused on SDG #10, ‘Reduced Inequalities’ and showcasing Mason researchers focused on the many facets of this critical issue. 

The conversations for this semester have concluded. Check back here soon for the Fall 2021 schedule!