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

Dispatches

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.

Buses and Sustainability

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I have buses on my mind – lots and lots of school buses sitting in parking lots all over the world.

Enough Defining

Friday, April 19, 2013
Implementation, not definition, is the challenge for sustainability today.

On Hunger and Respect in America

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
As Representative Jim McGovern said from the floor of the House of Representatives a few days before president Obama’s State of the Union last evening, “Hunger is a political condition.”

“Pandora’s Promise” – Can it Be Kept?

Monday, January 28, 2013
Richard Stone has produced a provocative and important new documentary on nuclear power that was screened this week at the Sundance Film Festival. But as important as it is, Pandora’s Promise is a film that in its current configuration undermines itself.

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