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Videos and Program Info- Summit on Global Food Security and Health

Below are the program details and recordings from the first annual, Summit on Global Health and Food Security 2014:
School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs
George Mason University
October 16, 2014


Welcome and Introductions (12:00 – 12:10)
Bonnie Stabile, George Mason University, Deputy Editor, World Medical & Health Policy Journal
Dean Mark Rozell, School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, George Mason University
Overview of Global Food Security (12:10 – 12:20)
Phil Thomas, School of Policy, Government and International Affairs;
Former Assistant Director, Global Food Security & Food Aid Issues, U.S. GAO
"The Elusive Goal of Eliminating Global Hunger: Progress and Challenges"
Panel 1: Access (12:20 – 1:35)
Asma Lateef, Bread for the World Institute
"Nutrition, Feed the Future, and Global Food Security"
Donley Studlar, University of Strathclyde (via Skype)
"Multilevel Governance and the Regulation of Food for Obesity Prevention"
Ken Reinert, George Mason University
"Food Security as Basic Goods Provision"
Deborah Wheeler, United States Naval Academy
"Food Security and Gluttony in a Water Scarce Region: Lessons in Sustainability from the Arabian Gulf"
Panel 2: Challenges (1:40 – 3:10)
Marc Cohen, Oxfam America, and Ellen Messer, Tufts University
"Breaking the Links between Conflict and Hunger Redux"
Julie Howard, former Chief Scientist, Bureau for Food Security, USAID
"The Role of Science in Meeting the Challenges of Food Security and Climate Change in Developing Countries"
Ambassador William J. Garvelink (ret.), International Medical Corps
"Cumulative Experience on Global Food Security Issues, Emergency Disaster Assistance, and Health Related Issues"
Maction K. Komwa, George Mason University
"Food Security, Household Caloric Availability, and HIV Status in Mayuge District, Uganda
Sonia Massari, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (via Skype)
"Social Values in a Globalizing World: a 'Digital' and 'Dedicalized' Interpretation of Human and Environmental Health"


Panel 3: Partnerships (3:15 – 4:30)
Elise Young, Women Thrive Worldwide
"Women's Empowerment Issues in Feed The Future and Global Food Security"
Gawain Kripke, Oxfam America
"NGO & Private-Public Partnerships in the US Global Food Security Strategy"
Susan Bradley, Food For Peace, U.S. Agency for International Development
"The Integration of Food Aid into the US Global Food Security Strategy"
Emmy B. Simmons, Global Food Security Consultant
"Aligning Private Sector Incentives with Public Sector Goals to Improve Community Health and Food Security"
Closing Remarks: Conclusions and Recommendations (4:30 – 4:45)
Phil Thomas, GMU School of Policy, Government and International Affairs
Panelist Biographies
Susan Bradley is chief of the Policy and Technical Division of the Office of Food for Peace at USAID. Her teams work on a wide range of issues ranging from the technical review of Title II proposals and the development of improved food-aid commodities, to food aid legislation and streamlining FFP's grant-making processes.
Elena Cadel is a communication psychologist, based at the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy. Her expertise is in the area of the psychology of sustainability and consumer behavior.
Marc J. Cohen is senior researcher on humanitarian policy and climate change at Oxfam America and an adjunct faculty member in the international development program at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He is co-editor of two books on the world food crisis of 2007-2008.
William J. Garvelink is the senior advisor for global strategy at the International Medical Corps. He has 33 years of experience with USAID and the Department of State. He led President Obama's $3.5 billion "Feed the Future" global food security initiative and was the first head of USAID's Bureau for Food Security.
Julie Howard was the first chief scientist in USAID's Bureau for Food Security. From 1994-2011, Dr. Howard was adjunct and assistant professor of international development in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University.
Maction Komwa is an adjunct professor in the departments of Global and Community Health and Geography and GeoInformation Science at George Mason University. His research interests include infectious disease epidemiology in HIV/AIDS, international health policy and strategies, geospatial trends of food security, and geospatial mapping for resource conservation and environment.

Gawain Kripke is the director of policy and research at Oxfam America, where his department conducts research and policy advocacy on the effectiveness of foreign aid and development, climate change, trade and agriculture, humanitarian issues, and extractive industries.

Asma Lateef has been director of the Bread for the World Institute since 2007. She is responsible for implementing the institute's analysis and education on policy issues related to U. S. and global hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. She is also involved in the global Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement.
Sonia Massari is the director of Gustolab Institute's Center for Food Studies in Rome, and director of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Food Studies programs in Rome. She teaches at Roma Tre University and ISIA School of Design.
Ellen Messer is an anthropologist specializing in food, security, religion, and human rights, affiliated with Tufts University's School of Nutrition and Boston University's Gastronomy and Food Studies program. She is co-author of Who's Hungry? And How Do We Know? Food Shortage, Poverty, and Deprivation.

Salem Paulos is assistant to the director at Gustolab Institute's Center for Food Studies in Rome. Her current research interests include studying the development of networks with resource organizations for food social enterprise projects.
Kenneth A. Reinert is professor of public policy at the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University. He has written extensively in the areas of international trade, economic development, and environmental policy.
Emmy Simmons is an independent consultant, focusing on issues of food, agriculture, Africa, and sustainability. She retired in 2005 from a long career with USAID, where she last served as assistant administrator for economic growth, agriculture, and trade.
Bonnie Stabile is assistant research professor at the George Mason University School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, and serves as Deputy Editor of the World Medical & Health Policy journal published by Wiley-Blackwell.
Donley T. Studlar is professor of government and public policy at the University of Strathclyde, UK. He has written extensively on comparative public policy on noncommunicable diseases, notably the recent book Global Tobacco Control: Power, Policy, Governance, and Transfer.
Phil Thomas is an affiliate faculty member at the George Mason University School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, where he is leading a global food security project. He recently retired as assistant director for international affairs with the U.S. Government Accountability Office after 44 years of government service.
Deborah Wheeler taught at the University of Washington, Penn State University, University of the South, and Earlham College before recently joining the Department of Political Science at the US Naval Academy. Her research areas include information technology diffusion and impact in the Arab world; gender and international development; and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Elise Young is vice president for policy and government affairs at Women Thrive Worldwide. She specializes in programmatic and policy analysis of food and agricultural security, fair trade, economic development, livelihood security, gender integration, and foreign aid reform.