Schedule

Date

Contributor

Institution

Course

August 29

Dr. Bhimu Patil

Professor & Director, Vegetable and Fruit Improvement
Center

Department of Horticultural sciences

Texas A&M University

Introduction: Global Perspectives

August 31

Dr. Neil A Knobloch

Associate Professor – Extension Education
Purdue University

Framing the Problem, framing the course

Dr. Bhimu Patil

Professor & Director, Vegetable and Fruit Improvement
Center

Department of Horticultural sciences

Texas A&M University

September 5

Dr. Suresh Babu

Research Theme Leader
International Food Policy
Research Institute
Washington DC

Food security and nutrition indicators and context analysis

September 7

September 12

Dr. Dave C. Sands

Professor of Plant Pathology

Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology

Montana State University

Global Perspectives

September 14

Dr. Neil A Knobloch

Associate Professor – Extension Education

Purdue University

Experiential learning and current topics

Dr. Bhimu Patil

Professor & Director, Vegetable and Fruit Improvement
Center

Department of Horticultural sciences, Texas A&M
University

September 19

Dr. Ross Maynard Welch

Lead Scientist, USDA-ARS

Professor of Plant Nutrition,

Department of Crop and

Soil Sciences, Cornell

University

Food malnutrition disease prevention
(Sustainable Strategies for Better Health)

September 21

Dr. Jessica Cooperstone

Research Scientist

Food Science & Technology

Ohio State University

Food malnutrition disease prevention
(Nutrition Based Disease Prevention)

September 26

Dr. Leslie Cizmas

Assistant Professor

Department of Environmental & Occupational Health,

Texas A&M University

Food-Water-Energy security under climate change

September 28

Dr. Rattan Lal

Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science
Director, Carbon Management Sequestration Center, Ohio
State University

Food-Water-Energy security under climate change

October 3

Dr. Vijay Singh

Distinguished Professor
Caroline & William N. Lehrer
Distinguished Chair
in Water Engineering
Texas A&M University

Food-Water-Energy security under climate change

October 5

Dr. Kevin Crosby

Professor

Vegetable & Fruit Improvement Center

Department of Horticultural Sciences

Texas A&M University

Food production environment and soils

October 10

Dr. Marco Palma

Associate professor

Department of Agricultural

Economics

Texas A&M University

Sustainability of alternative fruits and vegetable production to increase food security
(Food Consumption Trends)

Dr. Luis Ribera

Associate professor

Department of Agricultural

Economics

Texas A&M University

Sustainability of alternative fruits and vegetable production to increase food security
(Fruits & Vegetables Demand & Sustainability)

October 12

Dr. Alexandra M. Towns

Technical Advisor

Program Impact and Quality

Assurance (PIQA)

Department

Catholic Relief Services

African indigenous vegetables & food security: An international NGO perspective

October 17

Mid Term Reflection

October 19

Dr. Price Edwin

Professor

Department of Agricultural

Economics

Howard G. Buffett Chair

on Conflict and Development

Texas A&M University

Conflict migration and human capital

(Conflict Dynamics & Hunger)

Dr. Gary Wingenbach

Professor

Department of Agricultural

Leadership, Education, and

Communications

Texas A&M University

Conflict migration and human capital

(Community-based Natural Resource Management in Africa:
Trade-offs and Synergies in Land-use Decisions in Local Villages)

October 24

Dr. Gary E. Briers

Professor

Department of Agricultural

Leadership, Education, and

Communications

Texas A&M University

Conflict migration and human capital

(Life stock & conflict system resistance)

Dr. Leonardo Lombardini

Professor

Department of Horticultural

Sciences

Texas A&M University

Conflict migration and human capital

(Role of Horticulture in conflict countries)

October 26

Dr. Fred Nafukho

Professor and Head

Department of Educational

Administration and

Human Resource

Development

Nutritional education and communication

October 31

Dr. Rajan Varadarajan

University Distinguished Professor and Distinguished
Professor of Marketing

Regents Professor

Ford Chair in Marketing & E-Commerce

Innovations for Food Security, Hunger Alleviation & Sustainability

November 2

Dr. Fred T. Davies

Regents Professor Emeritus

Department of Horticultural

Sciences

Texas A&M University

Agriculture, Food Security & Sustainable
Intensification: Can We Feed the World?

November 7

Dr. Leah Bevis

Assistant Professor

Department of Agricultural, Environment and Development
Economics

Ohio State University

The Seasonality of Life for Smallholder Farmers & their Families in Poor, Agrarian Societies

November 9

Dr. Dennis G. Heldman

Professor of Food Engineering

Department of

Food Science and Technology

Ohio State University

Sustainability of the Food Supply Chain

November 14

Experiential Learning presentations

November 16

Experiential Learning presentations

November 21

Experiential Learning presentations

November 23

THANKS GIVING

November 28

Experiential Learning presentations

November 30

Experiential Learning presentations

December 5

Experiential Learning presentations

December 7

Experiential Learning Reflection

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