Vincent Hendricks is a professor of Formal Philosophy at The University of Copenhagen. On stage at the sixth MAD Symposium, Hendricks argues that restaurants need to harness their power and take on responsibility beyond serving food.

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Lynda Obst is one of Hollywood’s most prolific producers. At the Sixth MAD Symposium, Obst shared her eye-opening account of life in the center of the storm, providing us with an insight into a culture of abuse and sexualized narcissism.

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In this important discussion, Lisa Donovan, Wade Davis, and Kim Severson reflect on the revelations that prompted the MeToo movement and the reckoning that has resulted from it.

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Nina Persson is the lead singer of the Swedish band The Cardigans. She kicks off day two of the sixth MAD Symposium in performance with her husband Nathan, before a conversation with Tatiana Levha, MAD

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Jytte Vikkelsøe is a Copenhagen based psychologist and author whose research focuses on conflict resolution and the complex dynamics of romantic love. Her most recent book is the bestselling Derfor Forelsker Du Dig Aldrig I

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At the first Sydney MAD Monday, Palisa Anderson, director of Sydney restaurant Chat Thai and first-generation farmer of Boon Luck Farm, shared stories from her childhood, as well as her farming practices and approach to utilizing sustainable Indigenous ingredients in her cooking.

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Tickets for the next MAD Symposium are sold out.

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Rafa Tonon wrote about FRUTO, Alex Atala’s conference in Saõ Paulo, Brazil. Find out what happened here.

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Dear friends, Save these dates in 2018! MAD has a big year planned, with a Symposium in Copenhagen, MAD Mondays in Sydney, and Dispatches. Remember that big red tent? MAD’s sixth Symposium will be held in Copenhagen

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Some of our friends have joined forces to raise funds and awareness for MAD. Check out the amazing experiences from Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, Rosio Sanchez, Alice Waters, Dan Barber, Dario Cecchini, Ferran and

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Learn more and download the VILD MAD app at http://www.vildmad.dk.

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Eva Sarai is a current MAD intern in Copenhagen. She travelled to Denmark to study, and she will return to the US to finish her studies in Psychology and neuroscience at Grinnell College.  Photos in

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VILD MAD – Danish for wild food – is a comprehensive and free resource for the public to learn about and sustainably explore wild food. The initiative comprises an app in Danish and in English,

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Learn more and download the app at vildmad.dk.

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Nancy Lee has a PhD in Gender and Cultural Studies from the University of Sydney, Australia. Her dissertation examined the impact of social media and celebrity culture on chefs’ modes of production. She tweets and

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Hana and Houda Hussein, members of Copenhagen nonprofit Trampoline House from Afghanistan and Palestine and chefs for its catering service Sisters’ Cuisine, told stories of the role food has played in their lives in Denmark.  

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Lawyer, and political commentator, Natasha Al-Hariri, introduced the topic of the evening, by speaking of her own experiences of the intersection of migration and food.

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Chef Thorsten Schmidt, founder of Malling and Schmidt in Århus and VILD MAD consultant, shared historical perspectives on food and cuisine as the product of the movement of people, traditions, and ingredients.  

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Emma-Jayne Abbots, anthropologist at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, addressed research investigating the role food can play in breaking down barriers between groups, as well as the dangers of essentializing immigrant cuisine.

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Co-founder and Executive Director of Copenhagen nonprofit Trampoline House, Morten Goll explained the origins and philosophy of the user-driven refugee justice community center he runs.

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Founder of catering company Hahnemanns Køkken, cookbook writer, and chef Trine Hahnemann shared the ways she builds opportunities for migrants into her business.

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Romy Gill is the self-taught chef and owner of Romy’s Kitchen, a Punjabi/Bengali Indian restaurant in Bristol where she combines ingredients and techniques from her Indian heritage with those of her home country, the United

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José Andrés is a chef and owner of ThinkFoodGroup, author, television host, and humanitarian. Named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”. Pioneer of Spanish tapas in the United States.

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Kat Kinsman on what she believes is killing the restaurant industry.

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About MAD

MAD (taken from the Danish word for “food”) is a nonprofit organization that brings together a global cooking community with a social conscience, a sense of curiosity, and an appetite for change.