Global Food Summit: From Crisis to Security

Global Food Summit: From Crisis to Security

Global Food Summit stamp The Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation at UC Irvine will host a two part conference series, Global Food Summit: From Crisis to Security. Global leaders and practitioners in the food ecosystem, together with internationally-recognized academic experts, will gather to develop, demonstrate, and disseminate timely and sustainable solutions for the global food challenge.The summit will catalyze future collaboration to address the challenges of global food security, nutrition, and sustainability.

 

Global Food Summit: “Sustainable Solutions”

– May 5, 2016, 8:15 a.m.- 4:50 p.m. & May 6, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
– Crystal Cove Auditorium (May 5) & Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center (May 6)

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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.

 

AGENDA

Pre-event: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | SSLH 100 | 7:00-9:00 p.m.  “Towards a Sustainable 21st Century Series” Speaker: Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, PhD, Pesticide Action Network North America, Agroecology works!  Toward resilient, productive food and farming

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 the 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

 

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 Pediatrics, UCLA

9:40 a.m. Panel: “Research & Education Priorities & Partnerships”
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)

Towards a Sustainable 21st Century series presents two special panels:

2:00-3:20p.m. Nutrition and Poverty Alleviation: Basic Science from Biology and Medicine

Introduction
Francisco J. Ayala, PhD, University Professor and Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, School of Biological Sciences

“UC Irvine: Ready to Improve Nutrition Through Applied and Basic Science”
Frank L. Meyskens, Jr, M.D., F.A.C.P., Aldrich Chair, Professor of Medicine and Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine

“The Intestinal Microbiota Role of the “Forgotten Organ” in Human Nutrition”
Hamid Said, PhD, PharmD, Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine

“Health Span Pharmacology: Adding Healthy Years to Human Life”
Mahtab Jafari, PharmD, Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Bruce Blumberg, PhD, Professor, Developmental and Cell Biology, Ayala School of Biological Sciences

“Transgenerational Inheritance of Prenatal Obesogen Exposure”
Bruce Blumberg, PhD, Professor, Developmental and Cell Biology, Ayala School of Biological Sciences

3:40-5:00 p.m. Establishing Food System Equity:  The Contributions of Law

Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, Raymond Pryke, Professor of First Amendment Law, UC Irvine School of Law
Welcome and Introduction

Jose Padilla, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc., 35-year career advocating for California’s farm worker and rural poverty communities, Co-drafter AB1382 California’s Migrant Education Law

Stephen Lee, Professor of Law, UC Irvine School of Law, Convener, Global Food Initiative Conference on “Establishing Equity in Our Food System” – March, 2016

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Directions

– Day 1: UC Irvine Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium, 311 West Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697

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– Day 2: Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center, 100 Academy Drive, Irvine, CA 92617

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