The Future of Food summit focuses on the nexus of food and health with discussions defining what is the Future of Food; Prevention; Wellness; Nutrition; Biomarkers for Health, and more. The Summit goals are: convene key opinion leaders and relevant stakeholders to bring to the forefront the role food and plant-based nutrients play in health, nutrition, wellness, and aging; establish a platform for strategic engagement across sectors, highlighting the relationships among food, preventative health, and public policy; and, drive awareness of the nexus between food and health, focusing on topics such as bioactives, innovative research collaborations, pub- lic-private partnerships, policy advances, and the health benefits of plant-based nutrients.

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SPEAKERS

AMIR MAHMOUD ABDULLA

AMIR MAHMOUD ABDULLA

Deputy Executive Director, World Food Programme (WFP)

Bio

Mr Abdulla is currently based in New York and oversees the WFP offices of Addis Ababa, Geneva and New York. Mr Abdulla is responsible for coordinating WFP’s activities and relationships within the UN system, including the many summits and events in 2015 and 2016. Before moving to New York, Mr Abdulla was the Chief Operating Officer (COO), overseeing the WFP Regional Directors and Directors of Emergency and Field Security and was responsible for leading WFP’s extensive eld operations. Prior to becoming the Deputy Executive Director, Mr Abdulla was WFP’s Chief FinancialOfficer (CFO) from January 2008. During his tenure as CFO he led WFP’s successful implementation of IPSAS (International Public Sector Accounting Standards), the first large-scale adoption of IPSAS within the UN system.

DR. KITTY CARDWELL

DR. KITTY CARDWELL

National Program Leader, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Bio

Dr. Cardwell serves as the national program leader for plant pathology with the USDA-NIFA. She runs competitive grants programs on methyl bromide alternatives and citrus tristeza and is developing the National Plant Pest and Disease Diagnostic Network for homeland security. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua from 1977 to 1978, serving as an extension plant pathologist with the Instituto Bienestar Agropecuario, a USAID-financed agricultural project for small-scale farmers. In 1989, she became a plant pathologist and program leader for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Nigeria. In 1993, she received funding from the German government to open a new laboratory in the IITA Centre for Biological Control in Benin and led a large multinational research programme until 2001.

DR. DAVID DINGES

DR. DAVID DINGES

Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Bio

Dr. Dinges is the current Editor in Chief of SLEEP, past president of SRS, previous AASM Board member and NSF Board member, past president of the World Sleep Federation, and he has served on an NIH Advisory Council. His science focuses on neurobehavioral and physiological regulation of health and behavior by circadian and sleep biology. His Sleep & Chronobiology isolation laboratory in Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is part of PENN’s Clinical Translational Research Center has been continuously federally funded for the past 35 years. A number of his scientific papers are among the most highly cited in the sleep eld.

SECRETARY DAN GLICKMAN

SECRETARY DAN GLICKMAN

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (1995-2001)

Bio

Secretary Dan Glickman is the executive director of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program, a nongovernmental, nonpartisan educational pro- gram for members of the United States Congress. From 1995 to 2001, Secretary Glickman served as U.S. secretary of agriculture, where he led the department in administering farm and conservation programs; modernizing food safety regulations; forging international trade agreements to expand U.S. markets; and improving its commitment to fairness and equality in civil rights. Before his appointment as secretary, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 18 years, represent- ing the 4th congressional district of Kansas. During that time, he was a member of the House Agriculture Committee, including six years as chairman of the subcommittee with jurisdiction over federal farm policy issues.

RALPH JEROME

RALPH JEROME

VP of Corporate Innovation, Mars, Incorporated

Bio

Ralph Jerome is Vice President of Corporate Innovation at Mars, Incorporated—having established a dedicated, transformational innovation function at the company in 2013. The Mars Corporate Innovation function is a flexible and interconnected organization linked to a global network of top- class collaborators. Jerome has led the adoption of a “grand challenge” approach at Mars to target breakthroughs that address the critical food, agriculture, and health issues faced by industry and society as a whole. Jerome has been at Mars for more than 25 years. During this time, he has been Vice President of R&D functions in three geographies—North America, Japan and Europe—and at a global level. He has been awarded the “Distinguished Leadership Award in the Field of Food Science” by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and holds several food technology patents.

DR. LINDA P.B. KATEHI

DR. LINDA P.B. KATEHI

Chancellor, University of California Davis (UCD) Innovation Institute for Food and Health, World Food Center at UCD

Bio

Linda Katehi became chancellor of the University of California, Davis, on August 17, 2009. As chancellor, she oversees all aspects of the university’s teaching, research and public service mission. Chancellor Katehi also holds UC Davis faculty appointments in electrical and computer engineering and in women and gender studies. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, she chaired until 2010 the President’s Committee for the National Medal of Science and the Secretary of Commerce’s committee for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Science, and is a member of many other national boards and committees.

