The World Food Prize Foundation

2019 Borlaug Dialogue Agenda

Monday, Oct. 14 Tuesday, Oct. 15 Wednesday, October 16 Thursday, Oct. 17 Friday, Oct. 18

Monday, October 14

The Iowa Hunger Summit

Downtown Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309

Tuesday, October 15

7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Partner-hosted breakout sessions will take place throughout the Downtown Des Moines Marriott and surrounding area in downtown Des Moines.

 

Wednesday, October 16

Borlaug Dialogue – Day I

Downtown Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309

7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Partner-hosted breakout sessions will take place throughout the Downtown Des Moines Marriott and surrounding area in downtown Des Moines.

1:00-5:05 p.m.
Borlaug Dialogue Plenary Sessions, Day 1

Iowa Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Downtown Des Moines Marriott

1:00-1:15 p.m.
Opening Remarks | 50 Years of Building Peace Through Agriculture

Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, President, World Food Prize Foundation

1:15-1:27 p.m. 
Keynote Address

Hon. Mark Green, Administrator, USAID

1:30-2:20 p.m.
Panel | Healing the Wounds: The Power of Agriculture in Post-Conflict Recovery

Ms. Heidi Kuhn, CEO, Roots of Peace

Hon. Dr. Gerardine Mukeshimana, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Rwanda

Dr. James Smith, CEO, Aegis Trust

Hon. Chanthol Sun, Minister of Public Works and Transportation, Cambodia

Moderator: Amb. Kenneth M. Quinn, President, World Food Prize Foundation

2:25-3:15 p.m. 
Panel | U.S. Soy’s Commitment to Global Food Security

Ms. Liz Hare, Executive Director, World Initiative for Soy in Human Health, American Soybean Association 

Mr. John Heisdorffer, Chairman, American Soybean Association

Mr. Samuel Kwame Ntim Adu, CEO, Yedent Agro Group

Ms. Polly Ruhland, CEO, United Soybean Board

Moderator: Mr. Kirk Leeds, CEO, Iowa Soybean Association

3:20-4:10 p.m. 
Panel | Facing the Greatest Challenge of Our Time: Agriculture's Role in Impacting Climate Change 

Mr. James Collins, CEO, Corteva Agriscience

Mr. David Festa, Senior Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund

Ms. Erin Fitzgerald, CEO, USFRA

Dr. Rattan Lal, University Professor Of Soil Science, Ohio State University

Moderator: Ms. Debbie Reed, Executive Director, Ecosystem Services Market Consortium

4:15-5:05 p.m. 
Panel | Crops to End Hunger

Mr. Simon Groot, 2019 World Food Prize Laureate - Founder, East-West Seed

Mr. Rodger Voorhies, President, Global Growth and Opportunity, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Mr. Neal Gutterson, Chief Technology Officer, Corteva Agriscience

Hon. Dr. Gerardine Mukeshimana, Rwanda Minister of Agriculture

Dr. Felister Makini, Deputy Director General Crops, Crops Division, KALRO

Moderator: Mr. Elwyn Grainger-Jones, Executive Director, CGIAR

5:30-7:00 p.m.
Award Ceremony and Reception for the 2019 Norman E. Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation 

World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, 100 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa, 50309

6 p.m.  Award Presentation
7:30-9:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Partner-hosted breakout sessions will take place throughout the Downtown Des Moines Marriott and surrounding area in downtown Des Moines.

Thursday, October 17

Borlaug Dialogue – Day II:

Downtown Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309

7:00-8:25 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

Partner-hosted breakout sessions will take place throughout the Downtown Des Moines Marriott and surrounding area in downtown Des Moines.

8:25-8:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks

Meghna Ravishankar, Director of Planning, World Food Prize

8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Borlaug Dialogue Morning Plenary Sessions, Day 2

Iowa Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Downtown Des Moines Marriott

8:30-9:20 a.m.  
Panel | Startups: New Innovative Technologies with Big Societal Impact 

Dr. Richard Broglie, Chief Technology Officer, Pivot Bio

Mr. Han Chen, CEO, ZeaKal Inc.

Mr. Paul Kuc, Chief Financial Officer, Provivi

Mr. Mick Messman, Chief Commercial Officer, GreenLight Bioscience Inc. 

Moderator: Mr. Sanjeev Krishnan, Managing Director & Chief Information Officer, Seed 2 Growth Ventures

9:25-10:15 a.m.  
Panel | Food Security in the Next Decade: The Power of the Private Sector

Mr. James Collins, CEO, Corteva Agriscience 

Mr. Liam Condon, President, Crop Science Division, Bayer AG

Mr. Erik Fyrwald, CEO, Syngenta

Dr. Chris Nelson, President & CEO, Kemin Industries

Ms. Josephine Okot, Managing Director, Victoria Seeds Ltd.

