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Fourth Annual Summit on Global Food Security and Health 2017

Event Agenda for the:
Fourth Annual
Summit on Global Food Security and Health
“Integrating Global Food Security and National Security: Problems, Progress, and Challenges”
George Mason University
Founders Hall – Arlington, VA
November 15, 2017
Join us for the Schar School of Policy and Government’s
Fourth Annual Conference on Global Food Security and Health
Welcome and Introductions (9:00–9:15 am)
           Bonnie Stabile, Co-Editor, World Medical and Health Policy, Assistant Professor,
           Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
Brian Finlay, President and Chief Executive Officer, Stimson Center
Phil Thomas, Director, Global Food Security Project, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University; Adjunct Faculty, Honors College, George Mason University; former Assistant Director, Global Food Security & Food Aid Issues, U.S. GAO
Keynote Speech: Integrating Food Security and National Security in an Era of Increasing Natural Disasters and Human Conflict (9:15 – 9:35)
Keynote Speaker:
Ellen Laipson, Director, International Security Program, Schar School of Policy and of Government, George Mason University; former President and CEO, Stimson Center
Panel 1: The Interrelationship Between Global Food Security and National Security (9:30 -11:30 am)
           Moderator and Chair:
Johanna Mendelson Forman, Distinguished fellow and Director, Food Security, Stimson Center
Rod Schoonover, Director, of Health, Environment, and Natural Resources, National Intelligence Council; former Senior Scientist, U.S. Department of State
Jeremy Konyndyk, Senior Policy Fellow, Expert in Humanitarian Response, Center for Global Development; former Director,  Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, USAID
Rick Leach, President & Chief Executive Officer, WFP USA; formerly directed many health related campaigns for WHO and many other global advocacy organizations
Dina Esposito, Vice President For Technical Leadership, Mercy Corps; formerly Director, USAID Food For Peace Program
11:30- 12:pm Box lunch in Art Gallery (adjacent to the auditorium)
Panel 2: Private-Public Partnerships and a New Emphasis on Resilience in Food Security, Development, and National Security (12:00 –2:00 pm)
Moderator and Chair:
Emmy Simmons, Independent Consultant, CSIS Non-Resident Advisor; former USAID Assistant Administrator for Economic Growth
Paul Weisenfeld, Executive Vice President, International Development, RTI International; formerly Assistant to the Administrator, USAID Bureau For Food Security, and Senior Foreign Service Officer, including Mission Director in Zimbabwe and Peru  
Beth Dunford, Assistant To The Administrator, Deputy Coordinator for Development, Feed The Future, Bureau for Food Security, USAID
Julie Howard, PhD., Senior Advisor, International Studies Program, Michigan State University, “Developing Partnerships to Enhance a New Generation of African Farmers,” Former Chief Scientist, Bureau For Food Security, USAID
Panel 3: Food Security, Nutrition, and Health Policy Implementation  (2:00-3:45pm)
Moderator and Chair:
Bonnie Stabile
Bonnie D. Jenkins, Brookings Institution Visiting Fellow; “An Examination of How The U.S. Is Implementing The Global Security Health Security Agenda ‘Whole of Government Approach’
Asma Lateef, Executive Director, Bread For The World Institute, “Global Nutrition Update and Implications”
Alia El Mohandes, MD, MPA, Policy and Gender Advisor, Office of Civilian-Military Cooperation, USAID
Constance A. Gewa, PhD., Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University
Dereje T. Gebreegziabher, Master’s Student, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University
Panel 4: Food Security Policy and Food Aid Issues (3:45 – 4:45 pm)
           Moderator and Chair:
Phil Thomas
Asif M. Shahan, Associate Professor, Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, "From ‘Asian Enigma’ to the ‘Other Asian Enigma: Exploring Bangladesh’s Success Through the Lens of Governance”
Stephanie Mercier, International Food Aid Expert, former Chief Economist, Senate Agriculture Committee
Barry Riley, author of “The Political History of American Food Aid: An Uneasy Benevolence,” 2017; Visiting Fellow, The Center For Food Security and The Environment, Stanford University
Closing Remarks: Concluding Remarks and Observations (4:45 – 5:00 pm)
Phil Thomas, Johanna Mendelson Forman, Bonnie Stabile
We gratefully acknowledge our Sponsors for this event:
Stimson Center;
Policy Studies Organization; and the 
World Medical and Health Policy