Global Issues in Agriculture Seminar Series

The Global Issues in Agriculture Seminar Series brings professionals working in the fields of Food Security, Agricultural Economics, and Resource Management to the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies campus in Washington, DC. The issues facing agriculture are critical for students of International Relations to be aware of and to study. The Global Issues in Agriculture Seminar Series is open for all SAIS students to attend; however, students from the Energy, Resources and Environment and International Development Programs are particularly encouraged to participate as these programs specifically focus on tackling problems of sustainability, including the social, economic and environmental aspects of development. If you are interested in being added to the mailing list for the Global Issues in Agriculture Seminar Series please click here.

2016 - 2017:

Nutrition Transitions and Agricultural Transformation in Africa: What Changed?

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Dr. Will Masters, Professor in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

Food, Farmers, and Climate: Report from the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP)
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Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Climatologist and Senior Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

The Search for Cuba's Food Security
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Dr. Pedro Sanchez, Research Professor of Tropical Soils at the University of Florida Soil & Water Sciences Department and core faculty of the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems

Assuring Diet Quality and Quantity Using Biofortified Sweetpotato as part of an Integrated Approach
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Dr. Jan Low, World Food Prize Laureate

2015 - 2016:

Look Ahead or Land Behind Chasing Tomorrow’s Food Security Realities
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Jeff Simmons, President, Elanco

Why Food Security Matters
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Kimberly Flowers, Director, CSIS Global Food Security Project

Strengthening Nutritious Food Systems GAIN's Marketplace for Nutritious Foods
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Bonnie McClafferty, Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition’s (GAIN) Agriculture and Nutrition Global Program