Moderator: Ms. Cynthia Hardin Milligan, President & CEO, Wood Stieper Capital Group  

10:20-11:10 a.m. 
Panel | Pushing Boundaries: Innovations for the Global Food System

Ms. Jessica Adelman, Group Vice President & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, The Kroger Co. 

Ms. Marie Haga, Executive Director, Global Crop Diversity Trust

Ms. Sara Menker, CEO, Gro Intelligence

Dr. Gunhild Stordalen, Founder & Executive Chair, EAT

Moderator: Dr. Lawrence Haddad, 2018 World Food Prize Laureate - Executive Director, GAIN

11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m. 
Panel | Tracking the Trend Lines: Regional Prospects for Peace and Conflict

Ambassador William Brownfield, former U.S. Ambassador to Chile, Venezuela, and Colombia 

Ambassador Kristie Kenney, former U.S Ambassador to Ecuador, Philippines, and Thailand

Ambassador George Moose, former U.S. Ambassador to Senegal and Benin

Ambassador Nancy Powell, former U.S. Ambassador to India, Nepal, Pakistan, Uganda, and Ghana

Moderator: Mr. Joseph Jones, Executive Director, The Harkin Institute

12:00-1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Keynote | Agriculture, Migration, & Peace 

Dr. Victor M. Villalobos Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mexico

2:00-5:00 p.m.
Borlaug Dialogue Afternoon Plenary Sessions, Day 2 | Fulfilling Borlaug's Dream

Iowa Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Downtown Des Moines Marriott

2:05-2:25 p.m. 
Keynote | The Gates Initiative Ten Years Later

Mr. Rodger Voorhies, President, Global Growth & Opportunity Division, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, Director, Center for Global Food Security 

2:30-4:00 p.m. 
Panel | Launching the World Hunger Fighters Foundation  

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, 2017 World Food Prize Laureate - President, African Development Bank

H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President, The Federal Republic of Nigeria 

H.E. Felix Tshisekedi, President, The Democratic Republic of the Congo

 
Panel | Introducing the Borlaug-Adesina Fellows 
4:05-4:55 p.m. 
Panel | The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa 

H.E. Agnes Kalibata, President, AGRA

Dr. Emma Naluyima, Farmer and Private Veterinarian 

Professor Joachim Von Braun, Director of The Center for Development Research, Co-Chair of the Malabo Montpellier Panel, University of Bonn 

Moderator: Mr. Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture, The Chicago Council 

 7:00 p.m.
Laureate Award Ceremony and Dinner (by invitation only) 

Iowa State Capitol Building 

Friday, October 18

Borlaug Dialogue – Day III:

Downtown Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309

7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
7:30 a.m.
Breakfast Keynote Address 
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m 
Borlaug Dialogue Morning Plenary Sessions, Day 3 

Iowa Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Downtown Des Moines Marriott

 

9:00-9:55 a.m. 
Panel | Getting to Zero Hunger: Research for Resiliency

Prof. Dr. Ir. Louise O. Fresco, President Executive Board Wageningen University & Research

Hon. Ken Isley, Administrator, USDA-FAS

Hon. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Administrator, USDA-ARS

Dr. Thomas Thompson, Associate Dean and Director of Global Programs, Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Moderator: Mr. Paul Schickler, Member, Board of Directors, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

10:00-10:55 a.m. 
Panel | Collaboration or Catastrophe: Global Trends in Agricultural Development 

Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI

Ambassador John Negroponte, Vice Chairman, McLarty Associates 

Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Founding Director Emeritus & Member of Board of Trustees, Library of Alexandria 

Ambassador Josette Sheeran, President & CEO, Asia Society 

 

11:00-11:55 a.m. 
Panel | Climate and Conflict: How Global Leaders are Adapting to Troubling Trends

Introduction: Mr. Nicolas Denis, Partner, McKinsey & Company

Amb. Ertharin Cousin, Distinguished Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Ms. Dina Esposito, Vice President of Technical Leadership, Mercy Corps

Mr. Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, UN-OCHA

Ms. Tjada McKenna, COO, CARE

Moderator: Ms. Kimberly Flowers, Director, Humanitarian Agenda & Global Food Security Project, CSIS

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Laureate Luncheon Address 

Des Moines Hall, 3rd Floor, Downtown Des Moines Marriott

Mr. Simon Groot, 2019 World Food Prize Laureate - Founder, East-West Seed

Prof. Molly Jahn, Principal, The Jahn Research Group


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