UC Global Food Initiative: From Research to Action

The University of California Global Food Initiative addresses one of the critical issues of our time: How to sustainably and nutritiously feed a world population expected to reach 8 billion by 2025. Join us to discuss how UC research, education and public outreach efforts create solutions that improve food security, health and sustainability throughout California, the U.S. and the world.

DATE: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
TIME: 9:30 AM
LOCATION: 421 Cannon HOB
Please RSVP to UCBriefings@UCDC.edu



  • Keith Pezzoli, director of the Urban Studies and Planning Program at UC San Diego, will discuss urban and climate smart agriculture.
  • Laura Schmidt, professor in the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at UC San Francisco, will discuss her research regarding the impact of sugar on human health.
  • David Miller, director of the Research Innovations Fellowship in Agriculture Program at UC Davis, will discuss international development and the Research Innovations Fellowship in Agriculture program.
  • Katie Monsen, lecturer in the Environmental Studies Department at UC Santa Cruz, will address agroecology and food systems.

Refreshments will be provided at this widely attended public event. This is part of an ongoing series of briefings hosted by the University of California’s Office of Federal Governmental Relations. For inquiries about this briefing, please contact Nicole Carlotto at Nicole.Carlotto@ucdc.edu or 202-974-6325.