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Friday, February 24, 2017
12:30–4:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m. | Opening Remarks
William C. ClarkFaculty Associate. Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy, and Human Development, Harvard Kennedy School.

12:40–12:48 p.m. | "From Pinot to Xinomavro: The World's Future Winegrowing Regions"
Elizabeth M. Wolkovich, Assistant Professor of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology; Faculty Fellow of the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University. 

12:48–12:56 p.m. | "Poverty, Progress and Puzzles in African Agriculture"
Chris Barrett, SB&JG Ashley Professor of Applied Economics, Cornell University.

12:56–1:04 p.m. | "Blending the Rigor of Science with the Innovation of Business to Reverse the Trend of Childhood Obesity"
Christina Economos, Director, ChildObesity180; Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University.

1:04–1:12 p.m. | "Key Issues in Sustainable Food Security"
Dennis McLaughlin, H.M. King Bhumibol Professor of Water Resources Management, MIT.

1:12–1:20 p.m. | "Innovation as Activism: The Case of Veganism in the United States, France, and Israel"
Nina Gheihman, PhD Candidate in Sociology, Harvard University.

1:20–1:28 p.m. | "Mercury in Rice: Impacts on Food Security in China"
Sae Yun Kwon, Postdoctoral Associate at the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

1:28–1:36 p.m. | "How Industrialized Animals Remake People and Places"
Alex Blanchette, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Tufts University.

1:36–1:44 p.m. | "Digging Up Dinner: Gastronomical Archaeology"
Mary C. Beaudry, Professor of Archaeology & Gastronomy, Boston University. 

1:44–1:52 p.m. | "Cropland Productivity Growth: Environmental Impacts and Consequences for Food Security"
Nathan D. Mueller, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University.

1:52–2:00 p.m. | "Food Waste"
Norbert L. W. Wilson, Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University. 

2:00–2:08 p.m. | "Crop Production and Irrigation Water Demand In Africa In a Changing and Uncertain Climate"
Amy Dale, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

2:08–2:16 p.m. | "Environmental History: Utopias and Dystopias in the Nile's Endorheic Food Future"
James McCann, Professor of History, Boston University.

2:16–2:24 p.m. | "Impacts of Environmental Change on Contaminants in Seafood"
Elsie Sunderland, Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Harvard University.

2:24–2:32 p.m. | "The Role of Supply Chains In Agricultural Conservation and Development"
Rachael Garrett, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environment, Boston University.

2:32–2:40 p.m. | "Why Food Stamps are in the Farm Bill. Should They Stay There?"
Christopher Bosso, Professor of Public Policy and Politics, Northeastern University. 

2:40–2:48 p.m. | "Low Cost, Paper-Based Devices Enable Quality Assurance of Premixed Cereals"
Charles Mace, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Tufts University.

2:48–2:56 p.m. | "Threats to Food Security in Southern Africa: Energy-Environment-Economics"
Ken Strzepek, Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Adjunct Professor, Harvard Kennedy School; Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, UNU-WIDER; Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado at Boulder.

2:56–3:04 p.m. | "The 1960s Origins of the American Farm Bill"
Sarah T. Phillips, Associate Professor of History, Boston University.

3:04–3:12 p.m. | "what2avoid2.0"
Gidon Eshel, Research Professor of Environmental Physics, Bard College.

3:12–3:20 p.m. | "Achieving Food Security in a Changing Climate"
Meredith Niles, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont.

3:20–3:28 p.m. | "Why We Grow GMOs for Animals, but Not People"
Robert Paarlberg, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

3:28–3:36 p.m. | "Overcoming Water and Food Insecurity"
Chandra A. Madramootoo, Visiting Scholar, JWAFS Lab; Visiting Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

3:36–3:44 p.m. | "Seasonal Agricultural Markets"
B. Kelsey Jack, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Tufts University.

3:44–3:52 p.m. | "Multiple Breadbasket Failure"
Anthony Janetos, Director, Pardee Center, Boston University.

3:52–4:00 p.m. | Keynote Introduction
Will Masters, Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy; Department of Economics, Tufts University.

4:00–4:30 p.m. | Keynote Address
Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute.