Institute for International Economic Policy

The Global Food Challenge

A Sustainable Development Forum Event

Dr. Shenggen Fan
Director General, IFPRI

March 18, GWU, 12 pm -1:30 pm
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
Elliott School 1957 E Street, NW

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About the Event

This forum will be based on the global food challenge:

  • How can we feed 9 billion people while reducing agriculture's environmental footprint?
  • What will it take to finally eradicate hunger?
  • What are the most urgent research priorities on this subject?

Sustainable Development is emerging as the defining challenge of our generation, and it will critically require a new kind of interaction between policy and research. The Sustainable Development Forum, a series of talks by leaders in academia and in policy, will attempt to map the research agenda for sustainable development following the Rio +20 conference. What will sustainable development entail? What are the most crucial questions we need to be asking? How should academia go about searching for answers that will actually inform real action and policy changes?

Upcoming Events

April 21 Tuesday
Trade & Development Workshop: 'Information Frictions and the Law of One Price: When the States and the Kingdom became United'
» Claudia Steinwender (Princeton, HBS)
» 12:30 - 2:00pm
» Location: John W. Kendrick Seminar Room, Room 321 at 2115 G Street

April 23 Thursday
Digital Payments/Currencies: Global Threat or Opportunity?
» 9:00am - 12:00pm
» Location: Lindner Commons, 6th Floor at 1957 E Street NW
» Cosponsored by The Bretton Woods Committee

Recent Events

April 9 Thursday
"The I Theory of Money"
» Markus Brunnermeier (Princeton)
» 3:00pm - 4:30pm
» Location: 1957 E Street NW, Room 505

April 13 Monday
Inaugural Conference on India’s Economy
» 8:15am - 5:00pm
» Location: John W. Kendrick Seminar Room, Room 321 at 2115 G Street

Please contact for more information.