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Global Food Security Symposium 2015

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The 2015 Global Food Security Symposium focused on the topic of “Healthy Food for a Healthy World: Leveraging Agriculture and Food to Improve Global Nutrition.”
Speakers
Catherine Bertini
Dan Glickman
Richard S. Greene
Mark Hyman, MD
Robert H. Miller
Sheila Redzepi
Paul E. Schickler
Jennie Schmidt
Stefan Schmitz
Lindiwe Majele Sibanda
Roger Thurow
Shen Tong
Marc Van Ameringen
Sunny George Verghese
Patrick Webb, MD
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The annual Global Food Security Symposium discusses the US government's and international community’s progress on addressing global food and nutrition security. The Global Food Security Symposium 2015 will address food systems for improved health. The symposium will also be the platform for the release of a new Chicago Council study recommending ways the US can leverage its research institutions, deploy development and trade tools, and engage with business to improve health and nutrition globally.

About the Speakers
Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture
Council expert Catherine Bertini
Catherine Bertini served as executive director of the UN World Food Program, the world’s largest international humanitarian agency, from 1992 to 2002 prior to joining the Council. She was named the World Food Prize laureate in 2003 for her groundbreaking leadership there.
Council expert Catherine Bertini
Distinguished Fellow, Center on Global Food and Agriculture
Council expert Dan Glickman
Dan Glickman is a distinguished fellow of global food and agriculture at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. For nine years, he co-chaired the Council's Center on Global Food and Agriculture. Currently, he’s the vice president of The Aspen Institute and executive director of The Aspen Institute Congressional Program, which was established in 1983.
Council expert Dan Glickman
Richard S. Greene
Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Food Security, US Agency for International Development
Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Food Security, US Agency for International Development
Mark Hyman, MD
Chairman, the Institute for Functional Medicine; Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
Chairman, the Institute for Functional Medicine; Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
Robert H. Miller
Divisional Vice President, Research and Development, Scientific and Medical Affairs, Abbott Nutrition
Divisional Vice President, Research and Development, Scientific and Medical Affairs, Abbott Nutrition
Sheila Redzepi
VP, Global Advocacy and Sustainability Strategy, Unilever
VP, Global Advocacy and Sustainability Strategy, Unilever
Paul E. Schickler
President, DuPont Pioneer
Paul E. Schickler is president of DuPont Pioneer, the advanced seed genetics business of DuPont. He serves on the DuPont Committee on Agricultural Innovation and Productivity in the 21st Century, the DuPont Agriculture Decision Board, the Greater Des Moines Partnership board of directors, the Grand View University board of directors, the STEM Food and Ag Council, and the Iowa Business Council.
Jennie Schmidt
Owner and Operator, Schmidt Farms, Inc.
Owner and Operator, Schmidt Farms, Inc.
Stefan Schmitz
Deputy Director-General and Commissioner, the "One World - No Hunger" Initiative
Deputy Director-General and Commissioner, the "One World - No Hunger" Initiative
Lindiwe Majele Sibanda
CEO and Head of Mission, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network
Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda is the vice president for policy and strategic partnerships at the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). She is an animal scientist by training and a practicing commercial beef cattle farmer. Previously, she was the chief executive officer and head of mission of the Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN).
Senior Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture
Council expert Roger Thurow
Roger Thurow spent three decades at The Wall Street Journal as foreign correspondent based in Europe and Africa prior to joining the Council in 2010. His coverage spanned the fall of the Berlin Wall, the release of Nelson Mandela, the end of apartheid, and humanitarian crises. He is the author of three books.
Council expert Roger Thurow
Shen Tong
Founder, Managing Director, FOOD-X
Founder, Managing Director, FOOD-X
Marc Van Ameringen
Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Sunny George Verghese
Cofounder, Group Managing Director & CEO, Olam International Limited
Cofounder, Group Managing Director & CEO, Olam International Limited
Patrick Webb, MD
McFarlane Professor of Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University 
McFarlane Professor of Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University