The World Food Prize Foundation

2001 Transcripts by Agenda

Thursday | Friday  | Saturday

Thursday, October 18, 2001

9:00 am:  
    Welcome to the Symposium:
    Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn, President of The World Food Prize Foundation

9:05 - 9:35 am:
    Hunger Hot Spots:
    Catherine Bertini, Executive Director, The World Food Programme

9:35 - 9:45 am:
    Iowa Welcomes the Symposium:
    John Ruan, Chairman, The World Food Prize Foundation
    The Honorable Sally Pederson, Lt. Governor of Iowa

9:45 - 10:15 am:
    Trends in Reducing Global Hunger:
    Hartwig de Haen, Assistant Director-General, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (TRANSCRIPT)

10:15 - 10:45 am:
    The Threat of Agroterrorism and Bioterrorism:
    Peter Chalk, Biological Agroterrorism Analyst, National Security Division, RAND Corporation (TRANSCRIPT)

10:45 am - 12:15 pm:
    Risks to Sustainable Agricultural Development in Africa:
    1.  What are the Keys to Enhanced Nutrition and
    2.  Increased Child Survival?
    How Will HIV/AIDS Impact Food Production?

Session Chair:
    George Abalu, Principal Regional Advisor for Food Security and Sustainable Development, UN Economic Commision for Africa

    Jerry Wolgin, Principal Economist, Africa Region, The World Bank (TRANSCRIPT)

    Debrework Zewdie, Manager, HIV/AIDS Africa Region, The World Bank (TRANSCRIPT)

    Marcela Villareal, Chief of Population Programme Service, UN Food & Agriculture Organization (TRANSCRIPT)

12:30 - 2:00 pm:
    Luncheon Session:
    Ian Johnson, Vice President, The World Bank, and Chair, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

2:10 - 4:00 pm:
    Globalized Trade and the Threat of Pandemics
    1.  Foot-and-Mouth, "Mad Cow", and the Globalization of Livestock Disease.
    2.  How Real a Concern Are Agroterrorism and Bioterrorism?
    3.  Microbiological Contamination

    Session Chair:
    Floyd Horn, Administator, Agricultural Research Service - USDA (TRANSCRIPT)

    David Shannon, Chief Scientist, United Kingdom Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (TRANSCRIPT)

    Hank Fitzhugh, Director General, International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya (TRANSCRIPT)

    Michael P. Doyle, Regents Professor and Director, Center for Food Safety, University of Georgia (TRANSCRIPT)

    Harley Moon, Ramsey Chair in Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Pathology, Iowa State University (TRANSCRIPT)

4:00 pm:
    Symposium adjourns for the day

7:00 - 8:30 pm:
    Location:  Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, Des Moines, IA

    World Food Prize 15th Anniversary Celebration / Laureate Award Ceremony


Friday, October 19, 2001

7:45 - 9:00 am:
    Location:  Des Moines Marriott Hotel, 3rd floor
    Breakfast Session:
    Food Terrorism - Views From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:
    Bernard Schwetz, Acting Principal Deputy Commisioner of Food and Drugs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

9:00 – 10:45 am:

    Location:  Des Moines Marriott Hotel, Ballroom
    Can the Land Sustain Needed Production? - Reclaiming Marginal Lands and Exploiting Tropical Soils: The Cerrado in Brazil and Its       Future Role in World Food Trade

    Session Chair:
    Elizabeth Becker, Chief Agricultural Writer, The New York Times

    Pedro Sanchez, Director General, ICRAF (TRANSCRIPT)

    G. Edward Schuh, Director, Freeman Center for International Economic Policy, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs (TRANSCRIPT)

    Paul Vlek, Director of GEF, University of Bonn (TRANSCRIPT)

10:45 am – 12:30 pm:
    Will There Be Enough Freshwater?
    1.  The Impact of Climate Change on Food Production
    2.  How to Prevent Hydropolitical Conflicts
    3.  Raising Crops under Stress Conditions

    Session Chair:
    Margaret Catley-Carlson, Director, Global Water Policy Council

    Jonathan Lash, President, World Resources Institute

    David Seckler, (ret.) Director General, International Water Management Institute (TRANSCRIPT)  

    Aaron Wolf, Oregon State University

2:10 – 4:00 pm
    Laureates’ Panel: Is the Credibility of Science at Risk?
    1.  What Is Needed to Sustain Public Research?
    2.  How Will the Questions about Biotechnology and Genetic Modification Be Resolved?

    Session Chair:
    Robert Havener, World Food Prize Council of Advisors Member

    Norman E. Borlaug, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (TRANSCRIPT)

    Rebecca Goldburg, Environmental Defense (TRANSCRIPT)

    Patrick Moore, President, Greenspirit

    Response from:
    World Food Prize Laureates

4:00 pm:
    Symposium adjourns

Saturday, October 20, 2001

8:30 am - 4:00 pm:
    Location:  Carver Conference Center, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Johnston, IA

    Youth Institute Symposium:
"Can All the World Be Fed? Lessons from the Life and Work of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug on the Issues of Nutrition, Water, and Biotechnology."

8:30 - 10:00 am:

    Plenary Session - Introduction and Welcome

10:00 am - 12:00 pm:
    Breakout Sessions - Students prepare and discuss with Youth Institute Facility

12:00 - 12:30 pm:
    Plenary Session - Group (student) leaders report highlights of their session.

12:30 - 1:30 pm:
    Lunch and Distribution of Student Certificates - Carver Center Cafeteria

1:45 - 3:00 pm:
    Plenary Session - Presentation by 2001 Interns

3:00 - 3:30 pm:
    Youth Institute Wrap Up / Adjourn


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