IFSI Events

Upcoming Events:

Right to Food Seminar Series - Fall 2017

The Office of International Programs and International Food Security at Illinois (IFSI) are excited to announce the Right to Food Seminar Series during Fall semester 2017, in conjunction with the Division of Nutritional Sciences.

Please mark you calendar for these distinguished speakers. The seminars are in 103 Mumford at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted.

September 6

Batamaka Somé, West Africa Regional Representative, McKnight Foundation 

"Reducing the Bottlenecks: Shifting Designs and the Promise of Inclusion in Food Assistance"  Read a recap here.          

September 27

Laura Murray-Kolb, Associate Professor and Professor-in-Charge of the Graduate Program, Penn State University, University Park, PA

"Neuropsychological Consequences of Iron Deficiency"


October 4

Lisa Moon, President and CEO, The Global FoodBanking Network, Chicago  

"Waste not, Want not: The role of food rescue in advancing food security" Read a recap here.


October 18

Janina Galler, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and The Chester M. Pierce MD Division of Global Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brookline, MA 

"Early Childhood Malnutrition, Cognition and the Epigenome:  Lifespan and Intergenerational Effects"


October 25

Note location change: Monsanto Studio, ACES Library

Dan Maxwell, Henry J. Leir Professor in Food Security Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Medford, MA

"Famine in a Time of Declining Global Hunger: Why is famine recurring in the 21st Century?"


November 1

Thomas Thymann, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

"Pathological changes during malnutrition and refeeding. The pig as a model."


November 7

Note location and day change: Tuesday, Monsanto Studio in ACES Library

Hilal Elver, United Nations Human Rights Council, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Professor, School of Law UC-Santa Barbara 

"Natural Disasters, Governmental Duties, and Food Emergencies"


November 8

Brent Kreider, Professor, Department of Economics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

"Alleviating Food Insecurity Through Multiple Program Participation: What Can We Learn About Treatment Effects If Treatments Are Unobserved?"


Past Events:

Third Annual International Food Security at Illinois (IFSI) Symposium: Commercial Agriculture in the Tropical Environments - April 2017

Dr. Jimmy Smith - IFSI lecture series October 2016

Second Annual Food Security Symposium: Using Big Data to Improve International Food Security - March 2016

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack - IFSI lecture series Sept. 2015

Food Systems for Food Security Symposium - Feb. 2015

Professor Emeritus Gerald Nelson - Inaugural lecture Sept. 2014

Office of International Programs Lectures and Events