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Food Security

Food Security: Monday 14 November 2011

Feeding the world’s growing population sustainably and fairly is one of the most challenging issues of our time – it’s also intellectually exciting. Warwick has internationally leading expertise in this area with School of Life Sciences (SLS), Sociology and Politics and International Studies (PAIS) driving the theme forward.

Food Security is one of the Global Priorities Programme research themes, identified as part of the University’s research strategy to give clear thematic identity, aligned to external funding priorities, to our multi-disciplinary research strengths which can make a significant contribution to some of society’s most pressing issues.

The session was introduced and chaired by Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim Jones, who was involved in establishing the Crop Centre as part of the wider Food Security initiative. Four leading Warwick academics each presented their interest and research strand on the theme of Food Security.

The audience were encouraged to engage in debate around the topic, raising questions and ideas to the panel, and also noting their thoughts, perceptions, questions and ideas on the paper tablecloths and graffiti boards.

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Professor Tim Jones
Pro Vice-Chancellor for Knowledge Transfer, Business Engagement and Research (Science and Medicine)


Professor Elizabeth Dowler
Department of Sociology

Dr Rosemary Collier
School of Life Sciences

Dr Ben Richardson
Department of Politics and International Studies

Professor Laura Green
School of Life Sciences