Distinguished Speaker Series (VIP) - Bauman College

july, 2018

19jul5:30 pm- 7:30 pmDistinguished Speaker Series (VIP)Gary Taubes – The Case Against Sugar

Event Details


5:30 p.m. – VIP Reception


6:00 p.m. – Lecture: The Case Against Sugar


Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever before, with obesity reaching epidemic rates and nearly 10% of children suffering from nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Gary Taubes’ new book, The Case Against Sugar, makes the convincing case that sugar is at the root of these, and other critical society-wide, health-related problems.

With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes will discuss America’s history with sugar: its role in our diets, our culture, and our lives. He will explain what research has shown about our addiction to sweets and clarify the arguments against sugar. He will also correct misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss and provide the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.



7:00 p.m. – Q+A with Gary Taubes

About Gary Taubes


Gary Taubes is an investigative science and health journalist and co-founder of the non-profit organization, Nutrition Science Initiative. He is the author of The Case Against Sugar (2016), Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It (2011), and Good Calories, Bad Calories (2007). Taubes is the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, and has won numerous other awards for his journalism. These include the International Health Reporting Award from the Pan American Health Organization and the National Association of Science Writers Science in Society Journalism Award, which he won in 1996, 1999, and 2001 (he is the first print journalist to win this award three times). Taubes graduated from Harvard in 1977 with an S.B. degree in applied physics, received an M.S. degree in engineering from Stanford University in 1978, and a degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1981.

General Admission – $60

Includes a signed copy of The Case Against Sugar


VIP (limited availability) – $100

Includes an intimate meet-and-greet with Gary Taubes prior to his lecture, refreshments, and a signed copy of The Case Against Sugar

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Proceeds from this event benefit Bauman College. Learn more about how you can support our mission to change the landscape of the food industry by bringing nutrition education to a wider audience.


(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Bauman College - Berkeley

1007 University Ave Berkeley CA 94710

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