The World Food Prize Foundation

2003 Transcripts by Agenda

Thursday  |  Friday

Thursday, October 16, 2003

8:00 AM
     Welcome and Introduction to the Symposium
     Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, President, The World Food Prize Foundation (TRANSCRIPT)

     Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

8:15 – 8:45
     Feeding the World: The View from Iowa
     The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Governor of Iowa (TRANSCRIPT)

8:50 – 9:25
     Building a Solution for Real Progress on Hunger in Africa
     Dr. Peter McPherson, President, Michigan State University
     Chair, Board for International Food and Development, USAID
     Founding Co-Chair, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa (TRANSCRIPT)

9:30 – 10:15
     The Human Development Report 2003
     Dr. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Director, Human Development Office, UN Development Programme (TRANSCRIPT)

10:20 – 10:50
    Globalization and World Hunger:  An Independent Monitoring of Progress   
    Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen, 2001 World Food Prize Laureate
    H.E. Babcock Professor of Food and Nutrition Policy, Cornell University (TRANSCRIPT)

10:50– 11:50
    The Millennium Declaration to End Hunger in America
    Robert Forney, President, America’s Second Harvest (TRANSCRIPT)
    David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World (TRANSCRIPT)
    H. Eric Schockman, President, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger (TRANSCRIPT)

12:00 – 1:45
    KEYNOTE LUNCHEON: The Millennium Development Compact (TRANSCRIPT)

    Session Chair:
    Ambassador Kenneth Quinn
    President, The World Food Prize Foundation       
    Dr. Jeffrey Sachs (TRANSCRIPT)
    Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University
    Director, the Millennium Project
    Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary General

    Book signing of Human Development Report 2003, with Dr. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr (immediately following the luncheon session)    

2:00 – 3:00
    Global Health and Food Security: Imperatives for the Future

    Session Chair:
    Dr. M.S. Swaminathan
    1987 World Food Prize Laureate
    Co-Chair, Millennium Project Task Force on Hunger
    Chairman, UNESCO Cousteau Chair in Ecotechnology
    Chairman, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (TRANSCRIPT)

    Dr. Josh Ruxin, on Global Health and Food Security
    Co-Chair, Millennium Project Task Force on HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis and Access to Essential Medicines
    Assistant Professor of Public Health
    Director of Macrohealth and Access Projects at the Mailman School of Public Health (TRANSCRIPT)

    Dr. Mushtaque Chowdhury on Nutrition, Women, and Children
    Co-Chair, Millennium Task Force on Child Health and Maternal Health
    Executive Director, Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (TRANSCRIPT)

   Dr. Elliott Sclar on Hunger and the Urban Poor
    Co-Chair, Millennium Project Task Force on Improving the Lives of Slum Dwellers
    Professor of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, Columbia University

3:00 – 3:30
    What Developing Countries Need to Achieve Food Security
    Hon. Andrew Natsios, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development (TRANSCRIPT)

3:30 – 4:00
    How to Reduce Poverty and Malnutrition through Science and Technology
    Hon. Ann Veneman, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (TRANSCRIPT)

4:30 PM
    Symposium Adjourns for the Day


Friday, October 25, 2002

    Defeating Hunger and Famine: The View from Africa
    H.E. Wilberforce Kisamba-Mugerwa, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries, Uganda
    World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) (TRANSCRIPT)
    Remarks by Cade Fields-Gardner, HIV/AIDS Nutrition Advisor (TRANSCRIPT)

    Launching of Perspectives in World Food and Agriculture: 2004
    Published by Iowa State Press,
    Edited by Dr. Colin Scanes and Dr. John Miranowski
    (book signing immediately following breakfast)

9:10 – 11:00
    The Fight Against Hunger:
    Report from the Millennium Project Task Force on Hunger

    Session Chair:
    Dr. M.S. Swaminathan
    1987 World Food Prize Laureate
    Co-Chair, Hunger Task Force
    Chairman, UNESCO Cousteau Chair in Ecotechnology
    Chairman, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation

    Dr. Pedro Sanchez
    2002 World Food Prize Laureate
    Co-Chair, Hunger Task Force
    Director of Tropical Agriculture, The Earth Institute at Columbia University (TRANSCRIPT)

    Overarching Policy Reforms
    Dr. Sara Scherr
    Hunger Task Force Member
    Director, Ecosystems Service, Forest Trends
    Director, Ecoagriculture Partners (TRANSCRIPT)

    The Early Action Plan
    Dr. Christopher Dowswell
    Hunger Task Force Member
    Special Assistant to the President, Sasakawa Africa Association (TRANSCRIPT)

    Communicating the Message to the Donor Community
    Dr. Kevin Cleaver
    Director of Agriculture and Rural Development, World Bank (TRANSCRIPT)

    Communicating the Message to the Public
    Mr. Richard Beahrs
    Hunger Task Force Member
    President and COO, Court TV (TRANSCRIPT)

11:10 – 12:10
    Feeding the World in a Sustainable Environment

    Session Chair:
    Ms. Judith Symonds
    Executive Director, Future Harvest Foundation; and Chair-Director, The Monterrey Bridge Coalition. (TRANSCRIPT)

    Water, Sanitation, and Food Security:
    Synergies and Trade-offs

    Dr. Roberto Lenton,
    Co-Chair, Millennium Project Task Force on Water and Sanitation
    Executive Director, International Research Institute at Columbia University (TRANSCRIPT)

    Environmental Sustainability and Food Security
    Dr. Jeffrey McNeely

    Chief Scientist, IUCN—The World Conservation Union (TRANSCRIPT)

    The Food Industry Response to Sustainable Agriculture
    Dr. Jeroen Bordewijk
    President, Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI)
    Chairman, Unilever Sustainable Agriculture Steering Group (TRANSCRIPT)

12:10 – 2:00

    2003 World Food Prize Laureate Lecture
    Hon. Catherine Bertini
    Under Secretary General for Management
    The United Nations (TRANSCRIPT)

2:00 – 2:30
    Results of the Alliance to End Hunger Poll
    Mr. Thomas Freedman
    Visiting Scholar of Risk, Resource and Environmental Management, Resources for the Future (TRANSCRIPT)

2:30 – 4:30
    Presidential Candidates’ Forum

    Symposium Adjourns


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