Tuesday, February 14, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
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Kroc Center 
424 Westfield Street, Greenville, SC, 29601
Greenville, SC 29601

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Upstate International 
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A Beyond the Headlines Event

   Global food security is a complex challenge requiring contributions and solutions from a continuum of disciplines including agricultural, life, engineering, data, and social sciences.  Underpinning food security are issues of availability, affordability, quality and safety, and natural resources and resilience.  Each case is different across the globe.  In this presentation, Mr Kresovich will present background on the challenges and ranges of food vulnerability and security, and the ongoing efforts to support national agricultural research programs around the world to address this continuing need for now and into the 21st century.

Steven Kresovich is an internationally recognized researcher and administrative leader with a focus on using genomic sand plant genetics to solve problems in agriculture, the environment, and human health. Along with serving as a program director for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for crop improvement, he is a professor at Cornell University's School of Integrative Plant Science and is the Robert and Lois Coker Trustees Chair of Genetics in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Clemson University. 

  Dr. Kresovich's research focuses on conservation genetics and improvement of crop plants including sorghum, maize, and sugar cane. Between research collaborations in Brazil, Mali, Kenya, Niger, and India, he has extensive experience in leadership roles in international research and development as an advisor to the Tata-Cornelll Agriculture-Nutrition initiative in India and as a representative for the US Agency for International Development as Scientific Liasion Officer for the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute and for system-wide Genetic Resources Conservation for the International Agricultural Research Centers. 

More on the Beyond the Headlines Series

  Beyond the Headlines, a World Affairs Council Upstate event, is a Lunch and Learn speaker series designed to present fact-based information on the most pressing global issues of today. Utilizing academics and research institution leaders, we strive to keep political opinions out of the presentation and allow people to ask their own questions and formulate their own opinions. WAC Upstate programming is provided by Upstate International, a 501(c)3 founded in 1998 that has been empowering people and businesses of all nations to thrive in the Upstate by connecting them through programs, events, and initiatives that foster the dynamic exchange of international cultures and ideas for 25 years.

Please plan to join us for this
Tuesday, Feburary 14th at 12:00 pm
Presentations generally run from 12:00-1:30 with plenty of time
to have a lively discussion and ask your specific questions of our speaker after the presentation.
Where: Kroc Center, 424 Westfield St., Greenville SC 
When: Tuesday, Feburary 14th at 12:00 pm
Attend for free or choose an option of lunch for $14.00