Jonathan J. Halperin
Jonathan J. Halperin
Designing Research, Communications
and Strategies for Sustainability

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Risks over Time

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Since participating recently in the UN Investor Summit on Climate Risk, and in preparing for the Sustainable Land & Water Program Expert Workshop in Amsterdam on Friday, I’ve been thinking more about risk as fundamental conceptual framework for making meaningful comparisons and connections.

2014 A Happy New Year

Friday, December 27, 2013
I am comforted by the awareness that changes we dismiss as inconceivable are often viewed by historians as having been inevitable. A Happy New Year might thus include news of the following momentous changes.

What Does 48 Million Hungry People Look Like?

Thursday, November 14, 2013
48 million Americans struggle with hunger. 48 million names. 48 million stories. How have we let this happen? America's better than this.

"What is Hunger?" and "Hunger In Our Backyard"

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Video for the first two morning panels of The James Beard Foundation 2013 Food Conference (The Paradox of Appetite: Hungering for Change, Oct. 21-22) appears below. For the entire two-day's proceedings, visit the James Beard Foundation's 3013 Food Conference video channel.

Big Data Might Live Next Door

Sunday, October 20, 2013
With more than 47,000,000 Americans only able to buy their next meal because they are on SNAP, formerly Food Stamps, one wonders where these people live. 47 million sure sounds like a big number. But where are they?

Facts -- Not What They Used to Be

Thursday, October 17, 2013
The story of hunger in America is quite instructive, and as the radical right plays financial chicken with the federal budget and the good faith and credit of the United States, 47,000,000 citizens wonder where they will find their next meal. In an America where compassion remains a core value, this is only possible because people have differing visions of reality.

Neighborhoods

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
As summer slowly releases its muggy grip on the nation’s capitol, I had an opportunity to talk with the Israeli ambassador to the United State, Michael Oren. With the civil war in Syria propelled to front and center, he reminded us that “it’s the neighborhood we live in.”

Truth and Power

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Speaking truth to power rarely happens. But with four members of the SNAP Alumni network in the halls of Congress last week it did.

Real Experts on Hunger

Thursday, May 9, 2013
In a rare series of events on Capitol Hill yesterday, and continuing today, the real experts on hunger in America met with senior members of Congress and their staffs.

Yes… But…

Friday, May 3, 2013
Rich and deep conversations are the hallmark of CERES conferences and this year in San Francisco was no exception, as CERES looks forward to its 25th anniversary in 2014.

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Jonathan Halperin asks important questions, forces you to think strategically with an outcome orientation, and isn’t afraid to totally re-imagine the way of doing something to achieve desired objectives. Working with Jonathan to plan our annual conference of thought-leaders in food and other impact programs of the James Beard Foundation for several years has been an enlightening and rewarding experience. We feel smarter and more effective for having worked with him.

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