JOHN LAMB

JOHN LAMB

Principal Associate, ABT Associates, International Economic Growth

Bio

John Lamb currently serves as principal associate in the International Economic Growth division of ABT Associates. He provides high-level expertise in food and agricultural policy and knowledge in the area of the linkages of agriculture, nutrition and food safety. Mr Lamb began his career in the 1970s as a Peace Corps volunteer in three countries, established country programmes in El Salvador and Nicaragua for TechnoServe, and led business development and non-traditional agriculture for 15 years at Chemonics International. He has also served as consultant to exporter associations in Central and South America, the Middle East, and East Asia. Mr Lamb rejoined ABT Associates in 2010 after three years as Agribusiness team leader for the World Bank, where he managed the global Agricultural and Rural Enterprise Work Program.

DR. JOANN MANSON

DR. JOANN MANSON

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine, Depart- ment of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Bio

Dr. Manson is an endocrinologist, epidemiologist, and Principal Investigator of several research stud- ies, including the Women’s Health Initiative Clinical Center In Boston (since study inception); the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL); the cardio- vascular component of the Nurses’ Health Study; and the newly-launched COcoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS; dual PI with Dr. H. Sesso). Her primary research interests include the role of lifestyle and nutritional factors, including vitamin D, omega-3s, and cocoa avanols, in reducing risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, cancer, and cognitive decline. Other interests include the role of endogenous and exogenous estrogen on CVD, diabetes, and cognitive function.

DINA FINE MARON

DINA FINE MARON

Editor, Health and Medicine, Scientific American

Bio

Dina Fine Maron is an associate editor for medicine, biology and health at Scientific American. Maron’s reporting has also appeared in Newsweek, Time.com, The Boston Globe and Science News, among other publications. She was also a staff reporter for ClimateWire and Greenwire. She has expertise covering everything from the role of cli- mate change in wild res to responsibility to clean up war zones. She has a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from Brandeis University. She has also worked on global health projects on the Thai-Burma border and in Kenya. Her coverage on mental illness and stigma for Newsweek was awarded the Outstanding Media Award for 2009 from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

DR. SCOTT T. MASSEY

DR. SCOTT T. MASSEY

CEO and Founder, Global Action Platform

Bio

Scott T. Massey is a national leader in innovation, economic development and strategy with extensive experience with regions and universities. His professional leadership roles have been exclusively at the CEO level. Massey has founded and led major institutions, led regional economic strategy, developed innovation metrics, and worked with universities on tech transfer and commercialization. He has designed capital campaigns, advised national organizations on strategic planning, advised universities and regions on regional strategy, and served as an external academic evaluator of university programs. He is the past CEO of The Meridian Institute, a national think tank with programs in economics, education, and healthcare, and he served as President and CEO of The Indiana Humanities Council, and Founding President and CEO of the Leonard Bernstein Center.

DR. PRABHU PINGALI

DR. PRABHU PINGALI

Director, Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative

Bio

Prabhu Pingali is a Professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, with a joint appointment in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, and the Founding Director of the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi). Prior to joining Cornell, he was the Deputy Director, Agricultural Development Division of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, from 2008–May 2013. Pingali has over three decades of experience working with some of the leading international agricultural development organizations as a re- search economist, development practitioner and senior manager. He has written 10 books and over 100 referred journal articles and book chapters on food policy.

ANA C. ROLD

ANA C. ROLD

Editor-in-Chief, Diplomatic Courier

Bio

Ana C. Rold is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Diplomatic Courier. Rold is also one of the founders of corporate publishing firm, Medauras Global, which produces special publications, ebook, and reports. Since 2009 Rold has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the annual commemorative publications of the G7 (formerly the G8), G20, and APEC Summits. In tandem with her publishing and editorial work, Rold teaches Comparative Politics at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies. At Northeastern, she has also served as Director of the Cyprus Program for Northeastern’s Dialogue of Civilizations program. She received a Masters in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, with a focus on negotiations and Alternative Dispute Resolution at American University and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs at Northeastern University.

DR. PHILIP RUBIN

DR. PHILIP RUBIN

Senior Advisor to the President, Haskins Laboratories; Adjunct Professor, Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine

Bio

Dr. Philip Rubin is a Senior Advisor to the President of Haskins Laboratories. Haskins is a private, non-pro t research institute af liated with Yale University and the University of Connecticut that has a primary focus on the science of the spoken and written word. Previously, he was the Principal Assistant Director for Science in the Of ce of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Of ce of the President of the United States, where he also served as Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, led the White House neuroscience initiative, and was a senior advisor on national policy. He is the former co-chair of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Committee on Science, with the Directors of the NIH and NSF.

