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Global Food Summit: Towards Sustainable Solutions (Sales now closed on Eventbrite; Please register at door; spots still available)

UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation

Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:00 AM - Friday, May 6, 2016 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

Global Food Summit: Towards Sustainable Solutions...

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Thursday, May 5, 2016, Keynote Address, Mark Bittman ONLY Ended Free  
DAY 1: Thursday, May 5, 2016 ONLY; including Keynote Address, Mark Bittman Ended Free  
DAY 2: Friday, May 6, 2016 ONLY; including Keynote Address, President Janet Napolitano Ended Free  
Friday, May 6, 2016, Keynote Address, President Janet Napolitano ONLY Ended Free  
BOTH Days: May 5-6, 2016 Ended Free  
Tour: Friday, May 6, 2016, UC South Coast Research & Extension Center Ended Free  

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GFS: Sustainable Solutions is the second part of the two-part conference Global Food Security series held at UC Irvine. The Global Food Security Summit will assemble global leaders, practitioners, and academics from across the University of California system, to think critically about the new frameworks designed to address this challenge at the intersection of food security and climate action, to collaborate on the work being done, and to identify priorities that the academic world can and must address. A unifying theme of the two-day summit will be the linked frameworks for ending hunger and addressing climate change established in 2015: the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. In collaboration with the Global Food Initiative and the Office of the President, this convening will facilitate the development of a program of research and education priorities for the Blum Centers, with food security as the entry point for larger interdisciplinary discussions around poverty and development, climate change, and health. Faculty, students, policy makers, and community leaders are invited to attend.

PLEASE NOTE:

Day 1 will take place in the UC Irvine Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium.

Day 2 will take place at The Beckman Center of the National Academies of Science and Engineering. DIRECTIONS HERE.




AGENDA

DAY ONE: THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016

UC Irvine Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium


8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast provided by Whole Foods Market


9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

Michael Dennin, Ph.D., Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning and Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education, UC Irvine


9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks

Richard Matthew, Ph.D., Director of UC Irvine Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation


9:30 a.m. Keynote Address

Nora Gilbert, Food System Policy Researcher, Union of Concerned Scientists; Special Projects for Mark Bittman*

*Please note change in keynote speaker.

 

10:15 a.m. Break and Networking


10:40 a.m. Panel: Perspectives on Global Food Security

Moderator: Glenda Humiston, Ph.D., Vice President, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture

Paula Daniels, Founder, Los Angeles Food Policy Council

Prabhu Pingali, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative, Cornell University

L. Ann Thrupp, Ph.D., Executive Director, Berkeley Food Institute, UC Berkeley

 

11:45 a.m. Panel: Global to Local: Challenges and Opportunities for Collective Action

Moderator: Catherine Cheney, Devex West Coast Global Development Reporter

Hilal Elver, Ph.D., UN Special Rapporteur and Global Distinguished Fellow at Resnick Food Law and Policy Program

Tim Galarneau, Food Systems Education and Research Program Specialist, UC Santa Cruz

Stephanie Mercier, Ph.D., Director of Policy, Farm Journal Foundation

Robin Foster, Team Leader, Responsibly Grown, Whole Foods Market

 

12:55 p.m. Lunch


2:00 p.m. Presentation: Research and Outreach to Improve Food and Agriculture

Helene Dillard, Ph.D., Dean, UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences


2:30 p.m. Presentations: Feed the Future Innovation Labs (USAID): Goals, Operations, and Achievements

Elizabeth Mitcham, Ph.D., CE Specialist of Plant Sciences and Director, Horticulture Innovation Lab, UC Davis

Travis Lybbert, Ph.D., Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, BASIS – Assets and Market Access Innovation Lab, UC Davis

Huaijun Zhou, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Animal Sciences and Director, Genomics to Improve Poultry Innovation Lab, UC Davis


3:30 p.m. Panel and Q & A: The Promise and Challenge of Effective Technological Transfer

Helene Dillard, Ph.D., Dean, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

Elizabeth Mitcham, Ph.D., Director, Horticulture Innovation Lab, UC Davis

Travis Lybbert, Ph.D., BASIS – Assets and Market Access Innovation Lab, UC Davis

Huaijun Zhou, Ph.D., Director, Genomics to Improve Poultry Innovation Lab, UC Davis

 

4:10 p.m. Presentation: Research Innovation Fellowships in Agriculture (RIFA) Program

G. David Miller, Director, RIFA, UC Davis

 

4:20 p.m. Presentation: Water, Climate Change, and Food Security

Josette Lewis, Ph.D., Associate Director, UC Davis World Food Center


4:50 p.m. Closing Remarks for Day 1


DAY TWO: FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016

The Beckman Center of the National Academies of Science and Engineering


8:00 a.m. Registration Opens


9:00 a.m. Welcome to Day 2

Richard Matthew, Ph.D., Director, UC Irvine Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation


9:10 a.m. Presentation: Overview and Priorities of the UC Global Food Initiative

Wendy Slusser, M.D., Health Science Clinical Professor of Pedriatics, UCLA


9:40 a.m. Panel: Research & Education Priorities

Moderator: Sophi Martin, Ph.D., Director of Partnerships, Blum Center for Developing Economies, UC Berkeley

Tawny Mata, Ph.D., Scientific Program Director, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

Livia Marqués, Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Barbara Finnin, Director of Finance and Operations, The Democracy at Work Institute

Nona Evans, President and Executive Director, Whole Kids Foundation, Whole Foods Market

 

10:50 a.m. Break and Networking

Student Poster Session: Big Ideas in Food Systems


11:20 a.m. Introduction of The Honorable Janet Napolitano, President, University of California

Michael Dennin, Ph.D., Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning and Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education, UC Irvine


11:25 a.m. Keynote Address 

The Honorable Janet Napolitano, President, University of California


11:55 a.m. Closing Remarks

Richard Matthew, Ph.D., Director, UC Irvine Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation

2:00 p.m. Optional Campus Tours - South Coast Research Extension Center (limited spaces available, RSVP required)

Contributing Partners:

Whole Foods

 

Newkirk Center for Science & Society

 

Center for Living Peace



ABOUT THE UCI BLUM CENTER

The Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation was launched at UC Irvine during UCI’s 50th year, as part of a larger consortium of Blum Centers (beginning with the Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Berkeley, established in 2006), across the University of California campuses. The Blum Centers operate on the idea that a world-class university must be a force for tackling the world’s most daunting challenge – poverty.

The Center’s mission is to enable a new generation of students and researchers to ask and address critical questions about economic development that are key prerequisites to devising effective and innovative approaches to alleviating contemporary poverty both locally, in Orange County, and abroad.

For more information about the Blum Center, download the informational flyer here.

To visit our website, please click here.

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When & Where


UC Irvine Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium
311 West Peltason Drive
Irvine, CA 92697

Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:00 AM - Friday, May 6, 2016 at 12:00 PM (PDT)


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UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation

The Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation was launched at UC Irvine during UCI’s 50th year, as part of a larger consortium of Blum Centers (beginning with the Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Berkeley, established in 2006), across the University of California campuses. The Blum Centers operate on the idea that a world-class university must be a force for tackling the world’s most daunting challenge – poverty. The Center’s mission is to enable a new generation of students and researchers to ask and address critical questions about economic development that are key prerequisites to devising effective and innovative approaches to alleviating contemporary poverty both locally, in Orange County, and abroad. Visit our website HERE.

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