David Rieff is a policy analyst specializing in immigration, international military conflicts and humanitarian efforts. He is a Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute at the New School for Social Research in New York City, and a fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU. He has bee a board member for Human Rights Watch and for a project of the Open Society Institute. David is the only son of famous American author Susan Sontag; he is a graduate of Princeton University. His numerous articles have appeared in the NY Times, Washington Post, The Nation, Atlantic Monthly, Le Monde and many others. He is author of over dozen books, the latest being “The Reproach of Hunger: Food, Justice, and Money in the 21st Century” which analyzes in great depth the prospects for whether or not humanity’s capabilities will be able to end global poverty and hunger.
Ava Chin is the author of Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love, and the Perfect Meal (Simon & Schuster), which won 1st Prize in the 2015 M.F.K. Fisher Book Awards for Excellence in Culinary Writing. Kirkus called Eating Wildly “A delectable feast of the heart,” and Library Journal chose it as one of the “Best Books of 2014.” Her writing has appeared in The New York Times (“Urban Forager”), the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Marie Claire, Saveur, The Village Voice, and Eating Well, among others. A former slam poet, she is an associate professor of creative nonfiction at CUNY and a fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University. The Huffington Post named her one of “9 Contemporary Authors You Should Be Reading.”campaign