DR. HOWARD-YANA SHAPIRO

DR. HOWARD-YANA SHAPIRO

Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars, Incorporated

Bio

Dr. Howard-Yana Shapiro is Chief Agricultural Officer, Fellow Mars Advanced Research Institute Mars, Incorporated, Senior Fellow, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis, and Distinguished Fellow at the World Agroforestry Centre. Howard has been involved with sustainable agricultural and agroforestry systems, pattern recognition, plant breeding, molecular biology and genetics for over 40 years. He led the global effort sequencing, assembling and annotating the Theobroma cacao genome. September 2011, he announced the formation of the African Orphan Crops Consortium, working with 101 of the key African food crops in order to breed more nutritious plants.

BARBARA STINSON

BARBARA STINSON

Senior Partner, Meridian Institute; Project Director, Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa

Bio

Barbara Stinson, Founding and Senior Partner of Meridian Institute (1997–present), offers more than 30 years of experience designing, facilitating, and managing collaborative decision-making processes of all types. Her expertise and insights have helped individuals and organizations in the public and private sectors pursue innovative approaches to resolving conflicts, particularly in the arenas of agricultural development, alternative energy development, ecosystem restoration, climate change, air-quality management, land use, natural resource management, and low-level radioactive waste disposal. Ms. Stinson has designed international collaborative processes, mediated national regulatory negotiations in the U.S., conducted policy dialogues, and convened numerous multi-stakeholder workshops on controversial public policy issues.

DANIEL STONE

DANIEL STONE

Associate Editor, National Geographic

Bio
DR. JEFF WELSER

DR. JEFF WELSER

Vice President, IBM Research, IBM Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain

Bio

Dr. Jeff Welser oversees scientists and engineers performing exploratory and applied research. Home of the relational database and the world’s first hard disk drive, the Almaden laboratory today continues its legacy of advancing data technology & analytics, specializing in areas including: Watson cognitive technologies, brain-inspired computing, augmented intelligence, data curation and platforms, computing as a service, fundamental science and nanotechnology in the areas of magnetics, spintronics, polymers and theory. Almaden’s Accelerated Discovery Lab, focusing on data-centric systems, ad-hoc infrastructure and analytics, is part of the IBM Research THINKLab client innovation experience, focused on providing industry solutions in areas including nance, retail, food safety, water management and healthcare.

SENATOR SHELDON WHITEHOUSE

SENATOR SHELDON WHITEHOUSE

United States Senator for Rhode Island

Bio

A graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law, Sheldon served as Rhode Island’s Director of Business Regulation under Governor Sundlun before being recommended by Senator Pell and nominated by President Bill Clinton to be Rhode Island’s United States Attorney in 1994. He was elected Attorney General of Rhode Island in 1998, a position in which he served until 2003. On November 7, 2006, Rhode Islanders elected Sheldon to the United States Senate, where he is a member of the Budget Committee; the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW); the Judiciary Commit- tee; the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee; and the Special Committee on Aging. He is the Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism and of the EPW Subcommittee on Oversight.

AGENDA

8:30 AM—8:45 AM

WELCOME

Ana C. Rold

Editor-in-Chief, Diplomatic Courier

Ralph Jerome

VP, Corporate Innovation, Mars, Incorporated

8:45 AM—9:15 AM

MORNING KEYNOTE: The Nexus of Food and Health

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

9:15 AM—10:15 AM

PANEL: Uncommon Collaborations Solving the World’s Food Challenges

Dr. Linda P.B. Katehi

Chancellor, University of California Davis (UCD); Innovation Institute for Food and Health, World Food Center at UCD

Dr. Prabhu Pingali

Director, Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative

Dr. Jeff Welser

Vice President, IBM Research, IBM Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain

Dr. Scott T. Massey

CEO and Founder, Global Action Platform

10:15 AM—10:30 AM

BREAK

10:30 AM—11:30 AM

PANEL: Food for Thought – Brain Initiatives

Dr. David Dinges

Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Director of the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry, Chief of the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, Department of Psychiatry; Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. JoAnn Manson

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr. Philip Rubin

Senior Advisor to the President, Haskins Laboratories; Adjunct Professor, Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine

Dina Fine Maron

Editor, Health and Medicine, Scientific American

11:30 AM—12:00 PM

INTERVIEW: The Future of Food

Amir Mahmoud Abdulla

Deputy Executive Director, World Food Programme (WFP)

Daniel Stone

Associate Editor, National Geographic

12:45 PM—1:15 PM

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: Medical Food and the Science of Food

Secretary Dan Glickman

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (1995-2001)

1:45 PM—2:00 PM

BREAK

2:00 PM—3:00 PM

PANEL: Aflatoxin, the Most Urgent Food Safety Challenge Facing the World?

Dr. Kitty Cardwell

National Program Leader, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

John Lamb

Principal Associate, ABT Associates, International Economic Growth

Barbara Stinson

Senior Partner, Meridian Institute; Project Director, Partnership for A atoxin Control in Africa

Dr. Howard-Yana Shapiro

Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars, Incorporated

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